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RATINGS: 101   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.44   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 273   ABV: 9.1%
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Rich, full bodied and surprisingly smooth this Imperial Stout has a big roast hit up front balanced by ample hop bitterness.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Blairgus (2418) - California, USA - DEC 13, 2013
13 dec 2013, bottle. Dark brown. Nose is dark cereal malt. Thin body and mildly fizzy. This is serious wet malt and burnt toast. Okay. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
maxwelldeux (3085) - Everett, Washington, USA - DEC 9, 2013
Bottle. Pours a near black color with very little head on it whatsoever. Nose definitely hits you with a smack of roasting, with a little bit of dark fruit in there and a slight bit of bitterness. Taste has a lot of roastiness to it and just a hint of fig in there, and finishes rather smooth. Good drink.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
brokensail (9948) - Orange County, California, USA - DEC 8, 2013
On tap @ Provisions Market. Black colored pour with a tan head. Nose is roast, chocolate, and licorice. Hints of dark fruit, Worcestershire sauce, and coffee. Moderate bitterness to the flavor. Decent fruity sweetness, hints of burnt sugar, and chocolate. As with the nose, a touch of Worcestershire. Coffee, light ash, and licorice round it out.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ABUSEDGOAT (2277) - California, USA - DEC 5, 2013
Black pour, tan head, decent lace/retention. Aroma is a by the numbers imperial stout. Chocolate, caramel, roast, touch of darker fruit and licorice. Medium bodied, quite drinkable but forgettable.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
BobbyAnalog (300) - San Diego, California, USA - DEC 1, 2013
Punches with big, earthy, charred notes. A deep, pulverized coffee bean flavor takes over. Mild baking chocolate finish. This is a decent brew that has a reckless hook: lots of power that doesn’t always land.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Haslinger (853) - The World of Beer, Texas, USA - NOV 30, 2013
5 oz flight from a tap takeover at Provisions market, decent aroma of chocolate with some almost A1 sauce hints, strange but not bad. Some hoppy bitterness but also sweet malt, very delicious beer

3.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Danyel (460) - Colorado, USA - NOV 24, 2013
Bottle. Pours black with a tan head. Smells so fresh, chocolatey, slight roast, just smells delicious! Has a really silky mouthfeel, chocolate, bitter with a sweet, soft finish. Good beer!

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Davhgbrew (887) - Coconut Creek, Florida, USA - NOV 24, 2013
Big chocolate aroma. Syrupy and nicely hoppy. Drank very cold. Hops came through with chocolates and some coffee flavors. Consistency is perfect, full but somehow refreshing. The 9% abv abv is very well masked even when cold. Nice crisp and hoppy flavored imperial completely expected from this west coast brewer.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Countbeer (4072) - Best of E-Town mit ein Brauhaus, NETHERLANDS - NOV 23, 2013
Bottle: Thanks Gothgargoyle: Served in a Duvel glass: Brown pour... Doesn’t look that inviting, but when all exposes itself in the glass you get a black beer with a medium sized mocha beige foamy head. Aromas of oatmeal, coffee, roast, molasses, some liquorice tones, cream, milk chocolate hints, toffee, nut toast, dried prunes and some lacto tones. Flavours of raisin, molasses, bitters, oatmeal, some chalk, some chocolate, coffee, barley malt roast, dough, a hint of bay leaf, some brown sugars, a hint of cream, some lacto tones, light spicy touch, some nut roast and a light soap ish tone. Aftertaste is bitter, raisin, chalk, malt roast, some coffee and brown sugars. Low carbo, thick foamy creamy silky mouthfeel, full body and an oily creamy texture. Strange on all fronts but very decent at all fronts as well.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
zeek (165) - British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 10, 2013
Aroma is more ale like than stout. Malty taste but bitterness comes through and finishes with a shiver.


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