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RATINGS: 108   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.46   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 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Gerbeer (1689) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 3, 2014
UPDATED: JAN 5, 2014 650 ml bottle. Pours a very dark brown with light tan head. Light aromas of black coffee and dried roasted malts. Light flavors of vanilla, dark chocolate, ash and alcohol. Cleansing carbonation. Not too impressive but will go well with minted chocolate.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Salmoniform (477) - Sweet Home, Oregon, USA - DEC 31, 2013
Poured from tap to glass. Dark brown with reddish hue and creamy tan head. Aroma is toffee, floral, roasted malt, coffee, molasses. Mouthfeel is smooth with a medium body and average carbonation...almost nitro like. Taste is sweet initially with astringent bitterness in the finish. Overall this is a pretty nice imperial stout although a bit hoppier than a traditional brew.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
mjg74 (2490) - La Mesa, California, USA - DEC 29, 2013
Bomber from BevMo. Pours fairly dark, but not pitch black. Lighty roasted nose with a touch of milky sweetness. Sugary/milky up front with a bit of roasted coffee. Alcohol is well hidden. Decent stout, but underwhelming for an impy.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Storm_Shadow (107) - British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 19, 2013
Bomber. Pours very dark brown almost black. Very small quickly disappearing tan head. Roasted flavour with hints of choclate, coffee, caramel and malt. Slight alcohol taste.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
LarryBeast (491) - - DEC 18, 2013
650ml bottle. Strong dark chocolate roast aroma and fruity hop presence up front punctuates the start of a gradually worsening drinking experience. Finishes dry, a bit bland and pasty.

1.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 8/20
harrymel (1481) - Spokane, Washington, USA - DEC 17, 2013
Bottled: unk A: black, a finger of khaki foam falls to a sheet of the same. No lace. S: leather, alcohol, some hops (piney), a little bit of sweetness from the malts. Some licorice and cola smells. I canít shake the feeling that this reminds me of a bag of teriyaki beef jerky. T: malt is sweet with a odd gunpowder flavor. Some meaty flavors. A bit of hops. Some molasses. M: Thin for the style with lower carb. Semi dry finish. Fail. O: I canít tell if this is a poor attempt at a Black IPA, or a poor attempt at a stout. They call it a stout, so, yeah, itís not something I would offer up as a goodie. Thin and poorly constructed malt wise. Iím starting to think the ABI influence on this brewery is taking its toll... Serving type: bottle 12-14-2011

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
pdx77 (1262) - Oregon, USA - DEC 14, 2013
On draught at Third Annual St. Johns Winter Beer Festival. 2012 vintage. Very dark brown in color. Aroma is bourbon, roasted malt, spiced chocolate, and a touch of oxidation. Taste is cherry, milk chocolate, toasted malt, and a hint of bourbon.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Blairgus (2567) - 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 (3502) - 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 (10645) - 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.


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