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RATINGS: 117   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.48   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.


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
BobbyAnalog (334) - 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 (865) - 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 (855) - 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 (943) - Seattle, Washington, 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 (4541) - 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 (171) - British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 10, 2013
Aroma is more ale like than stout. Malty taste but bitterness comes through and finishes with a shiver.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
douglas88 (6124) - Portland, Oregon, USA - NOV 7, 2013
Bomber. Pours a almost black dark brown color with a large tan head. A sweet nutty metallic roast nose. The flavor is chocolates, metal, coffee, some cherry, light bitterness, caramel, some smoke. Creamy and full bodied. Nice brew. Big metal and roast.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
beertholomeus (824) - California, USA - OCT 24, 2013
UPDATED: OCT 7, 2014 Pours black with tan head. Roasted malt, coffee, chocolate and sugar aroma. Chocolate, roasted malt, coffee, sugar and raisin flavors. Full, slightly creamy body and smooth roasted finish. 13, 14

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Fatehunter (1273) - Corbett, Oregon, USA - OCT 21, 2013
Poured a then tan head on a black body. The aroma is good. Big dose of roasted malt, black licorice and coffee. The taste delivers on the roasted malt and strong pine bitterness. Though the transition through the profile is abrupt. The texture is smooth with moderate carbonation. Enjoyable if you like a mixture of roasted maltiness with strong bitter.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
hayduke (3385) - Eureka, California, USA - SEP 21, 2013
From the 22 oz bottle this pours a rich dark brown being almost black with a tan head. Good lacing. Nose of roasted malts and ripe fruit. Full body Smooth mouthfeel. Flavor shows licorice, chocolate, and some dark ripe fruit. Finishes somewhat bitter. Darn good.


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