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RATINGS: 153   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.52   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 273   ABV: 9.1%
Rich, full bodied and surprisingly smooth this Imperial Stout has a big roast hit up front balanced by ample hop bitterness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mbgrayson (628) - Anaconda, Montana, USA - SEP 27, 2014
Pours very dark brown with a cream colored head. Aroma of malts and a bit of chocolate. Taste is dark and a bit sweet. It is very smooth and drinkable. Not as complex as some Imperial Stouts. Very inexpensive compared to many. Thumbs up.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
davidjh01 (1) - - SEP 26, 2014 does not count
Bought on a whim because it sounded interesting. Rich roast malt flavor with a nice balance. 9% ABV made itself known at first taste but overall a nice finish. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
slowrunner77 (7264) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 22, 2014
"Dark chocolate, licorice and mocha abounds. A little light for the style but so drinkable and smooth it kinda makes up for it. Not a hoppy Imperial, but enough for balance."

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Oakes (13599) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 15, 2014
Dark brown, rich molasses aroma with some nice dark sugars. Medium body for style, but rich slightly sticky texture. A balanced, tasty impy, lighter but really good.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Travlr (16422) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - AUG 21, 2014
Bottle shared with jackl, thanks! Clear very dark maroon brown color, beige head. Aroma of chocolate and licorice candy. Taste is lightly spiced peppermint, dark cocoa, coffee. Very nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jackl (5816) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JUN 28, 2014
Bottle split w/ Travlr. Cheers! Deep brown with a thick tan head. Toffee and dark roasted chocolate. Toasted nuts and vanilla cream. Flavor of toasted brown bread. Substantial chewy malts. Dark cocoa. Roasted coffee. Peanut butter. A bit light and watery, slick. Soft carbonation. Decent.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
StefanSD (2218) - Lakeside, California, USA - JUN 8, 2014
650 ml bottle from bev4less. Pours a nearly opaque black-brown color with a small khaki colored head that has fair retention. The aroma is medium in strength with a very pronounced anise and licorice character. The taste, unlike the aroma, is dominated by chocolates, mocha and coffee. there is just a touch of anise and plenty of bitter walnuts on the back end. The palate is full and smooth, but just a tad thinner than I have some to expect in a RIS. The finish is long and dry. Overall: Fairly decent and not too sweet.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jake65 (2901) - Boise, Idaho, USA - JUN 8, 2014
Bottle: Very dark brown, topped with a finger of creamy beige head. No real lacing to speak of, but a nice beige ring throughout. Nose isn’t overly assertive, but roast and cocoa dominated. Roast, cocoa, and hops combine for a roasty and bittersweet cocoa taste. Good flavors and very drinkable. Seems a little on the lighter side (for an impy stout), but in a good way. Easily polished off the bomber solo with no adverse effects.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Koskela (409) - Marysville, California, USA - MAY 26, 2014
Nice strong chocolate flavor on this deep choc brown ale with a creme light brown head of tiny bubbles. A strong chocolate flavor stay through out this heavy bodied brew with a nice bitter flavor for the balance. After another sip i notice the burn of alcohol at the tail end of the tasteing.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
sulawang (729) - British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 24, 2014
Visual: Pours super dark brown with barely any head, a thin layer of retention, some minimally visible activity. Nose: roasted caramel malts. (lvl-5)-pungency Attack: crisp silky-fizzy mouthfeel, incoming dark caramel Mid-palate: (lvl-6)-sweetness, (MAIN) soy sauce, deep roasted malts, coffee, caramel, chocolate, licorice Finish: mild-medium sourness, bittersweet mocha roasted bitter finish. Summary: A solid full-bodied stout with great smoothness and drinkability despite the 9.1%. The finish could be a bit smoother but otherwise a steal for the price.

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