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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.


3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
hayduke (3341) - 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.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Geokkjer (5719) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - AUG 5, 2013
Bottle. Pours dark brown with a big beige head. Aroma of caramel, some spices, roasted notes and brown sugar. Flavor is sweet and malty with some roasted notes, caramel, grains and nuts. Medium to dull body, soft carboantion.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
yngwie (13345) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - AUG 5, 2013
Bottle, 22oz. An almost black one, topped by a finger thick light beige head. The aroma is on the malty side, molasses, roasted, almost burnt malts and some coffee and notes of dried fruits. There’s a nice bitterness in the flavor, but I find the beer too sweet. Some faint notes of cooked vegetables too. Full body with very soft carbonation and some alcohol warmth. Lasting sweet and roasted finish. Sure a nice one, but not impressive. 130805

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Meilby (7384) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - AUG 5, 2013
Bottle 650ml @ Hotel Room, Hotel Whitcomb, San Francisco, CA
Pours dark brown/black with a light tan head. Aroma has notes roasted malt, rye, chocolate, caramel and grass/earthy hops. Taste is medium to heavy sweet and light to medium bitter with a roasted and caramel finish. Body is medium to full, texture is oily, carbonation is soft.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
baraciisch (1798) - USA - JUL 14, 2013
Deep black in color... Thick body... Aroma is roasted malts, prunes... Flavor is roasted malts, black coffee with alcohol bite.... Hint of hops on palate... Solid ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
illidurit (2130) - Petaluma, California, USA - JUL 2, 2013
Thin, cheap chocolate cordials, transparent booziness, slightly sharp, green coffee beans. Does not jive. Too thin and boozy with barely anything to back it up.

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
dhunter151 (530) - Santa Rosa, California, USA - JUN 27, 2013
Pours black with a tan head. Roasted malt, chocolate. This has that distinctive Ninkasi flavor that's present in all of their beers. I just found it off putting in a stout. Watery mouthfeel. A disappointing Imperial Stout. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
krumbum (521) - truckee, California, USA - JUN 23, 2013
Dark but allows slight penatration of light around its edges. A light nutty smell. Notes of chocolate & wood.in the taste with a slight bitter at the end. Great full mouth feel that fades with a slight buzz.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
DavidWoodruff (390) - Windsor, California, USA - MAY 11, 2013
Aroma: Coffee. Appearance: Black with just a wisp of a head. Flavor: Dark dried fruit, roasted malt, molasses and alcohol. Medium sweet with a bitter hop finish. Palate: Medium bodied with low to medium carbonation. Overall: Interesting and intense flavor, but the finish detracts from the overall quality of the beer.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
rxeight (1277) - Illinois, USA - MAY 11, 2013
Way too thin for an imperial stout. Seriously, shit is weak. Otherwise nothing impressive.


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