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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.


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4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Trooper (8) - La Quinta, California, USA - DEC 8, 2012
chocolate, coffee, roasty aroma, black, tan foam appearance. Think and solid brew. heavy cloying sweetness, medium bitterness, followed by roasted chocolate with a touch of malt molasses body. full body, creamy, soft carbonation, long finish, This is a tasty high gravity stout. Nice roast through out the excperiance.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jackl (4379) - Charlottesville, Virginia, 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.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
StefanSD (2087) - 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.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jake65 (2594) - Williston, North Dakota, 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.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Koskela (273) - 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.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
sulawang (600) - 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.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
rodenbach99 (3078) - Longueuil, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 1, 2014
Une petite description rapide de cette bouteille; noire, café, beaucoup de café, chocolat, agréable. Ensuite en bouche du café, facile, digeste, du chocolat et du café.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
mar (4787) - Dallas, Texas, USA - APR 25, 2014
Black with a cream head. Nose is roasted malts, chocolate, light coffee and vanilla. Chewy palate, coffee, chocolate, sweet, roasted malts

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
IrishBoy (3805) - Bakersfield, California, USA - APR 14, 2014
Draft at The Libertine Pub. Nose is chocolate, expresso, and a hint of char. Black with a big heavy lacing beige head. Flavor is chocolate, expresso, white pepperiness, and light bitterness.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
SlovakSniper (3040) - Candiac/Frelighsburg, Quebec, CANADA - APR 12, 2014
Une robe brune foncée. Un anneau de mousse. Quelques traces restent collées sur mon verre. Le nez montre des effluves de réglisse grillée, de friandise chocolatée, d’herbes et de terre avec des noix rôties et du café froid. Le goût montre aussi des céréales et des noix rôties avec un alcool perçant, du chocolat épicé et des touches oxydées. En bouche, le liquide a un corps moyen-faible avec une effervescence assez forte et une texture incertaine. En finale, les saveurs projetées sont chaudes, âcres et métalliques. Pas mauvais mais pas extraordinaire non plus.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
dslam (34) - surrey, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 28, 2014
Pored from a 6 oz bottle. Extremely dark with some beige head. Smooth to the sip and flavourful on first contact. Coats the mouth with a very light film and a lasting taste. Not bitter at all, and fairly easy to drink. Here is my dilemma, it is not as heavy as one would expect from an imperial stout, which makes nice to drink with a hearty meal and gives you the taste you would be looking for. However, if you want a stout to replace your meal and fill you up, this is the wrong beer. Since I am eating right now, I am going to say good job Ninkasi, for making an imperial stout for the taste and without the bulk.


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