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RATINGS: 139   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.49   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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3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
AdamGott (386) - Idaho Falls, Idaho, USA - JAN 28, 2013
near black pour with light brown head - aroma of fruit and roasted malt - extremely sweet with typical imperial stout flavors (coffee, molasses, brown sugar) and a lingering sweetness.


2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
thb (715) - Alberta, CANADA - JAN 10, 2015
Black in the glass, but surprisingly light in colour as itís being poured. Light brown inch of foamy head. Aroma is toast, cocoa, and...soap? Have a sip and itís char, chocolate. Really dry for the style. And bitter, bitter. Excessive carbonation takes away from the experience.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Ernest (6417) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - JAN 5, 2015
Bottle. Head is initially small, frothy, light brown, mostly diminishing. Body is black (non-opaque, flashlight tested). Aroma is moderately malty (cocoa powder, chocolate syrup, roasted grain), with a note of vanilla. Flavor is heavily sweet, lightly acidic, lightly bitter. Finish is moderately sweet, lightly acidic, moderately bitter. Full body, syrupy/velvety texture, lively/soft carbonation, moderately alcoholic. Not much going on in the nose, just the usual stout aromas of chocolate, roast, and vanilla. Pretty syrupy sweet in the mouth, with just barely enough bitterness to make it drinkable. Kinda sloppy and simple overall, but there are certainly worse examples.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
stevoj (2379) - Boise, Idaho, USA - JAN 4, 2015
Bomber from Albertsons. Pours out black with a creamy dark beige head. Body seems a little watery, aroma a nice mixture of roast grains and chocolate, taste echoes the aroma with accents of wood, nutmeg and vanilla. Abrupt finish, little alcohol warmth.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
That1Guy (1988) - Greeley, Colorado, USA - DEC 28, 2014
Bomber pours brownish black with a tan head that doesnít stick around. Aroma is roasty, maybe some earthiness, and a bit of soy sauce. Flavor is light roast, some coffee, slightly bitter finish. Pretty watery for a impy. Drinkable but lackluster.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
pintbypint (2723) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 24, 2014
Rating #2700. 650ml brown bottle. Deep dark brown in colour, thin beige head, nice lace rings and sticky foam in the glass. Aromas of roast and bitter chocolate. Taste has dark chocolate, roast, bit of sweeter chocolate notes in there as well. Good bitter roasted notes. Medium length finish with lingering hops, and big roast. Medium to full bodied with a smooth mouthfeel. Overall, a good imperial stout, but nothing here is really blowing me away.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
patricks110 (1812) - Alberta, CANADA - DEC 13, 2014
Pours a dark, opaque black with a huge mass of light beige head. The head dies slowly leaving a few creamy looking rings on the glass. The nose is roasted heavily with notes of dark chocolate, oats, earthen malts and hops. A robust bitterness at the forefront with light chocolate and dark fruit notes. Rich and medium to heavy in the body with a slightly creamy mouthfeel. A bit of a let down with an underwhelming flavour in the finish and mild hop bitterness. Overall, a good brew but a boring Imperial Stout.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
VertBaconStrips (2106) - Assat, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 12, 2014
After some bits n bites and microwaved frozen indian food i figure i may as well say the hell with doing anything productive. Unless my nose stopped working Iíd say this has very little aroma beyond a very nice rich roast and iím not about to spend precious time figuring this out when I have rotting in front of a computer to do. I want to be able to actually see the aroma coming off of my imperial stout like a mirage. Maybe itís the Napalm Death that is crushing my senses. Very good appealing flavour with zillions of molecules of yummo roast, supporting sweetness, chewed out chocolate bitterness, dull orange, ultra light pepperish heat, and whatever else. A lightweight should not demolish a full bottle of this in 23 minutes at 11pm. Solid brew. Quite smooth and highly drinkable at a fast rate. Smell comes around. I blame this stupid ass Leffe glass - I may as well review this out of my catís mouth. I see a litre of Bryers in my immediate future.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
williamherbert (1337) - Syracuse, New York, USA - DEC 9, 2014
Chocolate brown, with a surprising thinness in the edges. A root beer float worth of brown, pockmarked head. Aroma is oily, plum-heavy, chalky charcoal. The stone fruit aroma is heavy and excellent. Notes of dusty cocoa, sweet milk chocolate. The resinous hop is very slight but adds a nice accent. There is a sweet cherry as well. Very complex nose. The malts are purely burnt, the black bottoms of a cookie baked 10 mins too long. There is a plum/raisin component, an earthy dark fruit. The feel is soft and creamy. Itís a very good imperial stout, and one that is surprisingly sweet to balance the burnt malts.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Dogbrick (8795) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - DEC 3, 2014
This brew is a pitch black color with a medium beige head that recedes gradually to a wispy film. Patchy lacing on the glass. Roasted malt, dark chocolate and hops in the nose. Medium to full body with a roasty malt and coffee character and notes of chocolate and earthy hops. The finish is roasty with a malt and dark chocolate aftertaste. Pretty good overall.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
zoucrew102 (658) - - NOV 30, 2014
Bomber, thanks ctomson! Roasted malt aroma with notes of chocolate malt. Pours black with one finger of light brown head that sticks around and not much lacing. Rich chocolate and roasted malt flavors to start. Finishes smooth, but just a hair dry with a touch of hop bitterness before it smooths out again and leaves only chocolate on the palate. Excellent imperial stout!


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