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RATINGS: 149   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.5   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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3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DTM (798) - Winters, California, USA - MAR 22, 2014
Bomber from Bevmo in Vacaville, CA. Nice Imp stout with all the usual flavors. Medium bodied brew with hints of chocolate. Biggest con was a lingering sweet aftertaste, Overall a decent beer.


3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Dodgrblu (657) - Sacramento, California, USA - APR 8, 2015
22 ounce bottle from BevMo in Sacramento, a lot of bitterness, coffee, medium disappearing head.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
hotmailmsn (2) - British Columbia, CANADA - APR 1, 2015 does not count
despite the imperial stout characteristics, i especially love its bitterness (hoppy)! overall, good beer!

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
arminjewell (7824) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - MAR 30, 2015
Pour on tap at Union Barrelhouse, darkblack pour with tan head, aroma brought notes of dark fruit, chocolate, coffee into a bit of roast, slight caramel with a hint of vanilla, slight sweet molasses. Taste was a mix of thick roast, coffee intoa slight dark chocolate, cocoa powder type note with a hint of dark caramel, finishing slightly sweet, slightly roasted.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ljthiessen (615) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - MAR 15, 2015
Bottle. Dark brown pour with a thin tan head. Aroma is chocolate and vanilla, some cocoa. Flavour is lighter bodied than expected, but nice chocolate and cocoa notes, pretty flavourful. Not bad.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
SG111 (401) - New York, USA - MAR 8, 2015
On tap at the brewery. Pours black, tan head. Aroma is roasted malts, chocolate and coffee. Flavor is similar. Really unremarkable for an imperial stout.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
RobertDale (3969) - Lansing, Kansas, USA - MAR 3, 2015
22 ounce bottle. Pours almost black with a nice tan head. Aroma of malt, chocolate, and some coffee. Taste is roasted malt, dark chocolate, dark fruit, coffee, and some vanilla. Finish is somewhat bitter. Nice.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
dwyerpg (4754) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - FEB 3, 2015
This was a pretty solid beer. Beautiful black color with a tan head, this was full-bodied but not too roasty. Good stuff.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ron (2848) - Rochester, New York, USA - FEB 2, 2015
Bottle during the Superbowl. Poured a tan head on a black body. The aroma has a big dose of roasted malt, black licorice and coffee. The taste delivers on the roasted malt and some pine bitterness. The texture is smooth with moderate carbonation. It has a mixture of roasted maltiness with strong bitter. As it warmed I was able to enjoy the maltiness more. The alcohol was hidden well.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Oscbert (1105) - Sacramento, California, USA - JAN 31, 2015
~Sweet chocolate aroma with roast, prune like fruitiness ~Pours pitch black with big thick frothy tan head that last. ~Chocolaty bready flavor with coffee like roastiness. Earthy hop bitterness. Surprisingly well balanced for an imperial stout. ~Medium full bodied with low medium CO2, lingering roast finish. ~This is really drinkable and smooth. Dangerous beer. Im drinking it somewhat quickly. Going to hit me hard. Fine with me, my family is driving me nuts.

3.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
joelwhite (30) - - JAN 28, 2015
The Ninkasi Imperiale with the beautiful label had a nice balance between mealtimes and hopiness. We cheered this one to Jeff, the birthday boy.


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