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RATINGS: 134   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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3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
SamGamgee (2452) - down the whirlpool, California, USA - DEC 18, 2011
Bomber. Pretty solid black color with a pale tan head. Decent retention and moderate size. A little bit of earthy, stale coffee in the aroma. Almost some mushrooms and whisky. Odd. No sweetness or fruit apparent. The flavor is also pretty dry and light for the style. A little earthy smoke and coffee in the finish. Bitterness is moderate to high. Works the dry, roasty stout angle decently but Iíd like to see more malt depth if not more sweetness.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
patricks110 (1758) - 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 (2100) - 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 (1328) - 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 (8658) - 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 (612) - - 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!

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
tgncc (2889) - Bellmore, New York, USA - NOV 29, 2014
The aroma is not especially enticing, chocolate, booze, odd sour milk. The appearance is black, off white head. The flavor is bittersweet chocolate, booze, pine. The flavor is an improvement over the aroma. The finish is roast, sweet, pine. Enduring. Medium, medium/thick in body. Decent, pretty good overall. Not a standout in this style.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
presario (4706) - Stampede City, Alberta, CANADA - NOV 20, 2014
A pint of black with a thick brown foam. Light liqueur scent with chocolate highlights. Tasty rich dark chocolate mousse with nice bitterness. An elegant aperitif.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
reebtogi (4375) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - NOV 16, 2014
650ml bottle pours almost black in color with a 2 finger light brown head that leaves some spotted lacing behind. Aroma is chocolate with maybe a hint of licorice and dark fruits and light roasted grains. Taste is a raisin and chocolate malty sweetness with a hint of licorice and a grassy hop bitterness. A little light in body for the style with light carbonation. Overall, this is a smooth, easy drinking IMPY that could sneak up on you quickly if you had more than a couple.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
MacBoost (1399) - Pouring Bus, New York, USA - NOV 15, 2014
Pours deep brown with a tan head. Aromas of pine hops and metal. Taste is semi dry and bitter. Flavors of metal rods, roasted line cones. Alcohol is apparent. Sharp and slightly offensive. This is mediocre at best, but Iíll chug it because Iím ISO high boost tonight.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
pete4999 (1129) - Buffalo, New York, USA - NOV 15, 2014
Bottle at Mr. Goodbar in Buffalo, NY. Heavy on the chocolate. Impressive looking pour, just like youíd expect for an imperial stout. The ABV is deceptive...not as boozy as expected. Cool logo on the box too, with the domes reminiscent of St. Basilís in Moscow. Good stuff.


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