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RATINGS: 32   MEAN: 3.87/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.68   SEASONAL: Series   EST. CALORIES: 375   ABV: 12.5%
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Darkness has eclipsed the Woodcut Series for the 7th offering, a Russian Imperial Stout. The thick and hardy brew boasts rich chocolate malt flavor with a touch of roasted coffee character. The bold base is enhanced by hints of vanilla toasted hazelnut and oak from new barrels. Each Woodcut offering is a truly limited edition beer with a unique flavor that comes from select hops, fine malted barley, and out brewers’ careful aging process. Enjoy!


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5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
wesyates (53) - South Carolina, USA - OCT 26, 2013
We don’t have words in the English language to describe this. Cherry, oak, coffee, vanilla, scotch, toffee, pineapple. Hops is present as a spice (clove) . Very milkstout direction.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Bacterial (1205) - Twin Cities, Minnesota, USA - APR 12, 2014
Bottle shared at LeviLOL tasting. Light dark brown pour with acidic and tan head. Malty nose. Sweet slightly smokey taste. Pretty nice.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BVery (5618) - Burnsville, Minnesota, USA - APR 12, 2014
Bomber. Very dark pour. Smaller head. Silly smooth palate. Malty and chocolatey.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jkwalking05 (3508) - Arlington, Texas, USA - MAR 28, 2014
750 mL bottle. Black in color with a decent sized head. Aroma is of chocolate, coffee, wood and prune. Taste is of oak, chocolate, coffee, roasted malt.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
travita (3720) - Frisco, Texas, USA - MAR 28, 2014
Bottle. The look is dark, black in color, and has a tan head. The smell is oats, roast, cocoa, malts, smoke, and ok. The taste is malts, fruits, roast, prune, and juice. Y

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Mudwhomper (52) - Madison, USA - MAR 12, 2014
Decent. Flavor has a fruity softness at first with coffee and chocolate at the end. Its an OK imperial stout but way overpriced

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
fletchfighters (1013) - AUSTRALIA - MAR 2, 2014
750 ML corked and caged Can not remember what shop I bought this in Boulder (after an Avery run) Murky brownish black pour, settles black with a dark brown head that quickly fades to a thin collar. Does leave some strips of lacing and quick moving ABV legs. Nose is oak (duh), chocolate fudge, vanilla, caramel, and slight undertones of fruit upfront. Peach or apricot fuzz mostly. Some roasted grain and ovalteen sort of powdered chocolate. Taste is quite thin for the ABV. Thought it might be heftier really. Toasted oak, toasted vanilla, caramel, fudge, and toasted coconut. Light bodied, just enough carbonation to keep this interesting really. Somewhat slick and oily. Big oak finish. Cellar for a while and see how this progresses. Nice beer but should be more robust in the feel department.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
HIGHB4LL (280) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - FEB 16, 2014
Shared at a bomber tasting. Appearance: dark brown, light brown head, finger of head, sparce lacing. Aroma: apricot, vanilla, chocolate, fruitiness really stands out. Palate: full body, average carbonation, dry finish. Taste: malty and fruity sweetness. Overall, very good. I think aging a bottle of this could make it exceptional to round out some of the aromas a bit.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ajnepple (1689) - Clear Creek, Colorado, USA - FEB 15, 2014
750 ml bottle, caged and corked, from Evergreen Discount into my NBB globe glass. The cork blasted off and revealed a jet black appearance with a light brown head and moderate lacing. Strong aroma of dark malts, chocolate, roast, coffee, vanilla, molasses, oak and dark fruits. Similar flavor, mediumly sweet and complex with light bitterness, hiding the alcohol. Full body, smooth and creamy, soft carbonation and a lingering semi-sweet finish. An excellent sipper.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
Beaver (1225) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - FEB 12, 2014
750 ml bottle, number 06836-13. Pours dark brown black with a medium creamy tan head that retains well and laces the glass some.

The aroma is vanilla oak and some grainy roast and black licorice.

The flavor is heavy roast, some sweet lactic vanilla and black licorice with some alcohol in the finish. The mouthfeel is medium bodied and a bit watery.

Overall, an OK but pricey imperial stout.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
TheHOFF43 (1685) - Robbinsdale, Minnesota, USA - FEB 10, 2014
Bottle alone. Pours a straight black with minimal tan head. Aroma is tons of oak, chocolate, and coffee. Flavor is incredible. Dry oak, coffee, chocolate, roasted malts and vanilla. Creamy mouthfeel, absolutely excellent.


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