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RATINGS: 89   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.76   EST. CALORIES: 321   ABV: 10.7%
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Imperial Marshmallow Stout brewed with graham crackers, cocoa nibs, & vanilla beans


icehawk's rating

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
icehawk (834) - Mount Pleasant, South Carolina, USA - MAR 20, 2014
Draft. Inky black with creamy khaki head. Nice chocolate shake aroma. Sweet, not overbearing but tasty and smooth finish. Very good.


3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BOSSbrewer (1973) - Arkansas, USA - DEC 19, 2014
Bottle from Stock Tank Liquors. Pours dark brown with one finger of brownish head. Aroma is chocolate slight toast molasses some roastiness caramel. Also slight electrical tape. Flavor follows with still some electrical tape. But only mildly noticeable. Overall a good beer but not great. Seems to have gotten the "imperial" bump in the ratings. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Chuckaduck (669) - Highland Heights, Kentucky, USA - DEC 18, 2014
Bottle. 12/19/14. Pours opaque black with a dark beige head. Aroma is chocolate, marshmallow, molasses, sugar, vanilla, roast malt. Taste is similar; sweet, chocolate, roast malts, bread, vanilla, marshmallow; aftertaste is chocolate, vanilla, roast malt. Nice lacing. Medium (to medium-low) carbonation. Mouth feel is oily and just a bit thin. Overall, nice, interesting, tasty. If it’s supposed to be s’more-like, I could have used a hint of smoke.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
Beardaxe (266) - - DEC 17, 2014
On draft at Sanctuary. Black appearance with moderate head. Excellent aroma that easily invokes the a toasty marshmallow and gharam cracker. Reminds me a bit of the aroma from CCB southern Slice or Oatmeal Raisin Cookie. The flavor is a bit underwhelming, however. Thin body with a touch too much sweetness. You can find get a sense of marshmallow or gharam cracker here and there but ultimately the flavors are a bit too muddled. They need more distinction to make this a beer that stands out as something special. It's not a total failure or gimmick however, as the foundation of a great and unique beer are here. It just doesn't come through in the taste. Would gladly drink again, but not for the $10 i paid for a glad.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ericular (686) - Minnesota, USA - DEC 16, 2014
Pours a very dark black with fine-grained, lasting brown head with awesome lacing. Great looking beer. Aroma is sweet with lactose, roasted malts, and chalky vanilla. Taste is as advertised, with plenty of marshmallow sweetness, dark roasted malts, cocoa bitterness, and vanilla. Thick palate with lots of sticky drying in the end. Alcohol is very well-hidden. Finish is thinner and sometimes ashy. Quite a bit going on. Really thin and drinkable for 10+. Goes down easy - doesn’t need to be sipper.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
slowrunner77 (6084) - Reno, Nevada, USA - DEC 16, 2014
You couldn’t possibly get any closer to as advertised as this beer does. On top of tasting exactly as they meant it too, it was exceptionally smooth all the way through. Fantastic beer!

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jkwood04 (4155) - Connecticut, USA - DEC 15, 2014
12oz bottle in a teku. Pours black with a lacy, beige head. Aroma of roasted malts, chocolate, some light notes of vanilla and graham crackers, some dough, and light bitterness. Flavor the same with a nice roastiness and chocolate presence and light amounts of the other ingredients which I prefer. Smoother texture. A good beer.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
BMMillsy (1524) - Florida, USA - DEC 14, 2014
Bottle as a trade extra. Big thanks. Pours pitch black with a half finger of mocha brown head. Aroma if rich chocolate roast, graham, vanilla, more roast. Flavor is metallic and cardboardyness to hell, but beyond that is some graham cracker, chocolate, vanilla and marshmallow that is expected, along with plenty of roastiness from the malt base. Medium plus body, medium carbonation. I can’t get past the metallic cardboard flavor that punches me in the tongue up front. A real shame, as I was excited about this one.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Bacterial (1711) - Twin Cities, Minnesota, USA - DEC 14, 2014
Bottle as an extra from a recent trade - thanks Matt! Very dark brown pour with a dark tan head. Nice nose, roasted malt and chocolate. A pretty huge beer without being overpowering or sweet.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
dogfish120love (1000) - Westfield, Massachusetts, USA - DEC 13, 2014
Pours a dark brown essentially black, wth a tan lacing. The aroma is chocolate and smores with some hints of coffee. Sweet, but not cloying

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jbrana (482) - NASHVILLE, Tennessee, USA - DEC 13, 2014
Nice amount of chocolate, graham, and vanilla. Nice balance of bitter and sweet, without being too much of either. Improves as it warms up, and as you get to the bottom. A great beer, but does not warrant it’s price tag.


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