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RATINGS: 162   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.73   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 315   ABV: 10.5%
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Blacker than night, stouter than stout is our Imperial Stout. Brewed with a lot of malt & a touch of honey, Imperial Stout is rich & robust with deep, deep notes of dark chocolate & espresso.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
LtDan (1796) - Los Angeles County, California, USA - SEP 4, 2011
Appearance Pours dark brown with tight tan bubbles.

Aroma: Dusty cocoa like malt and wet dog like roasted malts..

Taste. Burnt roast cocoa vanilla. Ashes and coffee. Finishes roasty..

Mouth. Full bodied decently carbonated..

Overall: The word honey triggers a special sensation in my brain, and I immediately think of it’s sweet, goey goodness. I was looking for just a touch and unfortunately didn’t find it .

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
zizzybalubba (1503) - Elizabeth City, North Carolina, USA - AUG 6, 2011
22 oz. bottle from Bestway in Greensboro (2011 bottle). Pours dark brown with a creamy khaki head. Aroma of dark chocolate, espresso, and some sweetness that I suppose smells like honey (although I’m not sure that I specifically would have picked honey had it not been on the label). Really good roasted coffee flavor, smoky malts, and this time I’m certain there is honey. The description says there is only a "touch" of honey but it really comes through. While it does make for a unique imperial stout the honey is a bit too strong for my liking. Still good, but I would have liked it better with no honey.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
HopTsing (443) - Sandston, Virginia, USA - JUL 30, 2011
I’m not a hugh fan of Stoudts, except Guinness of course, but this one was pretty good. Deep dark chocolate brown in color. Malty aroma, . Creamy head that dissipates quickly. Heavy body. Feels creamy on tounge. Tastes of caramel frapachino with a small hop tingle. Hop taste increases as it warms up.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
tia (1010) - Sandston, Virginia, USA - JUL 28, 2011
Dark brown with a cafe au lait colored foamy head that lasted. Coffee, spice, caramel, and something fresh? like clover? Very roasty tasting which hangs on for a while then shifts into a (not ovberbearing) dry bitter hop then coffee. As it warmed, I got a hint of NyQuil but that is not a bad thing to me. Not as heavy in mouth as I expected. Tip of tongue tingle.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Beerman6686 (4704) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 27, 2011
This poured a black color with a lighter tan head. Aroma was herbal hops, spicey anise/licorice and some roasted malts. Flavor was also lots of licorice and mint, some roasted and mint chocolate. OK.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
drowland (6164) - Valdosta, Georgia, USA - JUL 20, 2011
6/4/11. Bomber courtesy Patrick. Opaque black pour with a brown head that fades to a ring but sticks. Slightly herbal and minty aroma with a hint of chocolate and coffee. Slightly sweet chocolate flavor with a lingering bitter roasted malt presence as well. Not bad.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
anders37 (17535) - Malmö, SWEDEN - JUL 9, 2011
Draft @ Hickory Hops 2011, Hickory, NC. Pours a black color with a small tan head. Has a roasted malty chocolate aroma with weak hints of smoke. Roasted malty chocolate and licorice flavor. Has a roasted malty chocolate and coffee finish.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jrallen34 (3483) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 30, 2011
Bottle thanks to emacgee... black body, light mocha head, decent foam, lacing is weak... subdued nose, hope this opens up as it warms, light roasted coffee a bit of sweet molasses, as it warms get a bit sweeter, lots of honey... the taste makes up for the nose, roasted but smooth coffee, great mouthfeel, nice bitter chocolate with a hint of sweetness, really balanced

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
argo0 (11642) - Washington DC, USA - JUN 25, 2011
22oz bottle, thanks wilkie. Small beige head, cola black body. Aroma is moderately sweet, coffee/roast, some bittersweet chocolate. Taste is moderately sweet, roast, coffee, some bittersweet chocolate, boozy, earthy, light grapefruit. Sticky medium-full body.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
merlin48 (656) - Jenkins, Kentucky, USA - JUN 23, 2011
Wax tipped 22 ounce bottle. Pours dark and opaque with a large cocoa brown head. Enormous lacing. Aroma of milk and dark chocolate, burnt hay, and freshly ground coffee beans. Smooth and silky palate. Taste has milk chocolate and vanilla, a hint of grassy hops and just a faint note of dark roast bitterness. The honey addition blunts the bittering efforts of the other ingredients, shifting the balance toward the sweet side of the scale. No alcohol presence. Solid and enjoyable.


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