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RATINGS: 158   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.


3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DiarmaidBHK (3466) - Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 9, 2013
Draft from Amos Howard’s. Pours black with an inch of thick khaki foam. Some chocolate roast notes on the nose. Lots of roasted malt on the tongue. I get a touch of the honey as well both in terms of sweetness but also a slight slickness in the mouthfeel. Alcohol is well hidden but gives off a nice warming feeling on the finish. Solid!

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Leighton (11322) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 13, 2013
Bottle at the ChrisO Snow Tasting, London. Many thanks to Bruce for this one. Pours black with a creamy, tan cap. Big dark chocolate aroma, some iodine character. Medium to big sweet flavor with lightly charred malts, smoke, chocolate cake, earth, salt. Full bodied with fine carbonation. Moderate warmth on the finish, some burnt wood, cocoa. Nice.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TimsRatings (420) - - MAR 12, 2013
Nice stout on tap. Deep color and flavor. Nice brown head. Almost a burnt aftertaste. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DrSilverworm (6579) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAR 3, 2013
UPDATED: OCT 1, 2013 Sampled at a bottleshare. Black color. Thin dark brown head, fades to a ring. Leaves some lace. Dark fruit in the nose. Honey, cocoa powder. Big body. Creamy, velvety texture. Light carbonation. Bitter sweet taste. Some alcohol warmth in the finish, not at all bothersome. Really tasty - great texture. Nice, unique stuff 8/4/8/4/15

Re-rate, 9/26/13: Sample from a bottle. A bit cloying sweet... Lowered taste score by 1 pt

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
FatPhil (9407) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - FEB 16, 2013
660ml bottle (Snow@ChrisO)
Black, tight tan head. Odd aroma - brazil nuts wth chocolate coating? That and alcohol. Thick creamy palate, a bit fatty and slick. Pretty decent roast, but too sugary.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Scopey (7058) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 22, 2013
2011 bottle at ChrisO Snow Tasting, thanks to Bruce. It pours very dark brown with a small light tan head. The nose is roasted malt, tar, coffee, dark honey, soy sauce, toasted sesame seed, caramel and espresso. The taste is roasted malt, espresso, earth, burnt wood, dark chocolate, charcoal, toasted coconut and some soy sauce with a dry finish. Full body and moderate carbonation. Pretty smooth and hides the alcohol well. Not bad, but I dislike the soy-sauce aspect.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
dbarnold (1126) - Bethesda, Maryland, USA - JAN 21, 2013
Aged this one about a year and thought it was DAMN GOOD. Pours black with tan head and nearly no carbonation or lacing. It’s thick without being too sweet or syrupy, lots of chocolate cocoa, roasty, hazlenut, and maybe a little anise. Coffee is present throughout, especially in the finish. Very good.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mR_fr0g (3379) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - JAN 21, 2013
Bottle a Chriso’s tasting 20/01/2013. Black with a big olde tan head. Treacle sweet caramel aroma. A bit boozy. Big bold roast toasty flavour, lingering bitter finish . A little salty soy sauce in there as well. Medium sweet,

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Theydon_Bois (9126) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - JAN 20, 2013
UPDATED: JAN 21, 2013 Bottle, thanks to Bruce at Chriso Snow Tasting 20/01/13. Light black with a decent tan head that soon clears to the edge sa bubbles. Nose carries dark roast malts, chocolate, sweet sugars, wood tones. Taste comprises dark roast malts, light honey, chocoalte, soy sauce, aniseed. Full bodied with moderate carbonation leading to a dry finish. Ok but no world beater!

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
harrisoni (13856) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - JAN 20, 2013
Bottle at Chriso Snow Tasting. black beer lasting tan head. choccy roasted aroma. soy sauce. its like a bit of tar bit of booze. its a little sticky. its ok i guess some choc some booze


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