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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.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jw0406 (781) - atlanta, Georgia, USA - APR 22, 2012
22oz bottle pours a dark black color with a big brown head. Aromas of coffee, chocolate, roasted malt. Full bodied, very good

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
hellbilly (3249) - scottsdale über alles, Arizona, USA - APR 16, 2012
on tap at ohb 7/12/11. nearly the same brownish black with orange at the edges as the hickory stick stout. tan head. aromas of charcoal, ash, chocolate, espresso, roast and raisins/dark fruit. the flavor is the same... fruity with lots of coffee, brown sugar and malt powder. roasty coffee filled aftertaste. the alcohol is warming but its flavor is unnoticed. slick bodied and smooth but ashiness lightens it up a bit. 7/3/7/4/15+

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
BigSound (196) - New York, USA - MAR 28, 2012
From notes. Pours black with a small tan head. Nose is roasty, malt Choclate, earthy with a little smoke. The flavor is also earthy, bitter a little dark fruit. The body is pretty light with medium high carbonation.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
KickInChalice (860) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 5, 2012
From notes. First reviewed 6/28/2011. Poured from a waxed 22 oz. bottle into a tulip. Out of the bottle this is nearly black, with dark red edges as I tip the glass a bit. A pleasant coffee brown head forms and slowly fades, leaving a bit of nice lace. Sweet roasted malt, a little coffee and vanilla, a lot of molasses, and some dark fruits. Medium roasted malt lends to some coffee bitterness and molasses sweetness. Dark chocolate is dominant throughout, with vanilla being fairly prevalent throughout each sip as well. Unnamed dark fruits add a little complexity. A little bit sweet, but mostly bitter at the end. Medium to full bodied, but a little watery for some reason. Medium carbonation and a little bit sticky. I enjoyed this stout for its subtle flavors, but I did not find this distinguishable enough to merit an upper tier ranking.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
corby112 (2214) - philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 30, 2012
Pours a dark chestnut brown color that appears pitch black in the glass with a one finger beige head that quickly settles into a lasting ring. Robust dark malt aroma with hints of dark chocolate, coffee bean, toast and oatmeal. The honey provides sweetness and there is a ton of sweet chocolate countering the roster notes. Subtle booze. Chewy full body with a decent balance of deeply roasted dark malt and sweeter, boozy notes. Slight bitterness up front and slightly acrid with hints of roasted coffee bean, burnt toast, bitter dark chocolate and oatmeal. The honey provides fullness to the body and smooths things out mid-palate with some much needed sweetness. There’s also some milk chocolate and a lactic presence balancing things out. Toward the end of the palate there is some sweet booze with a decent amount of heat. Still, it’s pretty easy to drink at 10.6%.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bubbleflubber (1832) - Asheville, North Carolina, USA - JAN 14, 2012
On draught at the brewery. Pours opaque with a deep, thick chocolate head, leaving heaped rings of lace down the glass. The nose is of roasted caramel. Huge roasted bitter chocolates, coffee, smoke, caramel, light tannins and hints at esters/grapes to the tongue. The finish is a roasty bitter with a touch of alcohol warmth. Very complex and perfect for a cold winter night. A superb syrupy mouthfeel accompanies the oily palate. This is a very nice Impy Stout.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
FullObs (133) - Illinois, USA - DEC 20, 2011
2011. 22oz bottle with gold wax. Pours dark brw w/ minimal head. Med bodied, honey in the nose. Roasty upfront with a sweetness on the backend. Def. One for those with a sweet tooth; goid, not great.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
drfabulous (4051) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - DEC 14, 2011
22 ounce from Bruisin Ales. Big chocolate molasses stout. Oily body. Nice rich flavor and taste. Great.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
dcschiller (2207) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - DEC 11, 2011
(22oz bottle via trade). Pours a dark cola color with thin tan head. Aroma has hard candy, roast, light honey. Taste is roasty with some sweetness. Alcohol burn. Ok.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
Blairgus (2642) - California, USA - DEC 9, 2011
9 dec 2011, bottle. Amazing in every way! Smells and tastes like bourbon ages imp stout. Vanilla and oaky notes. Very sweet but dark chic stout is much bigger than in bourbon stouts. Lovely!


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