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RATINGS: 298   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.88/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
Jolly Roger himself smoked the malt for this Imperial Stout. This is a massive stout with a huge roasted maltiness and complex smoky, chocolate flavors coming through strong thanks to the gentle handpump and correct cellar temperature.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Rasmus40 (17786) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - JAN 28, 2012
Black with a dark brown head. Aroma is sweet, roasted malt, smoked peat and chocolate. Flavor is very sweet and rather bitter. Dry and rather bitter finish. Full bodied and oily. 280112

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Beerdedone (3235) - Croydon, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 15, 2012
Bottle. Pours jet black with a medium brown head. Aroma of roasted malts, chocolate, coffee and some notes of smoke. Bold flavor of dark roasted malts, coffee, dark chocolate, subtle caramel and had some smokiness with an oily mouthfeel

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
jcwattsrugger (12198) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - DEC 12, 2011
22oz bottle-pours a light brown head and black color. Aroma is dark malt-peat, earthy hops. Taste is dark malt-peat/roasty, earthy hops.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Pawola22 (3262) - Plainfield, Illinois, USA - OCT 17, 2011
22oz bottle at Zeno’s Pub in State College, PA. Pours a black colored body with a finger-width, creamy, dark brown head that dissipates slowly and leaves a nice lacing throughout. Aroma is roast with a good amount of dark chocolates as well as some licorice spice and a nice piney hopping. Flavor is similar. Lots of dark chocolate up front with a solid roast and some licorice spice. A hint of prune dark fruits and some caramel sweetness. Nice, piney hopping comes in that blends really well with the licorice. Roasts kick it up a bit at the end as this dries nicely with a fairly bitter pine hopping, some licorice, and lots of dark cocoas. Lengthy aftertaste following a pretty full body and a moderate carbonation. Overall, a really nice impy. Well hopped with a solid licorice spice and lots of darker chocolates. Easy drinking with a pleasant bitterness and a lengthy cocoa-hop aftertaste. Very enjoyable and glad to have finally found a bottle of this.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Dogbrick (11598) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - AUG 30, 2011
Sample at the Jackie O’s Bottle Sale on 08/27/2011. Pours a viscous black color with a medium tan head that dissipates steadily. Small patches of lacing on the glass. Smoked malt and dark fruits in the nose. Medium to full body with a smoky character and notes of dark chocolate and malt. Some prune in the background too. The finish is smoked malt and chocolate. Pretty good overall.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
j12601 (9560) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - AUG 16, 2011
Bottle at James’ mead tasting. Pours a deep black with a very thin tan head. Big roast, loads of chocolate and light hops. Big smooth body, with lots of roast and chocolate. Lots and lots of big bitter roast. Tons of chocolate and bitterness. Long bitterness and dry cocoa.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
hbmason (1086) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - AUG 16, 2011
22 oz. bomber thanks to jcwattsrugger. Pitch black with a a nice tan head. Chocolate, coffee and a little vanilla come through. Medium bodied.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jtclockwork (14999) - , New Jersey, USA - AUG 15, 2011
Bottle thanks to Jcwattsrugger at my house. Pours black. Tan head. Nose/taste of hops, cocoa, coffee and vanilla. Chalky mouth feel with a mildly dry baker’s chocolate finish. Medium body. Hoppy imperial stout reminiscent of a black Ipa.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
jar72404 (426) - USA - AUG 1, 2011
Bomber. Pours black with a thin tan head. Aroma is anise and chocolate. Flavor is anise, licorice, chocolate, and smoke. Very nice and relatively dry RIS.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
murphym45 (769) - New York, New York, USA - MAY 8, 2011
Bottle. Poured opaque black with a nice brown head. Huge aroma with lots of chocolate, roasted malt, cocoa powder, a bit dusty. Light malty sweetness, but very smooth. Full bodied with more chocolate and caramel, along with a bit of coffee on the finish. Very flavorful and smooth, quite good.

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