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RATINGS: 102   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.76   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 276   ABV: 9.2%
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3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
arminjewell (6158) - Farmington Hills, Michigan, USA - MAR 4, 2012
2008 bottle pour at Bill’s tasting, bottle #399. Pour was dark black with some thin brown around the edges, nice off white/tan head. Aroma had notes of dark fig, rum soaked fruits, vanilla, dark chocolate and sweet molasses notes. Taste was a mix of nice dark fruit and molasses, some vanilla, caramel and sweet chocolate finished pretty sweet. Nice stuff, age treated it well.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Ratman197 (9710) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - MAR 4, 2012
Bottle poured a clear dark reddish browen with a lasting brown head. Aromas of coffee, licorice, roasted maltr, bitter chocolate and light carmel. Palate was medium to full bodied and smooth. Flavors of roasted malt, bitter chocolate, coffee, licorice and light carmel with a smooth lingering bitter chocolate finish.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
VTHopHead (1511) - Barre, Vermont, USA - FEB 26, 2012
Bottle/22oz (2011) - Pours a dark black/brown in color with a non-existent head and very low carbonation. Aroma is coffee and chocolate with slightly sweet caramel malts. Flavor is fairly sweet with some chocolate and minor coffee. No evidence of alcohol, surprisingly. Lingering sweet... followed by mild bitterness until the end. Pretty good....

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
CaptainCougar (7131) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - FEB 5, 2012
2007 vintage 12oz bottle: pours an oily opaque with a thin-lacing froth of beige head. Has a sweet toasty dark caramel and chocolate nose. Starts with good fullness and dark caramel sweetness with some molasses and rum raisin flavors before a slightly oxidized and warming dark chocolate finish. Has pretty good complexity throughout.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
puboflyons (2127) - Allenstown, New Hampshire, USA - JAN 27, 2012
From the 2010 batch. Bottle no. 18. It pours dark black with some brownish highlights if held to the light. There is no head to speak of however. The aroma explodes with coffee, dark malts, yeast, and a bittersweet but mellow hop note. The body was bold and heavy. The taste is dark and bittersweet with a dryish finale. This one is a very nice beer and one I could easily go for again.

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Damico (2564) - Royersford, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 27, 2011
2010 Vintage bottle from Lillard, thank you. Pours dark, almost muddy brown and black with a caramel head. The aroma is a little too light, a bit of black licorice and developed roasted malts. The flavor is some roasted malts that has maintained a deep hop bitterness regardless of over a year of aging. The body is smooth and a bit creamy, enjoyable.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Reynolds314 (2303) - Connecticut, USA - DEC 5, 2011
Pours an oily almost greesy black with minimal head and low carbonation. Taste is really boozy and hot with notes of strong malts, dark fruit and very little roasted character. Not very impressive.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ernesto987 (3687) - Connecticut, USA - DEC 3, 2011
Bomber, peoples pint has impressed me so far but they dun fucked up. This Is Too boozy and no roasted dark malty flavors.

2.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
jrallen34 (3483) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 27, 2011
2009 bottle... black body with a medium tan head, ok... this was a terrible beer, smelled ok but the taste is bad, very hot tastes like it should be 15%+, harsh bitter alcohol, a bit sour as well... drain pour

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
kramer (4905) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 16, 2011
Bottle. Pitch black pour, no light passing thru at all, under a one inch tight bubbled brown head. The nose is heavy roast and burnt coffee, rather thick and sweet smelling. Big, huge roasted malt flavor with lots of burnt notes and thankfully, minimal sweetness. Pretty well hidden alcohol as well. The mouthfeel is super thick and full with a thick creamy texture and soft fizzy carbonation. Very nice Imperial Stout, lots of flavor and body without being overly alcoholic or beating you over the head with sweetness.


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