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RATINGS: 91   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.61/5   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
In 1682 William Penn signed a treaty with the Native American leaders of the Shackamaxon village, which later became the district of Kensington, where our brewery is located today. This is a rich, dark brew made with chocolate and Munich malts and aged on French oak. We hope you enjoy sipping on this full bodied imperial stout.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
slowrunner77 (10231) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 25, 2014
"Overall, a slightly below average imperial stout, though it did have some age (maybe too much?) on it. Malty chocolate and raisiny sweetness were the dominant players with little to no hop balance. It tasted less than 10% would imply, and had a slighy soy character in the aroma. Not bad at all, but not great for my favorite style."

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
fluffy (2389) - St Petersburg, Florida, USA - SEP 12, 2014
Aroma is great, appearance is a little thin, flavor is a good decent middle of the road stout. Quite nice. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
stevoj (4015) - Boise, Idaho, USA - APR 27, 2014
Sampled at Boise’s Imperial Stout get together, over 120 bottles to choose from. Going with the flow on this rating. This was one of my contributions to the cause.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Beerdedone (3235) - Croydon, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 26, 2014
Bottle. Pours a deep black with a creamy medium tan head. Aroma was roasty with coffee, vanilla and chocolate. Flavor of roasted malts, chocolate, dark fruit, coffee, vanilla and cocoa. Medium body, average carbonation, roasty dry finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
DandyWolfFloyd (1073) - Jim Thorpe, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 18, 2014
Vintage 2011 Aroma - rich roast, coffee, and chocolate Appearance - black body; opaque; 1" tan head rings out; little dappled lacing Taste - nice roast, chocolate, a little rich coffee, and some astringent bitter Palate - body is full; texture is slick; sticky, and thick; carbonation is lively; finish is boozy and astringent from the rich roast.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
peteinSD (1462) - San Diego, California, USA - FEB 20, 2014
Bottle. Black pour with a quickly fading tan head. Aroma is heavy on the dark fruit and raisin with some degraded chocolate. Taste is mostly dark fruit, raisin, and plum with some hop bitterness and slight chocolate. Mouthfeel is neither coating nor thin - somewhere between. Subpar imperial stout.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
TheEpeeist (3709) - Media, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 19, 2014
12 oz bottle. Dark brown with tan foam. Nose is coffee, cola and dark chocolate. Creamy medium body with a sharp tang. Taste is dark roast, prune, tobacco and hay. Sweet dark fruit contrasts with burnt, bitter notes but doesn’t quite come together. This might be my last appearance on the Top 50 Raters of Big Beers.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Jesterdeal (1985) - Marlton, New Jersey, USA - FEB 2, 2014
On tap at Barcade. Really enjoyed this one. Aroma of burnt toast, rye, and sllight coffee. Pours black and thin with a small dusty head. Taste is exactly like those hard burnt sourdough Amish pretzels. Roast mouthfeel and kind of dry. Very unique. I like it.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
AirForceHops (6281) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - JAN 26, 2014
Draft at Barcade, Philadelphia. Thick tan head sits on the stout and laced the sides as I drank. Deep roasted malts filled the air as I inhaled. Crazy amounts of roasted barley and malt. Flavor of cocoa, deep barley, roasted grain, semi sweet chocolate with a light oak in the finish. I really enjoyed sipping this because the 10% was nowhere to be found. I had to remind myself to sip. This is without a doubt the best beer from this brewery. Nice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
tcane7 (1670) - Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 2, 2014
Draft at Baggataway. Pours black with one finger of diminishing mocha head and rings of soapy lace. Nose of chocolate, roast, caramel. Medium body, slightly creamy, some carbonic notes.

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