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RATINGS: 87   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.64/5   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
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 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Art (2534) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 23, 2013
Black pour. Bitter coffee taste. Thick mouth feel. Pretty delicious RIS. On tap at Hough's. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
HeadyDE (637) - Delaware, USA - FEB 16, 2013
Bottle pour into snifter..no idea when this was bottled but labeled vintage on side of bottle..dark black color..little to no head as expected..nose is very enjoyable..chocolate..cocoa..bourbon notes..wood..oak..hint of coffee and vanilla..really liking everything about the aroma..mouthfeel/palate is smooth..not hot and hides the abv very well..however it was a bit thinner than expected and the nose dominated the rest of the experience..like the bottle..like the Indian..and will definitely seek this out again in the future..good local imperial stout..solid nightcap..well done..

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
closey22 (1334) - Mt. Laurel, New Jersey, USA - FEB 2, 2013
Opaque black as night; thick foamy tan head looks so beautiful; flavor is so rich with hints of licorice; the alcohol comes through as we’ll as some acidicness; aroma has hints of chocolate; finishes dry toasty yummy

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
daknole (10350) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - JAN 27, 2013
Dark pour, brown head. Pretty decent stout here. I get some licorice, charred oak, asphalt, tar, dark chocolate, some bittering hops, lots of roasted malt. Just enough sweetness and bitterness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
NikkTwist (2138) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 30, 2012
Draft at Khyber Pass. Poured an opaque black with a slight tan foam. Head mostly disappeared but let a few stray islands of lace. Big dark chocolate and coffee notes off the top. Tastes of burnt Turkish coffee. Tootsie Rolls set on fire. Lots of black peppercorns. Charred oak planks. Annisette. Burnt pizzelles. Cigarettes. Tree bark. Tree roots. Vinyl. Nicely dark, but reads black and syrupy like an English Imperial and is missing any sort of creaminess one would expect with a Russian Imperial. Heads up with the 10% ABV.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Leafs93 (1945) - Clarks Summit, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 25, 2012
In the twelfth day of Christmas. Pours deep dark black with an off white head. Aroma is dark chocolate, roast and coffee. Taste is sweet with roast bitters. Thick mouth feel with a creamy texture. Alcohol leaves some warming. Excellent.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
bp (838) - New York, New York, USA - OCT 16, 2012
Bottle: pours dark black with a thick tan head, malty, chocolate aroma, taste is malty, chocolate, some coffee maybe. Solid.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jcwattsrugger (11670) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - AUG 15, 2012
22oz bottle-pours black with a tight rich light brown head. Aroma is rich dark malt-chocolate/cocoa/anise, earthy. Taste is anise/chocolate/coffee-rich dark malt with a roast bite, earthy hops. Occasional.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
fletchfighters (1298) - AUSTRALIA - AUG 15, 2012
A-- Poured black, no light penetrating at all on this. One finger light brown head that holds its own pretty well before slowly receding to light milk chocolate film. Swirling gets a dark brown head that quickly changes to the original light brown color. S-- First smell got lots of molasses and tobacco. After letting it sit and get some air I got fruity and floral cherry smell mixed with roasted malts and a bit of oatmeal with the molasses and tobacco. Not as thick smelling as first few smells gave to this. T-- Thick and tar like molasses and cigar tobacco taste. Some hop bitterness to back this up but quite earthy with dirty burnt coffee. M-- Thick, chewy and heavy. Hop presence is in the front and a small bit on the back of the mouth. Get some stewed dark fruits in the back of mouth mixed with the dirty and thick coffee taste. Molasses and cigar taste are mostly in the front and get a big of that feeling of licking an ashtray at the end. Very different. O-- A lot of overwhelming at times tobacco taste but not that bad

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
markwise (4898) - North of Tampa, Florida, USA - AUG 11, 2012
Bomber generously shared by PaulUnwin. Cheers, Paul! Pours stout brown with a tab head. Nose is chocolate, roast, toast, earth, and some dark fruit with a hint of booze. Flavor is similar- chocolate, dark fruit, and roast with toast. Interesting beer with a hint of wood and dark fruit in the finish. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

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