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RATINGS: 86   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.62   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
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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.


3.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
FROTHINGSLOSH (5188) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 4, 2011
Sampled from a 22 oz brown bottle this beer poured a black color with a large creamy dark tan head that lingered and left great lacing. The aroma was burnt and roasty with notes of anise, faint chocolate, wood and a hint of vanilla. The flavor was vanilla, cocoa, wood and roasty malts with touches of smoke, rum and cherry underneath. The finish was long and the body was creamy, silky and fairly full. Nice.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Heathen (1500) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - JUN 14, 2011
THOUGHTS: Very nice beer an a nice imperial stout. Not super complex at first but nice. It became more complex as it warmed. It was definitely on the malt side, the way I like my impy stouts. Hid alcohol incredibly well. The flavor and aroma went well with the name. I prefer bourbon barrel aging, but the aging on the oak chips was a nice substitute. I’m surprised by the slightly low scores. TECHNICAL: Bottle. Poured a very dark brown that was opaque black in the glass with an average to large lan to light brown head that slowly, but mostly diminished and left fair to good lacing. The aroma had heavy roasted malt, caramel, milk chocolate, dark chocolate and cocoa; light to moderate pine and citrus hops; wood; vanilla; pepper; licorice; cola; ever so slight alcohol; dark fruit; hints of smoke; and milk. The initial flavor was moderately sweet and slightly bitter; while the finish was moderate to rather sweet and moderately bitter. There was chocolate, roasted malt, dark and milk chocolate, pine hops, licorice, tobacco, hints of mint, slight vanilla, hints of cola, maybe some pepper, caramel malt, a little wood, some bitter smoke, underlying grapefruit hops and slight bunt malt. The medium to full body was fairly oily with soft, but tingly carbonation and an ever so slight alcoholic finish.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BMan1113VR (7890) - Los Angeles, California, USA - APR 25, 2011
Bottle shared by someone at Oakquinox. Pours with a black body and a small tan head. Aromas of raisins, toffee, lightly sour, shampoo, vinous. Flavors of leather, raisins, chalky, cocoa, chocolate, ashy, dirty. Light bubbles, some oak. Off.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
MrChopin (3575) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - APR 23, 2011
very dark brown, thin cream ring. Nose is a dusty oatmeal, oxidized, a peppery soy sauce. Flavor is heavy chocolate, light oxidation, more sugar than malt quality surviving. Full bodied, though that adds to cloying sweetness.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Thorpe429 (5016) - , Illinois, USA - APR 22, 2011
Thanks to ChrisPro for sending this in Blind BIF #4. Served in a Mikasa tulip. Pour yields a near-black beer with a thin off-white head that subsides pretty quickly and leaves some bubbles on top. Thin collar around the edge as well. The nose has quite a bit of chocolate with a bit of black licorice lingering in the background. There is a bit of roast there as well. Some dark fruits come through as it warms up. Slightly metallic in the after-scent. The taste is slightly metallic with some slight anise and a bit of bitter chocolate. Moderate roast in the background and the finish. Body is medium with low carbonation. Some alcohol is present. Drinkability is okay. Nothing too impressive, but drinkable enough. Serving type: bottle Reviewed on: 02-17-2011

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
brokensail (12222) - Orange County, California, USA - APR 21, 2011
A: The pour is a dark brown color, almost black, with a large tan head. S: Roasted malts and dark chocolate with a decent amount of coffee. Perhaps a touch acidic on the nose, but good earthy hop notes too. A moderate sweetness of toffee and molasses. T: The flavor is very much similar to the aroma. Plenty of roasted malt, coffee, and some dark chocolate. Mildly bitter with a little earthiness and a little bit of sweetness. M: Medium in body with the carbonation on the high end of medium. O: A fairly unremarkable beer but not bad. Probably wouldn’t care to have it again.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
GT2 (9102) - San Diego County, California, USA - APR 18, 2011
651mL thanks to Thorpe429. Sorry dude, we drank it without you. Much love! The pour is a deep cola red, looking almost black with a medium, tan, sheen, creamy head. Aroma is olives, cardboard, cinnamon, moving to richer chocolate, cloves, flank steak, fat. Taste is chalky, powdery, ashy, bitter. Moves thankfully to piney hops, burnt cherries. Actually, I don’t mind this one. Easy to enjoy. Hides the abv very well.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
EricE (1368) - Silver Spring, Maryland, USA - APR 17, 2011
Opaque dark brown pour with a light tan head. Lots of cocoa and chocolate on the nose. Some roasty notes. Lightly sweet and fruity with berry notes. Bitter roast flavor. Some chocolate. Lightly tart. Very bitter finish.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
CaptainCougar (7133) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - APR 17, 2011
Bottle thanks to Thorpe: Pours an oily opaque with a spotty-lacing light tan head. Has a lightly sweet toasted dark caramel malty nose with a touch of milk chocolate. Starts with a light malty sweetness with some peppery bitterness and spice before a drier roasty finish. Has a touch of oaky complexity with some warming alcohol. An interesting imperial stout, but could use a little more body and complexity.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BeerandBlues2 (10447) - San Diego, California, USA - APR 17, 2011
Bottle. Pours opaque with a large, frothy and bubbly tan head, medium-long retention with excellent lacing. Aroma is heavy malt (roast, dark fruit, chocolate), average hops (herbal, earthy), and average esters (fruity) with notes of oak, raisins, prune, smoke, and peat. Flavor is heavy malt (roast, dark fruit, chocolate), average hops (herbal, earthy), and average esters (fruity) with notes of oak, raisins, prune, smoke, and peat. Full body, medium warmth and carbonation with a dry finish.


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