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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 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
zathrus13 (1764) - Mount Laurel, New Jersey, USA - MAR 11, 2011
Bottle. Pours black, with a brown head. Aroma is roasted malt, chocolate, and dark fruit. Flavor is roasted malt, chocolate, coffee, dark fruit, and alcohol. Medium body, and rather dirnkable for being 10%.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
abcfan (913) - New Jersey, USA - MAR 6, 2011
Very solid brew. Pours black with a tan head. Notes of burnt coffee and chocolate on the nose. Taste is dark fruit, covered with coffee. Slightly bitter finish. Would drink again.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
NJBeerman013 (1054) - Hamilton Twp., New Jersey, USA - FEB 13, 2011
Bottle. Pours midnight black with a cocoa colored head. The aroma is hugely malty with notes of sweet coffee, chocolate and molasses cookies. The flavor notes of the same with a bit of dried fruit in the finish. It has a full, buy not heavy mouthfeel, and a thick satisfying finish. This is about as good of a Imperial Stout as I have ever had.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jtclockwork (14717) - , New Jersey, USA - FEB 12, 2011
Bottle. Pours black with tan head. Nose of licorice, anise, roast chocolate malts and vanilla. Taste of burnt, almost chalky, roasted chocolate malts with vanilla, licorice, anise and some sarsaparilla in the finish. Light barrel presence. Well worth the price.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
patrickfannon (1241) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 10, 2011
On tap at Standard Tap with Vinny on the night before my birthday. Pours a dark, obsidian black with with a thin, lacy tan head. Aroma of sweet malted barley, caramel, dark chocolate, slight chalk, and notes of roasted malts and dark, ripe fruits. Medium to fuller bodied with a silky smooth, chocolatey palate. Very rich and smokey flavor. Good imperial stout.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
acearl (491) - The Ham, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 9, 2011
Black pour with dark tan creamy lasting head with good lacing, chocolate to roasted smell, thick texture, touch of soy/salt and a alcohol is a touch astringent, aftertaste: kind of a sourness that sticks to the back of my mouth, decent balance, good for the price but nothing overwhelming

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
j12601 (9548) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - FEB 8, 2011
Bottle. Pours a deep black with a medium sized tanned beige head. Big roast, chocolate, toast, and light paper notes. Medium bodied, a bit sweet, chocolate and roast, nice tannins. Big chocolate on the finish with nice bitter cocoa notes and a long tannin filled bitterness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Capa (2623) - Kitsap, Washington, USA - FEB 8, 2011
UPDATED: FEB 13, 2013 Lightly roasted malts, some coffee, burnt malts, light vanilla aroma. Thin body. Flavor is mostly roasted and slightly burnt malt, coffee, molasses, bittersweet, light chocolate. Finish is long and bitter with light molasses. Itís a good stout, no doubt. Adjusted the rating from 3.5 to 3.9 because this years offering really stepped up its game, IMO. Delicious.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 3/20
LinusStick (3223) - Moon Twp, suburb of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 8, 2011
UGH! What the hell happened here? Aroma was nice. Strong roasted coffee and hints of bitter hops. Pour was a nice enough dark black with a one finger tan head. Taste was dreadful. First beer in a long time that I was tempted to throw out. Strong roasted malt bitterness on initial taste, then this strong industrial floor cleaner flavor dominate (or what I would imagine that to taste like). Very astringent and leaves the mouth numb after the swallow. There is NO WAY that this beer is what other have rated so high. Must be infected?

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
BiddleBrau (1145) - Fort Washington, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 1, 2011
Another darkie, thin tan head. Rich coffee and roasted malt nose. Big roasty and dry burnt flavor; itís a big olí robust stout for sure. Oakiness provides some dryness. Prickly sensation comes from carbonation and roasty bite. A bit too much burnt roast for me but flavor is clean overall.

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