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RATINGS: 572   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.8   SEASONAL: Winter   IBU: 65   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
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A full-bodied beer with deep chocolate color, velvety malt texture, and a dark-roasted flavor, with hints of smokiness and coffee. It combines the dryness of traditional Dublin-style stout with the strength and character of Imperial Stout.


3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Jamesthebrit (294) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - NOV 30, 2014
From a bomber that was actually priced correctly. Paired with bacon and espresso. But not bacon espresso..... Yet Aroma is more hop driven than others. Grassy. Sweet. Just started campfire. Almost like smoked fish ... Mom that bacon Iím cooking might be getting in the way. Looks fine. Dark. Nice head. Medium body. Taste is different. I like it because there are no gimmicks. Metalicy almost like a porter. Grassy. Hops are more prevalent than others. A little sweetness. Very nice as it warms. Palate when cold is hop dominated. When approaching room temp it is very balanced and smooth. Overall this is a great representation of what I think a generic full bodied stout should be. Solid beer.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Bricks (635) - Delaware, USA - NOV 22, 2014
Aroma of malt, dark fruit. Smooth, slightly bitter. Tastes like a semi-neutral stout.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JDBaker11058 (1359) - Maryland, USA - OCT 12, 2014
Appearance: fulminous near black, hugely thick, creamy chocolate milk-colored head that lasts forever, extensive rings of frothy lace bitter. Appearance: not super strong--dark cocoa powder, strong notes of spruce, with some coffee and chalk, and a bit of orange rind. Taste: roasty and bitter, intensely DARK and dry flavors, with chocolate, coffee, resin, a hint of citrus. Finish: the pine and bakerís chocolate are the lasting remnants, with a talc-like dryness coming on. Notes: Canít find anything wrong with this. Truly seems like a hybrid between a dry Irish stout and a Russian imperial stout.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
slowrunner77 (6088) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 6, 2014
"quite good for an extra stout. obviosly not as big as the massive imperials iíve been spoiling my palate with. not a standout, but it also has no weaknesses. good roasted malt/hop balance, nice coffee/malt/cocoa aroma. lingers."

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jackl (4972) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - SEP 27, 2014
Bottle. Deep brown with a small tan head. Cocoa, dark chocolate and coffee aroma. Some Nutella. Mellow raspberry tart accents. More coffee. Pretty ashy and dry. Slightly thin. Silky. Quality stuff.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
drfabulous (4188) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - SEP 26, 2014
22 ounce bottle. Big chocolate roast taste with a slight taste of smoke. Nice looking dark pour and creamy tan head.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
beastiefan2k (2525) - Emerald City (formely NYC & KS), Washington, USA - SEP 18, 2014
Had this beer at two different place in consecutive nights. Its nice, roast with low acidity, nicely dry, natural well balanced malt chocolate. A very clean but loads of well balanced flavor. Well attenauted, no over-the-top characteristics yet rich,. Has a nice big tan head with lots of lacing. Its impressive that this Pikeís highest rated beer, most rated beer and is a regularly produced, widely available beer. Kudos.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Caytinator (966) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - SEP 7, 2014
22oz bomber, aged a year. Tan head, collared. Black bastard color. Boozy alcoholic smell, but tastes like malts, still really bitter after a year, wow roasty/toasty malt, so roasted. Quite good.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Luvystypotables (792) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - JUL 9, 2014
Aroma of chocolate and coffee great looking ebony color with a brown well laced head. Dry feel with a bitter chocolate finish, taste of coffee and chocolate.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
onceblind (4541) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JUN 1, 2014
Black pour under a thin lacy khaki head. The nose is smoky roasty and earthy sweet. The flavor is the same, with predominant notes of toast and dark burnt toast with some bitter chocolate tones and a smoky finish. Light touch of dark roast coffee throughout.


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