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RATINGS: 129   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.85/5   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
Imperial Black Pale Ale Hoppy Double Stout... does it matter? just drink it!

Batch #007 bottled: 4/5/12
Batch #010 bottled 4/25/12
Batch #023 bottled 7/20/12

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
burgy (456) - Minnetonka, Minnesota, USA - FEB 7, 2013
Batch #57 via Rxeight! Really enjoyed this beer. Such a great smooth hop aroma floral & pine. Nice roasty malts, mild coffee aromatics. Great smoothness in the taste. Overall, very happy with this brew! Cant wait to try more!

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
weihenweizen (2627) - Charleston Area, West Virginia, USA - JAN 29, 2013
Refrigerated brown bomber obtained through trade with joepeesie, poured into a tulip. Pours black with dark brown hightlights with medium light brown head. Little lacing, medium/thick body, medium carbonation, and off green herbal hop aroma. Taste is coffee, dark bitter chocolate, some anise, all right (not great) herbal hops, and bitter hop finish. Not my thing, but not bad for the style.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Dogbrick (10409) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JAN 22, 2013
Bottle from batch #23 shared by a friend. Brownish-black pour with a medium foamy khaki head that dissipates steadily. Rings of lacing on the glass. The aroma is hoppy with some toasted malt notes. Medium body with flavors of resiny hops, roasted malt and a bit of dark chocolate. The finish is moderately bitter with a piney hops aftertaste. Pretty good overall.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
alexsdad06 (7742) - Ohio, USA - JAN 3, 2013
22 oz. bottle shared by Tmoney99. Pours dark brown in color with a small khaki head. The aroma has roasted malts, chocolate, dark berries, pine resin and a hint of espresso. The flavor has a great combination of roasted malts and pine resiny hops. Dark chocolates, milk chocolates, berries, espresso and earthy. Moderate bitterness to the finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
douglas88 (7796) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JAN 2, 2013
Bomber. Batch 57. Pours a totally black hue with a large brown head. A rich nose of roast and fruity and pine hops. A rich fruity hop mix, bitter chocolates, roast, porter flavors, distinctly a BIPA, sweet pine, very balanced. I even get tobacco and more bitter fruit. Very well done. I slightly prefer Dubhe, but this is excellent.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Brian2d (43) - SPAIN - DEC 22, 2012
22oz bottle pours pitch black. With dark brown head. Very rich full body, medium carbonation. Bitter chocolate flavor.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
soulpolisher (33) - Missouri, USA - DEC 22, 2012
BOttle. Black as night and a nice thick tan head. Aroma is an awesome blend of chocolate, dark cocoa and an aggressive pine character. Plenty of both. It tastes much like it smells, tons of chocolate and roast, thick piney woody character that balances both the sweet and bitter, medium to full body, just delicious

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
_angst_ (4128) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - DEC 22, 2012
Bomber courtesy of tkrjukoff. Pours black with a big frothy dark mocha head that slowly dissipates while leaving lots of thick lacing and trace on the glass. Smell is sweet, fruity and hoppy with roasted malts, caramel, toffee, tropical fruit hard candy, pine, resinous wood, peaches, papaya, star fruit, powdered sugar, salty liquorice, grapefruit juice and dark roast coffee. Taste is tiny sweet and very bitter with roasted malts, ammonium chloride, black pepper, wood, burnt cookies, caramel, oily pine, resin, unripe mango, star fruit, pumpernickel bread, very astringent black tea, grapefruit rinds, dried apricots and orange peal. Mouthfeel is oily bitter, heavy astringent and medium to full bodied. Finish is bitter with grapefruit rinds, roasted malts, ammonium chloride, burnt caramel, pine, wood, dark bread, dried apricots and star fruit. Way too bitter but otherwise nice...

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
hopscotch (10426) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - DEC 22, 2012
Bottle... Pours black with a small, creamy, beige head. Great retention. The bouquet is a merger of mocha, vanilla and metal. Medium-bodied with stinging carbonation. The flavor leans lightly sweet overall, offering notes of dark chocolate and café con leche flanked by a moderate amount of burnt and rindy bitterness. Deeply roasted, bittersweet finish. Bottle courtesy of KickInChalice!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Marsiblursi (3070) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - DEC 20, 2012
(Bottle) Pours black with a creamy pale brown head. The aroma holds grapefruit, grass, tutti frutti, salt liquorice, dark chocolate, black coffee, toffee and asphalt. The flavour is light sweet to dry, heavily bitter and light to medium acidic with tons of hops and deep roasted malt, really brutal. The mouthfeel is fat, round, oily and astringent with a soft carbonation. Brutal, almost burned roast and mega bitter hops on the finish. Medium bodied.

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