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RATINGS: 68   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.9   EST. CALORIES: 303   ABV: 10.1%
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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
GT2 (9074) - San Diego County, California, USA - OCT 15, 2010
Tap at PP/SC. Poured a deep brown to black with a menacing brown head that leaves very good lace. Aroma is smoky, meaty, vanilla. Taste is sweet, dark fruits up front, raisins, with spicy alcohol, lots of dark chocolate bitterness. Body is a little chalky.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
msante79 (2212) - Mount Prospect, Illinois, USA - OCT 14, 2010
On tap at Pizza Port San Clemente. Pours black with very dark brown head. Aromas of tons of roasted malts, tons of chocolate, bit of coffee, and some hops. Flavor of roasted malts, cocoa, bit of coffee, some vanilla, and some faint hops. Finishes very dry and roasty. This is an extremely good stout, but the BA version I had at DLD blew this away.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BOLTZ7555 (2879) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - SEP 19, 2010
Sampled at GABF! Definitely one of the better brews of the night. Liquid coal pour with a 1/4 inch cocoa colored head that left sticky lacing inside the glass. Aroma has loads of dark bitter chocolate, roasted malt, vanilla, and toffee. Flavor is equally solid with coffee, cocoa powder, and caramel chews showing themselves. Nice creamy, full-bodied texture. Yum.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
tokyogoat (1503) - San Diego, California, USA - SEP 5, 2010
With all of the decorations to the display name stating how much a taster costs, how there are no samples, no growlers, no pitchers, I assumed it was going to be epic. it was ok. little chocolate, pretty sweet and raisin laced. mediocre.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Dogbrick (8950) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - AUG 26, 2010
UPDATED: SEP 30, 2010 Sample at the brewpub. The beer pours black with a thick brown head that recedes slowly. Large patches of lacing on the glass. Big chocolatey aroma with vanilla and coffee notes. Rather full body with flavors of bittersweet chocolate, coffee and caramel malt. The finish is reminiscent of an iced mocha. Pretty good all around.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
beerguy101 (5319) - Newark, California, USA - DEC 25, 2009
Tasted at the 13th Annual Strong Ale Fest on 12/4/2009. This Imperial Stout pours a dark black color from the tap. Small to medium sized tan foamy head. The aroma is chocolate, coffee, cherries and some bourbon. A full bodied Russian Imperial Stout. The malts are chocolate and coffee with a touch of wood and bourbon. The hops are earthy and herbal. Nice balance. Decent carbonation. The chocolate flavors really dominate in this beer, but they mix well with the bourbon flavors. Hides the 10% alcohol very well. Mouthfeel is full and round. Finish is clean and smooth. Aftertaste is slightly bitter.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
WeeHeavySD (3359) - San Diego (Hillcrest), Oregon, USA - DEC 17, 2009
Strong Ale 2009, one of the standouts of the night and really nice to see a PP SC beer that really stands out like this. Pours black with a light brown head. Nose is sweet and rich, somewhat malevolent of whats to come. Taste is super sweet, with rich chocolate, and a big punch, really tasty impy.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Snojerk321 (2960) - San Diego, California, USA - DEC 7, 2009
On tap at Pizza Port Strong Ale fest, top 3 beers of the afternoon. Pours a motor oil black with a creamy chocolate head. Nose held tons of sweet vanilla, caramel, toffee and some cocoa dust. Flavor held a good amount of bittersweet chocolate, toffee, some bourbon heat and sweet vanilla on the finish.....damn tasty.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
JohnnyJ (4729) - San Diego, California, USA - DEC 7, 2009
On tap at the SD Strong Ale Fest 09. Pours a pitch black with fluffy large tan head. Chocolate nibs, roasted malt, vanilla, espresso, and bourbon. Just what a huge imp stout should be. Very tasty.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
danielcurtis81 (1519) - San Diego, California, USA - DEC 6, 2009
Served on tap at the 2009 Pizza Port Strong Ale Festival. The apperance is a creamy black with a burnt brown head. The nose is full of bourbon and vanilla. The flavors continue the bourbon dominance with nice additions of chocolate and vanilla.. The mouth feel is really smooth and full. A touch boozy but very nice beer.

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