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RATINGS: 1101   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.91   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
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Everything but the kitchen sink…Great Western Premium Two Row, Wheat, Carvienne, Caramunich, 95-115, 135-165L Crystal Malts, Chocolate, Roasted and Black Barley and Pale Chocolate. We also add some Brown Sugar and some Dark Belgian Candi Sugar to boost the Original Gravity. The beer is hopped with East Kent Goldings, Mt. Hood, Liberty, and Challenger. It is unfiltered with an OG of 1.094 and 10.0% ABV. Proprietary Ale Yeast.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Yorker (1114) - Herning, DENMARK - FEB 6, 2014
65 cl bottle @ home. Pours black with a little sediment and a tan head that leaves some lacing. Aroma and flavour are liquorice, chocolate, roasted malt, and coffee - with a bitter finish.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Beerhunter111 (6917) - Hasborn, GERMANY - FEB 4, 2014
650ml Flasche. Ins Glas ergießt sich ein schwarzes Bier mit geringer bräunlichen Schaumkrone. Geruch röstmalzig, Schokolade, Kaffee. Geschmack röstmalzig süß nach Schokolade, Kaffee, leicht alkoholisch.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
mensch (246) - Loveland, Colorado, USA - JAN 30, 2014
Love it. Rich and thick and bitter and coffee. A little sweet in the first finish, then dry husked malt. So intense. Quite one-dimensional, but when that dimension is this good, I don’t care.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
angelkostvo (562) - CZECH REPUBLIC - JAN 29, 2014
Black colour, one finger tan head. Aroma of chocolate, milk, cocoa, ginger bread, toffee, vanilla, rape bananas. Taste is light sweet, a bit bitter. Medium body, creamy texture, soft to flat carbonation.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Vells (652) - LATVIA - JAN 19, 2014
Not as intense as BA bro, thou very expressive as well. Moderate to heavy roasted maltiness, huge choco presence mixed with quite rough coffee, pleasant caramel, decent hops, vanilla, licorice. Actually this is quite interesting. BA has some positive effects, thou it takes away quite a lot as well.. Sweet with quite intense roasted bitterness. Nice brew. .Would like to sample side by side with BA bro

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BOSSbrewer (1509) - Arkansas, USA - JAN 18, 2014
Had at the BGoA Winter tasting. Pours dark brown. Roasty. Notch caramel. Persistent tan head. Some chocolate. Finishes dry. Nice beer.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Drake (8029) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - JAN 17, 2014
Bomber. Pours inky black with a large foamy brown head. Good head retention. Aroma of chocolate, roasted malts and a bit of umami and green hops. The taste is roasted malts, dark chocolate, coffee, green coffee, mild hints of vanilla and caramel. Medium bodied, low carbonation, slight alcohol warmth. Straightforward, solid imperial stout.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Marduk (2594) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - JAN 17, 2014
750ml bottle. Pitch black color. Tiny to almost no head. Alcohol, roasted malts, chocolate in aroma. Tastes pretty much the same. Nice balance. Very easy to drink.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Zer0 (1126) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - JAN 16, 2014
Bottle. Pours dark brown with a light brown head. Aroma is coffee, lots of chocolate, roast, caramel, toffee and some pine. Taste is moderate bitter and quite sweet. Full bodied.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
gmb5127 (234) - Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 10, 2014
Unimpressed compared to the ratings. Not a very strong aroma and compared to many imperial stouts.


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