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RATINGS: 1105   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.


4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
kraddel (3334) - some beerplace, BELGIUM - FEB 25, 2014
Bottle thnx to belgbeergeek , 2009 vintage pours black , no foam Smells cery full , round , dark and thick Good carbo Taste is bitter , bit booze , dark malts , chocolate , oat Veey nice indeed

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
JonMoore (1867) - Loughborough, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - FEB 24, 2014
Bottle 2008 vintage - near black with moderate tan head. Super roast malty, chocolate, dark fruit, sweet malty, milk aroma. Same again in the taste, plus coffee and liquorice, with a long sweet and bitter finish. Full bodied, smooth and creamy mouthfeel. Well hid alcohol, warming on the way down. Very good Imperial Stout.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Miglet (10) - - FEB 11, 2014
It’s a dream of a RIS, big bold roasted notes, blended with a warming amount of alcohol. Its medium to full in body, warms as its goes down. Pitch black in color.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
NikkTwist (1642) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 7, 2014
Draft many times at Monks, Eulogy, and now Moriartys. Black pour with a full tan head. The standard version has big creamy espresso notes. Liquorice and chocolate as well. Nice full stout. Sweet, but less so than most Imperials. Molasses. Charcoal burnt marshmallows. Thick body. Well blended but not nearly as complex as the barrel aged versions. Still great stuff. Not as refined as the Mikkeller version but bigger and better.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Yorker (1208) - 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 (7607) - 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 (251) - 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 (617) - 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 (696) - Riga, 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 (1655) - 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.


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