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RATINGS: 1022   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.89   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
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mgajdaczewa (822) - Katowice, POLAND - DEC 13, 2014
W aromacie gorzka czekolada, praliny belgijskie, lekka kawa, dobrze ułożony i bardzo przyjemny. W smaku podobnie, dominują czekolada i praliny z lekkim waniliowym posmakiem, dość wytrawne, nieco brakuje pełni. Świetnie ukryty alkohol. Jedyny zawód - nazwa zwiastowała coś bardziej "świątecznego", ale piwo bardzo dobre!

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
dpatchen (15) - - DEC 9, 2014
Fantastic seasonal release from Port Brewing. It's up there with the best imperial Stouts around. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
sir__v (961) - Lille, FRANCE - DEC 9, 2014
Bottle shared with friends from Celecestine, FR. Color: dark black beer with small carbonation and small brown head. Smell: malt and roasted malt with brown sugar and high sugar domination. Taste: nice body with sugar and malt. Well balanced and good caramel notes. Aftertaste: good caramel and sugar notes with malt taste.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
haukur (1345) - Reykjavik, ICELAND - DEC 8, 2014
Pitch black. Nice aroma with some dark chocolate, coffee, spices. Medium bodied for the style, somewhat creamy with nice hints of chocolate and spices again. Nothing out of this world but nice

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ruigo (1443) - PORTUGAL - DEC 5, 2014
66cl bottle. Real black colour with a nice brown head. Liquorice, some sourness, dried fruits, roasted and alcohol in the aroma. Average carbonation and medium to full body. Taste is more on the bitter side with a long dry finish. Overall, a very good beer.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Theydon_Bois (12113) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, ENGLAND - NOV 30, 2014
Bottle split on the patio of the hotel, San Diego, thanks to GT2 for this one 14/11/14. Black with a big dirty tan head that retains well - a good looker! Nose is spice, bitter roast, chocolate, leather, liqourice, light charr. Taste comprises chocolate maltesers, hint of plastic, light spice, molasses, dark fruit rinds. Medium + body, fine carbonation, semi drying close with a light hop presence in the background. Ok impy.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jehoesefat (328) - Poway, California, USA - NOV 28, 2014
Strong cocoa aroma with a bit of alcohol detectable. Pours thick black with a tan head. Really tasty, chocolate up front and a long bitter finish.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Lowenbrau (2521) - Asturias, Oviedo, SPAIN - NOV 27, 2014
66cl bottle from Cimmeria, Oviedo. 26-11-2014.
BBD: bottled sometime within 2014, all i see.
In short: creamy IStout.
Pours black with nice tan head. Roasty, sweet, liquorice, burnt caramel aromas. Medium body, soft carbonation, viscous texture. Taste is smooth, roasty, coffee, creamy, some vanilla, sweet. Ends a bit dry. Quite pleasant.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
McWorta (839) - LUXEMBOURG - NOV 26, 2014
Pitch black with a frothy dark brown toasted lasting head with good lacings. Aromas of roasted malts, liquorice, wood, dark chocolate and coffee notes arise with some winey, caramelised dark fruit hints developping. A brief fizz offers a surprising medium bodied beer considering the aroma complexity and alcohol content. Flavours of roasted malts, toast, liquorice, coffee and chocolate with its sweet-acidity/astringency develops building some roast bitterness on the vack of the palate. The finish is pleasantly astringent reminiscent of coffee or strong dark chocolate lasting for a long time, complex.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
duganc (17) - , New Jersey, USA - NOV 15, 2014
Bomber bottle. Classic IS. Inky pour, roasted malty sweetnes with no noticeable alcohol or astringency. Good benchmark for comparison to other well known ISs. Long pleasing finish. Nice on this 23 deg night.


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