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RATINGS: 1094   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.89/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Charlzm (246) - Los Angeles, California, USA - DEC 19, 2007
2007 bottle, consumed 12/19/07. Pours a dark clear brown with small head that quickly disappears. Only a very thin ring of tan foam clings to the sides of the glass. Aroma is subtle roasted malts with a hint of chocolate and a metallic undertone. Mouthfeel is only a little thicker and smooother than water. Not much flavor, oddly, perhaps due to the burning astringent sensation on the tongue. Hints of bitter chocolate, maybe. Finishes with an alcohol burn. Not really a great imperial stout; disappointing from this brewery.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Rusty (1545) - Mesa, Arizona, USA - DEC 19, 2007
Pours a brownish black with just a little head. Roastiness and Cofee hints are apparent. Alcohol is fairly well hidden in this one. I’d have rated it higher but despite it’s merits it felt like it was lacking something that I just can’t put my finger on.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
dmac (5466) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - DEC 18, 2007
Bottle shared at Madness. Pours a deep dark brown with red highlights and a small light beige head. Big boozey aroma with notes of chocolate, licorice and some sour cherries. Full bodied lively carbonation and some alcohol heat. LIght chocolate roastiness and alcohol basically sum up the flavor. Santa’s little helper needs a little help making all that alcohol a little less obvious.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
StoutCat (89) - North Laurel, Maryland, USA - DEC 17, 2007
2006 bottle. Dark with thin tan head. aroma of roasted coffee and candy. medium to thick bodied, bitter chocolate and coffee taste.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
puzzl (3259) - New York, New York, USA - DEC 17, 2007
2006 bottle, 1 year old. Pours a deep black with a small head. Roasty aroma is a bit thin and unassertive. Slightly harsh palate, light dark chocolate flavors, and a slew of dark fruits. Not too complex. Age I think has treated it well though. It is soft and balanced. Wouldn’t age it too much longer though, not really that type of IS if you ask me.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
hophead75 (2012) - Largo, Florida, USA - DEC 17, 2007
YEHA. opaque black with a light brown head. Aroma of roast, light licorice, chocolate, molasses. Taste is roasty, with chocolate and caramel. Medium body, touches of alcohol present. Finishes roasty and bitter.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
cbkschubert (2901) - BFE, Arizona, USA - DEC 16, 2007
2007 22 oz. bottle from HiTimeWine.com - Pours a dark brown color with a 1/2 finger thick light tan head. Has a sweet roasted malt aroma. Flavor is mostly roasted malt with light coffee and chocolate notes. Smooth palate, but reminds me of an Oatmeal stout. Medium body. Overall, a good beer. To be honest though, it was a bit of a let down.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
ucusty (2691) - raleigh, North Carolina, USA - DEC 13, 2007
pours black with 1 finger head that laces in linear form. Roasted coffee on the nose as well as the mouthfeel. clean finish with notable hints of chocolate.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
HopHeadinAZ (180) - Arizona, USA - DEC 12, 2007
22oz bottle: 2007 Release. Pours almost black with a fleeting medium tan head. Chocolate is the most noticeable aroma with a hint of coffee. Chocolate and roastiness come out in the taste that is clearly on the sweet end along with some alcohol burn on the finish. The mouth feel is appropriate to the style and lingers pretty nicely. This is a good beer overall but could benefit from a little better balance for the sweetness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
GreatLibations (1854) - Last Supper, Arizona, USA - DEC 10, 2007
Pours next to black w/ a modest head that dies like Clint Eastwood took it down in a Dirty Harry scene. A thin fluffy ring is all that remains. Smells like cold melted chocolate. Full nectar w/ good carbonation. A moderate roast component drives the ship as the fat malty mocha copilot infuses the staff w/ it’s heavy slop. Moderately sweet w/ justified alcohol that tries to balance but fails miserably leaving green tinged grasses to wash away. The finish is long and sturdy leaving a well understood message with the drinker. This beer is decadent, warming, and overdone. There is a defined alcohol presence that disrupts the balance.

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