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RATINGS: 1033   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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
IMtheOptimator (1164) - Bethel, Connecticut, USA - JUL 15, 2007
Poured dark brown with ruby highlights and a fizzy brown head. Aroma is a mix of sweet brown sugar, molasses, and a dash of coffee. Flavor is very rich coffee, with perhaps a bit of bitter dark chocolate to back it up. Like a chocolate-covered espresso bean. The bitterness is nice here, and keeps the beer from being overly sweet. I enjoyed it.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ryan (3186) - Beltsville, Maryland, USA - JUN 26, 2007
Black body with small tan head. The aroma is licorice, roast, chocolates, vinous and molasses. The flavor is milk chocolate, moderately sweet and vinous. Full body is sticky with light carbonation and a warm finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
badlizard (5535) - Berkeley, California, USA - JUN 21, 2007
UPDATED: JUL 24, 2009 650 mL bottle. Black with creamy light brown head. Aroma of chocolate and alcohol. Buttery smooth palate. Rich dark chocolate, coffee, and alcohol taste transitioning to a pleasant sweetness before the decadent, bitter finish. Quite good.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
kwoeltje (2233) - Manchester, Missouri, USA - JUN 21, 2007
(tasting at Brickskeller) black, fairly small tan head. Aroma of coffee and dark fruits. Flavor of dark fruit, some coffee, slightly sweet. Also taste yeast and alcohol.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Wakie (612) - Centreville, Virginia, USA - JUN 21, 2007
Full thick dark appearance I’ve come to associate with a good stout. The aroma was a pleasant blend of molasses, malt, and hops. The flavor a great chickory and raisin explosion in the mouth.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
aubreya (676) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - JUN 18, 2007
The color was deep chocolate black with no light penetration. There was barely any head. It was thin, fizzy, dark tan, and it dissapeared quickly. The aroma was sweet, soy sauce, and molasses. The flavor was alcohol, sweet malt, soy sauce, and some roast. The palate was medium/thick bodied. The finish was alcoholy in the nose, roast, and soy sauce.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
tjthresh (1867) - Greenfield, Indiana, USA - JUN 18, 2007
UPDATED: JUN 21, 2007 22 ounce bottle with the new Port Brewing label, shared by BBB63.
The beer poured pitch black. An aggressive swirl developed a dark brown head. The beer itself looked a lot like Mike went outside and drained his oil pan into the glass. Very roasty aroma. Along comes some soy sauce, tobacco, plum notes, chocolate, and toffee. The flavor was very much like milk chocolate. Shortly thereafter, I got some nice coffee character with a nice hoppy punch. The mouth feel is pretty thin, but that is explained by the use of the extra sugars. There is an oily film left behind.
While not one of my favorite imperial stouts, this is a fine beer that should be sought out.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
emacgee (4457) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - JUN 17, 2007
UPDATED: APR 14, 2008 Thanks to dirty_martini. Poured a coal black brew, looked like oil. Allowed some light around the edges. The head was thin, brown, and creamy. Aroma was very sweet, roasted, dominated by dark sugars like molasses and brown sugar, alcohol comes through, and some coffee, citrus hops are noticeable. The flavor is , roasted, then alcohol, molasses and brown sugar, and some coffee, chocolate, light alcohol, and citrusy hops. The palate full, smooth, and a bit waxy. A very rich brew and a superb impy.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
nightrider (754) - encinitas, California, USA - JUN 13, 2007
From the bomber 22 oz. Pitch black color with thin tan dissipating head. Smell of dark chocolate.coffee,brown sugar, smoke and alcohol. Smooth on the palate. Riich and deep flavors of chocolate, alcohol, and smokiness.Superb length and complexity.Fantastic beer .

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
scoobyluv (511) - Asheville, North Carolina, USA - JUN 8, 2007
very nice opaque color. nice tan head that dissipates fairly readily. nice lacing on the glass. roasted coffee, malt and cocoa nose and flavor. very smooth and flavorful

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