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RATINGS: 1027   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.89   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 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 (4422) - 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

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
JMFG (1587) - Florida, USA - JUN 4, 2007
Black with dark tan head. A little roast, a good deal of alcohol in the aroma along with some minty hops. Taste is nice warm roast, with a slight bitter hop finish. Some roast in the middle, but I prefer more, and I admit that’s really being picky, because this is a good beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jarspag (601) - San Francisco, California, USA - MAY 25, 2007
UPDATED: MAR 31, 2008 22 oz. bomber drank at Nozzi’s old pad. Very nice stout - a step down from the big big boys, but nice nonetheless. Tastes of dark chocolate, dried fruits, vanilla, and some toffee. Finish is rather bitter and filled with coffee. Great brew!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
TheEpeeist (3581) - Media, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 24, 2007
22 oz bottle. Almost black with a ring of light brown foam. Very roasty molasses with a touch of hoppy urine. Not a bad aroma just odd. Taste similar to the nose with smoky chocolate. Good but not so complex. Medium light, minimal carb.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
rickgordon (3846) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - MAY 20, 2007
Bottle. Thanx to Marsiblursi. Almost black in colour. Subtle aroma with chocolate and bit fiery menthol. Very much finesse here! Fruity backbone in flavour with licorice coming late. There is also chocolate/cocoa and berries. Incredibly balanced beer, very tasty but the gentleness is at is best here. Ultra-long finish though. Wonderful, oily, almost fatty mouthfeel and greatly balanced in everything, such as in the bitterness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Zeswaft (1493) - Charleston, South Carolina, USA - MAY 18, 2007
thanks sersdf. pitch black and a thick brown head. could find much aroma. a little black licorice and soy sauce. flavor is mocha and smoke. a decent imp. stout.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Marsiblursi (3063) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - MAY 18, 2007
UPDATED: MAY 25, 2010 (Bottle, thanks to moejuck) Pours almost black. Chocolaty, light sweet and a bit vinous aroma with some dark fruits/raisins and fainted hops. Deep roasted but also light burned with notes of coffee and new asphalt. Some coconut milk. Small hints of alcohol, vanilla and mint. Roasted, a bit sweet aroma with chocolate, some oranges, liquorice root and some dark berries. Finish is very oily with some coffee notes. Medium to full thick and smooth mouthfeel with maybe a tiny bit to much alcohol. Light bitter. Almost full body. Second try: (Bottle from 2008, sampled 2010) Pours black with a small brown head. The aroma is quite oxidized with notes of black olives and Madeira/resins. Dark chocolaty roast and old hops. Irish coffee hints - brown sugar and cheap whisky. Tar. The flavour is light sweet, near medium bitter and light to medium acidic. Tones of madeira, dark fruits, dark chocolate, aggressive tea-like hops, soy and brown sugar. The mouthfeel is fat and round with light carbonation. Vinous and roasted finish. Medium to full bodied.

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