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RATINGS: 1086   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 16/20
biggcb (464) - Harleysville, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 31, 2007
Bottle shard by foofaa. Pours a deep, deep brown with a small tan head. Aroma is roasted malts, chocolate, alcohol, caramel, molasses. Much the same for the flavor, with some spiciness coming through and a fair bit more of the alcohol. Definitely onthe hot side.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
johnadam2002 (529) - Hainesport, New Jersey, USA - OCT 22, 2007
Poured black with brown head. Aroma of chocolate and roasted coffee. Started off with a roasted coffee feel with some chocolate flavors. Ended with sweet caramel. Nice IS.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
apoptosis (1317) - Denver, Colorado, USA - OCT 19, 2007
A nice Impy Stout overall. Here’s my biggest beef with this beer: it is so "hot" and burning with alcohol. But I overlooked this to enjoy the rest of the beer. Strong caramel, roasty aroma with lots of brown sugar and molasses. The flavor is similar, with a little more cocoa in there. Bitter finish, but it is a pleasant bitterness, like good dark chocolate.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
notalush (5626) - Denver, Colorado, USA - OCT 19, 2007
Bomber from footy (thanks, man!) - fairly thick black pour, with just the faintest film of lace around the glass - the aroma is full of dark fruits and an almost belgian quad sweetness - the roasted dark malt aroma squashes this character fast, though, along with some brown sugar and light cinnamon and nutmeg - slick mouthfeel, low carbonation - strong roasty character, with a mellow hop bitterness that hitches a ride along with it - light dough character, along with some spiciness that is complimented by a medium alcohol warmth - very well-attenuated - not a lot of unwelcome sweetness hanging around, just enough to balance the beer - coffee and dried dark fruits stick around long into the finish - well-balanced, and not nearly as in-your-face as a lot of american imperials like to be.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
hopdog (10807) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 19, 2007
22oz bottle shared courtesy of foofaa. Poured a deep, dark brown (damn near black) with a smaller sized tan head. Aromas of chocolate, roast, dark fruits, smoke, and cinnamon. Tastes of chocolate, roast, dark fruits, caramel, and some coffee. Some alcohol in the finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
mreusch (851) - Olathe, Kansas, USA - OCT 8, 2007
Bomber, not sure of vintage (2006?) with THANKS to footbalm! Pours a dark brown, deep black in the glass, with a dark tan creamy two finger head, great lacing. Aroma of espresso, molasses, milk chocolate, and some dark fruits; all pleasantly blended together. Flavor is packed with fresh roast coffee, milk chocolate, molasses, and some dark dried fruit. Palate is full and creamy, with a slightly dry finish. This one surpassed my expectations, although I’m not sure why, as it’s yet another quality brew from Port/LA that I will have to track down more of. Great stuff!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
tronraner (2459) - Walland, Tennessee, USA - OCT 7, 2007
Bottle, shared by NachlamSie. Pours dark brown-black with small tan head. The aroma is chocolatey with lots of prune, cherry, and other dark fruits, some alcohol, very slight coffee, and a sweet toffee tone. The flavor is sweet chocolate right off the bat, then dark vinous notes that intensify as it gets closer to room temperature. Raisin, molasses, and anise are in there, too. The bitterness is earthy and mild, just enough to give an edge to the sweeter fruity flavors. It finishes slightly dry with a lingering woody licorice taste. Pretty good stuff.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
NachlamSie (3172) - Denver, Colorado, USA - OCT 7, 2007
Bomber thanks to Wetherel, split with Tronraner. Pours black with a nice dark tan head and clingy walls of lacing. I can smell this stuff without holding the snifter near my nose. The aroma is rich with molasses, espresso, rum, earth, and sweet, ripe fruits. Nothing very bright or acidic here, however. The mouthfeel is viscous and coating. The initial flavor is raisins, aged rum, and brownies. Of course, as this warms more complexity becomes known and the beer really shines. The finish is lingering and rich with flavors of earth, coffee, molasses, and chocolate. This isn’t all that roasty or hoppy , just nice and warming with a rich semi-sweet character. Highly enjoyable!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
scrizzz (2223) - Bothell, Washington, USA - OCT 2, 2007
UPDATED: JAN 10, 2008 smells dark roasted and spicy like salami. dark and heavy like tar, tobacco flavors with liquid sugar. after all this heaviness the finish is soft and easy.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
TomDecapolis (4618) - Milton, Delaware, USA - OCT 2, 2007
Thanks to awaisanen for this bomber. Pours a deep black with a medium creamy/bubbly deep tan lacing head. Aroma of chocolate, caramel, coffee, tropical fruits, cherry, nuts, wood, licorice and roasted malts. Flavors of dark bitter chocolate, coffee, roasted malts, some caramel and vanilla. A decent amount of bitterness with a nice roasty imperial stout character.

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