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RATINGS: 1090   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.91   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.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DYCSoccer17 (3226) - Woodland, California, USA - DEC 24, 2005
2004 Bottle that I purchased at Solana back in March 05. Mildly sweet cocoa powder aroma with some sweet mustiness present in the nose as well. Opaque dark brown/black with a nice frothy brown head. Sweet start with chocolate turning somewhat astringent and a bit sour in the middle. Hints of anise come through in the middle as well. Finishes hot and roasted with some booziness. A bit of a disappointment.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
badgerben (4362) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - DEC 16, 2005
Black color with a thin tan head. Heavy on the coffee aroma with smoke on the end. Bitter coffee taste that layers on top of the pile of malt. Not much bitterness from the hops. Fine and tasty!

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jtw (1078) - farmington, Michigan, USA - DEC 3, 2005
bottle number 410, thanks to DarkElf! this bottle has been sitting in the basement for a while, waiting for an appropriately snowy and christmasy evening to be drunk - tonight! pours black with a surprisingly fizzy tan head that lasts and lasts. tons of roasted chocolate and cream aroma, with tiny little appearances of cherry tartness and alcohol. some smoke flavors in the finish, but otherwise it tastes as the aroma would suggest. that’s not to call it simple or one-dimensional, it’s only a predictable taste from the smell. thanks stephen!

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
NVBeer232 (467) - Reno, Nevada, USA - DEC 3, 2005
Big Thanks to DarkElf for this bottle! Black pour with hints of red on the edges. You can tell from the nose that this is one big beer. Whole lot of chocolate and dark fruit, with some coffee and other roast malts. Chewy beer. Quite a lot going on flavor wise. raisiny, with some coffee and warming alcohol. Very nice Imperial stout. Thanks again Stephen!!!

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
sprinkle (114) - Arcadia, Michigan, USA - NOV 19, 2005
Bitter chocolate and roasted coffe on the nose. Huge head that lingers and lace that sticks like a snail. Big in your mouth,as if you take a small drink and it expands, rich coffee,chocolate and drys out on the finish. I want more.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Styles (2014) - Lincoln Park, Michigan, USA - NOV 14, 2005
Courtesy of Pailhead. Dark opaque black with decent tan head. Aroma is all sweet choolate and caramel. Favor much the same with a huge strange fruity sweetness through the middle. Lots of bitter coffee in the finish.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Dough77 (821) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - OCT 31, 2005
Well made Impy stout, pours out dark with small tan head. Aroma full of big time chocolate, some dark fruit, coffee, and the slightest hint of hops too. Flavor is more fruitish than one would expect out of an imperial stout showing its fruity side, but definitly rock solid, also chocolate, coffee, alcohol, smoke(but its not very significant), caramel, and a heavy presence of malt. Very well made imperial stout.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
fordest (1961) - Santee/San Diego, California, USA - OCT 23, 2005
Draft at PP Solona Beach. Very dark with almost no head. Aromas were sweet with some coffee, but mostly chocolate and dark fruit. The flavor was almost all fruit. Sour cherries for sure, and a rather vineousness to it that surprised me. Very tasty stuff.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
footbalm (1219) - Western Minneapolis Suburbs, Minnesota, USA - OCT 17, 2005
Pours a very dark brown borbering on ebony.Lots of action in the aroma with molasses,coffee and some chocolate present.Some Impy’s are a little sweet but this had enough hops to stayin a well balanced medium.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
whaleman (2178) - North Wales, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 5, 2005
Deep, dark ruddy brown body with some chunky particles and a uniform, fading, oily tan head. The head builds nice and fades fast. Aroma of chocolate pudding, rich caramel, dark chocolate nibs, and a meaty red wine. Nice dark fruit flavors with mild acidity and notes of tobacco and earthy hops. Tastes like a big foreign extra stout. I once tasted a badly infected bottle, but this is very good when on.


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