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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.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
TheHopster (960) - Netcong, New Jersey, USA - NOV 30, 2012
(bottle) Fluffy and persistent tan head which explosively billows over the glass unless poured carefully. Aroma is mild with alcohol and malt. Diverse flavors include multiple malt characters, roasted chicory, anise or black liquorish with a hop bite and warming alcohol. A unique and successful seasonal by this brewer!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ogniskowicz (517) - POLAND - NOV 26, 2015
W aromacie uderzenie praliny czekoladowej, sporej paloności, szlachetnego alkoholu. Wszystko tak jak ma być. W smaku jeszcze lepiej. Piwo nie jest wyklejające, raczej wytrawne, ale od razu czuć że to mocny zawodnik. Wspaniała popiołowość, czekolada, lekka kwaskowość. Goryczka chmielowa dość mocna, zapewniająca wraz z ogrzewającym alkoholem idealną kontrę. Świetny RIS. Pijalny jak diabli.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
madchemist83 (202) - USA - NOV 21, 2015
Burnt caramel, coffee, alcohol and chocolate in the nose. Opacue with tan head. Bitter coffee like, very smooth.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
demannu (247) - New Jersey, USA - NOV 13, 2015
Rich chocolate and roasted coffee aroma. Jet black pour with a froathy and creamy lasting beige head. Palate is smooth and creamy, medium body. Lightly sweet with a medium growing roasty bitterness in finish. Very nice beer and that price?! I’ll be getting a few more.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
MacBoost (1595) - Pouring Bus, New York, USA - NOV 6, 2015
Bomber. Very reasonable price. Pours like cola. Aromas of roast and anise. Taste is bitter with a sharp roasty bite. Some hop presence. Solid.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Pedro_Pinho (16) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - NOV 5, 2015
Bottle @ home. I understand how this can help Santa! Nice aroma of coffee, rosted malt and caramel. Warm alcohol feeling. Great brew!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Zakoon (370) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - OCT 7, 2015
650ml bottle enjoyed @ home. Pours black with a frothy and creamy beige head. Aroma is roasted malt, coffee, chocolate, caramel and liquorice. Flavour is medium bitter and light sweet. Medium bodied to full bodied, average carbonation. Finish is roasted and a little ashy.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bergstaden (1830) - Røros, NORWAY - SEP 5, 2015
Black with a small brown head - Sweet malt and wood aroma - Sweet malt body with some woody notes and a nice alcohol heat in the back - Sweet malt and some warma alcohol in hte back - This was real good

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ineedbeer (1368) - Oakland, California, USA - SEP 3, 2015
Poured from a 22oz bottle, 2010 vintage. Aroma is malty with balanced roast and chocolate notes. Some light phenolic spice with medium light dark fruit esters of plum and prune. A faint, faded hop note with some light oxidation character of honey and cardboard. A bit of alcohol spice. Pours black with a large, thick, mocha head that exhibits good retention as it recedes slowly. Medium lacing and moderately long legs. Flavor is moderately sweet with quite a bit of chocolate and a bit lighter amount of roast. Some light tobacco and leather notes. Moderate bitterness with a touch of ash. A hint of dark fruit and anise. Medium light alcohol spice. A light cardboard oxidation note in the finish. More dark fruit as it warms. Mouthfeel is medium full bodied with medium carbonation. Low, but present astringency with medium low alcohol warmth. Overall, an alright stout and it has held up surprisingly well with its age. I thought I had sat on this bottle for too long, but it?s still close to its fresh self. Nice malt character with balance of roast and chocolate. Good complimentary fruit and phenolic notes. A bit hot even with its age.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
rouhlas (1721) - GREECE - AUG 31, 2015
650ml bottle. Black color with light brown head. Roasted malty aroma, chocolate, coca, coffee, dark fruits, caramel, light alcohol. Sweet and bitter taste like aroma. Almost full creamy body with soft carbonation.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ClassyBeagle (374) - USA - AUG 23, 2015
From NOTES. A: Dark, almost burnt malts, light dark fruits, and a touch of cocoa and coffee. A: Very pretty dark pour, almost black, with a nice khaki pillowy head. T: A smooth chocolate flavor, with crisp burnt malt. A little bit of coffee and lingering caramel. There is also a faint smoky flavor. P: Full body, medium carbonation. O: Very nice imperial stout with lots of flavors, a nice balance and an all around good beer. For the fans of bigger stouts only.

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