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RATINGS: 1126   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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
burpfrank (299) - carpinteria, California, USA - JAN 1, 2007
This had an average head,but good for a stout.Color black with no light shining thru.Aroma was somewhat light of roasted nuts.It has a taste of burnt nuts and coffee.slight chocolate flavor.Tad sour.I don’t think it is sweet as stated by other reviewers.I don’t like things too sweet.This is pretty good,but the port truck stop stout I had on tap the other night at the brewery in Carlsbad was far superior.This one has more alcohol content.So, I guess if you want taste ,look elsewhere,if you want good taste and getting drunk look here!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
georgekappus (296) - Brookfield, Connecticut, USA - APR 18, 2008
Bottle. Pours a dark brown with no head. Aroma of rock candy, alcohol, and currants. Slight hint of molasses in the background. Taste of coffee, roasted malt and a bit of sugar. Slightly carbonated, slightly thick mouthfeel.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Klimaet (296) - Aarhus N, DENMARK - OCT 22, 2014
Bottle at Fermentoren. Pours pitch black with a dark brown thick head. Aromas of coffee roast, molasses, dates, raisins, some light chocolate. Taste is pretty sweet up front, lots of light chocolate, dates, raisins, dark sweet fruits. Dark bitter chocolate and coffee roast finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
brokephibroke (293) - Mead, Colorado, USA - DEC 21, 2008
2008. Pours thick, black sludgelike no head. Coffee, alcohol and chocolate dominate the nose. Taste is chocolate, malty and roasted grains, not sweet. A bit weak and watery on the palate, but bonus points for a long, lingering chocolate aftertaste.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
clong83 (285) - San Diego, California, USA - JAN 23, 2011
Holy cow this hides the alcohol well. I was wondering why I felt so loopy when I read the label and saw 10%... Well-balanced with lots of chocolate malts. Some good hop bite to it, and has a long smooth finish. Very well done.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
dutch23mp (284) - Mount Prospect, Illinois, USA - NOV 29, 2009
Great seasonal brew pours a deep black with a very small creamy head. Lots of flavor especially the chocolate malts that come through with some other christmas beer spices which usually Im don’t care for but are hidden. The roasted malty taste compiled with this make this a great brew. The finish is very mellow and better then the beginning.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
anthony850 (283) - Andover, New Jersey, USA - MAR 28, 2014
In a bottle smooth with chocolate , fruity taste high alc. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
waltersrj (280) - Washington, USA - NOV 30, 2009
Pours dark black...dark like the moon disappeared. Small tan head after pour. The nose is dark fruits, fig and cherry, roasted malt, chocolate nibs, and coffee. The taste is similar with vanilla and brown sugar as well. The palate is thick like oil and the aftertaste is warm and welcoming with a slight hint of booze and chocolate. Great winter impy ale!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
mastabass666 (277) - California, USA - DEC 10, 2009
pours black with a nice tan head. aroma is cola, coffee, brown sugar. flavor is dark chocolate, burnt marshmallow, roasted nuts, alcohol. very full body, slight saltiness with a really long woody finish. great.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
12many (277) - Alaska, USA - NOV 4, 2010
Poured black with stable foam which grew slowly over several minutes then faded even slower leaving very nice lacing. Roasty chocolate aroma with the alcohol being nearly undetectable. A very smooth drink.

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