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RATINGS: 1073   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 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
theisti (3651) - Kansas, USA - FEB 4, 2009
22 oz. bottle from DA. 2008 Vintage. Pour is all black, with a small 1/2 khaki head. Small amount of settling. Aroma is stale espresso roastiness, dusty dark chocolate and some red wine notes. There is also a dried vegetable smell which is a bit off-putting. Taste is the roast coffee, sweet molasses maltiness, black licorice, red wine and some pine hoppiness to the finish. The finish is dry, and has a hint of soy to it. Palate is medium, featuring a quick finish and nice drinkability for a bigger stout. Alcohol is masked nicely. Thanks for sending this my way, Derek.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
heman (400) - Tychy, POLAND - FEB 7, 2016
Barwa ciemno brunatna, piana ładna, intensywna i brązowa. Aromat przyjemny, acz nie zniewalający. Trochę nut czekoladowych, podszytych wyraźną palonością. W tle czerwone owoce i powiew alkoholu. W smaku niestety wraz z każdym łykiem alkohol zaczyna odgrywac główną rolę. Kakao i czekolada, pokrywana jest cierpką nutą alkoholową, dość ordynarną i nieprzyjemną. W tle kawa espresso. Wybitnie degustacyjne.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Dfonorow (1867) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 22, 2016
On tap at Franklin Tap - Chicago. Pour is close to black with a medium tan head. Aroma and flavor of cocoa, dried fruit, pine hops, and roasted malt. Finish is pretty hoppy for a imperial stout with added notes of candi sugar and yeast.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
alex_leit (1167) - Minsk, BELARUS - JAN 22, 2016
Bottle. Black color with very good coffee foam. Aroma: cream and coffee, sweet malt, caramel and roasted, porto. Taste: powerful, wine and spirits, bitter hops, alcohol, roasted, warming, caramel.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Livendadream (191) - New Mexico, USA - JAN 16, 2016
Btl pours a black color like dirty motor oil. Huge tight compact dark tan head,lingers forever never dissapating. The inside of glass is covered with lace with each gulp of beer consumed. Aromas of chocolate,coffee,earth, toasted bread, burnt sugar, a whiff of licorice and a hint of booze. Tastes of milk chocolate, espresso,sweet toffee,figs and alcohol. Big full body, nice almost nitro like carbonation, soft creamy mouthfeel and a roasty finish. This beer is great tasting and smooth. It will definitely warm you up on a cold winter night. Bold,robust flavors keep me wanting more, unfortunately I only have one bottle. Outstanding imperial stout! FYI bottle dated 9/1/11.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Fredis23 (564) - Hickory Hills, Illinois, USA - JAN 10, 2016
Pitch Black, Big Tan Head, Decent lacing. Roasted malt, Chocolate And Spice Aroma. Toasted malt, Chocolate, Slight Coffee, Sugary, Spice Taste. Good. Recommended...

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
coachd (435) - Missouri, USA - JAN 9, 2016
Smells strongly of roast, bitter coffee, dark fruit and cocoa. Dull black color with a large pillow of beige foam. Tastes chocolatey and creamy at first, with a roast and hop bite at the end. More carbonation than I like in a stout, other than that, the palate is spot on. An ok imperial stout, I probably would not buy this again.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
tomekboniek (363) - Warsaw, POLAND - JAN 6, 2016
Butelka. Barwa czarna, nieprzejrzysta. Piana beżowa, bardzo wysoka podczas nalewania, trwała, chodź po pewnym czasie redukuje się do niskiej wielkości. Aromat kawy, średnio intensywny, ciemne słody, kakao. W smaku analogicznie co w aromacie. Wysycenie średnie+, goryczka niska, niezalegająca. Pełne w odczuciu, easy drinking. Alkohol doskonale ukryty, delikatnie gryzie podniebienie. Piwo super, chodź nie powoduje wielkich zachwytów. Można znaleźć tańsze odpowiedniki europejskie.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
SeniorZozo (602) - Budapest, HUNGARY - JAN 6, 2016
Bottle. Aroma is licorice, slight dark fruits, dark cocoa malts, vanilla, slight smoke. Taste is tangy, smoky-ish sweet. Boozy! Not overly stylized but very enjoyable

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
javiercrasher (254) - Granada, SPAIN - JAN 2, 2016
De color negro, con espuma beige de duración media. Aroma a café, chocolate y malta torrefacta. Cremosa, con buen cuerpo y sin mucha carbonatación. En boca predomina el torrefacto. Alcohol bien integrado. Va ganando conforme coge temperatura.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Paladares (155) - Madrid, SPAIN - JAN 1, 2016
Botella. Color negra opaca. Muy bien de espuma. Aroma muy rico a pasas, chocolate y ligerisimo café. Fantástica en boca. De las cervezas que llenan. Se nota mucho más el chocolate que en su aroma. Una gran cerveza de postre o licor.

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