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RATINGS: 1028   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.89   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.

kennydiaz's rating

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
kennydiaz (353) - Manahawkin, New Jersey, USA - NOV 3, 2012
Pours dark almost black with little carbonation. Has strong wisky, oak, vanilla flavor.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Zakoon (325) - 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 (1771) - 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 (1317) - 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 (1508) - 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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
katrinaez (702) - norristown, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 26, 2015
Nice and classic style Xmas beverage. Sugar, spice, everything. ..well booze. Heavy hitting and full of flavors but just above an average rating since it sits similar to others. Tap

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Stuu666 (7343) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAY 4, 2015
Bottle at home. Pours black, nose is chocolate, roasted malts, coffee, sugary, taste is similar, dry, light smoke.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
gopherfan99 (984) - CROATIA - APR 21, 2015
Bottle; pours dark brown with a ring of mocha head around the edge of the glass; aroma is licorice, chocolate, coffee, and vanilla with hints of dark fruits and brown sugar; taste is licorice, chocolate, roast malt, coffee with brown sugar and vanilla; finish is bittersweet with a hint of alcohol; every day is Christmas with this beer

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Fritz123 (1430) - Boca Raton, Florida, USA - APR 5, 2015
Bottle shared with Dan and Edgar at the Pig. The snifter pour was dark black with a soft tan head. Aroma is dark chocolate, some dark fruits like prunes and raisins, slight Belgian yeast aromas, and hint of vanilla. The taste was similar with the dark fruits, dark chocolate, and Belgian candied sugars. Sweet finish with dark fruits and roasted malts. Good balance, great after a pulled pork sandwich. A nice full bodied sipper.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
rdixon77 (1617) - Georgia, USA - APR 1, 2015
Old rating. Dark brown pour. Caramel, rosty nutty malts, some chocolate, some spice, earthy hops. All over the place, but tasty.

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