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RATINGS: 1076   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.89/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.


larsniclas' rating

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
larsniclas (6338) - Billdal, - JAN 1, 2013
Bottled from Systembolaget Pitch black with a huge, beige head. Dark roasted aroma with flowery hoppiness. Thick and oily palate and rather vinous. Dark chocolate, tar and salty licorice in the flavour. Medium bitterness.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
chadski (9) - California, USA - FEB 12, 2016 does not count
Billowy pour and chocolate aromas. Finish is the most interesting as the alcohol seems to bloom but is not overdone. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
McTapps (6217) - Ruhrcity, GERMANY - FEB 12, 2016
Bottle from Rudat in Dortmund. The beer has got a deep black colour with a smooth body and steady creamy head. Aroma of malt, woods and espresso. Intense taste of barrels, rum, malt, woods, plums, chocolate, cappuccino, coffee beans and cocoa. Intense and delicious. Very vineous. Loved it.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
freretoc (1381) - Besançon, FRANCE - FEB 11, 2016
Bue en bouteille de 50cl à la brasserie, couleur noire, mousse marron qui tient bien et effervescence moyenne. Nez sur le chocolat et le fruit noir. En bouche attaque sur le chocolat, le chocolat au lait continuité sur une belle amertume bien équilibrée, continuité sur la mûre et la myrtille et une énorme fin de bouche sur le café excellent mais qui fait faire des rêves bizarres !

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
heman (407) - 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.

3.2
   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.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
alex_leit (1168) - 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.

4.3
   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.

3.6
   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...

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
coachd (438) - 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.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
tomekboniek (365) - 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.


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