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RATINGS: 1105   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.


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4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
larsniclas (5621) - 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.


3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Gerardgathier (274) - - AUG 29, 2014
pours pitch black with big brown head, choco roasty notes. taste is choco coffee peppery spicyness. nice full body

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
andriesradu (506) - ROMANIA - AUG 25, 2014
65cl bottle. Pours black with a huge brown head. Aroma has notes of roasted malt, chocolate and coffee. Flavor is dominated by roasted malt but not overwhelming also light chocolate notes and alchool. Full bodied.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
MarcoDL (2226) - NETHERLANDS - AUG 10, 2014
Tasty imperial stout, good example of the style. Has notes of chocolate, roasted malt, candi and some mild hopping,

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
SVD (583) - NETHERLANDS - AUG 9, 2014
@ Camping Ratebeer, Black beer, roasted coffee and chocolate aroma and taste, very nice

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Lupulcious85 (10) - - JUL 21, 2014
Black as the dark side of the moon. Motor oil dark. Thin caramel colored head. Dissipated fairly quickly with the boosted alcohol. Pleasant roasted malt profile. Coffee and dark chocolate all around. Catch a littlw raisin in there too.. I assume I got some of the freshy freshy as I detected some major hops under the cafe latte background. Booze was also fairly high, adding to subtle astringency. I like it, but Im happy Yeti is readily available in town.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Bosbouw (1269) - Gemonde, NETHERLANDS - JUL 21, 2014
Zwarte kleur met een goede kraag. Ruikt gebrande mout, koffie, chocolade. Smaakt iets gebrand, koffie.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DutchDrebus (4069) - Oirschot, NETHERLANDS - JUL 19, 2014
Bottle @ camping ratebeer 2014. Pitch black clour with a small off-white. Smells sweet, chocolate, roasty, coffee. Tastes sweet, chocolate, roasty, coffee, slightly sugary. Full body, thick, soft carbo.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
rodenbach99 (3161) - Longueuil, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 15, 2014
Embouteillée le 13 août 2013. Bue au mois de juillet 2014. Une robe brune profonde avec une mousse brune. Un nez de chocolat et de grillé. Des saveurs rôtis impressionnantes et mordantes. Une bouche amère et sèche. Une finale sur l’amertume puissante.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
SlovakSniper (3203) - Out Of This World, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 15, 2014
Embouteillée le 13 août 2013. Une bière assez foncée pour être perçue comme étant noire. Une belle mousse généreuse qui laisse d’épaisses traces derrière elle. Les arômes ne sont pas exceptionnellement développés. Ça sent le brun et le noir avec une pointe d’alcool. Les saveurs m’intéressent davantage. Le café, les notes rôtis et le caramel sont les trois éléments que je réussis à identifier. En bouche, je peux dire que l’impression est fortement agréable. Le corps est dense, la texture bien crémeuse et le pétillement souple. La finale me plaît beaucoup avec son amertume de torréfaction bien construite et justement longue. Bon impérial stout. Simple mais efficace.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
fishonmyplane (446) - Newington, Connecticut, USA - JUL 9, 2014
10-month aged bottle. Thick creamy grey head. Roasty and bitter. Most of those added sugars have fermented so there isn’t much sweetness left, but there is a nice chocolate malt flavor. Pretty smooth for the ABV.


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