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RATINGS: 9   MEAN: 3.98/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.48   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 249   ABV: 8.3%
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Red Eye’s Black Eye Series Third Release: An Imperial Stout infused with French oak and certified fair trade, organic Sumatra Mandehling.


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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TomDecapolis (4427) - Lawrence, Kansas, USA - SEP 28, 2009
Growler shared by hopdog. Pours a deep black with a medium tan head that left lacing. Aroma of roasted malt, dark chocolate, cocoa, nuts, smoke, vanilla and coffee. Flavor of roasted malt, dark chocolate, vanilla, wood, nuts and some coffee notes. Well done Imp Stout.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
hopdog (8773) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 27, 2009
Growler acquired in trade. Poured a deep black color with an averaged sized off white head. Aromas of chocolate, roastiness, some woodiness, and vanilla. Tastes of roast, chocolate, dark fruits, vanilla, wood, and some coffee bitterness in the finish.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
egajdzis (5253) - Spring Mount, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 27, 2009
Poured an opaque black color with a medium sized, tan head that left nice lacing on the glass. Aroma of roasted malts, cocoa, smoke, wood, vanilla bean, coffee, some dark fruits, and light alcohol. Taste of roasted malts, some coffee, wood, chestnuts, tobacco, smoke, dark chocolate, and some alcohol in the finish. Thanks for sharing Steve!

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JK (4349) - St. Louis Park, Minnesota, USA - MAY 24, 2009
Black. Medium palate. The aroma has coffee and malt. More coffee in the flavor, with heavily roasted malt. A good coffee stout from this small brewery.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
MatSciGuy (907) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - MAY 9, 2009
[Growler] shared by skyview. Pours a clear deep brown with a diminishing beige head. Aroma is acrid coffee grounds, dry cocoa powder, some bittersweet chocolate, and roasted malts. Flavor has lots of great coffee, rich chocolate, caramel, and a bittersweet finish.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
badgerben (4385) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - APR 25, 2009
SourFest II. Growler, courtesy of Skyview. Black color with no head. Big coffee aroma. Very strong coffee flavor. A lot of roasted malts and some chocolate. While it may really be just a glass of thick, alcoholic and malty coffee, I happen to love that.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BDR (2534) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - APR 18, 2009
Brown color. Heavy coffee on the aroma. About all I smell, but not offensive. Very solid coffee taste.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
gws57 (1274) - Saint Charles, Illinois, USA - APR 17, 2009
Had this one from a growler, thanks Slothgar! Oily, milky dark brown pour with a medium brown, foamy head, a nice barbecue sauce, sweet chocolate and soy sauce nose, delicious complexity, very malty, thick and cloying mouthfeel, lots of toasty malt, chocolate and coffee, an outstanding stout.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Skyview (5150) - Papoose Jct, Minnesota, USA - APR 10, 2009
On draught at the brewpub in Wausau, Wisconsin. Pours an opaque dark brown brew with a thin off-white head that dissipates to a thin film and has some excellent lacing. Aroma of rich sweet Sumatra Mandheling coffee, vanilla bean, toasted dark malt with oatmeal, a hint of chocolate and some allspice. Taste is full bodied and quite smooth, with a nice balanced coffee and toasted dark malt flavors, along with other flavors of caramel, oatmeal, grapefruit and some light herbal spice. Finish has a mild bitterness that continues the coffee and some grapefruit aftertaste. This special coffee infused imperial stout was worth the trip.


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