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Right Brain Fat Lad Imperial Stout

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RATINGS: 15   MEAN: 3.65/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.5/5   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
Big bold chocolaty Russian Imperial Stout. An outstanding blend of licorice, charred oak, and a subtle hoppy crispness. Deeply satisfying in both flavor and warmth. Fat Lad is ideal for the cold winter months.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Pailhead (6385) - Plymouth, Michigan, USA - MAY 14, 2015
On tap: The aroma consists of dark chocolate, molasses, roasted malt, and faint burnt notes. Itís a dark brown with some orange highlights and a small khaki head that fades to a thin film outlined by a slightly thicker ring. There is a good sheet of lacing left on the sides of the glass. The flavor starts with moderate roasted malt, black coffee, light pine, and a touch of burnt notes. Itís medium bodied with mild carbonation.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
TheBear11D (365) - Michigan, USA - JAN 10, 2015
On draft The Fat Lad pours jet black with a thin dark brown head that hardly lasts. The aroma is campfire, chocolate and black licorice. The flavor is chocolate and black licorice initially with campfire oak on the finish. Overall this is a decent beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
tectactoe (3125) - Michigan, USA - JUN 4, 2014
Tap: Black. Dark as hell with a mocha-foam that quickly recedes to a strong collar at the edges. Aroma includes strong notes of bakerís chocolate, bittersweet fudge, roasted malts, & a finishing kick of burnt caramel. More roasty on the palate than expected, but certainly not a bad thing. Roasted, scorched malt up front with a bittersweet chocolate essence taking over the latter half of each sip. I get very timid hints of black licorice, too, & a mild, dry roasted coffee bean aftertaste that lingers in the aftertaste. A very nice imperial stout.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
blackflag321 (632) - Lansing, Michigan, USA - MAR 14, 2014
Shared bomber, pint glass. Dark black-brown, light cocoa head. Smooth, slightly creamy palate; really covers the 9.2 ABV. Roasted malt, a bit of chocolate & coffee.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Mittenator (1612) - Michigan, USA - FEB 5, 2014
Draft at right brain tap takeover at crunchy's. Near black with a dark tan head. Dark chocolate and coffee malt aromas. Nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jtw (1153) - farmington, Michigan, USA - JAN 26, 2014
a brightly-smelling and roastily bitter brew, pouring a nice dark black though itís not quite opaque. peaty smoke and roasted barley come through with some cocoa and not a lot of malty sweetness as seen in some big stouts but thatís fine - itís just not so hugely bodied. some gritty roast and cocoa in the flavor and palate, and itís a nice brew that is worth trying and definitely hits the spot on a bitter cold winter night here in Michigan.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
daknole (10848) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - OCT 3, 2013
Basically black with a light tan head. Very roasty, light smoke, chocolate covered coffee beans, prunes, a bit dry on the finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
superspak (4566) - Michigan, USA - SEP 21, 2013
22 ounce bottle into snifter, no bottle dating. Pours dense pitch black color with a 1 finger dense dark tan head with great retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Spotty soapy lacing clings around the glass. Aromas of dark chocolate, cocoa, roasted malt, coffee, char, toast, smoke, toffee, dark bread, light vanilla, light floral, and roasted earthiness. Nice aromas with good balance and complexity of dark/roasted malt notes; with solid strength. Taste of big dark chocolate, roasted malt, cocoa, char, coffee, smoke, toast, toffee, dark bread, light vanilla, and roasted earthiness. Sizable roasted/char bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of dark chocolate, roasted malt, cocoa, char, coffee, smoke, toast, dark bread, and roasted earthiness on the finish for a while. Nice balance and complexity of dark/roasted malt flavors; with a solid malt/bitterness balance and minimal cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and fairly full bodied; with a very creamy, slick, and lightly chalky mouthfeel that is good. Alcohol is well hidden with only a small warming present after the finish. Overall this is a pretty good imperial stout. Good complexity of dark/roasted malt flavors; but very a very slow sipper due to intense roasted/charred malt/bitterness. A fairly enjoyable offering, best enjoyed very slowly.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
brokensail (15754) - Dublin, California, USA - MAY 7, 2013
Black pour with a tan head. Roasted malt, lots of coffee, and some smoke. A bit of cocoa powder, earthy hops, citrus peel, and a light sweetness. Thereís a lot of roast, smoke, and earthy bitterness to the flavor. Coffee, dark chocolate, and a touch of citrus. Very mild sweetness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ICEatALAMO (1299) - Troy, Michigan, USA - APR 6, 2013
Bottle. The pour us dark with a thick full head. The aroma is big with malt and chocolate. The taste very thick. Get some figs and burnt fruits and smoke. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

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