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RATINGS: 45   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.81/5   IBU: 85   EST. CALORIES: 366   ABV: 12.2%
A massive wall of flavor and so dark it actually absorbs light – at least we think it does! A deeply rich and complex Russian Style Imperial Stout brewed with no less than 10 different malts is the backbone. We brewed this one with oats to add an additional layer of silkiness along with a healthy dose of locally roasted coffee to make this a truly amazing beer. Sip slowly with a friend and enjoy the rich flavors. 1.111 O.G.

storminorman's rating

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
storminorman (78) - Arizona, USA - NOV 30, 2012
Great new beer and brewery. Nice color and good head. Shared with friends. Thanks to Dac.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
gregwilsonstl (1836) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - MAY 20, 2016
Dark Black. Mocha head. Thick and creamy. Very dense body. Roasted. Plenty of oats. Bitter. If this was more chocolaty and less bitter, it may have hit 4 for me. Thx Ibrew2or3

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
DenverLogan (1007) - MileHi, Colorado, USA - OCT 28, 2015
Poured from a 22oz bottle into a Delirium Noel glass. Pours black with brown head and lace. Aroma of dark malts, chocolate, roasty malts. Medium carbonation and big mouthfeel. Flavors of dark roasted malts, burnt malts, bitter roots, dark chocolate. With 20 minutes or more this beer smoothed out quite a bit and was overall very nice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
slowrunner77 (9202) - Reno, Nevada, USA - JUN 30, 2015
such a dense and heavy and complex malt profile, I had to look to see that this was not partially barrel aged. very complex. a little hot, but also decadent, roasty, raisiny good. Bittersweet throughout.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
gam (3909) - brisbane, AUSTRALIA - APR 3, 2015
Medium sized tan head dark pour soft carbonation aromas dark chocolate and fruits liquorice molasses grain smooth coffee caramel the flavours roast coffee lovely stuff smooth oat taste rich caramel molasses liquorice dark chocolate great taste dark fruits lots of flavour there oat is rich on the palate hint of marzipan toast note medium bitter goodness the finish thoroughly enjoyable imperial best taste range of sweet malts oat is good lasting bitter roasted taste very decent classy imperial stout

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
harrymel (1551) - Spokane, Washington, USA - MAR 3, 2015
2014 vintage. Black with a etched center and rim of tans. Smells richly of dark, roasted malts, some nougat and vanilla, a touch of coffee, plenty of dark chocolate and a bit of cocoa. Maybe a hint of leather in the nose. Flavor is bitter (maybe a little too much), and has lots of toasted malts with some dry soil and coffee grounds. Some alcohol. In the distance a bit of marshmallow. Full bodied with lighter carb and a dry finish. would certainly prefer a little more of a wet finish in this beer. Would bang again, wouldn’t probably go out of my way to do so.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
Ernesto987 (5299) - Arizona, USA - MAR 1, 2015
bottle, tasty bif roasty stout. Lots of good thick rich body. Delish strong stout. Very nice stuff.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
wedgie9 (2576) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - FEB 12, 2015
Tasted on 2/11/15 from a capped bomber bottle, big thanks to Chuck. Pours completely opaque, thick dark brown with a thick brown head that slowly recedes to average lace. The nose is primarily dark molasses, a touch of vanilla, and some burnt coffee. The flavor is really quite bitter burnt with the molasses and vanilla adding just a touch of richness. The body is full and creamy with average, smooth carbonation, and a long very bitter burnt coffee and touch of vanilla finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
daleharshman (1025) - San Diego, California, USA - JAN 20, 2015
Bomber purchased at Holiday Wine Cellar just over two years ago, should be nicely aged now ($10.99). Pours pitch black with a finger and a half of creamy dark brown/mocha foam that soon recedes to a thin layer. AROMA of dusty smoke-roasted grains, campfire, old leather, soy sauce, with some light chocolate and coffee and perhaps some stewed fruits. FLAVOR of dark roasted malts, smooth dark fudge, some creamy dark roast coffee, creamy vanilla, and sticky molasses. There’s a little bit of alcoholic heat toward the finish, but overall the big 12.2% is concealed well. The oats seem to really temper this beast and it is exceptionally smooth as it rolls over the tongue and mouth and down the gullet. Really very good imperial stout. (38, 942)

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
BeerFunGuy (875) - California, USA - JAN 13, 2015
This is a wonderfully done ebony beer which pours with a bit of espresso colored head. It has a mildly chocolate and subtle sweetness to its aroma. Big bold coffee flavor and the 12.2% makes its self known. This one could be trouble because I don't want to stop drinking this awesome libation. Thanks so much Ritual Brewing.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
AWISLguy (2270) - Wisconsin, USA - DEC 30, 2014
Bomber from waterboy, thanks Ric! Shared by all on Tuesday night of the week of mourning. Lotta flavors. Oatmeal really is a smoother. 14.8

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