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RATINGS: 42   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.48   IBU: 82   EST. CALORIES: 279   ABV: 9.3%
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Darker than a starless night deep in the rocky mountain wilderness, dryer than the barren tundra, this stout is to be feared and respected. Do so and you shall be rewarded.


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
M82 (309) - Kansas, USA - NOV 15, 2014
A black body beneath a creamy, tight, two inch, frothy crowned head falling slowly to a solid sheet, thick ring, and thick arcing peninsulas of lace with leopard accents

Well attenuated and balanced aromas and flavors full of black coffee, restrained tingling citrus-pine hops and belgian esters, dark berry nuances with layers of lean caramel and smoke flowing through on a smooth, drying medium body offering residuals of smokey dark chocolate with vanilla, citrus rind, and grass, a light tact builds as the first serving finishes out

Solid complexity with just enough richness to offer depth and balance the dry, bitter qualities, keeping this one drinkable and interesting, well done

22oz bottle 2014 served at 55° into 13.25 oz Luigi Bormioli brandy snifter


3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Skyhawk (2) - California, USA - OCT 27, 2014 does not count
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3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
slowrunner77 (6019) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 13, 2014
absolutely beautiful beer...dark as night with a big dense cocoa colored head. flavor are feel are intensely dry. Yeast is prominent, though heavy roast and dark fruit also come through. Solid Belgian Imperial.

3.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
John127 (1) - - JUL 16, 2014 does not count
Smooth real nice chocolate, smoky taste. Nice Belgian yeast nose, rich flavors, sweet, semi-dry finish.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ferris (4725) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 21, 2014
Draft - Roast malts and molasses. Jet black with a decent beige head. Molasses, sweet dark chocolate. And a sweet/sour finish.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
stevoj (2292) - Boise, Idaho, USA - APR 27, 2014
Sampled at Boise’s Imperial Stout get together, over 120 bottles to choose from. Going with the flow on this rating.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Concealer (824) - Denver, Colorado, USA - FEB 10, 2014
Bomber. Dark brown with a thick tan head that lasts. Aromas of roasted malt, spice, chocolate, light coffee and dark fruit. Flavor is roasted malt, spice, dark fruit, chocolate and coffee. Medium bodied. Lingering spice.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
rmussman (1702) - California, USA - JAN 22, 2014
Sampled in boulder. A relatively crisp imperial stout. A nicely roasted brew with a rich malt palate.

3.8
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ads135 (3071) - Lawrence, Kansas, USA - DEC 24, 2013
Next to no aroma. Black beer with thin tan head. Lots of licorice and dark, bitter chocolate. Picked this up in Fort Collins in 2013.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ajnepple (2389) - Conifer, Colorado, USA - DEC 23, 2013
On tap at Barrels & Bottles. Black appearance with a brown head. Aroma and flavor of coffee, roasted malts, fruity esters, dark chocolate, Belgian yeast, light herbs and dark fruit. Full body with a creamy, smooth feel, soft carbonation and a lingering finish. Complex and tasty, the alcohol is hidden well.


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