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RATINGS: 45   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.5   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.


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4.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
rburrell89 (10) - Lakewood, Colorado, USA - AUG 16, 2013
22 oz bottle. Pours inky black with a medium creamy tan head that retains well and laces the glass. The aroma is sweet grainy chocolate malts, dark fruit, and some bourbony alcohol. The flavor is sweet roasted chocolate malts, tart dark fruits, some black licorice and a roasted bitter finish with some bourbony alcohol. The mouthfeel is medium bodied with creamy carbonation. Overall, an excellent imperial stout. All the roast kind of clashed with the sweet, slightly tart, fruit.


3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
lukemcg (8) - Kansas, USA - JAN 31, 2015 does not count
Somewhat dry, with nice carbonation, dark black appearance and coffee notes.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
cards04 (2020) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - JAN 20, 2015
Pours black with whisky mocha head. Aromas of toasted malts, anise, and molasses. Definitely some smoky flavors going on with this one. A touch of sour and sweet too. Nice mouth feel. Solid stout.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
3fourths (8342) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - DEC 29, 2014
UPDATED: DEC 30, 2014 Bottle undated. Dark brown near black with a lasting brown head. Dark chocolate and inky char in the nose, yeast gives it a faint milk powder chalkiness but it’s otherwise clean smelling. Pleasant aroma hops show up more with warmth, giving the nose a nice herb / pepper character. Medium body, moderately sweet approach, effervescence and acid cutting the sugar well. Frothy and rich carbonation, dark chocolate expression from the malt is surprisingly good; lasting cocoa bitterness in a savory, dry, salty finish worthy of gulps. Rock solid mouthfeel and flavor balance, if only the nose were more expressive.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
M82 (350) - 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 (6286) - 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 (6243) - 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 (2487) - 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 (867) - 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.


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