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RATINGS: 34   MEAN: 3.64/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.49   SEASONAL: Winter   IBU: 60   EST. CALORIES: 285   ABV: 9.5%
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Fremantle brewing maestros, Sail & Anchor, have released a limited edition Imperial Stout just in time for the cooler months - the perfect winter warmer. The Stout itself is characterised by a strong malt character and a deep, palate covering caramel sweetness which plays ever brilliantly well with the hop bitterness which come in at 60 IBUs. Notes of espresso coffee and dark chocolate finish off this dark and refreshing Imperial Stout that is a perfect match for a dark chocolate dessert or an open fire.


3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
BeerCast_Rich (1891) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUL 4, 2013
[500ml bottle, courtesy of Sevare] Black as the proverbial. Beige lacing. Soft chocolate roast on the nose, yet on the flavour, some coffee appears alongside. Still heavy choc on the finish. Alcohol takes a back seat. Nice stuff [21062013]

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ShaneJ (540) - AUSTRALIA - JUL 2, 2013
Bottle from Dan Murphys. Deep brown, almost-black, low carbonation, thin head, smells and tastes better than I was expecting, pleasantly surprised. Nice roasty malt and coffee characters, quite well balanced, if a bit lacking in body, sweetish but dry finish. Not a bad effort really.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BenH (2387) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUN 21, 2013
Bottle, thanks Sev. Black with thin tan head. Roasty aroma with licorice and chocolate. Rich roasty taste, coffee, chocolate and licorice. Sweet with a bitter finish. Nice.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
cgarvieuk (14680) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUN 21, 2013
bottle at home ... thanks to Sev ... deep black ... thin tan head ... soft sweet coffee roast malt nose ... soft sweet roast ... .ligth fizz ... soft roast ... light bitter malts ...

2.3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 6/20
durry87 (1) - AUSTRALIA - JUN 20, 2013 does not count
Pours nice into the glass with the misconception it is full bodied. Head retention is limited being a stout. Aroma is caramel, chocolate but very weak. Really wanted alot more aroma. Beer in the glass seems abit thin without a hoppy oil film I was expecting. Head retention drop off after a few mouthful’s. Carbonation is excellent! Perfect!. Taste is caramel with coffee and chocolate abit sweet being 60 IBU’s I was expecting a bitter element to cut through the sweetness. Mouth feel seems abit thin as I said before needs more body and oily residue in glass.after a few minutes of taking a taste the bitterness seems to try and cut through the malt. All around a average imperial stout but will be happy to buy again. For me it needed to be abit more heavy in the mouth with abit more bitterness to cut through the sweetness

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
davidm (1936) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - JUN 9, 2013
Bottle from Dan Murphy’s. Very tasty. Aromas of coffee, vanilla. Taste is sweet and bitter, with long length. Syrupy, and full bodied. Black, with disappearing head.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Sevenlee (1351) - Central Coast, NSW, AUSTRALIA - JUN 7, 2013
Pours totally black with a brown head. Aroma is malt, caramel, toffee, caramel and chocolate. Taste is medium to high sweet leading to a sweet light roasty finish. Decent.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
StevieT (638) - AUSTRALIA - JUN 7, 2013
UPDATED: OCT 1, 2013 Strong coffee taste, a bit bitter. I drank it over a lamb roast and it was great. A strong beer

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
hawthorne00 (2471) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - JUN 2, 2013
Bottle. Dark brown with a light tan head that fades to a coat quite soon but laces OK. Aroma of mocha, molasses, vanilla, pepper, some floral and orange notes. Silky, low carbonation. Some overt alcohol in the mouth, but no real heat. Pretty sweet. Mocha, dark sugars, very modest roasted flavours. Bitterness lurks: at first just stopping the sweetness from getting out of hand, then creeps up a bit. Leans a bit much towards the sweet side of things for me given that there isn’t a real rumbling bottom end, but pretty good. This is a Good Sign.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bluevegie (3057) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - JUN 1, 2013
Black body with short head. Chocolate, coffee, smoke and meaty on the aroma with a fairly smooth palate, drinkable though not too impressive for me.


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