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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.


4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
cgarvieuk (15170) - 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 ...

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
mkel07 (3718) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - OCT 13, 2013
650ml bottle from Dan Murphy’s. It might look like tar but it tastes a whole lot better. Thick black colour in the glass with a full thick mouthfeel.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Iphonephan (3637) - McLean, Virginia, USA - MAR 26, 2014
From a 640 ml bottle shared in Sydney. Pours a clear dark cola with a thin tan head. Aroma of coffee and chocolate. Notes of tobacco and licorice. Medium heavy bodied, low carbonation, bitter roasted finish.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
gam (3346) - brisbane, AUSTRALIA - SEP 15, 2013
Biege head dark pour mild carbonation aromas chocolate malt vanilla liquorice toffee the flavours raisin dark sweet chocolate mocha like coffee hint of fudge liquorice medium bitter has some nice touches this stout the finish best tastes best tastes good sweet malts bitter finish nice coffee touch okay

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bluevegie (3059) - 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.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
hawthorne00 (2549) - 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.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BenH (2506) - 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.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ALLOVATE (2473) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - MAY 25, 2013
At cellar temperature and into a shallow chalice this one settled an opaque, near black liquor with a flaccid, soppy tannish pad atop. Road tar, rusted car bodies, star anise, Biltong, fresh cracked pepper and leather comes through on the nose - quite chuffed with its complexity. Mellowing, smoky, roasty and bitter chocolate malt palate; full and luscious with an oily, viscous swallow. Lasting bitter malt finish. Solid peppery hint, Biltong meat and evident alcohol warmth. Liquorice in the back, rich burnt caramel notes throughout with a touch of caramelised rhubarb and plum. Quite an enjoyable, mouthfilling, winter warmer. It works well so I am impressed. A nice Impy!! (64cL, no date stamp, Dan Murphy’s Currambine)

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
davidm (1949) - 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.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
BeerCast_Rich (1894) - 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]


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