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RATINGS: 281   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.62/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 45   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
Pours black and is an amped-up version of a traditional dry stout. The addition of both roasted barley and dark crystal malted barley give Extra Stout undertones of chocolate, molasses and dried fruit.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Gregis (1281) - Stilwell, Kansas, USA - JUN 7, 2007
Pours jet black with a creamy/frothy, tan head. The aroma is of sweet toasted malts, dark bread, molasses, chocolate, plums, faint coffee/espresso and a hint of alcohol. The mouthfeel is almost medium bodied but fairly light for the style, sticky and slightly tart at itís quick finish. The flavor follows the nose with sweet malts, plums, chocolate, coffee and faint alcohol notes, concluding slightly tart. While not as rounded or complex as many imperials, it is a remarkably "easy drinker" for the style.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
tjthresh (1867) - Greenfield, Indiana, USA - JUN 4, 2007
12 ounce bottle bottled on JAN10 2007. Dark brown with a light brown head. The aroma is pretty milky, with some chocolate. There seems to be a pretty big punch of hops as well. The flavor is of moderatly bitter chocolate, wich really amps up the hop bitterness. Pretty rich palate. Nice brew.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
shigadeyo (3635) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAY 29, 2007
Date: 4/28/2007
Event: DarkLord Day 2007
Location: Three Floyds Brewing Co. Parking Lot
Serving: Sampled from a 12 oz bottle (Mar 08 2007).

Tasting Notes
Aroma: Not very much in the aroma expect some faint roasted qualities.
Appearance: Very dark brown color with a foamy dark beige head that leaves some lacing.
Flavor: Roasty with hints of coffee and dark chocolate. Dry in the finish. Nicely balanced.
Palate: Medium body.
Overall: A unique twist on the Imperial Stout style. A little Irish is never really a bad thing, right?!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
barleyPops (1142) - Quad-Cities, Illinois, USA - MAY 28, 2007
thanks to illini08 for picking this up. roasted malt aroma with some chocolate notes. as expected the pour is quite dark with a khaki head. flavors range from roasted malts with some chocolate, coffee, caramel and enough hops to add additional interest. alcohol is pretty well disguised. decent for the style.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
patrick767 (4010) - fort wayne, Indiana, USA - MAY 5, 2007
UPDATED: APR 8, 2010 sample from bottle at DLD - Pours dark brown with a fluffy enduring head. It has a good roast malt aroma and flavor, a medium to full body, light carbonation, and a mildly bitter finish. Pretty good stout. rerate - bottle - Very dark brown, small tan head. Roast malt and coffee aroma. Flavor has dark roast malt, coffee, and some licorice notes. Well balanced and tasty.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
cbrixius (136) - Newberrytown, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 5, 2007
Poured a dry dark amber with brown head. No lacing. Rich chocolate aroma. Coffee and molasses flavor. Pretty light character for an imperial stout, itís more inbetween. Overall a good selection

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
nolankowal (938) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - MAY 4, 2007
Bottle. Dark brown pour with a light tan head. Aroma of light roasted malt, coffee, and light chocolate. Medium bodied, bitter and roasty with a roasty/dry finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Indra (2711) - Suburbia, Kansas, USA - MAY 4, 2007
12oz. bottle. Fairly intriguing aroma of dark chocolate, molasses, earthiness, toffee, raisin, plum and blackberry, some very light coffeeish roastiness here, as well. Opaque brown-black color with a fine, slight head. Bottle-conditioned. Flavor features a blend of rich chocolate and dark fruitiness with lighter espresso notes and even some vinous touches in the background. Some slight bitterness, smoke and floral hop flavor creep in at the finish. Toasty, creamy and semi-dry on the palate with a full body. Actually pretty enjoyable, sort of an easy going version of the style but there are some nice things going on here.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
OhioDad (2492) - Hilliard, Ohio, USA - MAY 2, 2007
Poured Brown with a short offwhite head. Aromas of roasted malt, coffee, and a bit of smoke with some chocolate. Flavor was roasted malts, coffee, and chocolate. Somewhat watery on the palate and medium body for a stout. Dry finish. Interestingly dry for an imperial stout.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
sliffy (2040) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - MAY 1, 2007
Bottle: Dark brown with a white head. Aroma, chocolate, coffee, and some dry roasty notes. Flavor, roasty, chocolate, caramel, some bitterness, finishes dry.

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