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RATINGS: 265   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.63   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 45   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
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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.


3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
alexsdad06 (7025) - Ohio, USA - JUL 30, 2007
Sampled from a 12 oz. bottle @ DLD 4/28/07. Pours an extremely dark brown color with a medium sized tan head. The aroma is roasted malt and a hint of dark chocolate, but its not very strong. The flavor is roasted malt with some chocolate and a touch of coffee. Dry finish, medium body. Nicely balanced, more like a dry stout than an imperial IMO.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
blipp (6957) - San Diego, California, USA - MAR 11, 2011
Draft. Pours near black with a beige head. Roasted malty aroma with light smokey notes. The flavor has lightly roasted malts, some dry nutty sweetness, and a hint of smoke. Not bad.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
b3shine (6570) - Indiana, USA - MAR 23, 2014
Draft to taster. Looks good for the style; cola with foamy beige head. Smells of dark malt, dark chocolate, and coffee roast with some hop notes as well. Tastes like it smells, but less balanced. Bitter, but not from the hops (it’s more metallic). Average (at best) on the palate. Not bad, but smells better than it tastes.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
BBB63 (6443) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - JUN 25, 2007
I had this at DL day: Deep brown with some reddish highlights, small ring of tan foam. The aroma has notes of bittersweet chocolate, coffee, and oats. The taste has malty overtone with coffee bitterness, mocha and vanilla notes and a dusty yeasty finish. The mouth feel is smooth and refreshing, a tad thin for the style but makes it very approachable. A good beer but more akin to a big dry stout than an Impy.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
TaktikMTL (6428) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 13, 2013
Bouteille de 12 oz obtenue via Importations Privées Bièropholie. Arôme: Légère odeur de café torréfié. Apparence: La couleur est noire opaque. Présence d’un mince col beige mousseux et d’une fine dentelle sur le verre. Saveur: Léger goût de chocolat et de café torréfié. Durée moyenne de l’arrière goût. Palette: Le corps est moyen avec une texture légèrement minérale. Moyenne effervescence en bouche. Légère présence de torréfaction en arrière goût. (Rating #5295)

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jonas (6100) - Garching b. München, GERMANY - MAY 26, 2015
Bottle. Licorice and soy aroma. Black, dark brown cream. Molassis, fermented fruit sweetness, roast, licorice, umami. Medium body, a bit fizzy. Dry roast finish. Strong flavors, seems a bit unharmonious.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Braudog (6014) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - MAR 3, 2012
Bottle. Poured with the expected visual, thick as oil, topped with froth. Wow, this is freaking delicious -- chocolate milk and coffee, full-on. Nice thick mouthfeel. Well done! (#4507, 2/26/2012)

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
nimbleprop (5888) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - FEB 20, 2012
12oz bottle pours a lightly oily, translucent black with some thin off white head. Nose is malty, nutty, coffee, spiced chocolate cake, coffee grounds. Flavor is sweet, malty, nutty, coffee grounds, spiced cake, chocolate, malty, molasses. Full bodied, dry finish.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jackl (5804) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - FEB 4, 2014
Keg @ Beer Run. Deep brown with a tight creamy head. Nose is dried coffee and ash. Mocha powder, Oreo cookie wafers. The taste starts bone dry and finishes full and creamy on the palate. Rocky road ice cream. Roasted coffee. Earthy hop bitterness. Simple but satisfying. Medium body, soft carbonation.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
radagast83 (5657) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - DEC 13, 2012
Draft at Churchkey. Poured a black color with a tan head. Aroma is light roasted malts, some sweetness to it. Touch of dark fruits, but mostly roast malts - relatively refreshing especially for 8%.


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