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RATINGS: 273   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.62/5   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.


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
SuzyGreenberg (1603) - Seattle, Washington, USA - AUG 27, 2008
12 oz. bottle - thanks to brewczar for the bonus bottle; pours dark cola brown with white head quickly to the edges; aromas of roasted, ice coffee; crisp and fresh; everything is mild across the board; texture is decent though; roasty and nutty, just a little weak; very dry finish

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
drjay44 (3165) - Salida, Colorado, USA - JUN 4, 2009
12 oz. bottle. Bottled 2/4/09. Pours a thick mocha colored head, over an apparently clear brownish black (SRM 25) body.....nose of roasted malts, (coffee, chocolate) molasses, and a bit of soy sauce......tastes early of sweet malts with a bit of toffee, lots of molasses, ends with a light to medium hop bitterness, with lingering sweetness.....mouth feel is medium to heavy, carbonation light to medium. This is not large enough to fall into the Imperial category, not dry enough to be in the dry category, so it is a Foreign Extra Stout by the BJCP diScriptor. It reminds me of Lion.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Silphium (3191) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - JUN 8, 2007
Bottle from sliffy. Deep red-brown body, medium cream head. Translucent. Roasted malt aroma with hints of licorice. Chocolately roast body, balanced by bitter, earthy hops. Somewhat woody finish. Oily palate, medium-bodied, with a fairly strong bitter, hoppy finish.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
BBB63 (6507) - 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.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
decaturstevo (5703) - decatur, Tennessee, USA - JUL 4, 2007
A dark brown pour with an almost yellow head. A light malty aroma with a hint of sour to it. A flavor of slightly sweet malt with a medium bitter finish. A very thin palate an a bit fizzy for me. Just a little bland for me and fizzy. Not terrible but just short.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mds (2250) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 13, 2007
Bottle. Pours a deep brown body with a creamy whitish head. The aroma has some sweet vanilla, chocolate, and mild roast. Moderately oily body. Toffee, roast, and chocolate start out in the flavour and there are also some hints of vanilla. Kind of surpising that itís classified as an Imperial but still, it was pretty decent.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
JMerritt (1915) - Macomb, Illinois, USA - MAR 29, 2008
Dark garnet brown with a tiny tan head that is quickly and totally diminishing. Dry coffee and chicory aroma with spicy, roasty malts (bordering on burnt) and whiffs of cocoa. Bitter, roasty flavor. Dry finish. Velvety soft mouthfeel with fine carbonation is about perfect. Very surprising that this is 8% abv, relatively high alcohol level is completely hidden, but overall, there isnít much setting this above other cheaper and more readily available stouts.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
bierkoning (11681) - La Tropica, NETHERLANDS - MAY 26, 2008
Bottle from dkachur, thanks! Deep dark brown color. Soft roasted aroma with hints of peach and licorice. Dry roasted flavor with loads of laurel and licorice. Some dark chocolat. Slightly alcoholic. Just a bit thin. Solid extra stout.

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
OldGrowth (3059) - the Containment Area, North Carolina, USA - NOV 30, 2009
bottle, from trade with barleypops. Ok aroma, sweet, little roasty, little vineious. Orangy dark brown color, small head, no lace, Sweet bitter flavor, nice roast chocolate thing going on. Medium body, smooth mouthfeel, bitter finish, Nice beer, held up well considering how long Iíve had it, though it was in my fridge for most of the time...

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
argo0 (12647) - Washington DC, USA - JAN 10, 2011
Draft. Cola-black body topped by small beige head. Aroma is moderately sweet, roast, cocoa, some vanilla, light burnt. Taste is moderately sweet, roast, bittersweet chocolate, some vanilla, light burnt. Medium body, light stickiness.


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