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RATINGS: 252   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.61   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 45   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
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This full-bodied and full-flavored rich, dark ale has a malty sweetness balanced with plenty of hops to create the perfect stout.


3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Silphium (3160) - 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 (5946) - 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 (4872) - 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 (2194) - 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 it’s classified as an Imperial but still, it was pretty decent.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
radiomgb (2200) - Peterborough, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 27, 2007
Dark brown in colour, ruby edges, tan coloured head, average retention, some light lacing. The aroma shows signs of alcohol, quite sweet, liquorice, coffee grinds, medium roast, some chocolate. The flavour is dominated with sweetness, dark chocolate, coffee, small roast. Sweet mouthfeel, medium body, medium carbonation. Finishes sweet, lingering, lightly roasty. Too sweet, a light Imperial Stout.

355ml bottle obtained in a trade with <a href=http://www.ratebeer.com/ViewUser.asp?U target=blank>vyvvy, thanks John.
Opened on June 22, 2007.
Bottled on March 8, 2007


3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
kp (10886) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2007
Date: 04/28/2007
Mode: Bottle
Source: Tasting, Dark Lord Day, 2007

dark brown, wispy beige head, dry roasted malt aroma, creamy body, roasted and chocolate flavor, dry with just a bit of sweetness with the chocolate,

Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 6/10; Palate: 7/10; Overall: 12/20
Rating: 3.2/5.0
Drinkability: 8/10
Score: *4

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
madscotsman (147) - Fairview Heights, Illinois, USA - SEP 23, 2007
Poured a dark brown in color with an offwhite head. Some roasted malts with a slight sweet aroma. Had some hops in the palate with a creamy type feeling in the finish. Nice beer. Not sure what really makes it irish Style.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
pintsize (1042) - Austin, Texas, USA - JUL 14, 2008
7-14-08 bottle
Dark black pour with a decent tan light brown head and no lasting lacing. Smell is super mild roasted raisins with a touch of alcohol. Flavor has bold figs and alcohol and has a somewhat burnt charred fruit or fig aftertaste. Mouthfeel is okay and seems thick but has low carbonation.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
lb4lb (2462) - Austin, Texas, USA - JUL 15, 2008
Bottle in trade with SPLITGRIN. Thanks!
Pours black with a medium tan head. Smell is very mild but of roasty malt and very light clean hops. Taste is creamy, and dark roasted malt. Almost a light alcoholic like flavor in there as well with some mild bitterness. Somehow, something about the flavors don’t mesh well and it has a bit of an odd flavor. Drinkable though.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
beastiefan2k (2359) - Emerald City (formely NYC & KS), Washington, USA - APR 10, 2009
Really... this? Schlafly f’ed up somewhere along the way with this beer. Pours with a small khaki head. I will make this simple there is a good dry stout here, as was the idea but there is a bad alcohol aspect. That is where the beer goes awry. Its like a vegetal alcohol aspect on the nose. It is subdued in the flavor. It really ruins all the nice roast-y and sweet prune aspects. Not a foreign stout, really this should be called an Imperial Dry Stout (not meant as a compliment). .Maybe I am being bitter b/c I just drank the Cadillac Mtn Stout and that was just so perfect in oh so many ways.
12oz, bottled on 02/04/09, Bell’s tulip glass.


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