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Shine Seva Imperial Stout

Shine Seva Imperial Stout
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RATINGS: 6   MEAN: 3.27/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.01/5   EST. CALORIES: 261   ABV: 8.7%
This full-bodied ale presents a roasty malt character with undertones of chocolate and caramel. Various imported and domestic malts help add to the complexity of this style. This is a personal favorite! I like to sit with this beer as it warms to pick-up its layers of flavor. What do you taste?

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
arminjewell (9260) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - APR 12, 2015
Pour on tap at the brewery, dark brownish black pour with tan head, aroma brought notes of roast, dark fruit, tart fruit, some slight caramel, cocoa powder, slight earthy notes. Taste was a mix of tart apple, some slight cocoa, roast, hints of caramel, into some spicy notes, slight dark coffee, finishing roasted.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Sledutah (7027) - Utah, USA - OCT 6, 2014
GABF 2014, listed as "Seva Stout". Mild aroma of dark malts and chocolate. Taste is roasted malts, chocolate and coffee

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
onceblind (7325) - Denver, Colorado, USA - AUG 5, 2014
(On tap at Shine as "Siva Imperial Stout"...I think it used to be "Sanitas" before a brewery with the same name opened in the same town, so I’ll leave my "Siva Stout" rating here for now until it becomes clear).....Dark black pour under a thin light khaki head. Big nose of chocolaty roast and earthy black malt sweetness. The flavor features the same with just a kiss of coffee. It’s malty without being syrupy or tasting too big (in fact it tastes dangerously below 9.2--I’ve had 6 percenters that have tasted boozier), but also lacks complexity. Neither the chocolate, coffee or roastiness plays a dominant role, I just get dark black malty sweetness. It’s not too heavy, which is good, but it’s just not too flavorful.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
3fourths (9137) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - OCT 9, 2013
Draft. Plum and cranberry skin and chocolate and roast featured heavily in the nose. There’s some black patent inkiness with some lighter herbal / spice / pepper accents. Unfortunately the husky malts come across as burnt sugar and burnt popcorn. Sweet, chewy black malt syruiness with chalky and pasty yeast and a watery and flabby body. Medium-high bitterness, lightly acidic, very sweet. Mostly minor flaws like some sour burnt grains and astringent campfire wood with a lengthy cloying black malt finish. Meh. When warmer and having breathed there’s some more hair spray / chemical notes and the plum and cranberry fruitiness seems more like a mass of overripe, almost-rotting dark / red fruits.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
brokensail (16055) - Dublin, California, USA - OCT 8, 2013
On tap @ Shine. Black pour with a thin ring of tan head. Aroma of oatmeal, roast, and fudge. Coffee, slight ash, burnt sugar, and some licorice. Hints of dark fruit and earth. Flavor is roasted malt, ash, licorice, and fudge. Burnt sugar, molasses, and some dark fruit sweetness. Slight chewiness, some oatmeal/cookie notes.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
adnielsen (10485) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JUN 22, 2012
UPDATED: DEC 20, 2012 Tap @ Shine. Black appearance with a dark brown head. Somewhat fruity, green apple (another infection?), roasty, burnt malty aroma. Tangy, pear, honey, apple, roasty malty, chocolate flavor. Either this is also infected or just sucks balls. (1.9)<br<
This time didn’t have the issues that I had last time and it was overall a pretty nice, roasty stout. Not bad.

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