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RATINGS: 138   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.7   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 243   ABV: 8.1%
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• A cordial journey of sumptuous rich intricacy
• Beer Type: Imperial Stout brewed with carob

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
alexsdad06 (4531) - Ohio, USA - MAR 20, 2014
750 ml bottle shared with the group picked up at Short’s in 2007 or 2008. Pours a dark brown to black color with a small beige head. The aroma and flavor have roasted malts, cocoa, dark fruits, earth, soy, thinner than when it was fresh, but I think it has held up pretty well given its age.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Sledutah (4115) - Utah, USA - FEB 18, 2014
Bottle at RBWG grand tasting
Dark brown with a small beige head and some lacing. Aroma of chocolate and roasted malts. Flavors of roasted malts and chocolate
Decent, smooth

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
nuplastikk (4127) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 16, 2014
Tap at Brickhouse pre GTMW 2013. Big chocolate tones. Really sessionable for the ABV. Big brown chocolate tones. Really easy drinking. Super sweet.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Drake (7945) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - FEB 13, 2014
RBWG14 Trip Rating #125. Bottle shared by deyholla at the Grand Tasting. Pours a dark brown color with a thin tan head. Decent head retention. Aroma of tart vegetal notes, carob, earth. The taste is roasted malts, chocolate, herbal and vegetal notes. Medium bodied.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Leighton (9838) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 8, 2014
Bottle share late night RBWG. Old bottle: 6-8 years, really. Pours rich brown with a creamy tan head. Lots of chocolate here, earth, faint tangy dark fruits. Medium bodied with fine carbonation. Sweet finish, more tangy dark malts, dirt, baking cocoa. Sub par.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
decaturstevo (4665) - decatur, Tennessee, USA - FEB 8, 2014
Brown black pour with tan head and lace. Aroma is sweet chocolate and roasted malt, Chocolate flavor, nice malt bitter and good warmth. Medium/full body with good carbonation. nice beer

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
phaleslu (5869) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - OCT 22, 2013
750 ml bottle shared by alexsdad06- thanks again, Brad! 2007 vintage. Pours a deep brown with amber edges and a small beige ring. Notes of chocolate, soy, dark fruits (dates, figs), earth, and burnt toast. Light-medium bodied, with a fruity, savory mouthfeel and low carbonation. Has certainly lost body and carbonation over the years and picked up some of that soy character, but it’s still not a bad imperial stout.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Tmoney99 (10080) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - OCT 21, 2013
Bottle shared by alexsdad06. Poured a black color with an average frothy brown head that lasted with good lacing. Moderate to heavy toasted chocolate, coffee, vanilla and soft alcohol aroma. Medium to heavy dark sweet toasted dark chocolate malt flavor with a medium to heavy dark sweet finish of moderate to long duration. Medium to full body with a smooth texture and flat carbonation. This is still a solid beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DrSilverworm (5025) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - OCT 18, 2013
750ml bottle, shared by alexsdad06. Brad said he got this around 2007. Very dark brown / red color, mostly clear on the edges. Thin khaki head, few bits of lace. Spicy, peppery dark malt in the nose, some molasses, raisin, dark fruit in the flavor. Cocoa nibs. Medium to bigger body. Lightly sticky. Smooth, crisp, lighter carbonation. Sort of dry in the finish. Moderate to bigger bitter taste, light sweet. Solid, interesting, unique imperial stout. Drinking impressively well, for such an old beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
b3shine (4433) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - OCT 17, 2013
750 ml bottle to snifter (2007 vintage; shared by alexsdad06). Looks good; a cloudy dark cola with light beige lacing. Smells of dark malt, cocoa, and light with a bit of unaversive oxidization. Tastes like it smells with a nice, smooth mouthfeel. Good beer.

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