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RATINGS: 52   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.71   SEASONAL: Series   EST. CALORIES: 294   ABV: 9.8%
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Originally Beer Camp #6 from 05/2009. Empire Strikes Black is a big, thick Imperial Stout, weighing in at 9.8%. Itís pitch black and exactly what you would expect from these guys contributing.


3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Damico (2580) - Royersford, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 10, 2011
The beer pours dark chestnut with a decent dark caramel head. The aroma is a bit too light with some malty roasted notes. The body is rich and delicious with roasted malty notes and a light bitter finish with some light coffee notes.

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
bhensonb (11099) - Woodland, California, USA - MAR 5, 2011
750 c&c as Beer Camp 6 from the shop at SN. Pours black with a 4 finger creamy tan head (tulip glass). Aroma is mostly coffee. Full bodied. Flavor strongly suggests bacon and coffee. Itís a little sweet, and thereís a good dose of hoppy bitter. Chocolate develops with some time. Itís just plain mouth smacking. Another brilliant ale.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
JohnnyJ (4362) - San Diego, California, USA - FEB 27, 2011
Bottle, Beer Camp #6. Black pour, with small light tan head. Roasted malts, chocolate, lightly sweet with some toffee, and bitter hops. This impy stout hits you from both sides, hops and sweet dark malts. Not much fruit or heavy sweetness, which makes it relatively easy to drink for the style.
Earlier Rating: 6/19/2009 Total Score: 4
On tap at PP Carlsbad. Black pour, rather large dark tan head. Good lacing. Dark chocolate, toasted bread, smoke, caramel malt, coffee, and bitter grassy hops. A really nice beer.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
joeneugs (3250) - Livermore, California, USA - JAN 28, 2011
Pours black with a huge dense creamy brown head. The aroma is classically roasted with coffee, fudge, and hints of black licorice and raisins. The flavor is the same with great balance. Not overpoweringly sweet or bitter/roasted. Extremely full bodied with modest carbonation making for a smooth oily texture. Very enjoyable impy stout.

4.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
thetmaxx (746) - West Sacramento, California, USA - JAN 17, 2011
This is an amazingly deceptive beer. Poured very dark brown, with a dark tan head. Aroma is hoppy, but hints of alcohol take away from that. Flavor is completely different. Starts out chocolaty, and develops into a roasted coffee flavor. Very smooth creamy feel with a soft carbonation. Finishes long and smooth. This is a great beer I hope they sell in stores, until then will pick up more at the brewery.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Dickinsonbeer (5077) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - DEC 27, 2010
Tap at RNH. Pours a deep dark pitch black-oily with good lasting tan head. Aroma is big minty green piney hops blended with big fresh roasted malts, good dark chocolate, oil tar and mineral with leather and earthy tones. Flavor is oily, big roasted barley, light coffee big green fresh hops, leather, earth burnt toast, chocolate, licorice, anise, smooth and big bitter finish without getting astringent. I like!

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Rciesla (5499) - Exit 15W, New Jersey, USA - DEC 10, 2010
Draft. Pours a black abyss with a tan head and good head retention. Bitter coffee rinds, a smidge of bourbon infused coffee. Mildly chewy, nice etoh warming and even better roast.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
j12601 (6603) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - DEC 3, 2010
On tap at Rattle n Hum during their Sierra Nevada event. Pours black , clean with a thick tan head. Roast, coffee, chocolate. Smells like a brew day. Big chocolate and coffee notes, lots of roast. Dry and smooth, roast and char go a long way. Lots of char and a bit of warm alcohol on the finish.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
TeamTrappist (830) - jericho, New York, USA - DEC 2, 2010
Sierra rIS Tap at Rattle n Hum. Poured a rich caramel/black with a thin beige head. Nose is roasted malts, some sweetness almost rum like. Rich creamy mouthful. Flavor carries the nose with lots of roasted malts, caramel, chocolate and coffee. Very drinkable. If there was a knock itís that , actually there is no knock. This is a solid RIS. With a nice bitter finish.†

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
zdk (1809) - New York, New York, USA - NOV 30, 2010
tap @ RnH - Dark pour with dense lacing. Molasses, milk chocolate with bitter root and brown sugar. thick bodied, full mouthfeel, rooty and earthy. Not too carbonic feeling, so I enjoyed this.


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