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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%. It’s pitch black and exactly what you would expect from these guys contributing.


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
JohnC (3000) - Mission Viejo, California, USA - DEC 18, 2009
On tap at Beachwood BBQ, this black pour has a nice balance of roasted grain, chocolate and toffee notes.It’s very approachable and tasty.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
danielcurtis81 (1519) - San Diego, California, USA - DEC 6, 2009
Served on tap at the 2009 Pizza Port Strong Ale Festival. The appearance is a rich flat black. The flavors and aromas are a rich roasted coffee, and well roasted malts, and some hard nut flavors. This was my first non-barrel stout of the day so the complexity of the malt profile really came through for me. Nice brew!

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
DaSilky1 (2606) - San Diego, California, USA - DEC 5, 2009
Draft PP Strong ale fest: Pours black with thin brown head. Dark roasty nose with lots of raisin, melon, chocolate, and port notes..and booze. Roasty, nutty, boozy malt flavors..pretty boozy actually, but somewhat relaxing. Full bodied and big with some dark fruits sneaking in. Not bad.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JoeTheYounger (1144) - Lake Arrowhead, California, USA - DEC 5, 2009
On draft at Pizza Port Strong Ale Festival 2009. Poured a dark black color with brown head. Aroma was cocoa, and coconut. Taste alcohol, roasted malts, coffee. Pallet smooth and frothy. Overall I thought it was ok. Had the Sierra Nevada yeast taste to it.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
wetherel (1836) - Encinitas, California, USA - AUG 20, 2009
On tap at PP real Ale festival ’09. Sweet illusion, but maybe dry. Lots of bitterness. Large frothy head. thinner alcoholic body. Lots chocolate.

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
carl4beer (522) - Fairfax Station, Virginia, USA - AUG 14, 2009
On tap at naja’s in redondo beach 7-08-09. Was pitch with a small tan head. Aroma was mild of some chocolate and malt. Mouthful was robust and clean. Great balance of roasted malt, cocoa, dried fruit. Finish had a crisp hop to it. Very nice Impy. A nice craft swofing from sn

3.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
beersearcher (2334) - Glendale, California, USA - JUL 4, 2009
This beer looks absolutely beautiful. Looks like an espresso. Aroma is muted compared to the appearance. Very roasty flavor but not with an alcoholic bite which makes this a very easy beer to drink. To me it is probably not an Imperial version but a wonderful, regular stout.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
hapjydeuce (938) - San Diego, California, USA - JUN 24, 2009
On tap at O’Briens, as well as on cask during the 2009 San Diego Real Ale Festival at Pizza Port Carlsbad. A standout of the festival. Pitch black, oily appearance with a deep toasted head. Pleasant aroma that leans sweet and fruity, mixed with smoke, plum and licorice. Flavor is malty and sweet, with undertones of burnt wood, anise and dark fruits. Mild bitterness and noticeable alcohol content. Hats off to Tom & Tomme for this one.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Vac (2445) - San Diego, California, USA - JUN 17, 2009
on tap at O’brien’s. Pours with a black body topped by a thick, light brown head wtih a good amount of lacing. It’s bittersweet with chocolate and roast as well as light coffee notes and a moderate hop character. Full bodied, smooth and dry.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
badlizard (5538) - Berkeley, California, USA - JUN 14, 2009
On tap at pizza port. Black with a fizzy brown head. Toasty chocolate and grain aroma. Smooth palate burnt bitter chocolate taste.


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