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Silver City Imperial Stout

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RATINGS: 91   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.66   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 60   EST. CALORIES: 276   ABV: 9.2%
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An extremely black beer with massive roasted malt character balanced with assertive hopping from Northwest Chinook hops, fruity esters and a sinister alcohol content. Brewed in late fall/early winter and a is limited release. Alcohol By Volume: 9.2% Hops: Chinook Malts: NW Pale, British Pale, Roast, Black, Munich, Flaked Barley, Caramel, Brown Malt, Chocolate IBU’s: 60 2007 - North American Beer Awards Bronze Medal Winner 2005 - North American Beer Awards Silver Medal Winner 2004 - Great American Beer Festival Silver Medal Winner 2004 - North American Beer Awards Gold Medal Winner

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
hopscotch (9498) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - AUG 7, 2014
Bottle... Pitch black pour with a small, brief head. The nose is a rich fudge-bomb - simple, but very nice. Full-bodied and chewy with modest carbonation. The flavor is roasty, burnt black malt with some caramel malt sweetness. Chocolaty, roasty finish. Bottle courtesy of biggsbowler!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jake65 (2726) - Boise, Idaho, USA - MAY 2, 2014
Bottle (06/2013): Very dark brown in color with a decent brown head. Sort of fizzy and fades out quick, leaving behind a thin beige ring. Nose is heavy in roast, but sweet. Molasses, anise, and burnt sugars come to mind. Translates well into the taste with a bit more emphasis on the sweet side than on the roast. Has some dark fruits and a light floral hop presence that really helps the finish from being noticeably cloying. Good stuff, a traditional ‘meat and potatoes’ example of the American RIS.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Imaena (1881) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - SEP 20, 2013
Bottle. This is a pretty basic impy without much going for it beyond the usual.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
jlulensk (35) - san jose, California, USA - JUL 10, 2013
What an imperial stout should aspire to. Excellent grain bill, tons of chocolate and coffee undertones. Hop bit is there and outstanding. Well done.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
CampesinoTino (781) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JUN 19, 2013
Bomber. Pitch black in appearance with a cap of mocha foam. Aroma is a blend of dark chocolate, brown sugar and espresso. The taste starts out strong on the roasted malt and bittersweet chocolate along with some coffee and caramel to round it out. Mouthfeel is moderately thick and creamy with a slightly charred, alcohol-warming finish. Smooth and flavorful for the most part.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jjgmd (1509) - Coral Springs, Florida, USA - MAY 31, 2013
Pours a rich dark black color with a nice java colored head. Nose is chocolate and malt. Taste is chocolate , coffee and malt. Finish is deep rich coffee with chocolate and a hint of alcohol, lingers moderately. Quaff Score 7 / 10

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
zgaier (1460) - Coral Springs, Florida, USA - MAY 31, 2013
Pours black with a brown head and aroma of chocolate and roasted malt. Taste is sweet and burnt, of roasted malt, chocolate, and bitter coffee notes with a dry, burnt finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MartinT (8135) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - APR 25, 2013
My Bottom Line:
Grape-y fruitiness slowly rises within this Imperial Stout’s wealthy dark chocolate and roast flavors, effortlessly leading to a resinous hop finale.

Further Personal Perceptions:
-A rich head of foam covers the darkness.
-Alcohol bites a bit in the back.
-Coniferous hop resins appear from aroma to finish.
-The mouthfeel is fluffy and rich.
-This is not trying to redefine the style. It is a very good, straightforward version of it.

On tap at Devil Craft, Tokyo.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Aubrey (3451) - Bellingham, Washington, USA - APR 16, 2013
Delicious and well-made impy stout. Rich chocolate flavors, smooth roasted notes, sweet burntness, coffee roast, grains and nuts. Balanced bitterness. Hidden alcohol; complex fruitiness in the background; along with a yeast ester accent. Overall, it’s very tasty; simple at first, but the more you sip, the more complex it becomes.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
doublebock (513) - California, USA - APR 3, 2013
Black with tan creamy head. Chocolate fudge and port aroma. Rich chewy texture with coffee and dark fruit and an obvious kick. Healthy amount of hops and finishes with a layer of mocha.

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