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RATINGS: 101   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.69/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 60   EST. CALORIES: 276   ABV: 9.2%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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


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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
thetmaxx (899) - West Sacramento, California, USA - FEB 24, 2016
Poured from bomber from tavour. Nice head. Aroma of roasted barley. Flavor has slight coffee and chocolate notes. Very much like a Russian imperial stout. Thick sticky finish that lingers.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
CheersMate (1340) - Portland (Sellhood), Oregon, USA - JAN 14, 2016
22 oz. bottle from the Northgate Total Wine. Seems like they’ve come out with new labels for most, if not all, of their beers. The 1st thing I smell, when I smell this beer, is Great Divide’s Yeti. In fact, looking at a lot of the Yeti clone recipes, I see similar ingredients. I’d imagine that the recipes are close, hence the very curious similarities between the two beers in all attributes. The aroma is quite pungent, and great smelling: roast, hints of ash, chocolate, licorice, pine, and syrup. The flavor is much the same, as the aforementioned. There’s a bit of a pronounced piny bitterness at first, but then it settles to a nice sweet chocolate roast flavor. There’s a lingering bitterness that holds, but it blends well with the sweetness to balance it all out. Where I think Yeti wins, however, is the texture. The texture here isn’t that of Yeti’s, and I prefer Yet’s texture a little more. The pour isn’t as inky, either, but this is still a solid, roast-forward imperial stout. Good stuff.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Capa (2627) - Kitsap, Washington, USA - SEP 29, 2015
Black pour with a tall, very dark head. Roasted malts, coffee, chocolate, a bit of earth, and some hot booze. Full bodied with a mostly smooth, but slightly carbonated body. Finishes slightly molasses sweet with a bit of bittersweet chocolate and booze. Pretty solid Impy stout.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
nealblind (1674) - Seattle, Alabama, USA - JUL 7, 2015
dark brown pour some dark tan head. pugent coffee, chocolate, soy aromas. Tastes slight citrus hops, chocolate. Astringent sour chocolate and roasts. also very sweet slightly creamy. a bit too much charcoal flavor.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
fiulijn (18780) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 2, 2015
Bottle from Happy’s Market, Ellensburg
Black color with generous brown head. Aroma of roasted malt, not too strong. Good body, lean, the mouthfeel is rather dry among Imperial Stouts; good flavor of roasted malt with a hint of dark chocolate, a bit more roasty and ashy in the final; good alcohol management.
Nothing impressive, but well balanced, bold, highly drinkable.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
monk191 (1736) - Portland, Oregon, USA - FEB 27, 2015
A nice fruity barleywine. Pours a bright red with a thick tan head. Smells of bright fruit and malts. Taste is creamy and very smooth, with strawberry, cherry and a watermelon jolly rancher finish. Had in the bottle.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BeerFunGuy (875) - California, USA - FEB 26, 2015
Pours a rich deep ebony color with a short lived dark brown head. It has a mild aroma of coffee. It has a roasted flavor with a little bite but remains very drinkable. This one could be dangerous. But hey danger is my middle name. Love it.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
maxwelldeux (4343) - Snohomish, Washington, USA - FEB 11, 2015
Bottle. Pours a near black color with a moderate brown head on there. Nose is roasty and a bit sour like with a bit of licorice. Taste is a bit sweet and a little roasty, but has a bitter finish. I like it, as I like the style, but it’s nothing all that special.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jsnicholas (514) - Woodinville, Washington, USA - FEB 6, 2015
Bottle (22oz $7.50) Black with tan head. Bitter sweet chocolate and coffee. Medium plus body. Some bitterness. Very nice.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
luttonm (4527) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JAN 17, 2015
Draft at Uber, Seattle. Chocolatey brown. Smoky. Clean tasty flavor. Balanced for an imp stout, roasty. Not a standout but a real solid drinker


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