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RATINGS: 89   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.64   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


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3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Prufrockstar (679) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JAN 13, 2013
Aroma: oak, vanilla, chocolate, roastiness. Appearance: thick dark black/brown, tan head disspates quickly to ring. Taste: nice roast bitterness, coffee, rich but not overly sweet. Palate: soft carb, thick/slick, but not sticky, full-bodied. Nice lasting finish. Overall: solid imperial stout. I like what silver city does. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Imaena (1703) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - SEP 20, 2013
Bottle. This is a pretty basic impy without much going for it beyond the usual.

4.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
jlulensk (8) - san jose, California, USA - JUL 10, 2013 does not count
What an imperial stout should aspire to. Excellent grain bill, tons of chocolate and coffee undertones. Hop bit is there and outstanding. Well done.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
CampesinoTino (726) - 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.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jjgmd (1224) - 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

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
zgaier (1181) - 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.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MartinT (7523) - 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.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Aubrey (3417) - 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.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
doublebock (491) - 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.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jbruner (1983) - Athens, Georgia, USA - MAR 3, 2013
Pours an opaque black from the bottle with thick tan brown head and good lacing. Aroma is chocolate, roast, dark fruity esters, and a slight piney hop. Taste follows, bittersweet finish with no trace of the booze. Pretty damn good.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
wxman (1340) - O’Fallon, Illinois, USA - FEB 19, 2013
Pours dark as midnight and totally opaque with a full chocolate colored head. Aroma is burnt licorice with vinous notes. Taste is a smooth mixture of dark roasted malt, some baker’s chocolate, espresso coffee and merlot. Busy but well balanced. Alcohol well hidden except for warmth following the swallow. Top notch!


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