Silver Gulch 40 Below Stout
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RATINGS: 8   MEAN: 3.77/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.29   SEASONAL: Winter   IBU: 77   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
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A Russian Imperial Stout with an intense flavor of bittersweet chocolate and a hint of raisins and prunes. A full-bodied brew with a velvety, luscious texture.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Oakes (13132) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 20, 2014
Medium brown, actually a pretty light colour for an impy. Thin head. Aroma has a light molasses character with a dash of milk chocolate, but overall itís a bit faint. The palate is very molassesy, with a decent richness of the burnt molasses character. Finishes with a light alcohol character, more molasses richness and a little bit of hop dryness.

   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 2/20
pbzbo (6) - - FEB 17, 2014 does not count
Taster from tap at Silver Gulch Outlet in Anchorage airport. Poured into tasted glass, dark chocolate brown, foamy beige head that disappeared with little lacing in about 5 minutes. Aroma funky, musty. Possibly a tap issue, but unpleasant regardless. Taste of charred cocoa, coffee, raisin, moldy fruit. Chalky mouthfeel, rather one dimensional, but Iím not convinced I had a good sample. Regardless, not worth a second chance.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
SHIG (3786) - Wasilla, Alaska, USA - DEC 18, 2012
Draft: Poured a deep black with a thin tan to light brown head. Nice gritty chocolate and malt aroma. Taste is rich coffee with a nice soothing chocolate and malt.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
savnac (2391) - Anchorage, Alaska, USA - JUL 31, 2012
On tap @ Silver Gulch. Dark reddish brown with a small light tan head. Aroma of dry bitter chocolate, coffee and some burnt malt. Flavor is black malt, bitter coffee and a light caramel sweetness, some mild alcohol heat. Fullish body with average carbonation. This is a great Foreign stout buts seems a bit too light to be called an Imperial Stout. Enjoyable beer though.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Travlr (14385) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - JAN 22, 2012
Draft at GABBF 2012. Dark maroon color, thick brown head. Aroma of cocoa powder. Taste is dark milk chocolate and coffee grounds. Very nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jsquire (3637) - St. Marys, Ohio, USA - MAR 6, 2011
Sampled at the í11 GABBF. Dark beer with ruby glints when held against the light. Creamy tan head. Roasted grain and ashy nose. Oily mouthfeel. Burnt toast, molasses, apple fritter and green grass in the finish. Nice impy stout.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
neepsntatties (1276) - Portland, Oregon, USA - FEB 27, 2011
On tap at the 2011 Great Alaskan Beer and Barley Wine Festival. Colour... nearly black with a thin rim of head. Nose... quite meaty and roasty. Palate... also quite meaty and roasty but with a sweet, dry and slightly tangy quality, (similar to a high cocoa mass bittersweet chocolate) followed by liquor soaked dried fruits and a long dry-ish finish. Thisíd be a dandy on a cold winterís night; which of course means, youíd have one every night (in Fairbanks) from September through May!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
AmEricanbrew (6177) - Same Trailer, Different Park, Louisiana, USA - FEB 18, 2011
Great Alaska Beer and Barley Wine Festival 2011. Black color/ fleeting tan head. Chocolate malt, fudge, mild coffee aroma. Medium bodied. Good dark chocolate syrup, medium roast coffee, roasted malts. Mildly astringent--good.

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