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RATINGS: 197   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.55   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
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Oak-aged Foreign-style stout brewed with Malbec grape juice


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Sledutah (4392) - Utah, USA - FEB 9, 2014
On tap at The Thirsty Monk
Black with a medium sized tan head and good lacing. Aroma of roasted malts and chocolate. Flavors of roasted malts, vanilla and bakers chocolate
Decent

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
MrNic (15) - Laramie, Wyoming, USA - FEB 9, 2014
Aroma- Chocolate, some roastiness, vanilla Appearance- Motor oil, dark tan 1 finger head Taste- Huge hop flavor at the front of the tongue, middle dark bitter chocolate, coffee, caramel, bourbon notes, finish is bitter, roasty, dry coffee Palate- Full-bodied, motor oil thickness Overall- Overall, this is an excellent imperial stout. I don’t pick up any of the malbec grape juice, but I think that’s a good thing. I would definitely buy it again.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Ferris (3799) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 9, 2014
Bottle - Grape and dark malts. Jet black with beige head. Charred malts, burnt coffee and a long finish. To much char for me.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
alexsdad06 (5359) - Ohio, USA - FEB 6, 2014
Draft at Thirsty Monk. Pours dark brown with a medium beige head. The aroma and flavor have roasted malt, some chocolate, grape juice, sweet malts caramel, but the body is not up to an imperial stout standard.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
drsordr (1040) - Loveland, Ohio, USA - FEB 6, 2014
Draft opaque black with brown hue. Nose light roast and faint fruit. Taste vague floral minimal roast. Light mouth feel. Very light thin finish.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jayzz (318) - Illinois, USA - JAN 29, 2014
Chocolate coffee aroma and dark brown color. Has a large frothy head. Sweet coffee chocolate flavor.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
erickok (3484) - Tours (and Paris), FRANCE - JAN 5, 2014
Black bodied, dense tan head. Very fruity, raspberry, creamy, buttermilk, roasted malts. Sticky sweetness, not very balanced. Not really for me, to be honest. It’s too sweet I’m afraid. Doesn’t need the alcohol either. (On tap at Easy Tiger)

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BelgianBeerGal (3137) - Panama City, Florida, USA - DEC 31, 2013
Can at Wigwam. Interesting stout overall. Tough to fit into a category for me.... must be a foreign stout thing. I think the grapes add a little of flavor and hint of sweetness/mustiness. Nice.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
_angst_ (2687) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - DEC 26, 2013
UPDATED: JUL 27, 2014 Temporary rating. At some point I might re-write this.

Hazy black, rather small creamy dark mocha head, slow diss, small trace. Malty, fruity, roasted malts, dark choc, moist soil, dark grapes, hay, black pepper, caramel, toffee, Tiny sweet, bitter, tiny fruity, roasted malts, coffee, bitter choc, burnt wood, minerals, raisins, hay, moist soil, burnt caramel, prunes round, soft, roasted astringent, medium. Bitter, roasted malts, roisins, prunes, soil, minerals, burnt wood, caramel, coffee, bitter choc, Quite tasty.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
highibus (719) - Vail, Arizona, USA - DEC 21, 2013
Deep black with cocoa head. no real aroma. flavor is light oak with a tang from the malbec kaybe? strange finish. not my fav


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