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RATINGS: 169   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.73/5   IBU: 75   EST. CALORIES: 273   ABV: 9.1%
This BIG, BOLD, SMOOTH, DARK, DELICIOUS Imperial Stout is simply beautiful. The INEBRIATOR STOUT weighs in at 9.1% alcohol by volume; consider yourself warned.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
tysongillmore (362) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - NOV 21, 2015
Chocolate, caramel, coconut, slight tobacco & tar. Rich goodness. Not much of a scent. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
IPagan5 (106) - San Marcos, California, USA - MAR 24, 2015
Dark poured black thin head typical roasted barley throughout. Decent body and mouthfeel. Ok stout in my opinion.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
DesertDevil (684) - Arizona, USA - JAN 17, 2015
On draft at Flanny’s. Fig, molasses, and cocoa hit first on the aroma, followed by a bit of black licorice and roasted barley. Pours a flat coal color with a tan head that includes a frog eye or two. Dark chocolate and moderate fresh espresso are the prominent flavors early; star anise and loamy soil pop up midway through before a heavy charred malt taste takes over. The finish is sweet (hints of vanilla) and dry. A well-crafted imperial stout that I’m always happy to drink when I find it on tap.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bhensonb (13617) - Woodland, California, USA - DEC 14, 2014
From 2010 file notes: Pours black. Aroma is dark malt; chocolate. Tastes dark malt; chocolate; fruit. Liked it.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
dchmela (2999) - Orlando, Florida, USA - OCT 19, 2014
Bomber from Maltajo. Pours an inky black with a dark tan head. Soy, roasted grain, chocolate and dark fruit in the aroma. Taste is thick and oily body, with roasted grain and soy plus hints of cherry. Good brew.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
bytemesis (6193) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - FEB 22, 2014
Bottle from Daknole - thanks! Small gusher on opening, and almost impossible to pour effectively. Gigantic bordering on monstrous brown head, puffy but not creamy at all. Dissipates slowly mainly due to sheer size, leaving clumpy lacing blobs on the glass. Pours opaque black. Aroma is roasty, anise, chocolate, perhaps cardboard. Flavor is light sweet, a LOT of anise and burned malt notes, medium bitter. Intensely, distractingly carbonated. Medium body, some acidity presumably from burned malts. Ashy. Well, at least its not infected, which was my first thought, but it doesnt have a whole lot going for it either. ADDENDUM: if you let it sit for 30 minutes or so the carbonation dies down and the beer becomes a lot more appreciatable. Not necessarily good, but decent.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
alexandersh (196) - Gilbert, Arizona, USA - DEC 24, 2013
On tap at Whole Foods a few weeks back. Poured a dark black color. Aroma and flavor were both strong, with roasted malt, fruit, coffee and alcohol. Flavorful, but didn’t wow me.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
olr1984 (1500) - fort wayne, Indiana, USA - DEC 15, 2013
22oz bottle from a trade pours a dark black with a large tan head. Chocolate and roasted malt aroma taste is the same.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
adnielsen (10424) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - DEC 14, 2013
Bottle @ home, courtesy of dschiller (I believe). Thanks! Pours a black appearance with a thin brown head. Big anise, burnt malty, kind of pepperminty, light veggie aroma. Twangy, black licorice, dark chocolate, fairly boozy, burnt malty flavor. Not a big fan.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
GT2 (9411) - Oceanside, California, USA - AUG 12, 2013
651mL black and silver label from Papago Brewing bottle shop. Extremely overcarbonated pour. Head retention is insane and rocky. Nose is apple sauce, smoke, Maplewood BBQ. Taste is apple heavy, papery, harsh, ashy. Palate is dry, ashy, abrasive. Near metallic.

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