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Starr Hill All Access Cryptical Imperial Stout

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RATINGS: 67   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.5/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 88   EST. CALORIES: 225   ABV: 7.5%
Cryptical packs a wallop of dark malt flavor. The beer weighs in at close to 8% ABV and has flavors of liquorices and anise spice. Cryptical is dry-hopped with American Hops to balance out the full body with a floral aroma.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
drowland (7887) - Georgia, USA - JUN 21, 2016
4/2/16. On tap at WoB Kennesaw. Why did we go to WoB after a beer fest? Black pour under a small tan head. Spicy aroma, licorice, roasted malts, coffee. Okay flavor, spice again, some fruitiness, dark chocolate, coffee. Eh.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Nickls (2389) - Alexandria, Virginia, USA - MAY 6, 2016
Tap. Tan head on a mahogany body. Aroma felt a bit muted; slight earthy hops with heavy dose of malty sweetness and chocolate in the aroma. Flavor has dark fruit, resiny hops, mineral, toffee and earth with semi-sweet chocolate. Medium to thicker body.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
rdixon77 (2359) - Georgia, USA - APR 23, 2016
Down the middle imperial stout. Chocolate, black licorice, dark fruits, decent amount of bitterness. Medium bodied. Okay.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jtclockwork (14999) - , New Jersey, USA - DEC 5, 2015
Bottle - pours dark brown white head - nose and taste of licorice, chocolate, molasses - med body

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
FROTHINGSLOSH (6846) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 3, 2014
From the December 2014 3R6P tasting. +++ Sampled from a 750 ml brown bottle this beer poured a black color with a medium sized creamy brown head that lingered and left good lacing. The aroma was malty and a bit toasts with dark fruits and a vague hoppy presence. The flavor was dryish and a bit roasty with chalk and wood notes. Medium length finish. Medium body Solid.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
MadRobin (2830) - Silver Spring, Alabama, USA - JUN 23, 2014
Poured from 750 ml bottle after cellaring for 18 months. Opaque, black-brown with a 2-finger tan head and very good lacing. Aroma of chocolate, caramel, roasted malt and roasted coffee. Taste of rich sweet chocolate, molasses, roasted malt, licorice, nuts and mild dark fruit with a fruity hop finish, without which this would be an unremarkable, average imperial stout. The hop finish ands balance to the big malt flavors and makes this a more interesting brew. Medium body and medium carbonation. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
solidfunk (7702) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - MAY 27, 2014
Average imperial stout. Ok balance, some roast malt and light bitter finish. Some booze. Light on palate. Dark pour with good head and lacing. A dog just puked up some great looking sausage next to me. There are bunch of douchebags around that think they know a lot about craft beer. They say the like Stella. On tap at DC Summerfest.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ed5388 (3225) - Forked River, New Jersey, USA - FEB 18, 2014
Sampled at Big Brew Beer Festival (Morristown). Pours pitch black with a small dark tan head. Aroma of chocolate, roasted malt, vanilla, and a hint of coffee. Taste of dark chocolate, roasted coffee, burnt toast, and caramel.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
robgibbens (431) - Gaithersburg, Maryland, USA - FEB 11, 2014
Poured at World of Beer, tulip glass. Nice short tan head, color is black. Bitterness up front, also lingers at the finish. Coffee flavors are strong, nice stout!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
drfabulous (6672) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - FEB 2, 2014
From the 750 bottle. Light body. Taste of chocolate and roast Pretty tasty overall. Dark pour with light carbonation

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