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RATINGS: 1039   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.87/5   SEASONAL: Series   EST. CALORIES: 276   ABV: 9.2%
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Who knew a worldwide hop shortage in 2008 would give rise to such a memorable, delicious beer? When it came time to craft a commemorative offering for our 12th anniversary, we decided to trade in the bitterness of hops for the bitterness of unsweetened chocolate, and paired that with flaked oats. Featuring a thick, rich, roasty mouthfeel and chocolate-heavy flavors and aromas, this onyx-colored, malt-forward beauty became an instant classic that shares space on our liquid trophy case alongside our hop-focused fan favorites. Rebrewed for our 20th Anniversary Encore Series.

Hops: Summit, Willamette, Galena & Ahtanum


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Habanero (3863) - Tranbjerg, DENMARK - MAY 25, 2016
Tap. Pours black with a small, lacing tan head. Aroma of rasted malt, a little citrus, chocolate and coffee notes. Sweet flavor that ends up more dry with a hint of bitterness. Medium bodied, oily texture and soft carbonation. An excellent Impy. 🌟🌟🌟🌟

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
chrisv10 (14634) - DENMARK - MAY 25, 2016
Tap @ Fermentoren, Aarhus. Black with medium beige head. Aroma is roasted malts, chocolate, coffee, caramel, hop and a little bread. Flavour is roasted malts. chocolate, coffee, caramel, medium sweet, little liquorice hop and medium bitter.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
saxo (16188) - Højbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - MAY 25, 2016
Tap @ Fermentoren, Aarhus. Nice creamy head with excellent duration. Color is black. Aroma and taste are roast malt, chocolate, coffee, licorice, caramel and hops. Nice oily palate and full bodied.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Rasmus40 (16692) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - MAY 25, 2016
Tap @ Fermentoren, Aarhus. Black with a brown head. Aroma is sweet, roasted malt, chocolate and licorice. Flavor is quite sweet and rather bitter. Dry and rather bitter finish with warming alcohol. Oily. 250516

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
RhetoricalAns (804) - Red Deer, Alberta, CANADA - MAY 21, 2016
650 ml bottle. Very dark brown pour, thin brown head. Strong chocolate and coffee aroma. Really shines in the flavour, tones of dark bitter chocolate. Nice dry finish. Perfect dessert beer for me.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
mkel07 (4933) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - MAY 20, 2016
On tap at Brewski 140516. Fantastic beer that tastes as good as it looks and smells. Deep black in colour with a high bitterness level that reminds me of bitter dark chocolate. Smooth and goes down a treat.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ngejo (874) - Jakarta, INDONESIA - MAY 19, 2016
Tap. Black,frothy, tan foam, medium bitterness, medium sweetness, medium body, oily feel, soft carbonation, & long finish.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Sdaniel90 (823) - Mexico City, MEXICO - MAY 17, 2016
Bottle, 65cl. Opaque dark brown with a frothy to minimal brown head. Aromas of roasted malts, dried fruits, alcohol. Robust bodied with moderate carbonation. Smooth, thick and creamy. Medium sweet with medium to heavy bitterness. Rich roasted and chocolate flavors into a heavy bitter and alcohol finish. Very pleasant.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Percy0103 (545) - MEXICO - MAY 17, 2016
Bottle, 650ml. A dark beer with a small brown head. Aroma is of coffee, lactose, alcohol and I guess some oatmeal. Taste is bittersweet with a roasted malt character. Robust bodied, oily and with soft carbonation. Somewhat strong alcoholic finish with bitter dark coffee aftertaste.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
kermis (9880) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - MAY 17, 2016
Tap at CBC ’16. Black with a small beige head. Aroma of dark chocolate, oatmeal, coffee and caramel. Flavour is light heavy sweet and bitter. Medium to full bodied with soft carbonation.


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