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RATINGS: 519   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.7   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
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It's nice to be able to finally brew some beer without restrictions on it. we came from Colorado where we could brew or try anything. We've been waiting 7 years to make a stout and we harnessed all that frustration into this batch of beer.

We didn't get caught up in the parameters of a specific style we just brewed a big fat hoppy beautiful beer. The timing of the law change couldn't have been better for us, because it has taken until this summer for us to get set up in our new brewery. We finally have some capacity to experiment with some new style. This could lead into a seasonal offering from us in the future. For now we're just glad we can satisfy the demands of the folks who have been on us since day 1 to make a stout.

Malt: 70/80 crystal malt, chocolate malt, black malt, roasted malt

Hops: Centennial, Willamette and cascade - on the dry hop!


2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
tnkw01 (1086) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - FEB 22, 2014
Bottle. To me this beer was way too hoppy for a stout. Deep, dark color, small head and good lace. Aroma was not much of the traditional stout smells and too much hops. Taste was also too hoppy. If one likes hops they would like this one.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DocJitsu (909) - Florida, USA - FEB 17, 2014
Pours a nearly opaque, very dark brown with a short, smooth brown-tan head. Aromas of coffee, faint chocolate, and a bit of kerosene overtones. Thick, mildly coating mouthfeel. Smoky, date, and coffee flavors that outdo the nose.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ExpendableHero (748) - Florida, USA - FEB 17, 2014
This was really good. Almost black beer with a tan head. Aromas of dark chocolate and something herbal. Tastes of roasted barley, dark chocolate/coffee, cacao nibs, and earthy notes. Mixed with spruce/herbal hops. Interesting. Bittersweet, yet hoppy, finish. More of a black IPA in my opinion. Solid beer.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
EricTeusink (679) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - FEB 14, 2014
Another beer I canít believe I never rated. Pours nearly black with slight red tinge and ample barely tan head. Scent is more fruit than roast with a hint of booze. Flavor is boozy sweet. I will be interested to see how the four I am cellaring progress. Bottle - Kroger - Decatur, Georgia

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
jhp40219 (303) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - FEB 14, 2014
12 oz bottle into snifter. Pours black with a chocolate colored head that leaves plenty of lacing. Aroma is surprisingly hoppy for an imperial stout. Big earthy hops with a bit of citrus, smoke, toasty malt and pine. If I had just smelled this, no way Iíd guess this was an imperial stout! Taste is also far hoppier than any imperial stout Iíve ever tasted. Fresh earthy hops too. You can tell this was dry hopped. Toasted malt, smoke, pine, and a bit of chocolate in the finish. Far more black IPA tasting than expected. Medium to slightly full bodied, oily but a little creamy textured, average to low carbonation, long and dry finish of earthy hops and toasted malts. VERY impressed! Tastes of a heavy black IPA with the body of a stout. Unlike any imperial stout Iíve ever had. Love the strong dry hop taste!

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
CJ_Pain (101) - Georgia, USA - FEB 12, 2014
Not an imperial stout. More akin to a black ale or even a black IPA. Very similar, though slightly less hoppy than their dank tank "Some Strange". All that being said based not upon style than itís one helluva beer.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Chudwick (2108) - Cincyucky, Kentucky, USA - FEB 6, 2014
12oz bottle - smoky pine nose. Smooth for a impy stout. Black malts. Impressed.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
AndyReynolds (880) - Dayton, Kentucky, USA - FEB 6, 2014
Smoke-Kay thanks to Chudwick. Wasnít quite expecting that from an imperial stout but whatevs.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
gendv138 (1206) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - JAN 30, 2014
Draft at ChurchKey. Pours black with a tan head. Aromas of lemon citrus, big interesting herbal/spiced notes that I couldnít quite determine, maybe a bit of a minty or green tea flavor. On the taste, the herbal/spiced notes come through with some milk chocolate and caramel, maybe a bit of mint or green tea again. Medium body with a creamy mouthfeel.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
MadRobin (1900) - Silver Spring, USA - JAN 30, 2014
On tap at R.D.F. in Gallery Place, Washington, DC. Opaque, brown-black with a small creamy khaki head and very good lacing. Aroma of pine, grapefruit, roasted malt and tropical fruit. Taste of pink grapefruit, orange, pineapple, roasted malt, and tropical fruit. Medium/full body and medium/high carbonation. More like a black IPA with a roasted malt backbone than an imperial stout. For a stout, this is a pretty decent IPA. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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