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RATINGS: 579   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.71/5   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!


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Beershine (5219) - The Sunshine State, Florida, USA - MAR 1, 2008
Bottle, thanks to unclemattie! Thick tarry black pour with little head. Nose is tobacco, hickory smoke, bacon, and charcoal. Dry charry taste. Palate is fizzy and thin. The impact fades. Good but not great.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
gottalottaibu (243) - charlotte, North Carolina, USA - MAR 1, 2008
deep dark black pour. smaller carmel tight bubbly head. roasted coffee, bittersweet chocolate in the aroma. similar in flavor. roasted bitter chocolate up front as burnt coffee grounds lingered behind that. the hops came through a bit in the finish. alcohol was greatly hidden and it was super easy drinker for such a big style.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
tyler_mn (1475) - SLP, Minnesota, USA - FEB 27, 2008
12oz bottle from JW77 (I think...). Roasted malt, dark, bitter chocolate, light coffee notes and a hint of smoke on the nose. Pours pretty much thick black with a nice sized thick khaki head. Bitter malt, bitter chocolate, a wisp of smoke, coffee, liquorice on the tongue. Nice mouthfeel, though. Fairly lush and silky. Without that, this would be average at best.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
douglas88 (8324) - Portland, Oregon, USA - FEB 20, 2008
UPDATED: FEB 22, 2008 Bottle thanks to jrob_21. Poured into a Guinness glass. A jet black body with a powerful light brown head. The aroma is mostly brown sugar with some hops. I really think there is a strong meaty and smoked aspect to the taste, it could be the Liquorice perhaps. A strong hop component and some dark chocolate. I really liked this one, but hey I like Impys.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Collint (475) - Sylva, North Carolina, USA - FEB 20, 2008
12 oz bottle. Thanks TikiE. Poures a dark tan head and the color is pitch black. Aroma of dark chocolate and coffee. The carbonation gives a good mouthfeel. Notes of roast in the finish. Very good beer, not as good as Victory Storm King.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
TikiE (368) - Asheville, North Carolina, USA - FEB 20, 2008
Delicious! Poured dark oil color with a beautiful tan thin head. Smelt of chocolate and malts, tastes of chocolate and hops. DANK!

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
EithCubes (5551) - New Jersey, USA - FEB 17, 2008
Bottle via jrob_21 - thanks! Some sweet bubblegummy notes in with the more typical roast and chocolate notes of aroma, with a mild Cascade presence. Pitch pour with a yummy rocky light brown head. Only medium-bodied, creamy with some grainy roast and a touch of acidic sourness (which does not agree too well), drying out nicely to a lightly bitter, mocha-inflected toasty finish. A little too much black malt, and too-transparent alcohol. Touch of casky wood and lesser lactose, with pine sol rushing in late. This is hard and dark, takes some effort to get into, but worth the effort; the mocha-coffee bg is of a high quality, with a nice espresso aftertaste, but this definitely suffers in comparison with the last two stouts I’ve had.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bleeng (1668) - Houston nowhere near Beersel, Texas, USA - FEB 16, 2008
12 oz bottle thanks to unclemattie. Pours dark and thick with a very small brown head. Nose is subdued with a slight chocolate, burnt-malt aroma. Flavors of chocolate, burnt malts, coffee. Alcohol is well hidden for such a strong beer. Nice rich mouth that lingers. Reminds me of an Older Viscosity. Well done-wish I had a few more of these in the cellar.

4.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
PickettsCharge (89) - USA - FEB 14, 2008
UPDATED: JUN 10, 2008 This stuff is good. Looks like oil after it has been in yor car for 15,000 miles...I mean this stuff is black....and as no translucency whatsoever....a stronger Georgia Brown

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Sammy (11069) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 10, 2008
Both on-tap in Atlanta brewery, and a hand bottle fresh of a second of three recipies about. I liked the bottle experiment the best as it was more chocolate than coffee in their lateral tasting. The tap was coffee, but lso a sour aroma and more dry bitterness there. The head of all was nice and soapy and suggested fresh. The bottle was creamer and would get a 3.9 rank. Serving type: on-tap


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