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RATINGS: 577   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!


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
after4ever (7272) - Brier, Washington, USA - AUG 25, 2007
12-ounce. Thanks BitBucket! Pours deep black with a thick, bubbly tan head. Big chocolatey nose with hints of roast and licorice along for the ride. Nice medium body with firm but unobtrusive carb. Big roast-forward chocolate flavors right from the attack through the mid-palate; everything from all these notes holds together consistently until a bit of ash and resin join for a light finish. Lovely stuff.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Ty5592 (1018) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 25, 2007
Dark brown, almost black, with no head or lacing. Bitter roasted flavor and aroma. Light coffee notes but the hop are way too bright in this beer. Thinner body.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
CapFlu (5047) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 22, 2007
(Bottle) Trade with Ughsmash. Thanks Jason. Dissipated beige head with an opaque body. Nose of soya sauce, molasses and fig. Flavour is tart and coffee. Decent.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Oakes (14671) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 20, 2007
Glad they changed the label on this one - that old one is...wow...holy shit...what can you say about that? Black body with a sparse dark brown head. Big roasty aroma with some chocolate and stinging alcohol. Fairly simple, burnt roast, peanut shells with a bit of alcohol and chocolate. Kind of watery as impies go. Bland, uninteresting, this ticks off a couple of the style’s requisite flavours but that’s all it does.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Saarlander (1686) - Saarlouis, GERMANY - AUG 6, 2007
Poured a dark black with a tan head, can’t believe this is 9%, very easy drinking, even abit watery, subdued for the style, good enough though, some chocolate comes through, along with hops, and some roastedness, glad I only have 1 bottle from Mystery swap 2.0, or I’d be in trouble tonight!

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ramenen (466) - San Salvador, EL SALVADOR - AUG 4, 2007
Actually, I expected less from this beer. But surprisingly this was a very good Stout. Thruthfully, before this a I had the Yetis, but still this was smoky and chocolaty stout. Great Stout Sweetwater.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
MIBRomeo (2570) - Wisconsin, USA - AUG 1, 2007
Black pour w/ thick tan head & thick lacing. Lightly grass & citrus nose followed by a dry roast malt some coccoas and a touch of vanilla. Palate is pretty avg thinner than I’d like in an IS. Flavor was a bit of a let down, dry roast malt light coffees.. almost a bit stale. Ok.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Ughsmash (7501) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 29, 2007
Bottled, BB 6/12/07, thanks to Jmichael! Poured a clear, mahogany with a short-lived cap of medium brown head. The aroma picked up moderately-roasted dark chocolate and soy with some overt alcohol coming through.. got better as it warmed up. Flavor had well-roasted dark chocolate and espresso at the core with grainy soy and caramel spreading toward the edges.. picked up some alcohol as it warmed... a bit weak on several facets. This was about medium-bodied, fizzling out as it hit the finish, leaving some residual dark roast. This was OK, but could use some work.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
alexsdad06 (8166) - Ohio, USA - JUL 27, 2007
12 oz. bottle. Pours black in color with a mostly lasting foamy tan head that leaves decent lacing. The aroma is much hoppier than most Imperial stouts. I get citrus and grassy hops with some chocolate and roasted malt. The flavor is also extremely hoppy for an Imperial Stout. It has the roasted malt character with a hint of coffee as well. This one is also a little thin for an Impy. The alcohol, however, is well hidden mainly by the hops. I am having a discussion in my own head on how to rate this. As an Imperial stout I think it is lacking in a few things I would expect in this style. As an extremely dark IIPA this is pretty good.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Enniskillen (2044) - Salinas, California, USA - JUL 27, 2007
Opaque with a espresso head. Aroma is roasty with raspberries, espresso. Taste is caramel, light hoppiness, chocolate, light mocha. Pretty goo, havnt been big on I.S.’ lately but this is pretty good. Thanks Dad.


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