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RATINGS: 565   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.71   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!


3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
fonefan (39393) - VestJylland, DENMARK - NOV 19, 2009
Bottle 12fl.oz. @ home.
[ Trade by GAManiac ]. Clear medium to dark black color with a large, frothy to creamy, good lacing, mostly lasting, light brown head. Aroma is light heavy malty, roasted, licorice, moderate to heavy hoppy, grass. Flavor is light heavy sweet and bitter with a long long duration, english licorice. Body is medium, texture is oily and creamy, carbonation is soft. [20090816]

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ungstrup (30812) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - NOV 18, 2007
Bottled. A pitch black beer with a lazing brown head. The aroma is sweet with strong notes of coffee and chocolate. The flavor is also sweet with strong notes of coffee and chocolate, but also with a slight acidity from the hard roasted malt and the coffee note, and hints of cocoa beans, leading to a dry roasted finish.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Papsoe (25073) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - NOV 19, 2007
(Bottle 35,5 cl) Courtesy of CaptainCougar. Pours completely opaque black with a dense and creamy, off-white head. Lightly burned malt aroma. Full body with burned, coffeish accents. A little fruitiness and even a slightly perfumy touch. Malt bitter finish with also some alcohol showing. 171107

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
anders37 (19552) - Malmö, SWEDEN - JUN 14, 2011
Draft @Taco Mac Metropolis, Atlanta, GA. Pours a black color with a small tan head. Has a roasted malty chocoalte aroma with hints of licorice. Roasted malty chocolate and caramel flavor with hints of licorice. Has a roasted malty chocolate finish.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
cgarvieuk (17647) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAY 3, 2009
Bottle at DLD ... deep red black ... sweet roast malts some toffee nose ...big hop front ... big solid roast ...little spice ... bit too heavy hopped for me.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
fiulijn (16462) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 22, 2007
Black color. Quite intense aroma. Good body, good caramel-roasted malt mix, balanced, just the final is a bit thin. Not bad.

3.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Travlr (16429) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - JUL 1, 2011
Seasonal offering at the Atlanta airport location. A pretty good sweet stout that falls somewhat short of it’s imperial moniker. Not bad though.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
harrisoni (15319) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - MAR 29, 2015
Bottle at Toms 10 yr anniversary. Black beer lasting tan head. Roast aroma. Bit soy sauce. Some hop om finish. Fine.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Leighton (14424) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 19, 2015
Bottle shared during the Cad’s 10th anniversary bash - Clerkenwell, London. Thanks to Cloin. Pours rich black with a foamy mocha topping. The nose holds dried dark frutis and burnt grains. Medium sweet flavor with lightly tangy dark fruits, licorice, pine, dark bread and cocoa. Full bodied with fine carbonation and creamy texture. Lightly warming to finish with more dark fruit, burnt marshmallow, chocolate, scorched earth bitterness. Nice impy stout.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
rlgk (14386) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JUL 10, 2011
Bottle, thanks to tkrjukoff. Black beer with a brown head. Hoppy grassy aroma, fruity, roasted, milky, alot like a black IPA. Roasted hop flavor, grassy, metal notes, some chocolate.


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