Taps Imperial Balinese Stout
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RATINGS: 19   MEAN: 3.85/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.58/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 288   ABV: 9.6%
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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
yespr (40417) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - JUL 20, 2012
From tap at the brewpub. Pours dark brown with a deep amber glare and a small tan head. Aroma is dense coffee and herbal. Solid coffee. Bitter and dark roasted malty. Lasting dense coffee.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
anders37 (23005) - Malmö, SWEDEN - AUG 5, 2012
Draft @ the Brea location. Pours a black color with a small tan head. Has a roasted malty coffee and chocolate aroma. Roasted malty coffee and chocolate flavor. Has a roasted malty fruity coffee and chocolate finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
brokensail (16053) - Dublin, California, USA - MAR 31, 2012
Almost black in color with a tan head. Really simple and straightforward: this smells like coffee. There’s a little bit of dark chocolate and some nice roasted malt character. The story is pretty much the same on the palate: lots and lots of coffee flavor. Intense coffee, a hint of vanilla, and a fair amount of roasted malt and dark chocolate. Really good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mcberko (14357) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 16, 2013
On tap at Mohawk Bend, pours black with a small tan head. Aroma of dark fruits, particularly cherries, roasted malts, and some chocolate. Flavour is quite chocolatey and fruity, full of sweetened milk chocolate, cherries and other dark fruits, what a wonderful balance of flavours. Sweet but not cloying. Excellent stuff.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ratman197 (13254) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - AUG 22, 2012
Poured a clear dark reddish brown with a small lasting brown head. Aromas of roastiness, coffee, bitter chocolate, light vanilla and light carmel. Palate was medium to full bodied asnd smooth. Flavors of roastiness, dark chocolate, coffee, vanilla and light carmel with a smooth lingering coffee finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
jcwattsrugger (12185) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - MAY 20, 2012
on tap-pours black with a brown head. Aroma is coffee/jalapeno, dark malt. Taste is chicory/coffee/jalapeno, dark malt, hop bite.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
GT (9982) - Oceanside, California, USA - JUL 25, 2012
Tap at the Brea location. Inky pour. Clear highlights. Nose is very green- spicy jalapeno, green bell pepper. Salt and caramel. Much too green. Taste is very acidic coffee, lemon tea, green bell pepper, jalapeno spice. Black peppercorn. As it warms, some coffee flavor fades thankfully for toasted nut flavors. Palate is still very dry. Gets better as it warms. But overall, not the way to brew with coffee.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
JorisPPattyn (9468) - Ursel, BELGIUM - MAY 8, 2012
Draught. Arbitrary score 4/5 for Appearance, as nighttime conditions prevented correct assessment. Coffeenose, coffeesweets "beans", intense coffeearoma, but nowhere sharp. Impressive. Really like cold coffee with sugar, but in a really good way. Bitter in the background. Even dry-out effect. Feels intense, concentrated into dryness; Some beer - one to try if you can.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
KyotoLefty (9295) - Kyoto, JAPAN - JUL 21, 2012
Draught at the brewpub. Coffee nose, dry. Black with lace. Huge roasty coffee flavor. Milky and quite flavorful. Nice stuff.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BMan1113VR (7917) - Los Angeles, California, USA - OCT 20, 2011
Bottle. Pours with a pitch black body with a small tan head that lasts. Aromas of coffee, coffee creamer, bready, vanilla, light roasted malt, very rich. Flavors are HUGE, rich and fresh roast, a bit nutty, some vanilla. Vibrant coffee character. Chocolate, maple. Minimal bitterness overall. Alcohol is completely hidden, silky mouthfeel with light carbonation. Very tasty!

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