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Tenaya Creek Imperial Stout

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RATINGS: 86   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.67   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 279   ABV: 9.3%
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Brewed using Pale, Caramel, Chocolate, Roast, Victory and Black Malts we obtained a beautifully massive black beer with an off-white head. With a thick, stick to your tongue body and espresso and mocha flavors, this Imperial Stout is surprisingly easy drinking. The body is balanced with a malty sweet finish and high amount of bitterness obtained from Magnum Hops.


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Ughsmash (7253) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 18, 2015
Bomber. Poured deep brown with a creamy beige head. The aroma picked up warm, roasted cocoa, vanilla, and espresso malts with accents of cardamom.. well-presented. The flavor found lightly-smoked black malts, and vanilla bean at the core, with tart coffee beans and light astringency around.. finished with a creamy roasted malt blend and a coffee kicker. Heavier-bodied and creamy on the palate.. overall well-balanced and very tasty!

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
fiveacestx (701) - Texas, USA - MAR 12, 2015
Part of a flight at the brewery - jet black, nice sweet chocolate aroma and taste. Malty backbone. Medium to heavy finish.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Fantomasus (259) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - JAN 13, 2015
Pours motor oil with a brown head that disappears. Not impressed. Aroma is pleasant and simple: caramel, floral, dough, and some vanilla. Taste is off balance sour/bitter. Some sweetness gets mashed by a big bitter finish. My criticisms seem to be aimed at elements that are common traits of this style but somehow this beer just doesn’t do Imperial Stout right. Too rough around the edges.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
NeuroPliny (208) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 26, 2014
Poured into a stem glass from an oversized bottle. Pours dark brown with an enormous toffee head. Aroma is roasted malt and chocolate. Flavour is roasted malt, expresso, chocolate, caramel, and hops.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Lubiere (10700) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 14, 2014
2012 vintage. A deep dark imperial stout with a thin lacing dark brown head. In aroma, sweet chocolate malt with light coffee notes, OK. In mouth, a sweet chocolate malt with light coffee notes, grassy hops, licorice, basil, thyme, rather strange but nice. On tap at Aces and Ales Nellis.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
alexsdad06 (6428) - Ohio, USA - NOV 23, 2014
22 oz. bottle from my Utah Santa. Pours dark brown to black in color with a small beige head. The aroma and flavor have dark roasted malts, dark chocolate, hints of coffee, some earthy bitterness, no frills, just a decent straight forward Russian Imperial stout.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
cfrancis (2612) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 1, 2014
Thanks to Mike for this. Pours inky black with a small light brown head. Aroma is espresso, roasted malts and vanilla. Taste is much the same, nice velvet mouthfeel, roasted malts, espresso and light vanilla.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
rejtable (1546) - Ontario, CANADA - OCT 25, 2014
,Pours pitch black with lots of head and lots of lacing. Nose is vanilla, chocolate, some vanilla. Flavours of espresso, chocolate and vanilla. Taste heavy sweet, heavy bitter. Creamy mouth with lively carbonation. Nice beer!

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
slowrunner77 (6336) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 12, 2014
"Renamed Imperial Stout, coming in at 9.3%. Pretty impressive for this brewer. Easily the best of the 6 I’ve had. Aroma of heavily roasted malts, coffee, dark fruit, licorice, hints of smoke. A touch rough in the mouth but very complex. Hop bitterness comes through too. Good full body, just a bit fizzy, and nice to look at. Warms nicely. "

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jkwood04 (4364) - Connecticut, USA - AUG 11, 2014
22oz bottle in a tulip. Pours black with a lacy, beige head. Aroma of roasted and chocolate malts, some coffee notes, light toffee and caramel sweetness, and some light bitterness. Flavor the same with a little too much sweetness and a very tiny off note. Average to smoother texture. A decent beer but not the best of the style at all.


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