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RATINGS: 74   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.66   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.


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3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
andrewturba (944) - Alberta, - FEB 3, 2013
On tap at the brewery. Pours an opaque black with a solid nrown ring around the glass. Aromas of licorice, roasted malts, and chocolate. Flavours are bitter dark malts, roasted malts, coffee, dark chocolate and a bit of dried fruit.


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Dorwart (2356) - Robbinsville, New Jersey, USA - MAY 11, 2014
Very large dark brown head of medium sized bubbles. Rocky and creamy on top. Nice chocolatey malts with some brown sugar, roasted grains, mild coffee and some prunes. Color is basically black. Lively in the mouth. Very rich and a tad sweet. That being said, lots of flavor and very tasty. More roasted grains, chocolate, sweet malts and some licorice. Noticable alcohol presence and warming. Finishes creamy and roasty and chocolatey. A damn good impy!

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
stevoj (1956) - Boise, Idaho, USA - APR 27, 2014
Sampled at Boise’s Imperial Stout get together, over 120 bottles to choose from. Going with the flow on this rating. This was one of my contributions to the event.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Tmoney99 (10396) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - APR 19, 2014
Bottle shared by b3shine. Poured a dark brown color with an average frothy tan head that lasted with good lacing. Moderate to heavy roasted dark chocolate aroma. Medium to heavy toasted dark chocolate malt flavor with a medium to heavy dark sweet finish of moderate to long duration. Medium to full body with a smooth texture and flat carbonation. This is a solid beer.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
AgentAle (579) - Alberta, CANADA - APR 16, 2014
Aroma is a rich maltiness, quite sweet with some slight bitterness. Taste matches aroma for the most part . Some molasses and chocolate picked up aswell. Taste is quite smooth with a bitter finish. Appearance is a dark black body with a brown head that retains well.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
dfearnley (820) - Alberta, CANADA - APR 12, 2014
Bottle to pint glass Chocolate, soy, lots of toasted malt. Jet black with a huge, but short lived foamy brown head. Taste is chocolate, soy, and very malty. Nicely done.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
b3shine (5121) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - APR 11, 2014
Bomber to snifter (thanks DuffMan!). Bottled on 11/7/13. Looks good; an opaque dark brownish black with beige head that steadily dissipates into lacing. Smells good too; dark malt, tobacco, and chocolate with mild roast and a hint of cherry cordial as well. Tastes like it smells, minus the tobacco, with a nice, smooth mouthfeel. Good beer!

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
fattybladdy (493) - Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA - APR 6, 2014
Bomber, pours thick black with bubbly tan head. Roasty scent. Taste features a big roasty character, dark malt with bitter hops, coffee, and chocolate. Smooth finish. Overall a pretty heavy and bitter impy, decent to sip on.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
rodenbach99 (3063) - Longueuil, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 26, 2014
Une bouteille de 650ml embouteillée le 11\7\2013. Capsule de cire de couleur vielle or sale. Une bière brune foncée presque noire. Un nez chocolaté fruité, fort agréable avec des notes de mélasse que j’ai aimé particulièrement. Une bouche soyeuse, ronde, peu alcoolique avec des saveurs de mélasse fruitée. Très facile et bonne à boire. Merci Patrick.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
SlovakSniper (3013) - Candiac/Frelighsburg, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 20, 2014
Embouteillée le 7 novembre 2013. Merci à Adam pour cette bouteille. Un stout impérial presque noir. Une tête qui s’efface tout doucement. Un début de dentelle. Un nez de chocolat mi-amer, de lactose, de café aromatisé et de fumée de torréfaction. Des saveurs richement chocolatées avec des notes de mélasse presque brûlée et de café serré. Mais cette base maltée est très belle! Un alcool habilement caché. En bouche, un bon corps huileux avec tout ce qu’il faut de bulles. Une finale bien rôtie et amère sur des notes colorées par du bon tabac à pipe et par des houblons fruités. Mon 230ième stout impérial.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
cards04 (1594) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - MAR 11, 2014
Thanks kathouse! A great imperial Stout. Pours a thick black with great fluffy mocha head. Wonderful dark chocolate and chocolate liquor aromas. Hints of caramel too. Nice thick mouthfeel.. with bittersweet chocolate, roasted malts and a hoppy finish. Great stout.


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