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RATINGS: 82   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.68   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 (1070) - 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.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Lubiere (10439) - 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 (5865) - 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 (2498) - 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 (1431) - 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 (6077) - 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 (4153) - 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.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Bahumat (122) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - AUG 9, 2014
Tenaya Creek Imperial Stout Aroma: 8/10. Complex! Malt, molasses, treacle, with slight overtones of citrus and pine from the hops. Appearance: 5/5. Beautiful black as ink pour with a lingering dark brown head. Taste: 9/10. Sweet chocolate syrupy sweet with bitter notes of coffee, cocoa, molasses, and honey. Lingering finish of dark chocolate cocoa bitterness. Palate: 4/5. Generous mouthfeel with an interesting frothyness on the tongue leant by the high-protein head. Really very nice, but one point deducted for the harshness of the cocoa finish. Could do with a little more restraint there. Overall: 18/20. It’s a great beer. Rich in chocolate sweetness and lingering, long cocoa powder bitterness. Definitely one I’ll keep my eye out for again. It’s not the most complex imp stout out there, but it excels in being very strong at what it does present!

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Travlr (13167) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - JUL 31, 2014
Draft at the source 12/19/13. Black color, dark brown head with good retention and solid lacing. Aroma of prunes, raisins, plums, coffee. Taste is rich, smooth, dark milk chocolate, coffee, vanilla. Nice mouthfeel. Good stuff.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Dorwart (2386) - 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 (2319) - 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.


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