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RATINGS: 132   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.42/5   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
It should be indisputable evidence when a smoking gun is right in front of You. Maybe You can even smell the burning, toasty nose, see the easily recognizable head and taste the gun powdery finish. This is not the case.

ToolHead's rating

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
ToolHead (266) - København, - SEP 12, 2012
33 cl. bottle. Best by 1.1.15. Deep brown w/ impressive, stable off-white head. Belgian fruity, incredibly smooth, powerful, slightly smoky, perfectly balanced. Comes across more as a smoked, dark quadrupel than as an imperial stout; no matter what the style, it’s absolutely masterful.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Acid303 (671) - Barcelona, CATALONIA, - OCT 25, 2015
2 33cl bottles, Shared with friends. Served in Tulip. Pours deep dark borwn, almost black, with tan head. Both aroma and tastes are smoke, yeast, roasted malts and red grape. Substantial sweetness on the palate, balanced by the smoke and the dark malts. Even if smoky, still is so curious how similar to wine this brew is. Medium body, good carbonation. Not bad, not my sttyle of Imperial Stout though.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
tricksta_p (3617) - Steenwijk, NETHERLANDS - MAY 11, 2015
Aroma of roasted malt, dark chocolate, smoke, ripe dark fruits, coffee, brown sugar, hint of liquorice. Flavour is medium sweet with a light bitter finish. A little boozy. Body is only medium. Pretty good, however more like a smoked Belgian Quad than an Impie Stout.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Alengrin (4604) - BELGIUM - APR 26, 2015
American beer brewed in Belgium, there should be more like this... Pitch black robe under a creamy, thick, dense, lacing, light beige head. Attractive aroma of espresso beans but subtly so, fondant and a hint of the chocolate sauce odour I love so much in the best impies but again in a subtle way; further hints of banana, leather, bayleaf, smoked halibut, tar, soy sauce, cigarette tobacco, peated whisky, smoked paprika, salmiac, fresh paint, blue grapes and dried plums. ’Belgian’ yeasty fruity esters in onset, peach, lots of banana especially after warming up, sour berries and red apple, rounded and inviting but not the dense candied sweetness I’d expect from an imperial stout - if I’d have to taste this blind, I would describe this as the opening scene of a Belgian quadrupel. Medium carbo, sourish accent for balance, full and rich malt profile, resinous, nutty, caramelly and lightly chocolatey, smoked accent coming through more clearly in the finish where it is assisted by a subtly coffee-like roasted bitterishness, gentle though, spicy hops peeping through as well as warming, yet gentle, whisky-like alcohol; a cloying resin effect stays for a long time as well. In all: very pleasant and inviting beer, a bit off the beaten track perhaps, but balancing its roasted, smokey and fruity flavours very well. Different from what I expected considering its classification here as an imperial stout, a lot more ’Belgian’ and even abt-like in some respects, but by all means a very good beer with satisfying complexity and a long flavour development. I will therefore not consider its lack of ’truth to style’ a big issue here.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Beerdedone (3235) - Croydon, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 20, 2015
Bottle. Pours dark brown with a creamy lacy tan head. Aroma of roasted malts, caramel, chocolate and light smoke. Flavor was sweet with chocolate, caramel, dark fruit, smoke and had some notes of toffee.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Hanuta06 (446) - Washington, USA - NOV 9, 2014
Serving: from bottle--purchased at Full Throttle Bottles. Aroma: light peach. Appearance: small, frothy, light-brown head with no lacing and fully diminishing longevity. Clear, cola-brown body. Taste: moderately sweet, over-ripe fruit initial flavor and finish with average duration. Palate: medium bodied with oily texture and lively carbonation. Overall: nothing special.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
suprchunk (2964) - Crestview, Florida, USA - AUG 22, 2014
Almost black pour. Big khaki head. Lacing. Malty aroma with a slight oud bruin aroma of acetic goodness. Taste is tart and malty.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bhensonb (14167) - Woodland, California, USA - MAY 12, 2014
Pours dark brown with a beige head. Aroma has smoke. Full bodied. Flavor is smoke, dark malt, and something suggesting burnt powder. Fairly dry. Different.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
marcus (9231) - Sacramento, California, USA - MAY 12, 2014
Bottle from City Beer. Pours dark brown with a modest tan head and a treacle aroma. There is a hearty chocolate malt flavor with lots of smoke and a vanilla finish. Fairly complex.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Beerhunter111 (17284) - P´Castle, GERMANY - APR 21, 2014
Ins Glas ergießt sich ein sehr dunkelbraunes fast schwarzes Bier mit geringer beigen Schaumkrone. Geruch intensiv röstmalzig, Kaffee, Rauch, Whiskey, Vanille. Geschmack sehr röstmalzig, rauchig, Kaffee, Alkohol, holzig.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
GenDV138 (6101) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - FEB 21, 2014
From notes, consumed on 3/24/13. Bottle poured into a snifter. Pours a dark brownish black with about a third a finger of off-white head, mostly a ring around the glass. Aromas of dark fruit, booze. Tasting notes of cola, dark fruit, subtle smoke, light hops, light herbs and spices. Alcohol is well masked in the taste. Light-ish body with a dry finish.

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