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RATINGS: 60   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.28   EST. CALORIES: 279   ABV: 9.3%
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This deliciously smooth Imperial Stout is brewed with the finest English malt, three types of dark malts, and some smoked malt to give it a hint of smokiness. It has a rich, complex flavor accentuated with American Cascade hops. We aged it for three months to make it incredibly smooth and drinkable. Itís also named after the former Emperor of the United States (look it up!)

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Treebs (872) - , Illinois, USA - OCT 20, 2012
22 oz. bottle served in a CBS snifter. Bottled in November of 2010. I got this an extra a long time ago and it just worked its way to the back of the cellar. Uncovered it during my recent move and thought Iíd bust it open. Thanks for the extra Mike(gushue3)! A: Pours a dark black color with a dark khaki head forming on the pour. The head recedes to some bubbly whisps around the collar. S: Dark chocolate malts with some dark fruit flavors as well. Some sugar glazed prunes with a little toasted oat sweetness. T: Definite oxidation present. Some light cardboard with some toasted grains. The finish is dark chocolate malts, prunes and some light toasted grains. M: Medium bodied with a medium low carbonation level. Very smooth and the alcohol is well hidden. O: For being almost two years old it wasnít bad, but it was a touch oxidized. Definitely held up though for being a tad under 10%. Solid dark chocolate and dark fruit flavors. Serving type: bottle Reviewed on: 10-06-2012

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
two7offsuit (291) - Massachusetts, USA - JAN 1, 2014
Pours dark brown with a thick tan head. Aroma hints at coffee but flavors of roasted chocolate.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
djd07 (4899) - Houston, Texas, USA - SEP 26, 2013
Bottle. Pours a very dark brown with thick beige head that lasts. The aroma is roast, chocolate, and smoke. Medium mouthfeel with a sweet roasted malt, chocolate, with nice sweet finish. Good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
shigadeyo (3096) - Harrison, Ohio, USA - AUG 2, 2013

8/04/2011: Haverhill Brewery Joshua Norton Imperial Stout... Aroma: Thin milk chocolate syrup with some roasted malt in the background. Appearance: Pours an opaque dark brown color with a purple hue; beige bubbles on the surface. Flavor: Sweet, but with a dark chocolate flavor infused with leafy, earthy, slightly citrusy bitterness (moderate level); roasted/charred malt; dry, roasty (think coffee) finish. Palate: Average body and mouthfeel. Overall: Drinks more like a "regular" stout, but thatís not necessarily a bad thing; goes down easy and keeps my interest piqued.

1 pint 6 fluid ounce bottle (Bottled in October 2010) shared by alexsdad06. Thanks Brad! Rating #58 for this beer.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
SudsMcDuff (6403) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - MAY 26, 2013
wasnít to sure about this one, the label for one- is a bit creepy .. . pours a dark brown plum .. . light foam, only spots of lacing .. . mild roast, alcohol, and burnt ashy brandy .. . very transparent, didnít like this .. . . i really should monitor my impulse control. colour me embarrassed.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
alexsdad06 (6411) - Ohio, USA - APR 6, 2013
Bottle from Santa in 2011 (consumed in August 2011). Pours a dark brown with reddish highlights and a small beige head. The aroma has roasted malts, hints of coffee, chocolate and a very mild smoky note. The flavor is big roasted malts to the point of being charred, coffee, dry bitterness with only hints of chocolate. Not enough body to this.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
kirk36 (169) - Peabody, Massachusetts, USA - JAN 31, 2013
A bit watery but overall half way into the glass the body appears. Coffee notes, bitter, black appearance and low carbonation. Good but there exists better examples. Maybe I should take e the label advice and cellar it... ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
conway (1818) - - JAN 19, 2013
Pours black with a nice khaki head. Aroma is smoked malts and hop bitterness. Taste has a sweet vanilla like note to start but fades to some citrus like juiciness from the Cascade hops. Really smooth mouthfeel but still has a nice lively carb. Way more complex than I was expecting. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
blipp (6547) - Newark, New Jersey, USA - JAN 12, 2013
Bottle at Paulís tasting. Pours near black with a beige head. Medium roasted malts, light grain and sweetness, with cocoa-like chocolate notes. Decent.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
j12601 (7350) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - JAN 6, 2013
Bottle at Paulís for the Blind Stout tasting. Pours a deep ruby tinged brown to black with a thin beige head. Cocoa, thin roast, chocolate, a bit on the thin side of medium. Lots of roast, cocoa, chocolate. Finishes up with a nice roast and cocoa. Decent.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jtclockwork (9987) - , New Jersey, USA - JAN 5, 2013
Bottle. Pours black with tan head. Nose and taste of baked bread, roast chocolate, smoke and burnt dark malt. Medium body. Dry roasted finish.

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