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RATINGS: 1305   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.09/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 291   ABV: 9.7%
Creamy and full-bodied, with a complex character from generous amounts of roasted, toasted, and caramel malts. For those who demand flavor, this is the perfect libation. Bronze Medal winner 2003 GABF, Gold Medal winner 2005 GABF.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
DocJitsu (1559) - Pensacola, Florida, USA - DEC 11, 2015
Pours a nearly black with a tan head. Looks nice in the cigar city snifter. Dark roasted malt and coffe on the nose. Thick, slick mouthfeel with some fine carbonation scrubbiness. Dark roasted malt, coffee, and lactose flavors.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Barreras (1488) - Diamond Bar, California, USA - NOV 27, 2015
Pours a rich black color with a roasted malt aroma. Taste is just as advertised with a roasted and toasted malt flavor. The flavor is borderline burnt but it keeps the complexity rather than falling off the ledge. A hint of caramel especially in the initial sip, lending itself to a nice burnt finish.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
katrinaez (1101) - norristown, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 18, 2015
Amazing scent of coffee, creme vanilla and nuts. Blackish brown red. Bitter ending in taste. Nice full mouth and deep rich taste. Bottle.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mstrcrwly (917) - New York, USA - NOV 15, 2015
bottle poured into a snifter..opaque with a fluffy tan head..aroma of chocolate, coffee,roasted nuts,vanilla..tastes of chocolate and coffee..roasty...medium bodied...very good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
evergreen0199 (2827) - Northwood, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 25, 2015
Bottle from Total Wine, North Miami, Florida, USA. A black coloured pour with a thin beige head on top. Roasty, malty, coffee, dark fruit aroma. Tastes similar, roasty, malty, coffee, dark fruit, slightly sweet. Decent imperial stout.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Zakoon (479) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - OCT 21, 2015
355ml bottle enjoyed @ home, thanks to nofunsally. Pours black with a firm beige head. Aroma is chocolate, roasted malt, salty liquorice, charcoal, coffee, caramel, soy sauce and a bit chalky. Flavour is medium sweet and medium bitter. Medium bodied, too thin texture, soft carbonation. Finish is surprisingly bitter and one-dimensional.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Enjoyit (3734) - Vadum, DENMARK - OCT 16, 2015
Black of color with a brown head. An aroma of roasted malt, coffee, liqurice, bitter and dry. A flavor roasted malt, liqurice, coffee, bitter and a nice oily texture.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
nealblind (1603) - Seattle, Alabama, USA - SEP 24, 2015
Dark pour dark brown big head. Aroma char, cherry twizzlers, oaty grains. Sweet, soy sauce, charcoal roasts. Palate is a little watery. Packs plenty of flavorful punch though.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
malthopyeast (6) - - AUG 28, 2015 does not count
just a gorgeous imperial stout. it has everything. don’t like the label too much, but the beer...this is one of the great ones.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
jsporrer (460) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 23, 2015
Pours dark brown almost black with a creamy tan head. Nice roasted malt aroma. Light carbonation. Slightly oily and creamy texture. Strong lingering roasted flavor. Somewhat bitter finish but not too harsh. Descent Imperial stout but pretty one dimensional flavor. Not bad but not as good as it could be.

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