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RATINGS: 1271   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.1   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 291   ABV: 9.7%
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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.


partchapol's rating

4.6
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
partchapol (65) - Ohio, USA - JUN 1, 2013
Smell with coffee, chocolate, carbonated, color in dark pitch with dark brown crown, smooth with coffee taste, somewhat bitter, good texture, great affordable beer.


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Scoobyluvshub (33) - North Carolina, USA - JUN 16, 2015
On tap. Very dark with light brown head. Aroma is roasty, a bit of coffee. Tasted pretty good, coffee, roasty, earthy. smooth, can taste the alcohol a bit. All in all, a pretty good imperial stout.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jrodooo5 (1217) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - JUN 8, 2015
Mmm, an imperial w/out a lingering bitterness & exquisite mouthfeel! Beautiful black pour w/ a mocha head & a ring of lacing. The aroma is a little soft w/ some roasty notes. The flavor is complex w/ coffee, toffee, black liqourice, & a hint of chocolate. A delicious delight & so smooth on the palate - this is a very good beer!

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
perpetuitas (24) - Scarborough, Maine, USA - MAY 28, 2015
A little boozy, six mos after release. Otherwise inky dark body and nice dark brown head, stout coats the glass! Great mouthfeel and nice lingering finish. This is a well developed Imperial -- everything I expect and desire. :)

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 19/20
cwebb619 (1) - Alabama, USA - MAY 22, 2015 does not count
High alcohol content but not over powering. Earthy taste but not too bitter. Real easy to drink.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
thome50 (1228) - Morro Bay via Orange County, California, USA - MAY 15, 2015
Bottle shared with a fellow dad on a 4 year old’s play date. (Shoot me!) Pours a deep black with tan head. Aroma is coffee and licorice forward. Not overly sweet but definitely vanilla/barrel. Boost is right for a 12oz BA Imperial stout. Nice.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Habanero (3173) - Tranbjerg, DENMARK - MAY 10, 2015
Bottled. Pours pitch black with a small, tan head. Aroma of roasted malt, coffee, dark fruits, coffee and liquorice notes. Sweet flavor that ends up more dry and slightly bitter. Medium bodied, oily texture and soft carbonation. A great Impy. 🌟🌟🌟🌟

4.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Tonkun (1120) - New Jersey, USA - APR 19, 2015
Tap. Pitch dark pour. Chocolate, almond butter, coffee, licorice, cream. Creamy and silky. Sweet and milky until the spiciness kicks in. Smooth and so good. Wow

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
gam (3572) - brisbane, AUSTRALIA - MAR 29, 2015
Dark pour soft to medium carbonation beige head aromas dark chocolate caramel roasted coffee molasses and liquorice grain hint dried dark fruits the flavours roast coffee dark chocolate liquorice caramel medium roasted bitter taste dried fruits toasted goodness sweetness sits nicely on palate prune raisin syrup creaminess molasses bliss this stuff label aint bad either the finish best tastes sweetness roasted goodness lasting toasted bitter and creamy note a superb imperial stout

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
coachd (289) - Missouri, USA - MAR 13, 2015
Wow. I love this imperial stout because it doesn't go overboard on the coffee, roast or licorice flavors. All of those are there but it is well in the background. Up front is good old alcohol heat, oak and bourbon. My kind of stout. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
RRistow12 (420) - Lewis Center, Ohio, USA - MAR 4, 2015
Tasted from bottle. Pours a black with thick beige head. Aroma is chocolate, caramel and a little vanilla. Taste is dark chocolate and coffee with hints of vanilla. Caramel and toffee as well. Very smooth and pretty full bodied. Moderate sweetness and mild bitterness. Not as drying on the palate as some imperial stouts. Overall a very tasty imperial stout. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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