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RATINGS: 1309   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.

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   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Bulk_Carrier (3837) - Lake Champlain, Vermont, USA - FEB 7, 2013
It poured a super pitch black with a very nice foamy darkish tan two inch head that had a very nice foamy spider web, ringy lacing. The head pretty much lasted until the whole beer is consumed. No carbonation was seen rising because the body is too dark. The smell had the roasted malts, coffe, chocolate, molassess and brown sugars up front and combined ever so nicely. A nice smoky yet slightly hoppy aroma was there. The taste had pretty much the same thing, which is good to me. The palate was heavy, thick, and strong. It had a smooth aftertaste and finish. Overall, this was very well done for its style and its spectacular to me.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jjgmd (1994) - Coral Springs, Florida, USA - JUL 22, 2016
With Audrie and Marissa, bottle at Big Bear, Coral Springs, pours a dark rich black pour with an ephemeral beige head. Nose is roasted malt, Java, burnt wood, black licorice. Taste is sweet bitter chocolate with roasted deep malt . Finishes sweetly on the same tasting notes with a rich chocolate dessert ending ! Nice !! Quaff Score 9 / 10

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Prufrockstar (1993) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUL 12, 2016
Bottle, because this is a shelfy in my new neighborhood. Thick sexy black pour with creamy khaki head, decent retention, great lacing. Aroma: Plenty of roast coffee, backed by marshmallow, caramel, and a hint of dark fruit. Smells very nice - even with the implied marshmallow sweetness, my expectation is that this leans to the bitter roast side. Taste is ... disappointing. Lots of roast, bitter coffee, and metal, like sucking on a copper penny that Iíd dropped into a can of Folgers and then for some reason put into my mouth. If thatís your thing, thereís no judgment here, but Iím just not into it. Palate: chalky texture, full body. Lasting, lingering rusty metal finish. Overall: I have a few more bottles in this 4-pack, so maybe my impressions will change over the rest of this. As it is, maybe Iím a victim of my own high expectations for this one.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JHeath99 (1676) - Warner Robins, Georgia, USA - JUN 15, 2016
Bottle shared by Brian. Pours a dark opaque black with a layer of dark tan head. Aroma and taste of coffee, super roasted malts.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
tnkw01 (1724) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - JUN 13, 2016
Bottle. Very dark brown, almost black. With a small tan head. Aroma is rotated grains and coffee. Taste is burnt toast and dark coffee with a bitter finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
oldrtybastrd (5003) - Fort Walton Beach, Florida, USA - MAY 8, 2016
Pours a jet black. Aromas of espresso/chocolate and roasted malts. Taste dark roasted coffee and bittersweet chocolate malt with a nice bitter bite.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
TXBadger (2564) - Dallas, Texas, USA - APR 20, 2016
Pours an opaque dark, dark brown almost black color like oil with similar viscosity and khaki colored head. Roasted malts, toast, and dark chocolate on the nose; follows onto the palate. Full bodied. Finishes with dark chocolate and roastiness.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
AWISLguy (2589) - Wisconsin, USA - APR 19, 2016
12oz bottle from Total Wine in Jensen Beach/Stuart at cellar temperature, shared with bananabi11. Black pour with a brown head. Aroma has big chocolate, caramel, molasses and roast. Taste is all chocolate, roast, molasses and caramel. Thick, bittersweet and strong. Lowly carbonated, body is full and the blend is well done. Some alcohol presence. Finishes bittersweet and thick. Excellent, thick "imperial" stout. 14.8

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BroadestTom (394) - Pennsylvania, USA - APR 10, 2016
Aroma chocolate, roasty, Appearance black, tan foam, brown foam, Taste medium sweetness, lightly bitter, Palate medium body, Overall a very smooth chocolate and roasty beer that hides the alcohol very well. I would suggest this beer to a friend.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
gregwilsonstl (2139) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - APR 10, 2016
Dark black. Medium khaki head. Tasted side by side with BA version. Thick and chewy. Roasted. Perfectly, and I mean perfectly cooked toast. Lasting roastiness. Enjoyed after running my 5th marathon.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
chinchill (4327) - South Carolina, USA - MAR 29, 2016
12 oz bottle into a Belgian snifter. Poured with a short, tan head atop a black body. Spots of sticky lacing.get left on the glass. Aroma: medium-strong with lots of roasted dark malts, hints of molasses, caramel, vanilla, ripe dark fruits, brown sugar and chocolate. Flavor: strong, lightly sweet with a mildly bitter aftertaste. Hints of brown sugar, toffee, vanilla, ripe dark fruits, bittersweet chocolate and licorice. Tasty!. Feel: Full bodied; high viscosity; low carbonation; mild but lingering alcohol heat in the finish. Overall: an excellent Imperial stout, I prefer this to the Founders Imperial Stout I had (again) just two days ago.

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