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RATINGS: 1265   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.


KajII's rating

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
KajII (799) - Macon, North Carolina, USA - MAY 1, 2011
UPDATED: DEC 31, 2011 Bottle. The pour was a murky pitch black with a large (2-3 finger) rocky light brown head that lasted throughout and had excellent streaky lacing. The aroma was definitely intense with a strong dark roasted bread malt and a mildly sweet leathery yeast that had notes of dark chocolate, dark roasted coffee, and a mild caramel sweetness with just a hint of alcohol. It tasted fantastic to say the least, it started with a mild sweetness that had hints of caramel and coffee, then progressed into a bitter-sweet coffee flavor with the finish having a strong presence of dark chocolate. The flavor was left lingering for a nice long time after the swallow letting everything meld together and settle in rather nicely on the palate. Mouthfeel was tremendously full in body and very creamy in texture, yet slightly watery at the end with a moderately soft carbonation. Overall a superior Imperial Stout that left the flavor lying on the taste buds for a decent duration, allowing a full enjoyment of all the components of this extremely tasty brew.


4.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Tonkun (975) - 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 (3480) - 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 (254) - 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 (377) - 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

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
GranvilleTim (1759) - Granville, Illinois, USA - FEB 16, 2015
Deep black pour with a thin brown head. Aroma is dark fruits, char, and vanilla. Taste is creamy, dark fruit, vanilla, and a little char in the finish. Alc. well hidden amongst all the flavors.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TheCaptMatey (172) - Ohio, USA - FEB 15, 2015
Poured a black colour with a thing caramel head that left thin lacing. Aroma is of roasted malts, chocolate, caramel with a hint of alcohol. Flavor is a nice dark malt balance and vanilla with a sweet waming finish. Full bodied brew with a smooth and creamy mouthfeel. Enjoyable all the way through.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
kraddel (4344) - some beerplace, BELGIUM - FEB 10, 2015
Side by side with the BBA . Pours black . Good grey head . Smell is roasty , bit boozy , very malty . Taste is coffee, roasted malts, oat , bit bitter . Some oats . Very nice

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
graham_murphy (401) - - FEB 8, 2015
Fantastic imperial stout. Quite sweet with whiskey and chocolate notes. Sweet and flat like syrop. Pretty strong and warm in the throat - the whiskey ageing helps.

3.9
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
c1raider (58) - New York, USA - FEB 3, 2015
Slightly sweet, malty, whisky barrel, vanilla, an absolutely wonderful beer. I only wish the finish was better, taste dampers off quickly with a strong abv ending. Would buy again

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BrewBoxer (2364) - New York, New York, USA - FEB 1, 2015
Bottle. Pours a deep black color. Sweet boozy flavor. Hints of chocolate and vanilla . Malty excellent example of an imperial stout


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