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RATINGS: 56   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.87   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 97   EST. CALORIES: 312   ABV: 10.4%
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"Since the dawn of time it has been mankindís dream to blot out the sun." -C. Montgomery Burns 97 IBU 10.4%

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Mindwarp (98) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 24, 2014
Pours that dirty black stout color with a small tan head. Has the aroma of a DIPA, hoppy. Taste malts and than hops in the background. Overall a strange beer, a stout that wants to be an IPA. Easy to drink , pretty good

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Maddog (407) - Kettering, Ohio, USA - DEC 22, 2014
Draft at Dorothy Lane Market in Centerville, OH. Big, roasted malts, chocolate, hoppy and creamy like a milk stout. Great beer!!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
budznsudz (581) - Audubon, New Jersey, USA - DEC 13, 2014
Dark pour with along lasting beautiful head of creamy foam. Aroma of pine cone and roasted chocolate and coffee. Beautiful hybrid of a black ipa and creamy dark stout.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Tmoney99 (11231) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - NOV 27, 2014
Bottle shared by Dr Silverworm. Poured a black color with an average frothy brown head that mostly lasted with very good lacing. Moderate to heavy roasted chocolate malt, resin hop and alcohol aroma. Medium to heavy toasted chocolate malt bittersweet flavor with a heavy dark bittersweet and small alcohol bite finish of moderate to long duration. Full body with a smooth texture and flat carbonation. This is a complex standout beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
alexsdad06 (6105) - Ohio, USA - NOV 25, 2014
22 oz. bottle shared by DrSilverworm. Pours a dark brown to black in color with a small khaki head. The aroma and flavor have roasted malt, dark chocolate ample citrus and earthy hop bitterness, definitely one of the hoppier imperial stouts, the body seems thin, very much like a black IPA.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
DrSilverworm (7229) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - NOV 25, 2014
22oz bottle, big thanks to b3shine! Shared with local Ratebeerians. Black color. Thin brown head, very nice darker color to the head. Leaves great thicker bits of lace. Looks wonderful. Bigger body, good chewiness to the texture. Very satisfying thickness. Smooth, kind of crisp, lighter carbonation. Lightly slick, lightly drying in the finish. Great texture. Fantastic flavor, too. Good bigger earthy mildly piney resiny hop, nice roast malt, dark chocolate, cocoa nib and mild coffee. Moderate to bigger bitter taste. Lighter sweet. Light bit of heat on the end. Very satisfying balanced hoppy stout. Really tasty.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Thechasm442 (357) - Wilmington, Illinois, USA - NOV 15, 2014
Excited to try this one, love the Simpsons quote. Anyway, a bomber poured into a pint glass. The beer is an solid black with a thick, tan head that lingers a long time and leaves a ton of lacing. Aroma is rich chocolate, coffee, and cocoa. There is a hint of fruity, piney hops as well. Flavor is very intense and extreme up front. Roasted cocoa and coffee are met with a kind of tropical fruity flavor. It sounds odd but works very well together. There is a ton of roasted barley in this beer as well. It somewhat coats the mouth and leaves a sweet, but not cloying taste. The alcohol is well hidden. This is an awesome beer, and different from most imperial stoutís I have had.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jredmond (5738) - Manhattan, New York, USA - OCT 29, 2014
Sampled at GABF 2014 with Andrew, Mel and company. Pours a deep blackish brown body with thin tan lacing. Aroma is fresh pine and rich chocolate roast. Mouthfeel is medium with notes of chocolate, light roast and super fresh pine hop character. Really nice hoppy stout.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
b3shine (5998) - Indiana, USA - OCT 23, 2014
Draft to taster. Looks good; a very slightly translucent dark cola with foamy beige head. Smells of dark malt, chocolate, roast, and loads of hops. Tastes like it smells with a medium-bodied mouthfeel. Good beer that I see as more of an Imperial Black IPA than an Imperial Stout.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jonnyguns (1090) - AUSTRALIA - OCT 20, 2014
Draft at 3Floyds Brew Pub. Pours a motor oil black. Nose has citrus, malts and chocolate. Taste isn't overly roasty. More chocolate citrus driven. As it warms the booze is still hidden. More chocolate coming through. Not a bad drop ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

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