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RATINGS: 63   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%


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4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
rxeight (1610) - Illinois, USA - NOV 28, 2012
Draft at pub. Very dark, small tan head. Like many other beers from 3 floyds this thing has more hops crammed in than I thought possible. Strong hop aroma, strong hop taste. This clams to be an imperial stout, but it is a lotmore of the black IPA variety. Best way to describe this is a better version of black sun with a whole lot more hops. Very good.


3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
crossovert (8352) - Illinois, USA - FEB 28, 2015
Draft. Datk pour. Extremely FFF hop-forward nose, and the flavor lends this to being an "imperial black ipa" piney hops, fiar amount of hop bitterness to go with a pretty plain jane imperial stout. The price Iíve seen around is ludicrous.

4.2
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
cmiller54hr (47) - Manitou, Kentucky, USA - FEB 19, 2015
Pours black with minimal tan head. Very smoky taste and smell. Had been waiting to trym. Not as epic as I had hoped but very good

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
dukeandduke (38) - - FEB 15, 2015
UPDATED: FEB 16, 2015 2/9 - Monkís Pub (Chicago) - Draft - Very nice dark pour, taste was fruity and a bit sweet, but not overpowering. Nice a smooth to drink, the hops were strong and tasted excellent. Beer was thick and felt really good in my mouth, almost like syrup. An overall excellent beer, so act fast, time is running out, and grab a few bottles or pours when you have a chance. If you like strong thick beer with a great taste, youíll want to order this offering.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
johnnnniee (2559) - Bedford, New Hampshire, USA - FEB 13, 2015
Bottle from MeadMe thanks for the opportunity. Rich chocolate and roast with a huge earthy citrus hop presence. Great beer.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
markducommun (259) - Wilmette, Illinois, USA - FEB 12, 2015
Deep black brown with a light tan head. Pine. Very herbal, fennel, some slight spicy pepper. Smoky. Light honey. Quite sweet with some strong spiciness, decently bitter. Very acidic, effervescent, some light carbonation. Medium heavy body, fairly upfront alcohol. Long finish. Sort of like eating a sausage.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Mr_Abner (72) - Michigan, USA - FEB 6, 2015
Fresh Bottle. Pours black with a beige one inch head that leaves significant lacing after a few sips. Definitely a hop-forward imperial stout. Aroma is of herbal hops and scant roasted malts. Taste is similar. A hoppy imperial stout dominated by herbal tastes/aroma; roasted malt in the background. Medium bodied, average carbonation, with a lightly bitter finish.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
italianjohn (2413) - Penndel, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 5, 2015
Black point khaki head and light lacing .... Aroma of herbal, citrusy/orange and floral .... Taste is of citrusy/orange, herbal and floral hops with a chocolatey and roasted malt .... Has a pretty bitter dry hop to it .... Like a 50/50 mix of an IPA and stout ... Complex and interesting ..... Has some booze in the aroma .... Finish is malty and bitter with a lingering citrusy hop bite

4.2
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Lutz2jm (165) - North Carolina, USA - JAN 24, 2015
Pour is dark with a creamy brown head. Good lace. Love the nose. Smell of hops like an ipa with mild chocolate. Taste is a mix between a

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Niko100 (2123) - Illinois, USA - JAN 23, 2015
UPDATED: JAN 27, 2015 Dark brown/black color; Medium to heavy creamy/oily body; Aroma of toasted malt, pine hops, floral, dark chocolate, & some citrus; Flavor of roasted malt, rich pine hops, dark bittersweet chocolate, and coffee; Warm finish and fairly bitter; Nicely balanced; Good stuff.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
troyc (2857) - Illinois, USA - JAN 23, 2015
[Tap] Jet black pour with a thin amount of brown head on top. Aromas of resin, pine, chocolate and some coffee. Flavors include burnt malts, tar, bakers chocolate, anise, bitter hops, coffee, pine sap and molasses. Potent kick of bitterness in the finish. Heavy and oily. Alcohol is well disguised. A great beer!


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