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RATINGS: 142   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.84/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 97   EST. CALORIES: 312   ABV: 10.4%
"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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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
WozWx (83) - Lafayette, Indiana, USA - JAN 30, 2013
I honestly thought this was a black IPA rather than an Imperial Stout. I really enjoyed the flavor, but felt it lacked a body that is expected in a stout. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
muzzlehatch (4839) - Beloit, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 9, 2016
22 ounce bottle from Badger Spirits (February 2016), served around cellar temp or perhaps a bit above in a Maudite snifter. Not-quite-opaque dark maple to black with a largish, slow-diminishing maple-cream head and a bit of fine lacing...nose is burnt chocolate, grapy-vinous, a bit of resinous hops, licorice - pleasant enough but not particularly potent or exciting...body is chocolaty-sweet, lightly acidic, some faint lactic-sour qualities, with a finish that is still fairly sweet but a touch more bitter, woody, and at least a littler drier...mouthfeel is quite soft, carbonation muted but noticeable...very smooth and easy-drinking Impy with almost no alcohol noticeable. This is reasonably solid and Iím glad that I can get it easily, given the unavailability to peons like me of Dark Lord - but at the same time, I canít help remembering every sampling Iíve had of the latter, and good as this is, well...

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jbruner (4117) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - SEP 27, 2016
Pours a deep brownish black from the bomber with thin ring of bubbly tan brown head. Aroma of dark chocolate, tobacco earth, smoky roast notes, and a hint of booze. Taste is more of the same, good balance of deep roasted flavors, booze is well hidden. Thick and chewy, minimal carbonation, hint of oxidation, overall nice stout, as expected from them.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
DandyWolfFloyd (1093) - Jim Thorpe, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 27, 2016
Aroma - has big alcohol, deep roast, acrid roast, and licorice. Appearance - the body is black, the head is 2" and beige in color. The head settles very slowly, an island of steady foam. Some alcohol cloying. Taste - has rich caramelized sugars, roast, vanilla, coffee, touch of anise, and Pacific Northwest variety hops. Exceptionally well balanced. Palate - full body, sticky texture, average carbonation, and a micro second of bitters and astringent that drops like a rock. Wow!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
bigda83 (854) - Jamestown, New York, USA - SEP 9, 2016
Bottle. Pours a dark, murky, brown/black with a foamy tan head. Aroma of soy sauce, smoke, alcohol, leather, some chocolate, sweet malts. Flavor follows the nose, overly smokey and heavy on the soy sauce taste. Interesting. Full bodied, oily texture, soft carbonation, alcohol on the finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
SHIG (4675) - Wasilla, Alaska, USA - SEP 4, 2016
Draft at RB Best Fest: Poured a black with tan head. Aroma is very boozy and roast. Taste is boozy, roasty malts, vanilla.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ebone1988 (1426) - Dearborn, Michigan, USA - JUL 22, 2016
Bottle shared with Frank. Aroma is roasted malt, coffee, earthy hops, some chocolate. Appearance is dark dark brown, light brown, poured thin. Taste is roasted malt, earthy hops, dirt, coffee, eh. Mouthfeel is medium body, light carbonation, dirt and earthy hops aftertaste. Overall, eh. Iíve had been.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
MrChopin (4303) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - JUN 11, 2016
[ bottle ][ 1.5oz ][ @Tasting ][ $? ][ Schnapps snifter ][ 03.25.16 ]
black with thin cream ring, lacing and oily cap. Booze dominates light gum-sweet esters and rubber. Front palate stings, burnt sugar dominates with light gum elements mid-palate, finishes some roast, softer toast and dough in the end.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Thisis12ptfont (1116) - Los Angeles, CA, California, USA - MAY 21, 2016
Aromas of brownies, cocoa, dark roasted malts, cocoa, toffee, earth, pipe tobacco and slight piney hops. Pours black with a thin white foam and oil tracings on the top. Taste brings heavy earthy, ashy, chocolate, charcoal and cigar smoke upfront. Mid palate brings sweet milk chocolate, tree bark, roasted malts, dark grains and black licorice. Finishes smooth with residual hop oils, coffee oils, chocolate, licorice and raisins. Overall, a very unique take on a stout with a massive body and complexity. This sets the bar for non BA Imperial Stout. This is a real treat.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 12/20
AndyW68 (1458) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - MAY 6, 2016
Very dark brown pour. No head. Aroma is sweet and grainy. Taste leans toward a molassus. Leans overly sweet.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
gregwilsonstl (2144) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - APR 24, 2016
Tasted at my Outdoor bottle share. Pretty hoppy. Unfortunately tried this at the end of the share. Thx HankDaStank.

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