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RATINGS: 141   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.84/5   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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3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
tastybeer (1853) - Indiana, USA - JAN 18, 2013
Draft at source. Black pour/tan head. Poor retention/some lace. Aroma is tangerine/grapefruit, light chocolate/roast. Taste is sweet, chocolate, roast, quite bitter, orange candies, citrus. Palate is soft, oily, bitter finish. More of a black DIPA than imperial stout. Good.


4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jbruner (3999) - 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.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
DandyWolfFloyd (1041) - 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!

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
bigda83 (838) - 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.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
SHIG (4670) - 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.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ebone1988 (1374) - 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.

2.1
   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.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Thisis12ptfont (1107) - 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.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 12/20
AndyW68 (1454) - 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.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
gregwilsonstl (2112) - 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.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
nimbleprop (7495) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - APR 6, 2016
22oz bottle pours a murky brown with some spitty, beige head. Nose has some plastic, fragrant chocolate, pink peppercorns, brown sugar, marzipan. Flavor follows, marzipan, plastic, burnt chocolate, some smoke, pencil lead. Full bodied finish.


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