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RATINGS: 135   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.85/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 97   EST. CALORIES: 312   ABV: 10.4%
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"Since the dawn of time it has been mankind’s 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.


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Thisis12ptfont (1088) - 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 (1361) - 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 (1851) - 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 (7006) - 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.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jstraw (1955) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 31, 2016
Black with creamy, cappuccino head, decent legs / Rich, roast, winey nose of toasted grain, straw, cocoa, citrus / Medium to full body, significant alcohol burn, lush, chewy, good balance, thin finish / Flavors of roast grain, caramel, bittersweet chocolate, orange / Has a number of positive elements, but ultimately doesn’t measure up to the high alcohol content.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
radagast83 (6795) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - MAR 27, 2016
From a 22oz bottle at the DC tasting on March 25, 2016. Poured a dark brown color with a small tan head. Milk chocolate. Tasty roasted malts. Alcohol is there, but well masked.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
GenDV138 (5256) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - MAR 26, 2016
Bottle shared at the DC Tasting on 3/25/2016. Thanks Iphonephan! Dark brownish black with light tan head. Aromas of cocoa, dark chocolate, caramel, roast, light floral. Tastes of dark chocolate, roast, caramel, toffee. Medium-full body with a dry finish.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
solidfunk (6858) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - MAR 25, 2016
Cinnamon and roast with some dust. Black pour with good head and lacing. Bittersweet finish. Thick and creamy pour. Sharp astringent finish. Easy drinking but not a ton here. Bottle shared by iphonephan.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Iphonephan (5677) - McLean, Virginia, USA - MAR 25, 2016
From a 22 oz bottle at the Rate Beer tasting March 25, 2016. Pours a dark cola tan head. Aroam of toasted malt. Flavors of caramel. A far cry from dark lord.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Mears (72) - - FEB 12, 2016
Not what I expected. But it is a three Floyd's so o should have known it would that hoppy.


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