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RATINGS: 109   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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3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
tastybeer (1847) - 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.


4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
dnicolaescu (1282) - Chișinău, MOLDOVA - JUL 28, 2015
Ciocolată cu hamei zesty, mătăsos, moale și echilibrat. Excelent!

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
bnokk (276) - Ohio, USA - JUL 25, 2015
APPEARANCE - it would indeed blot out the sun. NOSE - hoppy - thatís it. FLAVOR - hoppy. As it warms up, and the flavor builds on me I get some stout flavorings and depth at the end of the sip. NOTES - feels and tastes like a super big black IPA. Not at all what I expected from an íimperial ipaí. Itís a good beer, but different than advertised. I cannot wait for 5 years from now when I try the bottle I put in my cellar.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ernest (6729) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - JUL 13, 2015
Bottle. Head is initially average sized, frothy, light brown, fully lasting. Body is dark brown to black (non-opaque, flashlight tested). Aroma is moderately malty (dark chocolate, caramel, roasted grain), moderately hoppy (grapefruit), with a note of vanilla. Flavor is heavily sweet, lightly acidic, lightly bitter. Finish is moderately sweet, lightly acidic, lightly to moderately bitter. Medium to full body, velvety texture, lively carbonation, moderately alcoholic. Thankfully this bottle sample is nothing like the draft I had in Louisville earlier this year, which was all body odor, a horrible batch/keg. This sample has a simple but enjoyable nose, primarily chocolate and grapefruit...smells like a hoppy porter more than an Imperial stout. Sweet in the mouth as you might expect but balanced well enough to drink. No off notes and a velvety mouthfeel, so yeah...itís a solid brew but not very exciting and the name doesnít make much sense since itís pretty far from a "motor oil" kind of appearance. Enjoyable but not particularly noteworthy.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
haukur (1432) - Reykjavik, ICELAND - JUL 12, 2015
black, firm tan head. Aroma is quite hoppy, roasty with pine notes. Long bitter finish. Really hoppy for the style. Some notes of liquorice. Quite nice

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
deanso (6615) - the Hague, NETHERLANDS - JUL 9, 2015
Bomber courtesy of and shared with Kermis. Thanks. Thin creamy tan head. Hazy dark black pour Very hoppy. very nice beer. .

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
kermis (7000) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - JUL 9, 2015
Bottle shared. Pours near black with a beige head. Aroma of grassy hops, citrus, roast, malts, caramel and chocolate. Flavour is moderate to heavy sweet and bitter. Above medium bodied with soft carbonation. This is really a black IPA, not an imperial stout. Decent though!

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
vjohans (474) - SWEDEN - JUN 30, 2015
Bottle @mikkellersthlm alcohol, vanilla, smoke, heavy sweet , light bitter, long finish

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Cuso (5986) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - JUN 17, 2015
Bottle from Mikkeller web shop. Very dark brown color with thick beige head. Dark malt, citrus hops in aroma. Very nice citrus hoppy taste with dark chocolate, coffee, :roasted malt. Very tasty.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Gurthnar (3022) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - JUN 17, 2015
Bottle. Lots of grassy earthy English hops both in aroma and flavour. The classic roasty and malty flavours come more towards the finish. Not overly sweet, more hoppy. Not all about the classic dried fruits and sweetness, more about looking for balance where there usually is none. Interesting and excellent thought-provoking beer.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
MisoW (2294) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - JUN 17, 2015
Bottle at Three Floyds tasting. Pours dark brown color, beige head. Aroma of caramel, coffee, licqourice. Taste is sweet, medium bitter, toffee, coffee, coffee, chocolate, hoppy, citrusy.


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