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RATINGS: 25   MEAN: 3.97/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.73   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 (1714) - Bloomington, 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.


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
baraciisch (1812) - USA - JUL 14, 2014
Lots of licorice, raisin in the nose... Dark black, light tan head... Tastes like a date, notes of dark fruit, raisin, and licorice... Great beer ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
beerbaaron (1210) - Arizona, USA - MAY 1, 2013
Draft. Dark dark brown, nearly black. Almost no head. Super hoppy. Pine, grapefruit. Fairly sweet. A little roasty..but mostly hoppy. Medium to full body..soft and delicate almost.

4.9
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 20/20
Hammy78 (733) - Dundas, Ontario, CANADA - APR 7, 2013
Had at the brewpub. Pours a midnight, motor oil black with a dark tan head that is almost gone right away. Loads of sugary lace spots that don’t cling together. Nose is sweet, but there is a ton of citrus hops (maybe a certain New Zealand style hop) in there. Malts, but not that roasted. Tastes like sugary toffee, with a bitterness that is really nice. Chocolate, a touch of coffee. Booze. Just awesome. They need to bottle this.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Dfonorow (1420) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 24, 2013
Pour is very dark brown/close to black with a small tan head, nice lacing left on the glass. The nose is heavy on the roasted malts, light chocolate, caramel, and pine needle hops. Lots of hop and pine bitterness with an imperial stout backbone (chocolate, espresso, dark toast). Tastes kind of like an imperial black IPA.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
pcstuck (64) - Illinois, USA - FEB 26, 2013
Can;t go wrong with a beer described with a Simpsons quote. Wish this was available for carryout. On tap at the pub. Pours black, minimal head. Noticeable hops for an imperial stout but still lead with the chocolate/coffee/malt characteristics you would expect in the stout. Smooth and enjoyable.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
beernbourbon (1297) - Iowa City, Iowa, USA - FEB 15, 2013
Tap at brewpub. Pour is nearly black wih minimal tan foam. Aroma and flavor with roasted malt, pleasant hops, and distant coffee. There is no hint of 10% at all. The palate is nice and full but that is the only suggestion that this is not a 5% hoppy porter. Very good. Hits hard (drank this too fast).

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
jlanning215 (363) - Peoria, Illinois, USA - FEB 5, 2013
On draft at Three Floyds. A beer named as such caught my need for a great stout and did I get it? Even better. It was like a hop bomb and a Imperial stout had a beautiful perfect proportionate baby. This beer was pitch black with a tan head. Smells of all things stout and DIPA at the same time. Hops and chocolate/roasted coffee. I was surprised by the body. Considering how it looked and smelled you would think it would be almost cloyingly thick and coating but instead it was pleasant. A wonderful mouthfeel. Amazing.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
andyhwcinc (1435) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 2, 2013
UPDATED: FEB 3, 2013 Enjoyed on tap @ 3 Floyd’s with friends. Appearance is pitch black with a thin tan head. Aroma has a rich hop profile with huge chocolate and coffee notes, smells decadent. Taste is phenomenal. Awesome stuff.

3.8
   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

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Treebs (872) - , Illinois, USA - JAN 26, 2013
Enjoyed on tap FFF. Served in a 10 oz. goblet. A: Pours an obsidian black color with a fluffy tan head forming on the pour. Recedes to a thin ring and leaves little splotches of lace. S: Citrus hoppiness with some noticeable booze and some chocolate. Light roast as well. T: Roasty malts with some sweet booze. Milk chocolate with a minimal citrus hop backing. Some black licorice as well. M: Medium to heavy bodied with a little chew to it. Smooth, roasty and sweet finish. O: A very nice and big stout. Boozy, tons of chocolate and roast. One of the better stouts from FFF. Serving type: on-tap


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