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RATINGS: 50   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.67   IBU: 98   EST. CALORIES: 327   ABV: 10.9%
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As we spiral further toward the end of the Mayan calendar, we at Tröegs felt obligated to brew a special beer to commemorate the expiration of planet Earth. We think it’s a pile of gibberish (just don’t quote us on that, though… you never know)! Either way, celebrate the countdown to extinction and raise a goblet of this colossal Russian Imperial Stout as we plummet into utter oblivion. If your tongue doesn’t disintegrate as a result of the birthday party cheesecake jellybean BOOM, at the very least this beer will wreak major havoc on your taste buds. Yes, ¿Impending Descent? is as enormous, face-melting, and palate-numbing as it sounds. If there ever was a last beer to enjoy before Doomsday, this is it. Here at Tröegs we say, “Bring on the apocalypse!”

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
brystmar (1189) - Dallas, Texas, USA - OCT 31, 2013
Black body, dark brown head & lace with good retention. Super roasty nose, touch of hops accent. So dark & chocolatey. Silky and smooth until the very end when the alcohol spears the back of my throat. Quite nice otherwise.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
tgncc (2741) - Bellmore, New York, USA - OCT 8, 2013
Via trade with Bmart. The aroma is sweet, caramel, chcolate, toffee, vanilla, oak, and a bit of bright citrus. The appearance is deep black, tan head, oily lacing in glass. The flavor is like the aroma, chocolate, caramel, toffee, vanilla, and a hint of oak or wood, with a tad of citrus. The finish is chocolate, roasty, pine, citrus. Thick in body, chewy. Very, very nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
dmac (3892) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - AUG 31, 2013
12oz bottle thanks to Ed5388, thanks bro. Poured a thick oily deep dark black with a smaller foamy dark mocha colored head. Aroma is probably one of the weaker things about this beer. Notes of oily chocolate, burnt dark chocolate, root beer, cola, soy sauce, nicotine, some green veggies. Big full body with softer carbonation and no noticable heat at all. Flavor of burnt dark chocolate, dark fruit and nuts, slight oxidation, vanilla extract and hint of roasted coconut. Great beer thanks Ed.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ed5388 (1970) - Forked River, New Jersey, USA - JUL 26, 2013
12oz bottle. Pours pitch black with a thick creamy mocha colored head. Aroma of chocolate, fudge brownies, dark fruits, caramel and roasted malt. Taste of roasted coffee, dark fruit, chocolate, caramel, with some finishing notes of grapefruit, and pine.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
cpetrone84 (1271) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 11, 2013
tap blue dust. Pour is jet black with rich caramel head. Nose is overly sweet, raisin and berries dominate. Faint tobacco but lacks malt depth. Taste is chalky up front before the sweetness takes over. Tons of sugar, burnt brown sugar, caramel, berry sweetness. Body is syrupy, decent carb. Way too sweet.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Sammy (8354) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 15, 2013
Chocolate Pils. Really good thick chocolate on a lighter body and decent hop that shows through. Great drinkability. Thick brown coloured body, with minimal head. Roasted chocolate smell. Smooth mouthfeel.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
TheHOFF43 (1706) - Robbinsdale, Minnesota, USA - MAY 29, 2013
Bottle. Pour is black with some nice brown head. Roasted malts, bitter chocolate and nuts define the aroma and taste. Surprised at the abv, I like it.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
madvike (2658) - Middleton, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 19, 2013
Bottle shared in GTMW line - Pours black cola with a bubbly tan ring of head. Nose is a bit of ashy roast, pretty dry with a bit of sharp booziness and a touch of sweetness. Taste is ashy, dry, a little vanilla and some brown sugar. Medium-bodied and pretty dull.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MadRobin (1830) - Silver Spring, USA - MAY 4, 2013
On tap at Frisco Taphouse & Brewery in Columbia, MD. Opaque, brown-black with a creamy, dark tan head and excellent lacing. Aroma of caramel, sweet roasted malt, sweet chocolate and citrus. Sweet taste of roasted malt, dark fruit, caramel, chocolate and citrus. Although this is a very sweet brew, a significant citric hop presence manages to press it's way through the malt. Full body and medium carbonation. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Drake (8030) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - APR 26, 2013
Growler from Whole Foods Market Short Pump. Pours pitch black with a medium sized dark brown head. Good head retention. Aroma of roasted malts and bitter chocolate. The taste is big roasted malts, nuts, chocolate, booze. Medium-full bodied and fairly hot.

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