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RATINGS: 53   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.69   IBU: 98   EST. CALORIES: 327   ABV: 10.9%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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!”


4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Travlr (11872) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - JAN 3, 2013
Draft. Brown color, brown head. Aroma of Hershey’s and caffe macchiato. Taste is roasted coffee grounds and vanilla. Nice.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
argo0 (11535) - Washington DC, USA - JAN 3, 2013
Draft. Medium brown head atop cola-black body. Aroma is moderately sweet, bittersweet chocolate, some roast, light earthy. Taste is moderately sweet, bittersweet/milk chocolate, roast, some earthy. Sticky medium-full body, faint alcohol burn.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Leighton (10989) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 20, 2013
Keg at The Pony Bar UES, NYC. Dark brown pour, fairly thick beige head. Lots of dark roast in here, good roast, dirt, earthy bitterness. Full bodied with fine carbonation. Rich dark cocoa finish, bittersweet, with further earth, burnt malts, touches of ash and baking cocoa. Decent balance, nice nuance.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ratman197 (9808) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - JUL 14, 2014
Bottle poured a clear dark reddish brown with a small lingering brown head. Aromas of roasted malt, coffee, bitter chocolate and dried fruit. Palate was medium to full bodied and smooth. Flavors of roasted malt, bitter chocolate and light coffee with a smooth lingering roasty chocolate finish.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BeerandBlues2 (9697) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - JAN 5, 2013
Bottle. Pours opaque black with a small, frothy tan head, short retention with light lacing. Aroma is dark chocolate and fruity esters, spices and pine hops. Flavor is malt dominant with prune notes, light hops and bitterness with a dry finish. Full body and medium carbonation.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
adnielsen (9090) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - FEB 23, 2013
Bottle @ Matt’s house, courtesy of FooFaa. Thanks! Pours a deep brown appearance with a thin brown head. Anise, a bit smoky, chocolate, dark fruity, veggie aroma. Dark chocolate, cocoa, light coffee, veggie flavor. Really doesn’t taste quite right.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
hopdog (8940) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 24, 2013
12oz bottle. Poured a dark brown color with an averaged sized tan head. Aromas of chocolate, roast, floral, lighter smoke, and a trace of dark fruits. Tastes of chocolate, dark fruits, licorice, roast, vanilla, and cake batter ice cream. Overall alcohol content well hidden.

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Sammy (8644) - 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.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Drake (8563) - 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.

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
GT2 (8440) - San Diego County, California, USA - JAN 5, 2013
355mL thanks to yourefragile. Pours ink with thin, reddish foam. Maroon highlights. Nose is acetaldehyde/green apple, oxidized/red apple. Taste is very dry, very bitter, loads of waxy dark chocolate, herbal, minty. Palate waxy, bitter, black crayon. Good stuff, too bad the nose is off.


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