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RATINGS: 89   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.71   EST. CALORIES: 327   ABV: 10.9%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
A most unorthodox imperial stout brewed with malted rye and aggressively hopped with four U.S. varieties to develop a depth of character like no other. Notes of rye, treacle, chocolate and espresso are joined together to create a crescendo of flavor. Full-bodied and warming. With an ABV of 10.9%, you will be doing a Kalinka dance after drinking this.


3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
two7offsuit (243) - Massachusetts, USA - DEC 20, 2014
Pours black with a light brown head. Aroma is pine. Flavor is pine with hints of roast coffee.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
BroSpud (1741) - , Massachusetts, USA - DEC 17, 2014
22oz bottle. Pours black with a tan head that didnít stick around that long. Iíve been enjoying my impy stouts lately (tis the season). This one is good but itís not great like so many other impys are.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
AirForceHops (3528) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - DEC 13, 2014
650 ml bottle purchased at Learyís Fine Wines. Neck stamp shows bottled on 09/29/2014. Opaque with thick lasting tan head around the snifter. Aroma is charred malts, chocolate, mild burnt coffee and light pine.

Flavor is deep roasted notes with chocolate upfront. Stern rye malt thought out the sip, mild roasted coffee bean and displaying a moderate pine hop in the finish. Lingering roast and pine after then sip. Big hop profile to balance the roast and sweetness. Texture does give a creamy feel with the ABV showing mild warmth after the swallow. This brew is by far the best I have sampled from this brewery.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
tgncc (2900) - Bellmore, New York, USA - DEC 12, 2014
The aroma is roast, coffee, cream, pine, dough. The appearance is black, tan head. The flavor is roast, bittersweet chocolate, wood, pine. The finish is roast, licorice, pine. Medium in body, medium/thick. Decent, good.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jkwood04 (4175) - Connecticut, USA - DEC 11, 2014
22oz bottle in a tulip. Pours black with a lacy, beige head. Aroma of roasted malts, some notes of chocolate and coffee, floral and lightly piney hops, and some dough. Flavor the same with a decent blend. Average texture. A decent imperial stout.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
esp0r (2135) - NORWAY - DEC 10, 2014
Bottle from Vika enjoyed at home
Pours quite dark, black in glass, big dense tanned head. Smell of chocolate, hints of roast, some coffee, dark malts. Medium sweet, spicy rye, chocolate, mocca, dark malts, roast, medium bitter finish, resins and coffee. I liked the mocca flavors, and the spicy rye, but itís not all that different from the other imperial stouts out there.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Pyrmir (3559) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - DEC 5, 2014
On tap at Pipes of Scotland. Pitch black with mocca head. Aroma of bitter chocolate, roasted malt, some sweet notes and light coffee. Taste is big, chocolate, bitter roasted notes, medium sweet and with high bitterness

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jaghana (4168) - Strasbourg (Alsace), FRANCE - DEC 1, 2014
Bottle 65cl, a dark beer with medium brown head. Nose is intense in on roasted malt, coffee, licorice. Aroma is on dark coffee, dark chocolate, medium creamy, licorice, resin, bit of ashes, medium bitter. Finish is long on roasted notes.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
glennmastrange (2331) - hobe sound, Florida, USA - NOV 21, 2014
Bottle. Moderate toasted to burnt, dark chocolate and strong coffee for the malt, light pine and earth for the hops and yeast, with hints of tar and sulfur. Head is small to average, frothy, light brown with good lacing and is mostly diminishing. Color is vey dark brown. Flavor starts lightly sweet and moderately acidic, then finishes lightly acidic and moderately bitter. Palate is medium to full, slick with a lively carbonation. A nice, above average Imperial Stout.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
rocbyter (1908) - Waterbury, Connecticut, USA - NOV 17, 2014
Fresh, robust and sweet malt aroma. Black color with a medium brown head. Sweet malt beginning with a light bitter burn in the finish. Palate is weak.


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