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RATINGS: 295   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.83   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 360   ABV: 12%
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This Is our Imperial Stout that we age in conditioning tanks with oak staves. This adds a classic character of old world aging with out the Bourbon tones. This black ale is about 12% alc. and very rich in roasted and chocolate malt tones. Velvety smooth and able to be aged for years.


jfitzy78's rating

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
jfitzy78 (8) - Belgiadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 27, 2010
. Nose of chocolate and roasted coffee, roast, mild boozy bourbon, slight oak and raisin. A great nose. Tastes of chocolate and coffee, mild roast, a great dose of bitter, some coffee and vanilla. Thick and viscous


4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Reynolds314 (2331) - Connecticut, USA - SEP 10, 2014
Great imply stout. Pours black with a brown creamy head. Aroma of heavy cocoa, malt, toast, oak, and coffee. Taste is moderately sweet with some toasty bitterint. Finishes light in hops with smooth sweet malts.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
RobertDale (3452) - Lansing, Kansas, USA - SEP 1, 2014
22 ounce bottle. Pours black with a small tan head. Aroma of malt, chocolate, and bourbon. Taste is roasted malt, chocolate, caramel, bourbon, and some dark fruit. Very good.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
devman171 (965) - Annapolis, Maryland, USA - AUG 31, 2014
Bottle pours black with tan head. Ara is intense chocolate and roast. Taste is big bodied and bitter finish.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Leighton (10967) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 30, 2014
Bottle shared in London during the CBC Clerkenwell 2nd birthday celebration. This version is 12.5%, incidentally. Pours dark black-brown with a creamy tan head. The nose has strong toasty bread, light pine. Medium to big sweet flavor with light earth, toasted bread, aged chocolate. Full bodied with fine carbonation. Lightly warming on the finish with dry chocolate and mild bitter earth. Good stuff.

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
obxdude10 (2043) - Limerick, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 27, 2014
I was lucky enough to enjoy a bit of this on draft at the Iron Abbey in Horsham. This is one big, strong and bold stout! The pour was jet-black with a very dark brown head that left a huge amount of lacing around the glass. The nose was very strong, with notes of hops, rubbing alcohol, cocoa and dark fruit. The flavors are very strong as well, with a semi-sweet tone but very balanced with a generous amount of hops. I tasted quite a bit of alcohol, chocolate, a hint of vanilla, dry hops and a touch of cream. Excellent impy stout.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ed5388 (2089) - Forked River, New Jersey, USA - AUG 18, 2014
22oz bomber from The Beer Shoppe in Ardmore PA. Pours a thick black color with a small creamy tan head. Aroma roasted malt, sweet chocolate, and ash. Taste of burnt malts, roasted coffee, dark chocolate, ash, and caramel.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
NikkTwist (1624) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 11, 2014
Draft at Moriartys. Pitch black pour with a slim khaki head. Thick and silky. Great huge dark notes. Creamy bitter coffee chocolate taffy. Charcoal grill. Succulent liquorice. Deep dark red fruit. Plum pudding. Cocoa liquor. Burnt toast with blackberry jam. ABV well hidden. Creamier at the start. Broadens but thins as it warms. Finish is juicy and spicy.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Stuu666 (2283) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUL 26, 2014
Bottle at Craig’s. Pours black, nose is smoky, cardboard, roasted, taste is dry, smoky, sweet.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
McNeillR (1209) - SCOTLAND - JUL 25, 2014
Thick black, fading ringed tan. Not the most vibrant nose, oaky roast. Cooling malt initial taste, charcoallly and clean slate. Cackle of pepper, very clean bitterness. Fades disappointingly on the finish. Soft and clean mouthfeel.

Bottle, Fancy Al Fresco Tasting

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Scopey (6812) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 25, 2014
Bottle big thanks to CGarvie. It pours near black with a small tan head. The nose is rich, roasty, cocoa, mild acidity, earth, red berry and berry yoghurt. The taste is soft, roasted malt, toast, earth, fruity, red berry, cocoa and charred wood with a dry, roasty finish. Medium-full body and moderate carbonation. Decent stuff with good age.


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