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RATINGS: 327   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.84   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 360   ABV: 12%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Benzai (10606) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - AUG 9, 2015
Sampled @ Camping Ratebeers 2015. Very dark brown color, average sized light brown head. Aroma is malts, some roast, a touch of dark fruits. Taste malts, roasted malts, bitter. Medium body and carbonation.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MrHangover (3305) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - JUL 27, 2015
Bottle @ Camping RateBeers 2015; Nat & Winderig, courtesy of the crew! Pours a pitch black beer with a small beige head on top. Aroma of light coffee, molasses, roast and slight caramel. Flavor is light sweet, loads of chocolate and light vanilla. Very thick mouthfeel, long bittersweet aftertaste. A very nice well balanced imperial stout.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ShivanDragon (2339) - Leeuwarden, NETHERLANDS - JUL 27, 2015
@Camping Ratebeer 2015, schenkt zwart met licht rode gloed en beige kraag. aroma is volmoutig, geroosterd en chocolade. Smaak van geroosterde mout, iets gebrand, chocolade, koffie/mocca, iets poeder achtig droog, alcohol, vanille, matige body, lage co2, erg plakkerig, droog in de afdronk.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Borresteijn (5471) - Zaandam, NETHERLANDS - JUL 25, 2015
At Camping Ratebeers. Thanks Sean! Black colour, beige head. Aroma of bread, pumpernickel, some coffee, oxidized, brown sugar. Flavour is sweet, roasted malts, pumpernickel, coffee, caramel, firm ashy bitter finish. Medium bodied. Good.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Martinus (3857) - Baarle-Nassau, NETHERLANDS - JUL 25, 2015
Black colour, beige head. Aroma of raisins, sherry, caramel, brown sugar. Sweet flavour, caramel, bourbon, light coffee, Porto wine. Finish brown sugar, coffee, light vanilla.
(from bottle @ Camping Ratebeers ’15, Nat en Vochtig. Thanks for sharing, Borresteijn!)

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Bosbouw (1957) - Gemonde, NETHERLANDS - JUL 25, 2015
Mooie zwarte kleur met een goede kraag. Ruikt koffie, vanille, crème. Smaakt bitter, koffie, beetje drop.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
ansjelaah (1746) - Westelbeers, NETHERLANDS - JUL 25, 2015
Bottle @campingratebeer’15. Black color with a light brown head. Smells coffee, roasted malts, chocolat. Tastes sweet, chocolat, bit red fruit, roasty, coffee but not too much.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
DutchDrebus (4815) - Oirschot, NETHERLANDS - JUL 25, 2015
Bottle @ camping ratebeer ’15. Black colour with a small light brown head. Smells brown bread, roasty, sweet, nice. Tastes roasty, coffee, tar, chocolate, sweet, nice. Full body, soft carbo.

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Abijen (1960) - ’s-Hertogenbosch, NETHERLANDS - JUL 25, 2015
Donker bruin bier met een goede beige schuim kraag. Ruikt koffie, chocolade en geroosterd. Smaakt chocolade, geroosterd, koffie. Heerlijk.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
bhensonb (12584) - Woodland, California, USA - JUL 6, 2015
Bomber from reggiedunlop. Pours very dark brown with a creamy tan head. Aroma is excellent, but I can’t find the words. Lots of oak/vanilla? Med + body. Flavor is chocolate, oak, vanilla, and it’s all very smooth, and the heat trail is minimal.


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