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RATINGS: 336   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.84/5   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.


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3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
nbutler11 (1267) - Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, - DEC 7, 2009
Sampled from a bottle opened by boltz777 -- thanks, Jason! Pours espresso in color with a trim tan head. Smells predominantly of toasted malt and coffee grounds. Builds on these flavors with added notes of milk cocoa, and vanilla. Really sweet on the palate and quickly dries on the finish. Not bad, but certainly not ambitious.


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Johnsense (1183) - - MAR 18, 2016
Huge black pour with 2 fingers of pillowy mocha head. Roasted malt, dark chocolate, coffee, fruit in aroma. Up front roasted malt and char, black coffee, bakers cocoa. Fill body and slight alcohol warming.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ryanscourt (1241) - Latrobe, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 12, 2016
Big heavey and flavorfull. Deep roasted flavors with a liquior like burn at the end.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
HoppyScallywag (268) - Butler, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 28, 2016
This stout is AWESOME. Like drinking a chocolate espresso with no bitter. Hardly any burn at all. I would definitely grab one of these again. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
conway (2210) - - JAN 4, 2016
Bottle. Oily black pour with tan head. Chocolate, roasted malt, caramel, brown sugar, raisin and a hint of char. Rich sticky mouthfeel. Great.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DandyWolfFloyd (987) - Jim Thorpe, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 3, 2016
Aroma - rich roast, chocolate, and some alcohol Appearance - black body. Minimal head, just a sliver of beige head. Rings out quickly. Taste - full roast, licorice, some chocolate, burnt sugar, and alcohol Palate - body is full, the texture is slick, the carbonation is average, the finish is astringent with a rich roast and alcohol.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
smith4498 (3439) - Miami, Florida, USA - DEC 24, 2015
12 oz bottle from a trade with mdg64. Pours dark brown / black color with light brown head. Aromas of dark roasted malt, chocolate, and ash. Moderately bitter roasted malt flavor with some chocolate. Slightly ashy finish. Full body with moderate carbonation. Good stuff. Thanks Marc.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
hopbag (155) - - DEC 5, 2015
Cellared for about a year. Very smooth. Sweet, but not overly so, especially at 12%. Raisin and dark fruit, coffee, brown sugar, roast. Bourbon booziness within reason. Coats the palate and trails off nicely. One of the better high gravity beers Iíve tried.

3.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jsporrer (417) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 28, 2015
Sample on tap @ Voodoo Homestead. Pours pitch black with a thin off white ring. Nice aroma of roasted malts with a hint of coffee. Medium body, fairly thick but somewhat thinner than some stouts. Nice earthy tone with roasted malts and just a touch of coffee. Leaves a nice coating in the mouth. Hides the alcohol very well. Nice smooth finish. No bitterness or harsh flavors. Very enjoyable.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
koleminer20 (1808) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - NOV 5, 2015
Shared at a bottle share, hosted by Mickey before the U-of-M game on October 10. Poured from a 750 mL bottle that I brought. The pour on this is thick and oily black with a small cap of light brown head and no lace as it makes its way down to forming a thin collar. The aromas are great. There is a light bourbon booziness to it, followed up by a strong dark fruit on the immediate front. There is a nice molasses sweetness, some light brown sugar, and a nice heavy roasted malt on the back end. Itís surprisingly balanced. The flavors are also just as good. Iím even detecting a little coffee and chocolate to come with the molasses and the malts. The dark fruits and bitter roast really keep hitting hard as you drink this one. The mouth feel is a little light. There is a nice carbonation, but it just isnít thick enough to cling to the mouth and tends to fall off quickly. The aftertaste is lingeringly bitter roast with a hint of bourbon and a little sweetness. Solid brew, I might need to find some more of this!

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Benzai (12222) - 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.


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