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RATINGS: 585   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.73/5   EST. CALORIES: 354   ABV: 11.8%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
This velvety concoction excites your senses with bottomless roasted, earthy and vinous notes.


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Abio (1831) - Waasland, BELGIUM - OCT 26, 2015
Pretty good brew. Nice roastiness, good amount of biterness, and good looking in the glass.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Barrelbelly (741) - BELGIUM - OCT 24, 2015
Dark black with dark brown medium head. Taste is very oatmeal, roasted malts, coffee and dark chocolate.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
williamstome (1644) - Somerville, Massachusetts, USA - OCT 14, 2015
Black pour, small brown head. Huge aroma of chocolate, raisin, cocoa, flavor of chocolate, vanilla, raisin, yeast, and a hint of roast and grape and alcohol.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
solidfunk (6874) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - OCT 6, 2015
Lots of chocolate and sweetened liquor, caramelized malt. Oily and syrupy consistency. Pours black with great head and lacing. Bittersweet finish. Pretty good, but not my type of imperial stout. Some oak hints. Bottle.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
HuskerTan (1450) - Kearney, Nebraska, USA - OCT 5, 2015
Bottle. A- Leather, char, smoke, licorice, cocoa, dark fruits, caramel, booze. A- Black color, black liquid, brown fizzy head. T- Leather, smoke, roasty, slightly bitter, anise, booze. P- Full body, average texture, medium carbonation, strong finish. O- Started off full of char and leather. Then faded into a boozy and bitter flavor. I think this would get better with a little more age. The dark fruits were a nice touch.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BroadestTom (349) - Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 28, 2015
Aroma caramel, chocolate, roasty, alcohol, Appearance black, brown foam, Taste medium sweetness, lightly bitter, Palate full body, thick feel, long finish, Overall definitely can taste the alcohol in this one. One and done. Glad this is in 12oz bottles now because I’m not sure that I could drink a big one. It is a very thick chocolatey beer that is not for a person who is new into craft beer. That being said I would suggest this beer to a friend at the end of the night.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
berntholer (1544) - Antwerp, BELGIUM - SEP 28, 2015
dense beige head. coffee coloured. aroma is boozy, sweet, roasted malts. taste is liquorice, ash, bitter chocolate, boozy, salty, coffee with a long bitter aftertaste, some alcoholwarmth and alcoholburn. pours very thick, like motoroil, quite soft carbonation. quite a sipper, nice!bottle

3.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Chudwick (2709) - Cincyucky, Kentucky, USA - SEP 25, 2015
12oz bottle from a few months ago - nose is roast, licorice and leather. sip adds booze, more roast and did I mention booze? a sipper for sure. Perfect for tailgating on really hot day in a parking lot with not shade in site. Oh wait, not at all. Strong. will probably spend all afternoon on it. 20 minutes later... still strong and boozy. smoother as it warms (numbs?).

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
drsordr (2100) - Loveland, Ohio, USA - SEP 23, 2015
Draft sample pour opaque black with moderate tan head. Nose big banana, light milk chocolate. Taste chocolate covered banana, light Belgian ester. Lighter dark chocolate finish.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
N3lson1 (869) - Long Valley, New Jersey, USA - SEP 22, 2015
Drank from a nonic glass poured from a twelve ounce bottle. Looks beautiful, pours black with dark brown head with a slight cherry coloration. Smells a bit like roasted malts, bourbon, slight cherries. Tastes like burnt malts, chocolate, cherries and bourbon. Probably one of my least favorite Imperial Stouts.


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