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RATINGS: 522   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.74   EST. CALORIES: 354   ABV: 11.8%
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This velvety concoction excites your senses with bottomless roasted, earthy and vinous notes.


cooplander's rating

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
cooplander (543) - Florida, USA - MAR 19, 2013
black color, aroma of roasted malt, soy, slightly oxidized, same flavors, little chocolate, smoke, earthy notes, booze,


4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
furthur (371) - Eagle River, Alaska, USA - JUN 2, 2015
Exited to try this one too! Bottle, ultra black beer, huge black walnut colored head, faded quickly. Aroma is bread, yeast, faint metal, molasses, dried plums, coffee. Taste is molasses, dates, bourbon, anise, coffee, and yes vinous aridity at the end. This is a big flavored beer, but the palate is not as thick and rich as a big impy stout usually is. Itís still great body, just not syrupy. Carbonation seems nicely subdued. Finish ends dry. This is quite good. My only faults, really, are thatís itís just a bit hot, and still a little sweet in the middle. Still, itís a big, roasty, fairly dry impy stout, and I love it!

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
hman43 (520) - Pinehurst, North Carolina, USA - MAY 29, 2015
Dark brown color with very little head. Intense chocolate aroma with hints of raisin and alcohol. Chocolate taste with raisins, spices and cinnamon. Spicy on the palate with alcohol warming.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Ernest (6603) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - MAY 26, 2015
Bottle. Head is initially large, frothy, brown, mostly lasting. Body is black. Aroma is moderately to heavily malty (dark chocolate, roasted/burnt grain), with notes of alcohol, plastic, medicine, marshmallow. Flavor is moderately to heavily sweet, lightly acidic, lightly bitter. Finish is lightly to moderately sweet, lightly acidic, moderately bitter. Medium to full body, velvety/creamy texture, lively carbonation, moderately to heavily alcoholic. Pretty underwhelming...simple and somewhat rough malty nose, and the phenols are unhealthy. Very alcoholic too. I havenít had much luck with Weyerbacher over the years and this one isnít changing that trend unfortunately.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Underdogs88 (260) - New Jersey, USA - MAY 22, 2015
Belgian esters with notes of chocolate on the aroma. Appearance is black with a tan head. Flavor again has Belgian esters with notes of chocolate. Mouthfeel is full bodied. Overall, it's ok. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ShelbyGrey (181) - Barcelona, SPAIN - MAY 20, 2015
Sharing this bottle with the oncle.Very good imperial stout with belgian influence.Awesome!

4.9
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Kevin (2149) - New Mexico, USA - MAY 15, 2015
Bottle. Black like the ship they steal in restaurant at the end of the universe. Dark brown and orange head. Mmmm...Smells amazing. Cocoa, booze, chocolate, roast, vanilla, marshmallow, orange, and happiness. Stuff of this abv should not be so smooth. Silky chocolate with a nice citrus bitter balance. Caramel and vanilla with a cherry note come out as it warms. Fudge and peanut butter in the finish with a mellow warming booze. This a bad day made good now

4.5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
closey22 (1132) - Mt. Laurel, New Jersey, USA - MAY 2, 2015
Black with dark brown foamy rimming head; aroma is rich chocolate winey scotchy with notes of pecans; Flava is rich sweet roAsty woody alcohol notes; feels creamy medium thick; finishes roasty malt tangy and scotchy

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
sinfull (1023) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - APR 20, 2015
Black color with brown head. Aroma of roasted caramel , coffee, dark fruits, alcohol. Same combination in the taste with touch of Belgian yeast. Smooth ,roasted bitterness in the aftertaste. A good brew, but on some stage the presence of alcohol shows up too much.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
flatmatt (1231) - Northville, Michigan, USA - APR 7, 2015
750 mL bottle for rating #1200. Pours black with a brown head. Fruity molasses, dark fruit, anise aroma, cocoa hints. Flavor is heavy on the chocolate, with anise and raisin, nutty with a little yeasty twist. Gets a bit roasty in the finish. Really liking it.

2.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
umich03jm (2561) - Flat Rock, Michigan, USA - MAR 23, 2015
Bottle. Black pour with a 1 finger foamy head that fades to a thick film and leaves good lacing. Aroma is interesting but all over the place. Roasted peanuts, bubblegum, roast, raisins, chocolate, and dark bread. Taste is just not for me. Such an odd combo. Bubblegum, red wine, dark bread, sweet raisins and lots of charred wood. Hate the vineous finish. Not my thing.


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