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RATINGS: 593   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.


OnWisconsin's rating

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
OnWisconsin (132) - Wisconsin, USA - JAN 24, 2013
Poured into a tulip and appeared pitch black with a minimal brown sugar head. Aroma is roasted malts and cocoa powder and some alcohol as it warms. On the tongue you get some sweet chocolate up front with nice roasted malts. In the middle you are hit with some dark fruits finishing off with some alcohol heat. Mouthfeel is perfect for a stout with a nice silky finish.


3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
joeneugs (5709) - Livermore, California, USA - AUG 12, 2016
Bottle. It pours black with a small brown head. The aroma has cherries, plum, dark bruit. Pretty fruity with light toast and spice. The flavor is ashy with some tobacco, black cherries and raisin bread. A little syrupy and alcoholic. Very rich and fruity which keeps the high alcohol from being too solvent-like. Low acidity and no acrid black malt character. Overall, pretty good.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
nearbeer (4832) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - AUG 7, 2016
12 oz. bottled 03/16/16. Deep ebony body has a thin film of lasting bubbles, Nose is clove, soy, overripe apple, fig, red wine and a touch of tobacco. Flavors of dark bread, clove, semi-sweet chocolate, soy, sherry, vanilla, date, and apple. Long finish has some molasses and cream. Medium-heavy body has medium carbonation and a dessert slant, but never cloying. The 11.8% shows a bit more than I would like, but not overbearing.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ryecatcher (1337) - Bridgeport, Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 30, 2016
Bottle. Opaque stouty brownish-black pour, thick espresso colored foamy head, ridiculous retention. Nose is fruity, hint of Belgiany funk, roast, milk chocolate, coffee, raisins, brown sugar, plums. Mouth is full bodied, relatively sweet, oily, touch of smoke, dried fruit, tobacco, chocolate, balanced by an underlying bitterness. Definitely would be better on a cold winter evening but tastes pretty good in late July -- humidity and all.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
thebeertourist (5179) - Oslo, NORWAY - JUL 29, 2016
Bottle from Cask, Pimlico. Pours completely black with a smallish light brown and creamy head. Vinous and fruity aroma, notes of marcipane and nuts. Good roasted caramel flavours with earthy notes. Seriously good.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
nutjes (136) - Heestert-Zwevegem, BELGIUM - JUL 25, 2016
33cl-fles bij Billie’s Bier Kafétaria te Antwerpen U: zwart met kleine donkerbruine schuimkraag G: pure chocolade, koffie en geroosterde mout S: Geroosterde mout, chocolade en wat drop. Koffie- en moutbitter in de afdronk. Lekker.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Palme (4086) - Bergen, NORWAY - JUL 5, 2016
0.75l corked bottle brought home from Cask Pub & Kitchen. Oh, this is about as dark as they come. Like pouring fresh black oil in the glass and it has a big but quickly fizzing away dark chocolate colored head. It has a really nice woody vinous dark roasted aroma. Yeah, it definitely has some dark roasted tones this. Slightly salty as well. Nice. Lots of flavor! Been storing this in the cellar for close up to two years now, and I’m glad I did. It feels really round in the taste. It somehow doesn’t have the mouthfeel that I expect a beer of this caliber to have and it’s a tad higher on the bubbles than I prefer in my imp stouts. The flavors however are all delicious and really integrated. Dark chocolate, lots of roasted malts. Some woody bourbon tones. Slightly salty and licorice in the aftertaste. There’s also a fair amount of alcohol, the stingy warming kind in the finish and aftertaste. Yeah, nice. 25.07.2014

1.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 5/20
shanoknowsfood (91) - Hawaii, USA - JUN 22, 2016
Bottle @ Whole Foods. This was the worst Imperial Stout i have ever tasted. Looks great. Smells okay. The taste was, at first, pretty good. On the tongue it was similiar to a Foreign Stout, but then the palate was so aweful i had to ask for my money back :P Had that typical sour fruit aftertaste that so many Belgian Ales have...which i don’t particularly like. Sorry but i cannot recommend this one.

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
thedm (5615) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - JUN 12, 2016
This bottled brew from a rating party poured a small sized head of foamy finely sized brown colored bubbles that were mostly lasting and left behind a no visible carbonation opaque dark black brown colored body and an excellent lacing. The mild aroma was dark malt. The mouth feel was tingly at the start and at the finish with a strong mild roasted malt aftertaste. The nice flavor contained notes of roasted malt vinous and dark malt. A decent one that I would consider drinking again.

2.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 9/20
M4grem (25) - North Carolina, USA - MAY 29, 2016
Good stout flavor, a little smokey and rich but not overly so. Good balance at taste. Palate is strong alcohol and an odd bitter finish. Fair pairing with food. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
SVD (1406) - NETHERLANDS - MAY 20, 2016
Bottle at home, black beer,, small brown head. Aroma is roasted malt, chocolate. Taste is roasted malt, heavy on the chocolate, some boozyness. dry bitter chocolate aftertaste. very nice


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