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RATINGS: 519   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.


Travlr's rating

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Travlr (15065) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - MAY 25, 2010
750 ml bottle. Clear dark brown, no head or lacing. Aroma of chocolate/cocoa. Taste is smooth cocoa with a smoke edge. Straightforward.


3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Underdogs88 (258) - 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 (2148) - 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 (1112) - 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 (1011) - 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 (2550) - 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.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Leighton (13523) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 13, 2015
Bottle shared at the Cotteridge Convention 2015. Pours rich black-brown with a creamy beige head. Good and sweet with nice chocolate character, some Belgian candi sugar. Pretty big bodied with light to average carbonation. Perhaps faint oxidation coming forth in the finish, with notes of raisins, other dark fruits, hearty chocolate. Pretty nicely balanced overall. I like it.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
koleminer20 (920) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - MAR 4, 2015
750 mL bottle. The pour is a nice medium black with a couple fingers of darker khaki head and no lace left behind. The aroma is a little boozy up front. There is a good sharp chocolate and some darker fruits. There is a subtle red-wine like twinge on the back and a healthy dose of roasted malts. The flavor is just as sharp up front. Booze and chocolate dominate the front end. There is a good roasty malt and dark fruit that develop through the entirety of the flavor. The mouth feel is really thin. There is a light carbonation that lets the feel just fall off, making the flavors seem a little sharper perhaps. Aftertaste is really chocolatey and nice. Not bad, but it could be so much better ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
skmikeg (1207) - Cherry Hill, New Jersey, USA - MAR 1, 2015
Pours pitch black with a foamy two finger kakhi head which quikly fades to decent lacing. Aroma is of roasted malts, red wine, bakers coco, earthy hops, molasses, sour dark fruits, coffee, and sweet malts. Taste is roasted malts, red wine, sour dark fruits, chocolate, sweet malts, anise, coffee, earthy hops, and some light booze. Has a medium-full body with a semi creamy, oily, silky mouthfeel and a semi-moderately bitter, semi dry, slightly warming, long finish. Overall, a pretty interesting and tasty beer that has different then your typical imperial stout.


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