overall
98
74
style
Serve in Snifter

bottling
unknown

on tap
unknown

Local Distribution

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RATINGS: 102   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.76/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
A hoppy stout with 90 IBU On tap at Brewpub in 2011 @ 7.6% ABV Released in Cans, March 2014 @ 8% ABV

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4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
wchesser (2047) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAY 19, 2017
Can from trade. Pitch black with big coffee crema head. Nose is massive piney hops, burnt malts. As others have said this is really like a black DIPA, bitter taste, slick mouthfeel with high carbonation which is an impressive feat, and flavors of char, bitter pine, bitter dark chocolate. Big beer.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
bookman10 (1093) - Osseo, Minnesota, USA - MAY 3, 2017
Pours a very thick, dark brown-black, with good-sized, creamy head that quickly dissipates. Aroma of roasted grain, with some hops noticeable, too. Flavor is quite bitter, with roasted (burnt) grain very noticeable, some chocolate, coffee, a touch of leather, and a surprisingly bold hop profile for a stout. As some others have noted, this is almost more like a double black IPA than a stout, really. I liked it, though it could use a bit more subtlety.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
beerplace (1526) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 18, 2017
473ml bottle (thx, Alex G.!) at Brians office. Pours like an oil with a beige head. Aroma is roasted malt and hoppy bitterness. Same taste, way too bitter. This one is more a Black IPA, than an Imperial Stout.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Oakes (17093) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 18, 2017
Quite dark, with a thick brown head. On the nose this has a vague coffeeish note, with a lot of nuttiness, mellow chocolate, and a lot of woody hop. Theres a ton of hop on the palate, lots of bitterness, and theres a lot of character. If you like Black IPAs, I think this is the stout for you, because its an Imperial Black IPA. Thats my kind of beer, I cant lie.

2.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
fernans (54) - Rhode Island, USA - APR 16, 2017
Shockingly, not good. Very chalky. A sort of pure cocoa taste. Not at all like imperial Stouts I am use to. Not smooth at all.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BuckeyeBoy (7353) - Boise, Idaho, USA - APR 15, 2017
16oz can at ratebeer bottle share. Pours out black topped with a tan head. Nose is roast malts some pit fruit and chocolate sweetness. Taste is more of the nice roast and chocolate.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
blueshockey24 (607) - Colorado, USA - APR 8, 2017
Can. Pours jet black with tan head. Aroma is sweet hoppy malty chocolate. Taste is sweet bitter chocolate hoppy malty stout. Pretty good but i prefer my hops in my IPA.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
PhillyCraft (6959) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 27, 2017
Black oil color, Notes are overly smokey, ashy, so bitter and grainy. Not even boozy at the 9 percent according to my Can but so drying and astringent cigarette in the mouth

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Frudel (236) - Montral, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 25, 2017
Can splitted. Thanks Brian! Dark liquid with a beige head, good retention. Hoppy nose with a cacao, roasted malt, coffee, dark dried fruits aromas. Taste follows what we could smell, very roasted, like 110% dark chocolate, almost ashy but not quite there, very bitter, maybe too harsh, I wouldnt have been able to finish the can alone, good thing we were 6 on it.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DSG (13956) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - FEB 22, 2017
[1/29/17] Bottle/Can/Crowler/Growler at the RateBeer award ceremony bottle share at Flamingo Hotel in Santa Rosa. Black. Roast, licorice, dark fruits, bittersweet.


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