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RATINGS: 559   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.7/5   IBU: 90   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Our extraordinary Imperial Stout is black as midnight with a rich, palate warming mouth feel. It offers an alluring aroma of dark roasted malts and blackstrap molasses with a hint of smoke. The flavor features notes of coffee, bittersweet cocoa, black licorice and hints of prune. A generous addition of hops contributes to the complexity and balance, and gives the liquid a pleasantly astringent finish. With proper aging, our Imperial Stout matures for up to fours years. It is winner of a prestigious Gold Medal for Bottle Conditioned Ale at 2002 Real Ale Festival.

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3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
lcwakshul (244) - Chester, Maryland, USA - NOV 10, 2010
12 oz. bottle. Very little head that dissipates quickly. Heavy, dark pour, but smooth going down. Chocolaty flavor. Filling, but delicious.


4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
wlajwl (6598) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - APR 18, 2017
Aroma is chocolate, dark malts and mild dark fruit/tobacco. The flavor is dark malts, chocolate, dark fruit/cherries, mild tobacco and a mix of acidity and slight sweetness in the finish.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
SG111 (1655) - New York, USA - MAR 8, 2017
Bottled, 2016 vintage. Pours black, tan head. Aroma is lots of roasted malt, some chocolate, a little thin maybe for the abv. Very roasty. Flavor is heavy roasted malt, dark chocolate, coffee bitterness, spot of plum. Again, body is a little thin, perhaps overcarbed. Its fine, but it really doesnt stand out to me in any way.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
italianjohn (3063) - Penndel, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 23, 2017
Black pour with a thin light tan head and light sticky lacing .... aroma of roasted malts, coffee, dark fruits, light molasses and caramel malts ..... taste is of dark fruits (plums), roasted malts, coffee and caramel malts and some dry bitter cocoa .... dry and bitter finish with dark fruits, roasted malts and chocolate .... solid and tasty with a slick and oily mouthfeel and decent body .... decent brew

4.6
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
fuzzcro (295) - Illinois, USA - NOV 6, 2016
Quite excellent...in every way. One of the better Imperial Stouts Ive had so far this season. Black as night and sweet smokey taste...thick mouthfeel...overall enjoyable though quite unexpected.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
FROTHINGSLOSH (7489) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 8, 2016
Sampled from a 12 oz brown bottle this beer poured a black color with a medium sized dark brown head that lingered and left good lacing. The aroma was strong anise, roasty malts, chocolate and red wine. The flavor was robust and intense with roasty malts, anise, red wine, chocolate and vanilla. Long finish. Moderately full bodied. Well done.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Braudog (6580) - Yorktown, Virginia, USA - FEB 17, 2016
Bottle. As expected, this is dark and brooding. Nice pile of foam. Rich aroma of licorice, raw coffee. The drink has some unexpected sweet swirl on the outer part of the palate. Great evening sipper for a cool evening. (#6133, 2/17/2016)

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
AWISLguy (2863) - Wisconsin, USA - JAN 10, 2016
12oz bottle from Beer Bazaar in Hainesville. Bottle date is 12/18/2013. Pours black with a reddish tint, and little head. Aroma has licorice, anything else is minor in comparison. Taste is of big licorice, coffee, cocoa. Medium to full bodied with some alcohol. Finishes more sweet than bitter. The anise leads this, although it is blended interestingly with the coffee/cocoa. 14.4

2.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
N3lson1 (1005) - Long Valley, New Jersey, USA - DEC 24, 2015
Drank from a pint glass poured from a twelve ounce bottle. Pours black not much head. Smells delicious, strong flavor as most imperials are.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jsporrer (929) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 27, 2015
Pours a deep dark brown almost black with just a thin tan ring. Thin to medium slightly oily body that clings to the glass. Pleasant aroma of roasted nutty malt with a hint of dark fruit or dark chocolate. Flavor is roasted malts with some bitterness. A little bit of dry smoky flavor with a slightly harsh finish. Not as smooth or thick as I had hoped for. Not bad but Ive had better.

1.1
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 2/20
DavoleBomb (1867) - Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 18, 2015
Poured into a snifter. 3.25 A: Black color. One finger of frothy light brown head. Retention is a touch below average and leaves no lacing. 1.5 S: This is quite disappointing. Got some major nail polish going on here. Otherwise, roasty and boozy. 1.25 T: Taste is even worse. Boozy, astringent, chemical. Thats all I need to say. This sucks. 3.0 M: Medium body. Good moderate carbonation with a light creaminess. 1.0 D: Couldnt make it through. Drain poured at least half the glass. Shame on you Arcadia. ★ 512 characters DavoleBomb, Aug 13, 2013


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