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86
style
RATINGS: 93   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.84/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 330   ABV: 11%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Hop Harvest Edition was brewed in September of 2008 using 200 lbs of fresh, Treasure Valley high alpha CTZ hop flowers from the John Wilmunster hop farm in Greenleaf, ID. Brewed with 8 different malts, the 11% ABV, 100+ IBU, Black Flag Imperial Stout - 2008 Hop Harvest Edition has a huge hop profile that coats the tongue. Black Flag Imperial Stout - 2008 Hop Harvest Edition has a green or yellow bottle cap and is hand stamped with ""2008 Hop Harvest Edition"" on the right side of the label.

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kramer (6905) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 24, 2009
22 oz bottle. Pours a very dark brown, almost black body, with a nice creamy frothy beige head that left some nice lacing. Hearty roast and heavy dark chocolate nose with some licorice and a light to moderate green leafy hoppiness. Very thick and hearty. The flavor is dominated by the big burnt malt and dry dark cocoa. The depth of the flavor here is quite amazing. Just a touch of astringency coming out. Moderate bitterness from the hops, but not in your face. Mouthfeel is full and thick with a great creamy texture and perfect soft carbonation. Lingering roasty finish with zero noticeable alcohol. Pretty nice beer, way better than the regular version that I had tried, I could drink a lot of this. Wonder why it’s so different, I don’t think that it’s just the hops.

4.2
JoeTheYounger (1195) - Lake Arrowhead, California, USA - JUN 14, 2009
I brought this bottle to Hophead22 beer tasting. This was a birthday gift from my buddy Pat, who purchased it at Lone Hill Liquor in Glendora, CA. Very good fresh hop aroma. Very different for an imperial stout. I really really liked this one. Awesome stuff. I want to go buy some more.

3.9
j12601 (13114) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - MAY 7, 2009
Avast. Bottle at Andy’s tasting. Pours a deep dark black with a large creamy beige tan head. Aromas of toast, vanilla, hops roast. A little bit thin, but with some nice roast characteristics. Hides the abv quite well. Tasty.

3.8
PilsnerPeter (3050) - Flushing, New York, USA - MAY 7, 2009
Bottle: Deep brown with a dense tan head. Very hoppy aroma- piny, grapefruit notes mesh with smooth black malt and dark chocolate- nice. Creamy body- very hoppy flavor- citric NW hops, citrus notes underneath a dry cocoa and resiny hempy character. The finish combines dry cocoa roast and piny herbaceous bitterness. More like a well balanced black IPA. Quite tasty- a very drinkable Imperial Stout.

3.9
WinoInTraining (109) - Longmont, Colorado, USA - APR 19, 2009
yum. Bitter coco, B black,big hop presence. super Roasty, nutty, piney. Very drinkable. The hops keep it from seeming too heavy, even at 100 IBU

4
TomDecapolis (4636) - Milton, Delaware, USA - APR 8, 2009
Bottle from Capones. Pours a very deep brown with amber notes when held to the light with a deep tan rich creamy head that laced. Aroma of fresh floral, piney and lightly spicy hops along with a sweet roasted malt character, caramel, milk chocolate and some light coffee. Smelled like a fresh Victory Storm King. Flavor of rich roasted malt, coffee, caramel, some piney and grapefruit hop character and bitter chocolate. Loads of hop bitterness, alcohol well hidden for 11%.

3.7
kp (10880) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - APR 2, 2009

Name: Black Flag Hop Harvest
Date: March 29, 2009
Mode: Bottle
Source: Tasting, Cellar Party
Vintage: 2008
Appearance: black, fine dirty white head, sudsy streaks of lace
Aroma: roasted malt aroma, sweet pine and caramel, dark chocolate
Flavor: rich dark chocolate and roasted flavor, touch of hot pine, lots of hops, touch of caramel sweetness
Aroma: 7/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 7/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 16/20
Rating: 3.7/5.0
Drinkability: 7/10
Score: **4

4
CaptainCougar (7634) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - MAR 29, 2009
Pours a transparent dark mahogany with a clingy-lacing light tan head. Aroma of fresh piny hops with some underlying sweet roasty dark caramel and chocolate malts. Body starts with pretty good fullness and sticky dark caramel malts and resiny green piny hops. Finishes drier and bittersweet with a good hop character throughout. A nice imperial stout.

4
Ibrew2or3 (8814) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - MAR 28, 2009
Comes via a generous trade from ditmier, you rock Eric! Pours deep darkness with nice mocha head. The aroma is black strap molasses, licorice, mild malts, a sense of alcohol and soft vague hoppiness. The taste starts with pine hop and grassy hop bitterness, a bit of resiny bitterness and followed by molasses. By midway these notes sort of flow into chocolate slowly turning into roasty malts. The finish has some pine hop bitterness and some modest roasty malt astringency hanging on into the after taste.

3.8
hopdog (13102) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 22, 2009
22oz bottle. Poured a dark brown color with a huge sized (5 finger) off white head. Aromas of chocolate, floral hoppiness, pine, roast, and some coffee. Definitely still a bunch of hops in the aromas. Tastes of chocolate, coffee, floral hoppiness, roast, and citrus. I found the tastes to be a little bit of a let down compared to the aromas (couldn’t quite put my finger on it, but it was just different). Alcohol content well hidden.


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