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RATINGS: 75   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.82/5   IBU: 70   EST. CALORIES: 285   ABV: 9.5%
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In the creator role, and in the Raven’s role as the totem and ancestor, the Raven is often addressed as Grandfather Raven. With this stately sense of pomp and tradition we bring you our Imperial Stout. This robust black ale is full with rich dark caramel, unsweetened chocolate, and hints of coffee aromas and flavors. Stately indeed, but at 9.5% ABV, perhaps it is just a vain attempt to encourage the trickster spirit to act respectably. Released annually in the winter.

Malts 2-Row Barley, Crystal, Chocolate, Carafa, Roast
Hops Magnum, Mt Hood, CZ Saaz

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4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
ajax25g (76) - Washington DC, Washington, USA - DEC 21, 2012
In tap at brewery. Pours inky black with small beige head that disappears quick. Nose of big bourbon, licorice, molasses, chocolate.big in the mouth but enough carb to help overcome how cloying it is. Tate is sweet with same flavors as nose but throw in some dark fruits. Great beer for sure. I want more than one glass, which is the limit here


3.8
bwmd (5) - - JAN 5, 2018 does not count
Very thick, smooth, and perfectly balanced chocolate stout. Pours a thick head. I would definitely get this again. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.9
Oakes (19409) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 26, 2017
Dark brown. No head, rich fruity molasses nose, soft body and deep fruitiness, touch of barrel influence.

3.9
beerplace (2314) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 10, 2017
A pour from the bottle on Black Christmas V. Pours a very dark brown with a dark beige head. Aroma is berries, fruits, roasted malts. Sinilar taste. This is good.

3
Quick3Beers (1509) - East Falmouth, Massachusetts, USA - DEC 9, 2017
Pours a black from a bottle, khaki head with some lacing. Dark chocolate aroma, flavor is a bit o' this, bit o' that, chocolate, coffee, nothing unsurprising nor bad. Not sweet, which is somewhat refreshing in an impy stout. Good beer.

3.8
Sammy (12995) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 19, 2017
good hoppy and stout aromas. big head. heat. complex. bitter hop aftertaste. brian's bottle.

3.7
nimbleprop (8924) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - SEP 12, 2017
22oz bottle pours a dark brown/black with some foamy, brown head. Nose has dark chocolate, booze, malt. Flavor is heavy with chocolate and brown sugar, caramel, toast. Finishes hot and malty.

4.1
AirForceHops (8033) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - JUN 25, 2017
22 oz. bottle in a trade with my buddy Adrien. 2016 vintage. Deep, black in color with plenty of full thick tan head with lacing. Aroma shows a big amounts of chocolate, coffee, roasted malts in a big way.

This is a non barrel aged stout without any adjuncts and it is brewed extremely well. The flavor has the solid roasted malt backbone that gives off coffee and molasses notes. Body is full and creamy with a nice viscosity over the tongue. Extremely drinkable with the booze nearly completely hidden. Classic and exceptionally well done!

3.6
dmac (6574) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - MAY 16, 2017
Bottle shared at Joes. Poured a medium density pitch black with a foamy medium beige head. Aroma is earthy, root beer barrel, bad dark chocolate, slight cardboard. Flavor is better, notes of chocolate, dark malts, wood on the end that turns into coffee grounds and chocolate muffins. Fuller body with average carbonation and a lingering aftertaste.

3.9
IndianaRed (5121) - Boise, Idaho, USA - MAY 13, 2017
On tap at the Redmond taproom Black with a dense heavy mocha colored head and chunks of spotty lacing. Big semi sweet coffee and chocolate with the soft roast character. Flavors is more roast, some coffee and licorice. Smooth heavy body and a little ABV booziness. Roast h and smooth and properly buttered. Big and balanced. Very good

3.8
slowrunner77 (13205) - Reno, Nevada, USA - FEB 22, 2017
Near black pour with khaki head. Big chewy body, surprisingly so at less than 10%. Bitter chocolate, dark fruit, coffee and caramel on the nose. Caramel is more prominent in the flavor, more like a porter that way. Chocoalte, char, light licorice. Good.


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