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RATINGS: 958   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.79/5   SEASONAL: Series   IBU: 60   EST. CALORIES: 291   ABV: 9.7%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Barley, wheat, rye and oats provide the foundation for this big stout. Layers of complex flavors slowly emerge from the glass: espresso, roasted fig, creme brulee. Belgian yeast provides a plum-like fruitiness, noble German hops reveal spicy, herbal notes, while the rich, velvety mouthfeel mellows to a dry, smoky finish. Such a robust beer stands well by itself, but also makes a wonderful end-note to any rich, indulgent meal. Discover the secret of combining this roasty ale to sweets, by pairing with dark chocolate or caramel, or even by pouring it over ice cream.

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4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BarleyandVine (56) - Stockbridge, Georgia, USA - JAN 27, 2013
A wonderful roasty treat with a balanced malty hoppy flavor and medium body. This beer was brewed with a Belgian yeast that really brings the flavors together. As it warmed in the glass, the flavors developed further.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
LoFi (1714) - Gteborg, SWEDEN - JAN 24, 2013
Bottle from trade with skycracksopen, thanks buddy! Almost black with a beige brown head. OK, at first, i get a heavy aroma and taste of mayonnaise and acetone. Not very enjoyable... My initial rating was a lot lower, but that disappeared after a while. So...
Aroma: light vinous, roasted, fruity, chocolate. Taste: roasted, cocoa and dark chocolate, coke, brown sugar, belgian spicy yeast. Medium bodied+, a bit fizzy carbonation, like coke. The overall grade would be higher if there wasnt this unpleasant mayonnaise/acetone that was very strong in the beginning, and didnt completely disappear. After that it was quite nice, reminds me a bit of one of the stouts from Struise.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
duke33 (69) - Eldersburg, Maryland, USA - JAN 23, 2013
Dark color with a thick brown head that takes a while to dissipate. Extremely malty, yet incredibly smooth going down. Has a long malty aftertaste. Very enjoyable.

2.1
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 4/20
CurtMenn (2) - California, USA - JAN 19, 2013 does not count
Pours black with a thin, tan head. Little lacing. Mild aroma, not too punchy. Taste is deep coffee with fig to plum notes, finishes dry with a hint of biscuit, toffee and vanilla. Nice Imperial!

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
dogfish120love (1314) - Westfield, Massachusetts, USA - JAN 16, 2013
Pours a dark brown almost black with a relatively dark brown tick frothy two finger head. The aroma smells somewhat mettallic with some funky notes that are either infection or intention. Other notable aromas are chocolate and coffee.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
TomDecapolis (4618) - Milton, Delaware, USA - JAN 15, 2013
Pours a deep almost black with a medium bubbly/creamy tan head that laced. Aroma of dark fruits, spicy Belgian yeast, dark chocolate and nuts. Flavor of lots of fruity Belgian yeast character, plums, dark chocolate and caramel.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
oldgrumpy (105) - Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 15, 2013
Not a complex stout. A bit light in taste. Balance a bit off. Otherwise not a bad stout but one I will for go in the future ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
OmegaX (1374) - Florida, USA - JAN 14, 2013
Awesome stout. Aroma is lightly smokey, with some roast, dark chocolate, and some fruitiness. Pour is dark black, tan head. Taste is anise, roast, smoke, chocolate, plums. Very good stuff here.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jeremyh70 (1103) - Missouri, USA - JAN 13, 2013
Pours a dark brown with thick tan head and good lacing. Aromas of coffee and roasted malt. First taste of sweet dark chocolate and coffee with dark fruits becoming apparent as it warms. Spicy and bitter in aftertaste with alcohol coming through. Thin mouthfeel for a stout and a lot of carbonation. Too bitter and alcohol tasting for me. Was disappointed in it. Bought at Smooth Endings as a 4 pack. Drank 09/12/12. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
kambei70 (1012) - - JAN 13, 2013
No comments entered on Beer Buddy. Will enter tasting notes on Rate Beer when I try again. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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