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RATINGS: 962   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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stewajt (30) - Alabama, USA - DEC 16, 2012
Pours black with light cinnamon head. Nose is dark fruits and booze. Lots of plum and brown sugar on the palate.

2.5
sodakotakid (230) - Belle Fourche, South Dakota, USA - DEC 16, 2012
this beer pours black with a light brown large head. This beer tastes of sour dark fruits, sour raisens,dark malts and lots of spices, the alcohol taste is over bearing and it has a bitter after taste. Not my favorite

4
ACHops (1566) - Seattle, Washington, USA - DEC 16, 2012
12oz bottle from Super Deli Mart. Pours pitch black with thick mocha head. Aroma is unexpected: big funky tart smell with notes of fig, raisin, licorice. Taste is heavy charred roasty malts, followed by sweet yeasty flavors, then nice hoppy bitterness. Nice thick mouthfeel although the body doesnt seem that viscous. Definitely not a traditional imperial stout, but I like this take on the style.

4.2
zizzybalubba (1862) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - DEC 14, 2012
12 oz. bottle from Total Wine (Triangle) in Raleigh, NC. Dark brown to almost black pour with a luxurious khaki head. Aroma of dark roasted espresso, black licorice, and charred malts. Expected flavor of bitter dark chocolate and espresso with a touch of dark fruit on the end. The alcohol is present but does not interfere with the flavor. A rich, full bodied beer, and a near perfect example of an imperial stout done right.

3.5
Jethro6191 (508) - Indiana, USA - DEC 8, 2012
Pours black with a huge tan head. Roasted malt, coffee, and smoke notes with a funky barnyard character. Finishes semi-dry. Medium body and carbonation with a smooth mouthfeel.

3.4
hockey9930 (292) - - DEC 6, 2012
Pours dark black with a thick lingering tan head. It keeps a good head from start to finish. Roasted dark malt aroma. Tastes like it smells, but also smokey. Aftertaste lightly dry and bitter. Medium bodied and slick.

3.7
Huhzubendah (3705) - Washington DC, USA - DEC 6, 2012
Bottle shared by drabmuh. Thanks Matt! Merry Christmas! The beer is a dark brown shade, nearing black. The head is an inch or so thick and absolutely plasters the glass with sticky lacing. The aroma offers roast, chocolates, smoke, dark fruits, alcohol. Smells pretty good. The flavor brings roast with some dark chocolates and hints of smoke. The body is oddly thick and thin, coating the palate and yet feeling a scoche watery at times. Interesting. Lingering aftertaste of charred malt, roast, chocolates. Overall, a decent stout. Worth a try. Serving type: bottle Reviewed on: 12-26-2011

4
Blairgus (4536) - California, USA - DEC 5, 2012
5 Dec 2012, bottle. black with thick, foamy head. nose is dark black coffee, maybe slightly sweet, mild toasty malt. med body and moderately fizzy. boy it comes alive. rather meaty, earthy, charcoal, coffee, some alcohol. slightly tart, slightly meaty finish. pretty good.

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PorterPounder (7894) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - DEC 1, 2012
Savannah, Ga. - Habersham Beverage Warehouse - 12 oz bottle. Dark black pour, medium thick khaki colored head. Strong aroma of pipe tobacco, chocolate and creosote. Flavor has some bitter black coffee,a bit of licorice, some roasted notes, a touch of vanilla and marshmallow. Thick, sticky mouthfeel. Solid Impy.

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Hopped_Silly (418) - California, USA - DEC 1, 2012
A solid stout for the price. Roasted malt, roasted coffee beans, bitter chocolate and integrated dried figs aromas and flavors. Above average mouthfeel, with a respectable lingering finish of roasted coffee beans, dark, bitter chocolate and dark, dried fruit... Yum... A good stout... Not the best.. Though still very good... No complaints. --- tasted while on a long journey to understand the world around me...


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