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RATINGS: 969   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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2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
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


3.6
GregMooreNH (273) - Bedford, New Hampshire, USA - JAN 17, 2018
Pours thick black with slight head. Aroma is brown sugar, chocolate and a hint of roast. Taste is dried fruit, molasses and chocolate. Finish is typical Belgian yeast strain. An interesting stout, put together in a manner that keeps you off your toes.

3.6
dfearnley (2405) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - JAN 12, 2018
The truth is, it's 3:30 am, I'm trying to work, but I'm not that motivated. I just need to get over this hump and I think a nice cold beer will do it. The beer is dark with a 1.5 cm frothy and undulating head, which has some staying power. This head is protecting the beer from spreading it's aroma, so it's tough to get a full aromatic profile. I give it some time and take to sniffing the empty bottle. From it, I get lots of soy and light caramel. The beer itself gives off chocolate, coffee, and some light grains. Taste is smoky malts, dark chocolate, some sourness, brown sugar, coffee and through the head...strong bitterness. Perhaps the sourness was a bit off putting, but overall and solid imperial stout.

3.9
raphael (1303) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JAN 10, 2018
Dark khaki head on dark dark bottom, i smell molasses, red wine, alcohol and milk chocolate—quite a nosefull. Resiny hop flavor with underlying molasses, alcohol and almost lemon. Lighter on the palate than most stouts, but is that a bad thing. My tongue feels stung. Very active finish.

3.7
erikaraeb (325) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JAN 2, 2018
Carob, a bit of dark chocolate, dried fruit, and flowers make for a cool combo of flavors. Medium, smooth, juice-like bod.

3.9
Pershing (598) - Garland, Texas, USA - DEC 31, 2017
Black pour into a stemmed chalice with a tan long lasting head. Roasted barley aroma with some burnt notes. Medium body with some hop bitterness to offset the heavy malts used. Dry filling finish..

2.7
JyroBip (29) - - DEC 30, 2017
Dark Brown thick Carmel chocolate syrup. Nice dessert flavors, but too sweet of a beer for me. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.7
euniceradio (563) - Worthington, Minnesota, USA - DEC 27, 2017
Pours black, great creamy sticky brown head. Aroma of prune, chocolate, raisin, caramel. Taste of same with mineral stone, baking chocolate, toffee, coffee creamer, black cherry. Mouthfeel is medium-thick yet watery if that makes sense.

3.8
ironcontra (494) - ATL, Georgia, USA - DEC 13, 2017
very winey, grapey stout, tart , alco is well hidden, dry finish, medium mf, low carbo. really grew on me through the 6pack - something different for sure!

3.9
patricks110 (2800) - Alberta, CANADA - DEC 12, 2017
This is a stiff stout. Pours a pure black, oily, viscous, thin tan head. Aroma is quite fruity, cherries and light prune notes, dark chocolate, big coffee notes. First sip I note: the body is slight creamy, quite heavy, no carbonation, fruity notes throughout with black cherries and plum notes. Roasted malts, espresso beans, dark chocolate. The finish is bitter but not over the top, moderate booze presence. This is complex and I would like to see what a year or two does to this.

3.8
cmacklin (1378) - Lethbridge, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 9, 2017
355ml bottle. Pours an opaque black with a large, creamy, long lasting, tan head that leaves curtains of lace. Aroma of roasted malt, coffee, dark chocolate and licorice. Sweet flavour of roasted malt, dark chocolate, plums, figs, dates, anise, coffee and smoke with a warming vinous note in a dry, mildly bitter finish. Medium body with an oily texture and soft carbonation. Tasty.


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