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RATINGS: 963   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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4.7
AWMiller (512) - Mansfield, Texas, USA - SEP 21, 2011
Stop reading and go get some of this brew and enjoy! Poured up a dark brown colored body with a frothy thick tan colored head with good retention and light lacing. Aromas of chocolate, smoked wood, dark fruits, and a hint of hops. Flavors of roasted malts, chocolate, coffee, dark fruits. Medium-bodied, lots of carbonation, dry finish with lingering flavors of dark chocolates. Would definitely pair this one up with some smoked meats!

4.7
leah2974 (453) - Georgia, USA - DEC 19, 2012
Thick and black with a thick tan head that stays around til the end. Big flavors--coffee, smoke, spices, and brown sugar with mild acidity.

4.7
Busick (390) - Lake Wylie, South Carolina, USA - JAN 2, 2014
I love stouts and this one ranks up there with some of the best i have tried. Was hesitant to try this due to my bad experience with Smokestack series-Imperial Stout. This stout lived up to my expectations! Aromas of fruits, chocolate and expresso. A well-balanced and smooth stout....get your hands on it and try it!

4.7
PatmanBeer (12) - California, USA - MAY 9, 2015
This is a really nice stout. I was lucky to get while visiting the Kansas City area. Mellow for an Imperial stout.

4.7
murphious2000 (36) - - DEC 28, 2015
This is fantastic stuff! Love the dark pour and slight foam head---smell of high alcohol but the flavor is very smooth! Very rich and is better tasting than a certain "limited release" bourbon barrel aged stout from Chi-town

4.7
mkel07 (5988) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - OCT 6, 2016
Bottle from Beer Cartel 061016. Hints of smoke and chocolate are the first things that you notice with this beer, apart from the deep space black colour. This is an awesome beer that sits in the mouth and leaves a long slightly burnt aftertaste in the mouth.

4.6
wlajwl (6813) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - FEB 25, 2011
Rather different from a lot of imperial stouts, but in a good way. The Belgian yeast and German hops add nice touches but don’t overpower the beer, which is very vinous and complex. An excellent imperial stout.

4.6
mensch (289) - Loveland, Colorado, USA - MAR 4, 2011
Black and inky with finely beaded tan lace. Intense aroma of coffee, liquorice and burnt raisons. Beautifully rich, not thick or syrupy. Flavors of coffee and dark fruits follow through to the finish. Almost acrid, but not in a bad way. Maybe a double robust porter?

4.6
RasterMaster (258) - , Oklahoma, USA - AUG 27, 2011
Dark black pour into thick tannish-brown head that slowly dissipates into melting lacing and a swirl of pooling foam. Aroma of roasted coffee and dark chocolate. Intiial flavor of sweet dark chocolate that fades into a smoky oak barrel finish.

4.6
petergaynor (137) - NEW ZEALAND - DEC 30, 2012
12oz bottle. Pours jet black with a thick but dissapating coffee head. On the nose there are plenty of burnt malts with a decent offering of espresso. Taste us very bitter with a distinct belgian fruit yeastiness with heaps of spice and raisin. Smoked malts coming through strongly on the back of the palate


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