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RATINGS: 953   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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4.6
Bebum (1062) - Massachusetts, USA - SEP 1, 2012
UPDATED: APR 25, 2015 Stout. 9.7% abv. Opaque, darkest brown, translucent, exuberant, tight knit, tall and persistent head, dotted foam remnants but no lacing. Faint and fresh nose, with hints of tar, creosote, rust, coffee and tobacco. Very full body, high carbonation and head create a foamy, velvety mouth feel. Balanced sour-bitter-sweetness, very alcoholic, fresh tasting, sharp, extra-bright mouthfeel, sweet-sour, coffee-tobacco finish. Intense flavor, lots of roast bitterness, reminding one of espresso, grassy, rusty, expresso, chocolate, tar, licorice,?clay, fully balanced by raisiny, prune, dried fig or Spanish fig cake, alcoholic sweetness, long on palate, silky texture. Reminds one of a Tia Maria liqueur, Guiness fruit cake or Christmas pudding. Delicious, dessert/liqueur course without being cloying due to the high acidity and bitterness in the balance and finish. Despite being so rich, one could drink it forever, or so it seems.

4.6
Cooperii (61) - California, USA - NOV 22, 2012
Bottle poured black with a brown head and good lacing. Aromas are of smokey fig, toasted malts and sweet dark fruits, subtle undertones of hops, coffee and chocolate. Flavors of biter sweet dark fruit, dry malty undertones with hops tagging along. The finish is a dry bitterness, with fruity notes. Awsome beer, it is reminiscent to Serpent Stout by Lost Abbey.

4.6
86Moose (62) - - NOV 30, 2012
Boulevard has scored big with this stout. A deep, rich aroma with hints of coffee and nuts. A bitter finish with an after bite.

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

4.6
jkbachman (181) - - DEC 31, 2012
Roasted coffee, chocolate, and dark pit fruit esters present. Moderate hop aroma, but balanced well with fruity Belgian type esters. Finishes very smooth. A very good beer. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.6
Braudog (6804) - Yorktown, Virginia, USA - MAR 18, 2013
Bottle. Beautiful pour! Midnight black, with a towering, cascading head that settles into a frothy, tan topping. The aroma is daunting, rich with nearly-burnt roast, and alcohol. Drinks with a full body of toasted oats, and a nearly whiskey-like burn. Good stuff! (#4959, 3/18/2013)

4.6
BOSSbrewer (2705) - Arkansas, USA - AUG 23, 2013
Pours a rich black with a decent head. Lots of dark chocolate a roast. Slight alcohol. Very smooth.

4.6
Raidskinsfan (1) - - NOV 19, 2013 does not count
Very nice Stout, My 4 pack had a year’s worth of dust on it - so it may not have been as fresh or pampered as it should have been. Very nice nose on this Imperial Stout, full bodied taste and an interesting finish that is a little too complex to describe accurately, but it is close to a cross between a Maple Porter and a Black Strap Molasses Porter. I would love to taste this fresh on draft - since I’m a Raider’s Fan may need to plan a trip to Arrowhead so I can get the real thing live, it’s that good.

4.6
Beerheart65 (1503) - Pori, FINLAND - JAN 21, 2014
Clear, deep dark brown (black) with great densely creamy dark brown head about one finger that sticks nicely to glass’s edges while I tilt it. Looks great. Sweet and roasted with bit balancing bitterness, licorice, ripe dark fruits, chocolate, bit spicey. Lively and nuanced aroma. Full palate, soft but roasted and bitter, drier than aroma but sweet notes are here also, finish is sweet, alcohol present but under good flavors, full body, soft carbonation. Great beer, welldone all the way, looks, aroma, flavors, palate, balance, lively and lots of character, highly recommended!

4.5
ljstephenson (250) - Enterprise, Alabama, USA - JAN 15, 2012
Pours clear dark brown with a large, creamy, good lacing, fully lasting, beige head. Aroma is malt, roasted coffee. Flavor is moderately sweet with chocolate, mouthfeel is velvety, soft carbonation. Finish is sweet with only moderate presence of alcohol. My absolute favorite Imperial Stout,


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