RATINGS: 575   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.92/5   SEASONAL: Series   IBU: 63   EST. CALORIES: 330   ABV: 11%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Like India Pale Ale, the classic Imperial Stouts were originally brewed with high levels of alcohol and hops to withstand the rigors of a long sea journey, not to India but to Imperial Russia and the Baltic States. Our version is an over-the-top riff on the style, with a huge grain bill featuring several kinds of malted barley, wheat, rye, oats, and spelt. Robust grain and coffee flavors are counterbalanced by date and plum notes from the Scottish yeast. To add extra complexity and depth, this Imperial Stout is made up of a blend of freshly brewed beer and several barrel-aged beers, carefully balanced. Za Vas!

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3.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Crash_the_dog (163) - Fairway, Kansas, USA - JAN 17, 2014
Great looking beer - thick and dark with a durable golden-tan head. Nose is chocolate with an anise overtone. Surprisingly understated nose. Velvety mouthfeel, with an assertive bitter taste. Really well-rounded stout. Slight whiskey hints from the barrel aging. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
stevoj (4697) - Boise, Idaho, USA - MAR 17, 2017
Draft at BitterCreek. I thought I had hit the highlights, but then this..... Fing WOW! Inky black , small silky head. Blah, blah, blah. Aroma is a malted chocolate bar, roasty, sweet. Taste gets better, chocolate, sweet roast grains. And smooth....Velvet, dayglo bullfighter on velvet. Hits every mark. Im melting into my bar stool. Incredible.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
moderrnlifeiswar (58) - Maryland, USA - FEB 24, 2017
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3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
justsayswell (270) - Mission, Kansas, USA - JAN 3, 2017
2014 vintage. First 2017 rating. Pours with a majestic, super-fine, chocolate milk colored head that lingers forever. Nose is booze, toffee, coffee, some esters. Smooth and creamy on the palate, alcohol is hidden extremely well. Lots of whiskey barrel flavor, vanilla, roasted malt, brown sugar. Only a hint of alcohol at the very end. A little on the sweet side for me.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
DocJitsu (1925) - Pensacola, Florida, USA - DEC 11, 2016
Pours a very dark brown with a huge, dense, mocha froth colored head. On the nose are whisky barrel oak, charred wood, tobacco, and the cherry often noted in certain bourbons--Makers Mark comes to mind. Moderately thick with an unusually lively carbonation. The aromas are well-represented in the flavors. What is notable though is the soured wood feature to the taste.

4.5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
fuzzcro (295) - Illinois, USA - NOV 27, 2016
Quite excellent in nearly every way! I could drink this one regularly, no problem at all. It is a beautiful glass of stout and the high ABV is unrecognizable unless one sees it noted on the bottle...very smooth.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
wilnatp (692) - Minnesota, USA - NOV 8, 2016
2015 Bottle - Dark brown to black pour with tan head. Aroma of chocolate, oak, booze, vanilla and some roast notes. Taste if full and on the sweet side. Smooth mouthfeel.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
fiulijn (20221) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 16, 2016
Corked bottle from Steamworks Liquor Store, Vancouver; vintage 2014, batch I14297-2, bb 10-2016, 2 years old
Pitch black color, brownish creamy head. Aroma of dark malts, chocolate and coffee, in harmony. As I get rid of some carbonation and it gets warmer, the body gets stronger; very good dark chocolate flavor, with roasted nuts and a roasted malt component that doesnt overwhelm the others.
Excellent.

4.3
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
bnokk (518) - Lee, Massachusetts, USA - SEP 14, 2016
APPEARANCE- super black, light head. NOSE- raspberries! Surprisingly fruity for only being aged in whiskey barrels. FLAVOR- super roasty. Delicious. Most of the sip tastes like an amazing stout, sans whiskey. Slight whiskey burn at the end of the sip.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
chinchill (4747) - South Carolina, USA - SEP 6, 2016
Cellared 2015 bottle with a Sept. 2017 BB date stamp; opened September 2016. Served in a Belgian snifter. Appearance: essentially black and opaque body with a semi-durable light tan head. Aroma: whisky and whisky barrels; black bread; alcohol; dark dried fruits; hints of vanilla. Flavor: bourbon and oak; molasses; less dark dried fruits and more chocolate than in the nose. Hints of vanilla, brown sugar and black bread. Lightly sweet, overall. Mouthfeel: very full, relatively thick body with alcohol warmth extending from the tongue downwards. Overall: quite nice but likely to improve with further aging.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Lilja (3096) - Malm, SWEDEN - AUG 11, 2016
Flaska frn SB. 2014 vintage. Smak och doft av choklad, sd, brunt socker, vanilj, torkad frukt, fat som bourbon och whisky. Bra balans, rund och len, fin stma. Lttdrucken med fina aromer som ligger kvar lnge p tungan, mycket gott!


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