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RATINGS: 243   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.91/5   EST. CALORIES: 264   ABV: 8.8%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Kettle Series. Brewed in late December of every year,this imperial stout ages for one whole year before its release.
Grist: Premium Two Row, Munich, Chocolate, Brown, Carafa Special, Crystal;
Spices: Brewers’ licorice;
Hops: Galena, Saaz;
Original gravity: 1.088;
Alcohol by volume: changed from 9% to 10.3% to 8.8%.
Release date: December 1.

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4.1
karpik (1342) - Sosnowiec, POLAND - DEC 20, 2015
Chocolate, coffee and some roastiness in aroma. Pours black with perfect tan head. Taste is medium sweet, again chocolate and coffee predominate. Bitterness is medium, herbal, body is medium to full. Overall well done Impy.

3.7
gr_pa (804) - siemianowice, POLAND - DEC 19, 2015
Black, great head. Aroma: caramel, soy sauce, licorice. Medium to heavy sweetnes, light to medium body. Sweet, but not to sweet. Roasty finish.

3.6
SlackerMads (3467) - DENMARK - DEC 11, 2015
Bottle. Black with a large brown head with good retention and lace. Nose has coffee, cocoa, roasted malt, charcoal. Flavour follows; dark chocolate, roasted malt, wood, light chalk, vanilla. I don’t know about that liquorice, but it’s there, I guess. Some flowers, honey and citrus. Medium body, soft on the palate, filling sweetness and firm but not raw bitterness. Long dry finish with dark malts. Easy going.

4.1
bytemesis (8970) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - DEC 3, 2015
Bottle. Pours opaque black, medium tan head, decent lacing. Aroma roasty, anise, molasses, cocoa. Flavor is light sweet, full bitter, anise, roast. Medium plus body.

3.9
vyvvy (6638) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - NOV 15, 2015
Thanks to gregwilsonstl for sharing this nice imperial stout. Pours dark brown with a tan head. The aroma has deep roast, dark chocolate, vanilla and light bourbon. It has a full body with a light amoutnt of carbonation. The flavor starts off with roast, dark fruits, figs, licorice and booze. Thje finish has some dark caramel added and more alcohol warmth. Good.

4.1
angelkostvo (1247) - CZECH REPUBLIC - NOV 10, 2015
Black colour, beige head. Aroma of chocolate, coffee, licorice, toffee. Taste is medium sweet, light bitter. Chocolate and coffee flavour. Medium body, creamy texture, soft carbonation.

3.8
gregwilsonstl (2613) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - NOV 6, 2015
UPDATED: NOV 9, 2015 Not the chocolate and coffee centric beer I was hoping for w a stout, but to be fair, my palate has been killed by hop bombs and a barrel bomb. Thx Ibrew2or3.

3.8
Sammy (12600) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 5, 2015
Still lace in pour. Chocolate and Black licorice aroma right there. Smooth mouthfeel. Licorice element good drinkability in a sample, or two, but this bomber needs sharing up to 4 ways.Aged for years and not the worse for wear.

3.8
Bulk_Carrier (6065) - Vermont, USA - OCT 30, 2015
I’m assuming this is last year’s batch. This was poured into a snifter. The appearance was a black color with a slim finger’s off white to tan head. The smell starts off with milk chocolate, big and roasty and sticky sweet, meshing with roasty coffee beans. Subtle marshmallow creeps in to balance. The taste follows the smell nicely. A healthy amount of balanced roasty to sweet stickiness. Sticky sweet cocoa aftertaste runs into the finish. On the palate, this one sat about a medium in body with a nice sessionable feel about it (guessing because of the age, this smoothed out the way it did). Overall, I liked this one for me, and am guessing it probably has more strength when fresh. Still, this was very good for what it was tonight.

4.1
hayduke (5618) - Eureka, California, USA - OCT 29, 2015
Shared with Strykzone on Facebook Chat Pours black with a big very long lasting tan head. Nose of chocolate, ripe fruit, and citrus. Full body. Creamy mouth feel. Flavor is rich and chocolate, ripe fruit, and citrus (orange), and the finish is full of fruit and coffee. Really nice beer. Very drinkable and the fact it hides the alcohol is a plus for me.


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