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RATINGS: 242   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.91/5   EST. CALORIES: 264   ABV: 8.8%
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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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TylerGreenDC (901) - - FEB 23, 2015
UPDATED: MAR 5, 2015 In a 22oz bottle. Pours thick and rich. Flavors of roasty chocolate, some coffee, fig and faint vanilla. Some raters have found some smoke, but I only find a fwee bit of molasses. Finishes quite dry. Solid.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
planky84 (3152) - Lee, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 19, 2015
Bottle sampled at the excellent Beermoth tasting room, Tib St, Manchester. Pours black with a thick tan head. Nose tingling aromas of licorice, dark chocolate, Dark roast coffee. Very smooth indeed. Flavoursome bursts of rich coffee roast, smoke, burnt wood, Dark chocolate. Exceedingly dry. A noble brew.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ElManana (2079) - Scheldewindeke, BELGIUM - FEB 17, 2015
Bottle sampled at RBBWG IV. Late at the eve, so notes might be a little shady. Dark brown, no head. Soy sauce, quite hoppy, subtle coffee and lots of malts. I miss chocolate.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
77ships (9359) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - FEB 15, 2015
Thanks to ElManana + 1! 650 ml. bottle sampled @ RBBWG IV. Blackish, little head. Nose is heavy on umami, lots of soy sauce, herbal. Taste is bitter soy sauce, roast, herbal, coffee, malty. Soy sauce body. Okay but soy sauce, herbal + roast arent my preferred flavours for a RIS,.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
RobertDale (6320) - Lansing, Kansas, USA - FEB 11, 2015
22 ounce bottle. Pours black with a nice tan head. Aroma of malt, chocolate, and coffee. Taste is roasted malt, dark chocolate, coffee, vanilla, and licorice. Very nice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
alobar (3727) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 6, 2015
Deep tar black color with a tan head. Aroma of coffee, chocolate, licorice, and roasted malt. Chocolate flavor with coffee, licorice, and roasted malt. Thick body. Excellent!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Sarlacc83 (2237) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JAN 10, 2015
Bottle from Corvallis Brewing Supply. If my label is correct, this is the 2010 vintage. A: Pure black, mocha color head, lacing. N: Enormous cocoa, milk chocolate, molasses, and coffee in the nose. Licorice, char, and smoke. Hints of vanilla and rye bread. Leaves, earth, peppercorn, and pine show up from the hops. T: Bittersweet in equal proportions and both in large quantities. M: Medium-heavy body - not as heavy as Id like (though it might be due to the age.) Oily, soft carbonation, alcohol is well-hidden. O: A pleasing IRS that reminds me of a non-blended Abyss. I think this would be pretty special with a touch more body and perhaps a little barrel.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Svesse (8464) - Hsselby, SWEDEN - JAN 3, 2015
(Bottle, Stockholm Beer Festival, 27 Sep 2014) Black colour with brief, foamy, beige head. Malty, roasted nose with notes of coffee, dark chocolate, liquorice and a touch of soy sauce. Malty, roasted taste with black coffee, cacao, dark bread, liquorice and a fairly dry finish with a generous coffee bitterness. Almost full body, quite dry. Tasty and well made imperial stout. Very nice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
KyotoLefty (10106) - Kyoto, JAPAN - DEC 29, 2014
Bottle. Black with a lovely head. Aroma of chocolate, wood, coffee, licorice. Rich chocolate flavor, woody light and smooth. Very tasty.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
zvikar (6022) - Ramat Gan, ISRAEL - DEC 27, 2014
Bottle shared at a tasting at Tom Cs place. Pours black with a beige to brown head, aroma of chocolate, whiskey, liquorice, coffee, marmalade, flavor of chocolate, coffee, liquorice, whiskey and cognac, medium to full bodied. Nice

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