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RATINGS: 47   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.88/5   IBU: 27   EST. CALORIES: 363   ABV: 12.1%
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Named after Pedanius Dioscorides (40 AD - 90 AD), a noted Ancient Greek physician and botanist, this Imperial Stout was brewed with black caraway seeds and aged it in rye whiskey barrels.

Upon pouring, you will be greeted with aromas of dark chocolate, plums and molasses; all complemented by the herbaceous spiciness of caraway seeds. Flavors of licorice, treacle and light smokiness will greet your tongue and are rounded out by vanilla and woody notes from the rye whiskey barrels. The barrels also contributes an additional alcohol spiciness and lively texture on the palate.

Style: Rye Whiskey-aged Imperial Stout
ABV : 12.1%
IBUs: 27

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SHIG (5300) - Wasilla, Alaska, USA - JAN 29, 2018
Bottle: Poured a dark black with light brown ring. Very boozy noise with light spice. Super up-front burn mellows in the middle with chocolate and finishes spicy.

4.1
RRistow12 (995) - Lewis Center, Ohio, USA - JAN 24, 2018
Tasted from bottle. Pours black with nice khaki head. Aroma is spicy with molasses, caramel and whiskey. Thick chewy with a little alcohol bite. Smokey notes with some spices, rye, licorice, bourbon, molasses, cocoa, caramel and toffee. Complex taste that is well done. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.6
fiery1 (1818) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 13, 2017
750ml bottle @ Matt's. Pours an opaque black with a small brown head. Nose is molasses, dark malts, and whiskey barrels with subtle spice notes. Flavour is herbal and spicy with a potent salty wood but sludgy black licorice character.

3.5
Ferris (17786) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 13, 2017
Bottle - Fudgy dark bourbon barrel notes. Jet brown with a decent brown head. Chocolate bourbon and boozy. Lots of everything, balance not a factor.

3.3
Oakes (19550) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 13, 2017
Dark brown. Not much head. Rich, burnt toffee and some fruit, with a little bit of nuttiness. There's a sweet, sticky character with a nice toffee character. Not getting a ton of caraway, but nuttiness. Has a big, boozy finish with a sticky, sugary dark malt character. It's ok, but they have definitely done better work on this style.

4.1
beerplace (2394) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 13, 2017
750ml bottle (thx, Justin I.!) at Matt's. Pours a very dark brown with a dark beige head. Aroma is fruity, a little bit grainy, molasses, bourbon notes. Similar taste, with some slighy spicy notes, some chocolate too. Nice one.

3
mcberko (20268) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 13, 2017
750mL bottle, pours jet black with a small brown head. Aroma brings out earthy notes, whiskey barrels, and roasted malt. Flavour is abrasive and fudgy, with sludgy, chalky cocoa, roasted malt and earthy barrel notes. Too sludgy and chalky. Not feeling this.

4.3
hallinghansen (3488) - Odense SV, DENMARK - SEP 30, 2017
Bottle @ Grinding & Winding in Grindsted. Black body with a small dark brown head. Chocolate, salty, light soy, whiskey notes, vanilla, salty liqourice, wood. Wow.

4.1
Guruhso (1101) - Grindsted, DENMARK - SEP 30, 2017
Bottle. Grinding & Winding tasting, 2017. Pitch black with tan head. Aroma of roasted malt, caramel, liqourice, coffee, dried fruits, cocoa, vanilla and smokey wooden whiskey notes. Heavy sweet and moderate bitter with lingering roasted notes. Full and sticky. A good one.

4.2
Dedollewaitor (16586) - Odense, DENMARK - SEP 30, 2017
Bottle @ Windin' and Grindin' in Grindsted, 2017. Pours Black with a creamy beige head. Pumpernickel, roast, coffee, soy, ashes, chocolate. Slick and sippable. Salty. Smoothhh..


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