RATINGS: 174   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.72/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 279   ABV: 9.3%
As dark as the legend of Blackbeard himself, behold the Imperial Stout. Sweet malts battle roasted grain on the decks of yer tongue. Like the blast from a cannon, hops are followed by smoked malt. Hold on to yer booty, this one packs a punch.Ingredients: Two-Row*, Munich *, Black, Caraffa*, Roasted Barley*, Smoked Malt, Oats* & Extra Special* Malts, Magnum and Palisades Hops, Ale Yeast and tripled filter water. *organic

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
hughie (3996) - Bedford, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - AUG 1, 2010
Bottle at chrisos pre-GBBF Raise the Roof Shindig 10. Very dark brown, near black. Ashy vegetal aroma with some yeast. Sweet cardboard taste, but in a good way. Some bitterness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
cgarvieuk (22394) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUL 31, 2010
bottle at chris o pre GBBF ...eep black ... weet rich toffee malts nose ... nice dark toffee chocolate ... dry roast ... light charcoal ... decent

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
brokensail (16222) - Dublin, California, USA - JUL 20, 2010
A: The pour is black with a nice viscosity and a fingers worth of dark tan foam. S: There is a very roasty quality to the nose which is not surprising. A decent amount of sweet, milk chocolate underneath and quite a bit of coffee as well. T: Plenty more roast upon taking the first sip. The high roast leads to a strong sensation of coffee and a decent bitterness. Some chocolate flavor, but not all that intense. M: Medium body with a fair amount of carbonation, maybe a bit more than usual for an RIS, but not overcarbonated. D: A pretty nice imperial stout. No detectable alcohol and quite easy to drink, even with an ABV at better than 9%.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
hellbilly (3249) - scottsdale ber alles, Arizona, USA - JUL 13, 2010
not the ba version bottle 2/23/10 shared by dak on 3/21/10. pours on the brownish side of black with a thin tan head. the coffee in this seems vegetal to me... mixed with green peppers, peppery spice, caramel, savory smoke, roast, cocoa and hop dryness. the flavor is the same with a briny aftertaste. the body is a touch thin but not bad... 7/3/7/3/15/3.5

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
biznizness (1128) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - JUL 7, 2010
Been sitting on this bottle for a long time. Good RIS, but overrated like so many of these rare beers are. And I dont mean that as a knock, because there is really no way it could live up to the hype. Just a little thin in body, lacks a really thick maltiness to it. Still, very good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
badnewsbeers (2312) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - JUL 5, 2010
Black body with big ochre head. Aroma of oat, roasted nuts, burnt marshmallow and coffee. Velvety body gives gives way to the roasted malts, molasses, toast, and dark chocolate complex. Well done, as this is an excellent imperial.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
tgncc (3112) - Bellmore, New York, USA - JUL 2, 2010
From pilsnerPeters RBSG 2010. The aroma is roasty, actually ashy and burnt. The appearance is the usual black, tan head. The flavor is also burnt, ashy, roasted malts. The finish is also roasty. Medium in body, thin for this style. Not great.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Beerbuddha (100) - New Orleans, Louisiana, USA - JUL 1, 2010
Appearance: The beer poured a dark black with slight ruby highlights from the light. Plenty of lacing. Smell: Amazing aroma of chocolate, dark fruits, coffee and dark bread. Taste: Nice bready maltiness with hints of chocolate and coffee. Interesting hoppiness to it which provides a nice citrus note. Mouthfeel: Full body with little to medium carbonation. Overall: Fantastic brew! This one would be great during those cold winter nights!!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Pailhead (6525) - Plymouth, Michigan, USA - JUN 19, 2010
Bottle: The aroma has lots of black licorice along with light dark chocolate, coffee, and a touch of vanilla. It pours a dark brown with some orange highlights around the edges of the glass and a small beige head. The flavor starts with a light dose of chocolate. The finish has moderate black licorice, vanilla, and light coffee. Medium bodied with mild carbonation and somewhat slick mouthfeel.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
beernovice39 (3270) - Idaho, USA - JUN 14, 2010
A jet black pour with fluffy tan head. It is black by the way. Stars do not escape its blackness. Scent is sweet malts, coffee, hints of chocolate. Taste is, well amazing! Coffee is up front with a very nice bitter finish but it is balanced. Super!

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