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RATINGS: 1198   WEIGHTED AVG: 4/5   SEASONAL: Winter   IBU: 41   EST. CALORIES: 330   ABV: 11%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
It’s big and full bodied with lots of roasted malts and balanced with heavy hops to put this imperial in a league of its own.
Previously known as Dark Horse Imperial Stout.

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4.2
Bosbouw (2899) - Gemonde, NETHERLANDS - MAR 3, 2017
Mooie zwarte kleur met een goede bruine kraag. Ruikt vol vanille koffie alcohol. Smaakt vol vanille, koffie, gebrand, alcohol, drop. Mooie dikke structuur. Tikkeltje bitter.

3.3
tillmac62 (728) - Gaffney, South Carolina, USA - MAR 2, 2017
No BOD. Pours black. Very little head - less than a finger with a 90 degree pour. Consequently, retention and lacing are also very poor. Light, but otherwise typical, stout nose. A bit of roast, vey faint char and a touch of malt. Medium body with a slightly slick texture. Quite outstanding carbonation / body balance. The middle is quite effervescent and the finish is a finely bubbled rollicking explosive ride. The flavor profile is borderline very good. Complexity is a bit missing in this stout. Flavors are presented well and also are well balanced. Roast with a touch of char float above a very well balanced slightly sweet molasses / caramel base. From the middle on, sweetness peaks and is overcome with a bit of alcohol taste and astringency. The finish is a fade of molasses and alcohol. Dark fruits are missing, except for a brief touch of prune about three quarters through as the alcohol becomes uncovered.

4.1
eXORRO (241) - POLAND - MAR 2, 2017
Aroma of coffee, chocolate, dried plums, vanilla. Taste of roast, coffee, chocolate. High bitterness, medium carbonation, high body. Coffee aftertaste. Great one.

4.3
KraftowyJakup (294) - POLAND - MAR 1, 2017
W aromacie dużo paloności, kakao, kawa, na początku dość skromnie, ale po chwili otwiera się. Dochodzą delikatne nuty kojarzące się z wanilią i lukrecją, trochę suszonej, niemal wędzonej śliwki, jest jeszcze ciemne pieczywo, żaden z powyższych aromatów nie przebija się na pierwszy plan, wszystko jest świetnie ułożone. W smaku od początku jest bardzo dobrze, paloność, sporo ciała i świetna goryczkowa kontra, w tle lekki kawowy kwasek od palonych słodów, rewelacyjny balans. Poza tym, przewija się wszystko to, co w aromacie, wysycenie niskie. Jak dotąd najlepszy RIS bez dodatków i leżakowania w beczce.

4
beersorcerer (50) - Armpit of the Panhandle, Florida, USA - FEB 26, 2017
Plead the fifth That’s an easy review but I’ll pad it a bit: Aroma is a bit Boosie Poor parents is a perfect dark pitch black. There is a hoppy-ness, as a description implies yet a lot of malt character to balance this. Strong but stands apart frim competitors in hop character - ! I like it. Cheers

4.2
Jimbo2 (449) - DENMARK - FEB 26, 2017
Thick, creamy and black. Very little carbonation. Roasted malt, raisiney, chocolate, toffee, some alcohol. Beast of and Imp Stout.

4.2
kapusil (1413) - Budapest, HUNGARY - FEB 25, 2017
0.355l bottle. Pitch black body with a quickly disappearing brown head. Aroma of coffee, chocolate, caramel and floral hops. Taste of coffee, chocolate, caramel and some floral and spicy hops. Thick bodied with not much carbonation. Pretty much like a bottle of thick coffee. Great RIS.

4
MNAle (184) - Minnesota, USA - FEB 23, 2017
Very dark, black even, with a small brown-tan head that recedes into a thin ring quickly. Dark fruit, chocolate aroma with roasted malts as well. Thick mouth feel. Roasted taste, lots of coffee, with solid bittering in the middle and finish.

4.2
rejtable (2625) - Ontario, CANADA - FEB 19, 2017
Bottle from premier. Pours black with light tan head and no lacing. Nose is roast and sweet syrup. Notes of dark chocolate, hazelnut, espresso, dark fruit. Taste big sweet big bitter. Full oily body with lasting bitterness. So good.

3.9
stevoj (4966) - Boise, Idaho, USA - FEB 18, 2017
Bottle at 12 Steps Down. Dark brown/black, small beige head. But it gets better....Roast grain aroma:some molases sweetness. And then the taste. Roast grains, coffee. Brown sugar. Spot on. Slick and oily.


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