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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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4.4
Hopper8 (159) - Holland, Michigan, USA - FEB 12, 2017
This is a really good imperial stout. I think it is probably better from a bourbon barrel, but I was really impressed with the blend of malts and hops that create a very chocolatey and rich beer that is bold in flavor, but easy on the palate. This is an imperial I can drink, which takes away, but also adds.

4.7
vincentvega72 (726) - Terneuzen, NETHERLANDS - FEB 12, 2017
UPDATED: FEB 12, 2017 Zwart stroperig bier met dikke mokka-kleurige schuimkraag. Aroma van (gebrande) mout, toast, espresso. Dik en vol van smaak met goeie (koffie)bittere afdronk. Noten, pure chocolade, bitter, beetje rook. Prima stout.

4
Dorkenstein (536) - - FEB 12, 2017
Charred roasted malts, dark chocolate, and espresso. Taste is semi-sweet chocolate, roasted malts, soy sauce, and a dry bitter hop finish.

4.2
jc1762 (1371) - Washington DC, USA - FEB 11, 2017
Bottle into a snifter showing pitch black with light latte colored lacing around the edges. The nose shows a lot of roasted malts but seems to be mixed with enough bready malts to give a slightly clean grain edge. The palate is full bodied and lightly carbonated but very smooth bodied. Strong flavors of cleanly roasted malt with an equally intense black coffee edge. Bitterness is black coffee without any unpleasant toasted bitterness. Completely dry but extremely well balanced flavor in all aspects. There’s literally not a note out of place. Very well hidden ABV with barely any heat.

4.2
adasko (2232) - Poznan, POLAND - FEB 11, 2017
11% abv. Huge roasted, coffee, chocolate, ash aroma, with a touch of alcohol, plums, Port wine. It’s harsh and aggressive but deep and smooth in the same time. Awesome. Taste seems to be a bit more calm, super well balanced. Tons of coffee and chocolate with super pleasant note of sherry, cherry in alcohol. Very nice roasted, chocolate finish with very moderated bitterness. Smooth, velvety in the mouth. Full bodied but might be even more thick and dense. Great beer!

4.1
Frothmeister (792) - Ontario, CANADA - FEB 7, 2017
12 fluid oz bottle. Pours black with a small demerara head. On the nose LOTS of molasses, dark coffee, cocoa, dates, and a faint Tootsie Roll like note. Taste-wise, dried fruit, molasses, a light brown sugar note, with some booziness that heads into BIG dark malt notes, espresso, very light smoke, more molasses, and some very good balancing bitterness in the huge finish. This is WAY too easy drinking for the ABV, and solid in every way. I would buy this again in a second.

4.4
Jamesthebrit (421) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - FEB 4, 2017
Good all around. No gimmicks. A bit hoppy for me sort of tastes dirty but i can live with it. Good all around.

4.2
Tognetta (951) - São Paulo, BRAZIL - FEB 3, 2017
Totalmente negra, espuma marrom de ótima formação e boa persistência. Aroma bastante maltado, defumado, chocolate e café em igual quantidade, licor de chocolate, lúpulo mentolado, complexa. Paladar de intenso dulçor e médio/forte amargor torrado. Corpo denso e licoroso, média carbonatação. Final de longa persistência mantendo as impressões do aroma misturando muitíssimo bem o defumado, maltado, achocolatado licoroso. Muito bem feita.

4.2
Achel (485) - Ioannina, GREECE - FEB 2, 2017
Pours black with a few temporary dark tan smears. Aromas of dark malt and anise. Medium plus body with mild carbonation. Flavor is gummy dark roast malt with some anise. Heat is not much considering the 12%. Very smooth.

4
czlowiekmotyka (259) - Warsaw, POLAND - JAN 31, 2017
Really full in body, lots of roasted malts (as it is written) quite bitter but also sweet. Too much alcohol in my bottle.


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