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RATINGS: 1198   WEIGHTED AVG: 4/5   SEASONAL: Winter   IBU: 41   EST. CALORIES: 330   ABV: 11%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Itís 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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2.5
craftycarl21 (2338) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JUL 9, 2011
Black pour with a small but very dark film of a head. Aroma is incredibly lactic. Definitely infected, what a bummer. flavor brings a little bit of coffee and chocolate to the front, but the lacto covers it. Unfortunate but Iíll definitely rerate if I can.

4.1
ttutony (918) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 9, 2011
Black in the glass with a brown head that quickly disappears. Aroma of roasted malt and dried fruits. Good balance. Hop bitterness plays well into the malt profile.

3.9
dimenhetfield (2486) - , Florida, USA - JUL 9, 2011
Bottle poured into glass. Extremely thick and heavy. Has a thin brown head that quickly disappeared. Aroma was laced with hints of dark chocolate, malts, and charcoal. Flavor wasnít over the top heavy but the malts and chocolate came through the most. Well balanced and full bodied.

3.7
Wolfenkopf (193) - Villa Park, Illinois, USA - JUL 6, 2011
The aroma is mostly coffee with some chocolate. Unless one pours carelessly, there is almost no head. What there is of it is milk chocolate brown. This brew is darker than Darth Vaderís helmet. Coffee flavoring is prominent and strong like a Columbian bean. The chocolate notes are quick to settle any bitterness that could possibly interrupt your enjoyment. It is satin smooth on the tongue and not very heavy. A slight sourness follows up in the aftertaste, but it is not bad. Truly a powerful beast that I will have again.

3.8
pushkinwow (2781) - Ottawa, CANADA - JUL 4, 2011
12oz bottle - thanks Matt. Dark dark brown with a creamy brown head that settles to a nice felt-like layer. Nice roasted malts, some vegetable, coffee, booze and anise. Well carbonated, thick and full-bodied, hint of sweetness but then the hops and bitterness assail the senses; quite hot (this might need a few months or a year to mellow) but powerful finish. Definitely anise, chocolate and some coffee at the end. Iíd recommend trying, but buy a couple and lay them down for a year or so.

4.1
burg326 (5479) - Florida, USA - JUL 3, 2011
12 ounce bottle from alpar, pours a dark black with a thin tan head. Smells of dark chocolate, roated malt, esspresso, and caramel. Flavors match the aromas and has a slight chewyness to it on the palate really good imperial stout.

3.7
chibuck (3513) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 2, 2011
Black body, with a light tan head, only forms a ring, little watery... Sweet nose with lots of molasses and chocolate, hint of vanilla... Taste is very chocolatey, molasses, very sweet stout lacks some roast but easy to drink

4
nsquishee (641) - Richfield, Minnesota, USA - JUN 28, 2011
UPDATED: JAN 20, 2013 12oz bottle aged a year- Pours very dark with a mocha colored head. Aroma of chocolate, coffee, anise, and fresh baked bread. Very smooth sipper with a sharp, and slightly bitter finish. A lot less thick than expected. Flavors of chocolate, anise, coffee, citrus, and hops.

4.3
johnnnniee (4236) - Bedford, New Hampshire, USA - JUN 27, 2011
Saw a four pack of this the other day and it jumped into my lap and rode home with me. Pours a solid black with a minimal tan head that dissipates quickly a leaves no lace. Smells of licorice, molasses, bitter dark chocolate, dried dark cherries covered in vodka, a bit earthy herbal hops in there somewhere too. Taste is tart dark fruit drenched in dark chocolate and dipped in rum or vodka. Espresso and an earthy hop bit round this one out. Leaves a lingering roasted grain char mixed with some sweetness that linger long after every sip. I kind of amazed that the depth of flavors in this brew meld together so well. Sweet sticky almost syrupy mouthfeel. Light level of carbonation and a thick body. I really enjoyed this one. Really thick and sweet but incredibly tasty. Shit Iím thinking about pouring this over some vanilla ice cream in a few.

4.1
Shaftie (218) - , Maryland, USA - JUN 21, 2011
Thanks for this thetomg. This thing was so damn yummy. Zero carbonation, no clue how old this one is. You get malts, hops, bitter chocolate, and a clear soy taste. Best soy tasting note beer Iíve had to date. Try this shit.


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