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RATINGS: 1191   WEIGHTED AVG: 4/5   SEASONAL: Winter   IBU: 41   EST. CALORIES: 330   ABV: 11%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Its 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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4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
sucker (27) - Illinois, USA - MAY 3, 2011
Smells roasty with some alcohol, earthy. It is black with brown head. Medium sweet with medium bitterness. Sticky and thick with abrupt alcohol burny finish. Overall, try it you will like it.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
pineypower (3245) - Ocean County, New Jersey, USA - MAY 2, 2011
Pours black with a moderate tan head. Aroma is of dark fruits, roast, light chocolate and some very slight citrus hops. Taste is thick and syrupy with sweet chocolate, roast, coffee, dried dark fruit, and a light bitterness mixing with some alcohol notes on the finish.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Doodler (318) - Denver, Colorado, USA - APR 30, 2011
12 oz 2009 version from my pal Derek. Pours pitch black with a tan brown head and sticky lacing. Great nose of roasted coffee, chocolates and smoked malts. Thick and rich, lightly carbonated with a semi-sweet finish. Flavors of chocolate, dark fruits and licorice. Nice malty backbone. Overall, a solid, delicious stout. Would love to try the BA version someday.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
larsniclas (6960) - Billdal, SWEDEN - APR 30, 2011
Bottled. Thx rlgk Pitch black with a small, beige head. Slightly sourish. Aroma and flavour with chocolate, licorice, prune and wood. Pretty sweet.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
maneliquor (3514) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - APR 29, 2011
UPDATED: JUL 25, 2011 Bottle. Poured jet black with a nice and healthy tan head atop. Initial smell is roasted coffee, finishes with some hops. Coffee and fudge start this one out. Finishes with a nice dose of piney hops. Good beer but expected more after some of the reviews I was getting

4.5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
jstraw (1966) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 25, 2011
Black with big, foamy, chocolate shake head / Big, complex, nose of tobacco, cream, and coffee / Full, chewy, body, good balance, with minimal traces of alchohol heat, and long, dry, finish / Flavors of cigar box, unsweetened chocolate, dark roast coffee, grass, and vanilla / Very nice.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 11/20
mxtur (266) - Michigan, USA - APR 9, 2011
Full bodied darkness of some hops punch then a kick. Taste great and I liked it.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jlanning215 (363) - Peoria, Illinois, USA - APR 8, 2011
A fantastic brew.so malty and sweet yet finishes fruity yet dry. It pours a pitch black with a dark head. Justths sight gets you excited about a stout. Tastes sweet and malty and ends dry.I taste dark chocolate covered cherries....sweet fruit and dry. A great brew.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
boFNjackson (4200) - Portland, Oregon, USA - APR 3, 2011
Bottle shared at a recent BA/RB tasting... (2009 and 2010 side by side tasting, 2009 bottle thanks to guyinchicago) Poured jet black with a brown head. The 09 smelled of chocolate syrup. Body thinned out a some infection going with a sour tanginess. The 2010 had a great thicker body with mild hoppiness, nice roast and booziness. Both contained some dark fruits similar to raisins and a sherry booziness. The score reflect the 2010 beer.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
gunnfryd (14639) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - APR 3, 2011
Bottle. Black colour with a tan head. Aroma is berries, coffe, licorice, roasted malt. Flavour is berries, coffee, licorice, roasted malt, hop, caramel. Very nice beer.


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