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RATINGS: 1200   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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3.8
pushkinwow (2895) - 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. I’d recommend trying, but buy a couple and lay them down for a year or so.

4.1
burg326 (5604) - 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 (3521) - 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 (4411) - 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 I’m 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 I’ve had to date. Try this shit.

3.8
Hair6a11 (1481) - Illinois, USA - JUN 19, 2011
Bottle; Pour is dark brown with a frothy khaki head that retains well, actually. Spotty lacing is present. Roasted Malts, Soy, cocoa beans on the nose, with a hop profile that lingers. Soy, Bitter hops, cocoa, brown sugars, with a cream element from the lingering head. I found this one to be sweet and bitter, with an abv that masks itself fairly well, actually. I wasn’t as impressed with this one as I expected to be though, honestly.

4.2
tmoreau (4631) - Lombard, Illinois, USA - JUN 16, 2011
12 oz. bottle viscously poured to a Czech-pils glass at Lunar Brewing Co. with a black/brown hue, modest brown, bubbles and silk head foam that faded fast to a ring and light film, and left some spots and streaks of lacing. The nose was rich, creamy malt, mocha mixture of espresso and cocoa, and subtle, dark brown sugar sweetness as it warmed. The flavor presented the rich malt in a nice tandem with some lasting hop bitterness, warming alcohol, and creamy mouthfeel, in a very full body. An excellent Imperial Stout, and happy to get a try as I was told that the Chicagoland distribution was limited.

4.3
oteyj (2138) - New Hampshire, USA - JUN 14, 2011
This delicious imperial stout can be characterized by epic chocolaty roastiness, oatmeal fullness, espresso bitterness, and charry goodness. Uber thick palate with a perfect roasty finish. Thanks Carl!

3.7
back (2242) - Holstebro, DENMARK - JUN 12, 2011
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