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RATINGS: 1194   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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4.1
   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 (14662) - 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.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
saxo (17970) - Hjbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - MAR 28, 2011
Bottle from lbutikken. Small head with short duration. Color is black. Aroma and taste are roast malt, rich licorice, coffee, chocolate and hops. Oily palate.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
48FanInCali (851) - California, USA - MAR 27, 2011
Poured pitch black with very little head. Nose was as strong as I expected with lots of chocolate, smoke, and molasses. Taste was heavy malt and very sweet. All the notes you would expect from this type of beer. Chocolate, burnt sugar, caramel, a little coffee and oh yes, more malt. Very full and rich body. Does not taste like a 12% at all. This was very enjoyable.

4.5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
rlgk (18841) - Gteborg, SWEDEN - MAR 27, 2011
Bottle. Black beer with a nice creamy brown head. Aroma from sweet fruits, plums, vinous, okay, licorice, tar, chocolate and vanilla. Lovely aroma with loads of different nice impressions. Chocolate flavor, plums, raisins, tar and licrocie, oily and fruity, vinous and with plums and raisins. Long warming vinous finish with hoppy notes. Wonderful beer!

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Labonix (19) - Illinois, USA - MAR 22, 2011
This one pours pitch black with a small tan head. The aroma is roasty with chocolate. It has a roasty and bitter chocolate taste as well. This beer is nice, smooth, and hides the high alcohol really well.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
SourNotes (104) - Bloomington, Minnesota, USA - MAR 3, 2011
poured from 12 oz bottle into tulip Jet black motor oil consistency. looked almost like syrup when poured. very little to no head even with a hard pour. a small bit of head clouds up and floats on the top smells like chocolate malty goodness, small bits of raosted coffee, a little alcohol, and a very small hint of dark fruits like fig. Tastes as it smells, malty with lots of chocolate taste. a slight hint of bittering hops and a little bit of sweet bread from the yeast comes through. there is a bit of fig/raisin as it warms along with more roasted grain mouthfeel was thick and oily. heavy heavy beer drinkability was good, not much sense of alcohol but it was a bit on the thick side drink with panna cotta. mmmm. this is really similar to Ten Fidy in my opinion

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
alobar (3711) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 26, 2011
2009 bottle from Capones. Pours a thick pitch black like old motor oil. Aroma of cocoa, roasted malt and vanilla. Thick body. Excellent lacing. Flavor of chocolate, vanilla with hints of roasted malts. No real hop kick to this at all.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
crossovert (12274) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 21, 2011
I dont get the label art, I dont get the name, but this beer wins an award - the darkest beer I have ever seen. Pitch black, no ruby on the edges, nothing. The head is large and creamy caramel colored. It looks like motor oil while pouring, it looks like this is going to be some seriously thick stuff. There is a nice frothy head that stays on top as you drink. Unsurprisingly there is a decent amount of goop left in the bottle still after the pour. There is a lot fo rasty malt and molasses on the nose with some alcoholic and sweet sugar hints. There are hints of figgy plumbs. The mouthfeel is super thick, full bodied, and creamy, though there is a steady amount of carbonation, though low. Tons of roasty, dark, sweet malt flavors bathe the tongue, with heavy roasted malt, roasted nuts, dark chocolate, sweet/burning alcohol and sugar, bitter coffee, and hints of dark fruit. The alcohol doesnt burn and the sweetness isnt cloying but both are definitely noticeable. This is one of those deceptively drinkable big beers, the alcohol content might be 12 but this one drinks more like a 6 or 7, the alcohol warms the throat after the drink, but quaffs of this wouldnt be out of the question, though I recommend sipping and savoring this brew. My lips are covered in sticky goo after a few sips. Overall this is one big ass, big bodied, big flavored, high octane brew that should be tracked down at all cost, rivals the best of the Russian imperial stouts. Serving type: bottle Reviewed on: 12-29-2009 01:54:53


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