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RATINGS: 1207   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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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 (4457) - 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 (4734) - 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 (2265) - Holstebro, DENMARK - JUN 12, 2011
Chokolade kaffe malt Humle sort skum ingen Sød mellen bitter moderat cremet flad F33cl 12/[email protected] home

4.1
iugrad93 (265) - Indiana, USA - JUN 11, 2011
UPDATED: JUL 30, 2011 Pours thick and black like motor oil with a small brown head and little lacing. Aromas of soy, earthiness, some bread and hay. Taste is sweet with some bitterness. Notes of coffee, deep roasted. Sticky and thick texture with a full body and a long, sweet finish. Overall, the beer has nice blend of the malts. Hops are present but not as noticeable I thought they would be. As it warms, the flavors pop a bit more and this beer was a nice diversion from my normal, and preferred, DIPA’s.

4.1
Chalsk (1104) - North Caldwell, New Jersey, USA - JUN 10, 2011
Dark and hoppy. Yum. Pours a black color with a caramel colored head. Aroma of citrus, roast, caramel and earthiness. Has a sweet roasty taste with a nice hop hit and some chocolates notes on the finish. Creamy but not thick.

4.2
mattmc1973 (479) - Sterling Heights, Michigan, USA - JUN 7, 2011
12 oz bottle poured into a snifter. Pours ink black as night, with purple/tan frothy head that dissipates to a ring. Aroma is roasted malt, brown sugar, and dark fruit (figs, raisins, dates). Taste is sweet and mildly bitter. Mouthfeel is smooth and creamy, slightly oily, with mild carbonation. Just a delicious imperial stout!


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