overall
100
96
style
Serve in Snifter

bottled
available

on tap
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Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 1196   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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3.4
gnoff (10788) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JAN 22, 2011
12 fl oz bottle on January 21, 2011. Thanks to sebletitje
Black color, small dark brown head. Sweet, alcohol, vinous, wood scent. Salty, sweet, alcohol taste. Warming alcohol in the aftertaste. Medium to smooth mouthfeel, medium bitterness to the dry side.

4
Borresteijn (7399) - Zaandam, NETHERLANDS - JAN 15, 2011
35cl Bottle via trade with Plovmand, thanks bro! Black colour, brown head. Aroma of hard roasted malts, some berries, liquorice, coffee, chocolate. Flavour is sweet, malty, hard roasted malts, fruity, liquorice, coffee, chocolate, nice coffee/moccha bitter finish with some hops. Fullbodied. Good stuff, just a tad too sweet imo.

3.9
jrob21 (3772) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JAN 9, 2011
I would have put money on this being a bourbon barrel aged beer but it is a straight up impy. The aroma threw me off with it’s slight bourbon aroma and some vanilla. A little bit of a roasty malt bitterness. Flavor is smooth and chocolate richness. Finish is creamy and tasaty. Pretty delicious.

3.9
Geokkjer (7643) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JAN 7, 2011
Bottle.Pours jet black with a small beige head.Aroma is caramel, yellow apples, roasted malt and coffee.Flavor is sweet and roasted with some notes of chocolate and alcohol.Medium to full body, Very nice

3.4
Rando7 (779) - Iowa, USA - JAN 4, 2011
Bottle pours almost black with essentially no head, just a few brown bubbles. Aroma roast and pine. Taste roasted malts, licorice, chocolate, pine and alcohol. Medium palate, creamy. Finish roast and pine. Alcohol evident but not intrusive. Very well put-together beer but to me less than the sum of the parts, probably would not seek out again. Really a matter of taste as I’m sure others will enjoy this a lot.

4.1
SSKD814 (854) - Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 3, 2011
A- Body is a dark opaque very dark brown. Pours with a one finger or so dark brown head that quickly fades to a thin collar. S- Nose is fairly mild but consists of typical RIS characteristics. Dark chocolate, licorice, anise, and a hint of alcohol. T-Flavor is good-and classic RIS. Dark roasted malt, dark chocolate, and anise. Finish is consistent with the initial flavor but appears to add a touch of pine and the roasted malt and dark chocolate characters intensify. A warm alcohol heat and a touch of dark chocolate and roasted malt linger. M- Medium carbonation-and a very impressive thick, smooth, and velvety feel. D- This is a very good, classic RIS. The alcohol is very well hidden here and the mouthfeel is fantastic. Very well done by dark-horse. Although I either traded for this bottle or received it in a LIF (so its been in the cellar for about a yr) Im excited they are finally shipping to Pittsburgh and can’t wait to try some more of their brews. Serving type: bottle Reviewed on: 12-17-2010 03:50:27

4.2
cbfobes (2885) - Quad Cities, Illinois, USA - DEC 28, 2010
12oz bottle shared by drowland, pours pitch black with a nice brown head, the aroma was sweet with malt and hints of chocolate, the flavor is of chocolate, malt, vanilla and toffee, really delicious brew.

3.8
NMC01 (70) - DENMARK - DEC 28, 2010
Bottle. Intranslucent - barely foaming - liquid. This stout overwhelmingly gained entrée to some taste buts which have not been tickled for quite a while: well-done (well-hung) coffee, tobacco, roasted nuts and dark chocolate with dried fruit mixed within. The alcohol percentage is well masqueraded by the palate. A fine brew.

4.4
drowland (8938) - Georgia, USA - DEC 28, 2010
12/25/10. 12oz bottle thanks to barleypops! Big dark raisins and fruits topped with nice chocolate and coffee. Nice sweet flavor loaded with chocolate, raisins, licorice, and more. Yum!

3.8
shrubber85 (11570) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - DEC 23, 2010
Bottle Raisin/prune, chocolate malt and alcohol aroma. Oil black with next to no head - thick pour. Sweet prune malt, dark chocolate flavor with bitter dry hay/astringent alcohol finish. Full bodied. A tad rough in the finish but a nice sipping beer.


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