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RATINGS: 1156   WEIGHTED AVG: 4/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 360   ABV: 12%
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
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
atpayne (615) - Zionsville, Indiana, USA - JUN 22, 2007
Half of a bottle that the owner of a local store got on his last visit to Marshall and very graciously split with me. There were only 7 left, they gave him this one, and the other 6 are going to GABF as part of Dark Horses first entry to GABF. Pours increadibly calm and dark oozing from the neck like oil and sits black with no activity. Aroma is all roasted malts, chocolate, and some coffee hiding the alcohol completely from the nose. Granted, this bottle is a couple years old since they havent brewed this in awhile so the advertised large wave of hops was not present in the aroma, or in the nose but it still has something going for it in its nice presentation of malts and dark fruits in the flavor. Sweet chocolate and roasted malt mixing with some raisin and a hint of some vanilla round out a beer that seems to have stood up pretty well. Other than the fact that there are no hop flavors or aroma I would say that the age has not added any off flavors. I understand that they are going to begin brewing this again this fall so I very much look forward to having this fresh.


5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Sissio (1438) - Orsenigo, ITALY - JAN 18, 2017
bottle @ home 11.0% clear black, almost no chocolate brown head with lacing gianduia, milk chocolate, nuts, licorice, chocolate praline ashy, cocoa, chocolate, hoppy and dark chocolate bitternes a great difference betwen aroma and taste, very impressive

3.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
TylerGreenDC (845) - - JAN 17, 2017
12oz bottle. Fudge. Lots of fudge. Almost nothing else. No hint of alcohol, which is too bad because it might cut through the fudge.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
tomekboniek (578) - Warsaw, POLAND - JAN 17, 2017
UPDATED: JAN 18, 2017 Butelka. Ciężko dowiedzieć się o dacie przydatności do spożycia. Barwa smoliście czarna, nieprzejrzysta. Brak piany. Aromat mało intensywny po ogrzaniu nabiera charakteru i staje się intensywny. Mocno palony, czekoladowy, kawowe. Wyczuwalne nuty orzechw. Smak zdecydowanie wytrawny. Analogicznie jak w aromacie ale z większą mocą. Mocno palone, czekoladowe. Finisz palony, przyjemnie zalegający. Wysycenie w kierunku wysokiego, punktowe. Goryczka niska. Alkohol świetnie ułożone, mega pijalne. Konsystencja oleista.

Dobre piwo ale nie urywające niczego.

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Korcz (1845) - Warsaw, POLAND - JAN 17, 2017
Backlog, ocena przepisana z untappd, w ramach uzupełniania profilu na ratebeer. Mega ułożone, czekoladowe, elegancka słodycz.

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
SeniorZozo (1346) - Budapest, HUNGARY - JAN 16, 2017
@Budapest. Pours black. Aroma and taste are roasted malts with some dark chocolate and coffee.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
sokuzs1 (814) - POLAND - JAN 15, 2017
Aroma: roasty, soy sauce, prune, earthy, nutsTaste: medium bitter, light sweet, roasty, earthy, prune, cocoa, herbal

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 10/20
FraekkeFyr87 (448) - - JAN 7, 2017
The aroma is full of chocolate, coffee, caramel, toffee, fudge and roasted malts. The color is pitch black and no head is present. The taste is full of chocolate, coffee, caramel, toffee, fudge, roasted malts, barley, tar, smoke and dried fruits. A nice beer!

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jandd1983 (4021) - Wentzville, Missouri, USA - JAN 6, 2017
Bottle. It poured a black color with a tan head. The aroma was of roasted malts, chocolate, caramel, coffee, licorice and alcohol. The taste was similar to the aroma with more malts, chocolate, caramel, licorice and of course alcohol. It had a medium sweet finish with a little bitterness. Decent.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
nutjes (530) - Heestert-Zwevegem, BELGIUM - DEC 22, 2016
33cl-fles van bij Bierhalle Deconinck te Vichte. U: Zwart met een donkerbruine schuimkraag. G: Koffie, mokka, chocolade en drop. S: Zoet met wat moutbitterheid. Chocolade en drop domineren de smaak. M: Volmondig, sticky en lage carbonatie.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
basaywhat (210) - Macomb, Illinois, USA - DEC 20, 2016
12 oz bottle. Pours black with low brown head. Aromas of coffee, chocolate, vanilla, dark fruits. Nice creamy rich and full bodied stout with loads of coffee, chocolate and vanilla.


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