overall
100
96
style
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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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
gearbike (512) - West Bloomfield, Michigan, USA - APR 9, 2012
Pours a near black with a small bit of lacing on the cup. Smell of sweet chocolate and alcohol. The alcohol comes through when drinking it but the sweet chocolate tastes more like a dark chocolate. Also a lot of roasted malts and nuts. In the end it is big, dry, and creamy.


3.8
mygeekway (230) - Grodków, POLAND - DEC 31, 2017
UPDATED: JAN 1, 2018 Intensywny zapach dominuje kawa. W smaku znowu kawa fajny palony finisz. Ciała niby trochę brakuje, ale smak to wynagradza. Finisz może ostry, ale ostre nuty palone kryją świetnie alk.

4.1
SolarSam (108) - Interlaken, New York, USA - DEC 30, 2017
Ok. Now we have it. This seems like a real Imperial. I mean one that stands on its basic ingredients and delivers the goods. I don’t sense chocolate, coffee or coconut. Just real rich courageous malt doing what it does best! Well Done!!! Yum. And thank you! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.4
Bebum (1121) - Massachusetts, USA - DEC 29, 2017
Opaque, tight lace. Full body, silky texture, dense flavor, moderately hot mouthfeel, low carbonation, long aftertaste. Restrained bitter, off-dry, Assertive coffee flavor, vanilla, charcoal. Pleasant but not top of the style. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.7
jandorris (897) - Warsaw, POLAND - DEC 26, 2017
Sporo gorzkiej czekolady, przypalonego ciasta, suszone czerwone owoce, jakby sherry. Fajnie zbalansowane między słodyczą a wytrawnością. Niemniej nic specjalnego,ot dobry imp stout

3.8
ljthiessen (1507) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - DEC 14, 2017
Bottle. Black pour without much head. Very thick texture, roasty, cocoa and coffee, a little sweetness as it warms, low carbonation. Simple but really solid, great imperial stout.

3.8
Bitek (857) - Warszawa, POLAND - DEC 10, 2017
Gorzka czekolada, pralinki, ciemne owoce, paloność, ciut wanilii, alkohol. Sporo ciała, półsłodkie, delikatnie kwaskowe. Średnie wysycenie, średnia goryczka.

4.4
Navers (265) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - NOV 29, 2017
Pours black. Aroma is chocolate, pralines, mild banana and coffee. Sweet, roasted and chocolate flavor, nutty, resin, medium bitterness.

3.9
sjkelty (27) - - NOV 14, 2017
On tap at ale Mary’s in royal oak with Randy. Creamy silky smooth with lots o flavor. Right with black note stout. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.8
Weevo (187) - Indiana, USA - NOV 12, 2017
Pours dark black with light brown head all the usual suspects, roast, coffee chocolate, better finish. Another good stout. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.6
DonGregorio (612) - POLAND - NOV 1, 2017
Bottle. Pitch black beer with small, creamy, brown head. Aroma of roasted and dark malts, bitter and dark chocolate, light coffee, raisin and licorice. Taste is medium+ sweet and medium bitter, chocolate, raisins, dried cherries and plums, light roast and licorice, light booze. Bitter, roasted finish with notes of dried fruits, chocolate, booze. Medium to full body, soft to average carbonation. Good imperial stout, although not as great as expected.


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