RATINGS: 129   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.88/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
We checked the gift registry, and appliances are appropriate for our Fourth Anniversary. This beer is an Imperial version of our Black Strap Stout, this time brewed with MORE blackstrap molasses and MORE brown sugar, plus a whole lot more malt and hops too. Part of our FESTIVAL OF DARKNESS and certainly the thickest, darkest, most viscous beer weve ever brewed. Well brew it again just as soon as we have another 4th Anniversary. Or hey, maybe on the 5th anniversary of our 4th anniversary.

Brewed for East Ends 4th and 9th anniversaries.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Chalumeaux (1430) - Middleton, Massachusetts, USA - FEB 20, 2016
Poured from bottle thanks Willrunforbeer chocolate brown pour with a dark tan head and nice lacing. Aromas of dark chocolate roasted malt coffe. Taste has a nice creamy feel with nice matching aroma. Decent.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
ClarkVV (6410) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - FEB 20, 2016
Undated bottle, drunk 2/20/16.
Deep black ebony beer shows a dark tan head that shows no retention. Clarity is low.
Phenol, massively anise-like roast, and a huge glue note lingering. Some light soy and crunchy roast behind it. Lots of glue.
Black licorice, anise, bitter roast, and creme brulee. Hmmm i want to like this and its nicely dry, but its so intensely peppery and astringent with heavy coffee and treacle. Light carbonation, lightly loose. Low alcohol. Lots of char

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
AirForceHops (6963) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - FEB 20, 2016
Willrunforbeer with this bottle share. Labeled as 9th Anniversary. Thin talk lasting head. aroma is chocolate, dry roast, soy sauce, burnt grain.

Alcohol is rather mellow. Pretty much as it smells. Bold chocolate, dry roasted texture in a mostly full body. Pretty respectable.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
AdamChandler (4885) - Enfield, New Hampshire, USA - FEB 20, 2016
Thanks WillRun. Pitch Black here. looks a bit oily. Smells pretty good. It has a really good sweetness, solid bitterness with the standard aromas in a stout. Exceptional mouthfeel. Really spot on. Coats the mouth, really a joy to drink. Theres a bit of smoked malt here for sure but the molasses adds a great complexity. has a sweetness with refined bitterness with a really good finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
WillRunForBeer (2579) - Massachusetts, USA - FEB 20, 2016
1L bottle from a local for local trade. Pours dark brown with a beige head. Aroma is molasses, licorice, dark chocolate. Flavor is dark molasses, licorice. Bitter finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
TaktikMTL (7610) - Montral, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 26, 2016
Bouteille de 750 ml partage lors dune dgustation entre amis. Arme: Odeur de chocolat et de crales grilles. Apparence: La couleur est noire opaque. Prsence dun mince col brun mousseux et dune fine dentelle sur le verre. Saveur: Got de crales grilles et de chocolat avec une pointe de tabac. Dure moyenne de larrire got. Palette: Le corps est moyen avec une texture lgrement onctueuse. Moyenne effervescence en bouche. Prsence de caf torrfi en arrire got. (Rating #6685)

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Beerdedone (3372) - Croydon, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 17, 2015
Bottle. Pours a thick oily black with a brown head. Aroma of chocolate, molasses and roasted malts. Flavor of dark chocolate, roasted malts, black licorice, sweet molasses and some notes of coffee. Smooth creamy texture, med-plus body, dry finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Gription79 (2885) - Bountiful, Utah, USA - MAR 13, 2015
Poured from a 22 ounce bomber. Pours thick with a tan oily head. The aroma is rich chocolaty malts, molasses, burnt/roasted malts. The flavor is chocolaty, burnt toast, smoky. This is on the roasty side as imperial stouts go. Very enjoyable.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Atom (2346) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - DEC 30, 2014
Bottle pours a dark thick motor oil black/brown with a medium reddish tan head. Aroma of dark fruits, cocoa, and molasses. Thick palate, taste of dark chocolate, roasted malt, licorice, brown sugar, with some bittering hops on the finish. Nice flavor and balance, perfect for bone chilling nights like tonight!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Chalsk (1104) - North Caldwell, New Jersey, USA - DEC 14, 2014
On tap at Capones. Pours a murky black color with caramel colored head. Great look. Aroma of roast, chocolate, caramel, and some licorice. Roasty caramel, chocolate taste with a nice roughness to it. Rugged and flavorful. Really enjoyed.

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