RATINGS: 2145   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.1/5   SEASONAL: Winter   IBU: 75   EST. CALORIES: 315   ABV: 10.5%
A fine companion to end a meal or relax in front of the hearth with, this robust ale will cellar well for years. Brewed with ten varieties of malted barley this stout is extremely smooth, complex and rich in body. We recommend serving at cellar temperature. Sit back and enjoy its richness and complexity, you’re about to drink the ultimate winter warmer.

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   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
dogfishho (669) - Bloomfield, New Jersey, USA - AUG 8, 2012
Pours black as night, thick as mud, and has a nice, big, cola colored head. Smells incredibly rich with burnt toast, molasses, dark chocolate, caramel, coffee, raisins, and a touch of wood smoke. Wow! On the palate, the beer is rich and decadent. The sweetness is very well balanced by the astringency of the roast profile. WAY outshined the CBS that was sampled at the same time!

gripweed57 (2918) - Hamilton Square, New Jersey, USA - DEC 13, 2017
12 ounce bottle from Readington Wine & Spirits. 2013 Vintage. Dense midnight black colorSmall creamy tan head. Roasted malt nose is restrained, with hints of dark chocolate. Thick, oily, roasted malt flavor. Notes of bittersweet dark chocolate, espresso and resiny hops. Smooth, silky mouthfeel. Sublimely magnificent. The 10.5% ABV is well hidden. Finish is full of flavor. Sultanas, plums, dates and espresso. Just amazing!

MasDen (495) - Mogilev, BELARUS - DEC 8, 2017
Coffee, dark chocolate, a little caramel, prunes and alcohol in aroma. Very dark color, opaque with dark brown head. Rich, deep, intense flavor of roasted malt. High bitterness. Fruity esters. Full-bodied, smooth, low carbonation.

Saeglopur (2381) - Vienna Woods, AUSTRIA - DEC 1, 2017
Score: 9 / 5 / 8 / 4 / 17

355 ml bottle, vintage 2015, bb 24/09/16.
Pitch black, oily body, with a medium, stable, dense, creamy, lacing, dark coffee-colored head.
Lovely, dense aroma of melting dark chocolate, soy sauce, nuts, coffee, dark fruits, some vanilla, some liquorice, some tobacco.
Tastes similar, with some more spicy notes like dark bread, some wooden dryness.
Full, creamy mouthfeel, with an average carbonation.
Finishes roasty, medium bitter, medium dry, moderate sweet, warm, wooden, with bitter chocolate, coffee, liquorice, some soy sauce, subtle hops.

Delicious! Complex and rich, while straight and robust at the same time. Perfectly balanced, with enough dark sweet notes, like a lovely chocolate throughout, for the strong roastiness. Alcohol is greatly hidden. Perfect old-school Imperial Stout, without gimmicks, but with a lot of character.

czlowiekmotyka (541) - Warsaw, POLAND - NOV 30, 2017
Proper heavy roasted imperial stout. Nicely balanced on booze, quite smooth. Thick enough. Good.

subbuteo (2) - HONG KONG - NOV 26, 2017 does not count
Bottle.. Thick, low effervescence; head barely forms but is dark and creamy. Coffee and burnt sugar. Potent!

Iznogud (4510) - CROATIA - NOV 19, 2017
On tap at Leeds International Beer Festival, 2017. Pours black with large, dense, long lasting brown head. Roasted malts, chocolate, coffee, some licorice, sweet, bitter finish. Full bodied. Very nice.

LukaszK (133) - Wrocław, POLAND - NOV 17, 2017
Butelka 0,33. Wygląd: absolutnie czarne, piana brązowa, ciemna. Aromat: kokos, wanilia, biszkopt, likier Kahlua. Smak: słodkie, przełamane goryczką i wytrawnością, posmak jak po beczce - krem waniliowy, słony karmel, kawa espresso - wszystko w szlachetnym wydaniu.

fortiniz0r (1) - California, USA - NOV 15, 2017 does not count
It has been well described already, so I will just say this is an awesome Imperial Stout and one of my favorites!

datrael (621) - Krakow, POLAND - NOV 14, 2017
600 piwo opisywane na ratebeer. W aromacie dominuje czekolada, do tego praliny, kawa, kakao, wanilia. Z wyglądu czarne, ładna, beżowa piana. W smaku gorzka czekolada, praliny, gorzkie kakao, palone, charakterne. Bardzo gęste, aksamitne, słodkie, goryczka palona, wysoka. Ogólnie poukładany, smaczny ris

mieszal92 (449) - Gliwice, POLAND - OCT 30, 2017
Classic imperial stout, jet oil black, extra roasted, ash, sour, strong booze. Nose clearly suggests some barrel aging, pleasant coconut, vanilla, wet wood, honestly.
The beer is dense, but not viscous. The bottle would probably be better in a year.

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