RATINGS: 178   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.74/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 309   ABV: 10.3%
This massive Stout pours a mahogany black with a thick, brown head. The aroma is all chocolate and toasted malt. The first wave of flavor embraces anise and dark, bitter chocolate but opens up to include coffee, smoke and rich sweet malt.

ABV may vary between batches: 9.1% to 10.3%

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Benzai (15015) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - SEP 18, 2015
Bottle [from trade with cavemanlawyer, huge thanks!] @ weekly tasting shared with Dutchdrebus. Opaque pitch black color, medium to full sized brown head that lasts for a long time and leaves perfect lacing. Wow. Aroma is malts, wood lightly, liquorice, a slight hint of coffee. Taste malts, roast, dark malts, liquorice and firm bitterness. Full body, medium carbonation. Solid imperial stout, not complex, pretty basic but a solid stout for sure.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
DutchDrebus (5769) - Oirschot, NETHERLANDS - SEP 17, 2015
Bottle @ benzai (10.8% according to the bottle). Black with a large brown head. Smells roasty, coffee, earthy. Tastes roasty, licorice, coffee, earthy, slightly soja, salmiak. Hint of vanilla in the aftertaste. Lasting taste, full body, soft carbo. Not spot on for me, but still a very nice brew.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BelgianBeerGal (3970) - Panama City, Florida, USA - AUG 17, 2015
Fresh bottle from the Annex. Dark brown with a huge brown head that lasts. Nice aroma like freshly baked chocolate brownies. Big flavor that brings in some espresso and cocoa powder. Slight alcohol burn. Big but tasty.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
RobertDale (6148) - Lansing, Kansas, USA - AUG 8, 2015
On tap at the brewery in Denver. Comes black with a small tan head. Aroma of malt, chocolate, and coffee. Taste is roasted malt, dark chocolate, coffee, dark fruit, and a bit of smoke. Very good.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
JMStout (7) - Quebec, CANADA - JUL 30, 2015 does not count
Soo good, a very nice creamy chocolate, cofee and toasted malt taste that makes this beer an experience! Product from Salt Lake City in Utah, a must for stout lovers !

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BucannonXC5 (1567) - San Diego, California, USA - MAY 20, 2015
Type: 22-oz. bottle Glass: Karl Strauss 26th anniversary snifter glass From: Utah State Liquor Store #06 in Logan, Utah Price: $8.35 Purchased: May 2, 2015 Consumed: May 19, 2015 Misc.: Release #23 - Brewed on Oct. 23, 2014; Packaged Nov. 6, 2014; Brewed in Denver; 10.9 pct. ABV Poured a black color with two fingers of frothy tan head, which thinned out quickly. Good uneven layered lacing with some spottiness along the sides of the glass. Very good retention. (Sight - 4.13) Smelled chocolate, roasty malts, toasty nuts, caramel, dark chocolate syrup, smoky cocoa spices, faint coffee malts and sweet toffee. (Smell - 3.88) Tasted similar to the nose, but slightly better. Got chocolate syrup, rich roasty malts, dark cocoa, toasty nuts, caramel, toffee, rich coffee malts, smokiness and fudge. (Taste - 4.00) Full body. Creamy-to-sticky texture. Average carbonation. Long, bitter, slightly warming finish. (Feel - 4.13) This beer really grew on me. I may have underrated it a tad, but either way this was a tasty double imperial stout. (Overall - 4.00) 4.00 90 A-

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
TimE (5534) - Tokyo, JAPAN - MAR 29, 2015
Pitch black color with creamy light brown head. Nice roasted malt character with dark fruit, moderate sweetness, smooth velvety mouth. Low carbonation. Very full bodied. Lacks bitterness in the finish. Very approachable beer, but doesnt take me anywhere that special and compared to Big Bad Bap this is a step down.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
nihtila (3376) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 26, 2015
7.11.2014. Dryish roasted aroma, salty liquorice, chocolate. Taste is quite heavy, salty, coffee.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
kaser (6008) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 8, 2015
Black pour at Trevors pad I'm park city. 22 oz. brown head. Malty cocoa and choclate taste. Perty good

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
drjay44 (3589) - Salida, Colorado, USA - MAR 6, 2015
651 ml. bottle. Release #23. Den# 1956. 10.9% ABV per the label. Pours a thick, well retained, tiny bubble beige head, with extensive lacing, over a clear very dark brown (SRM 34) body......nose is chocolate, coffee, from the roasted malts, herbal notes from the yeast, balance to the malts.....taste is very lightly sweet, with tiny hints of dried fruits (raisin, fig), chocolate, coffee from the malts, finishing with a mild herbal hop bitterness, balance to the malts......mouth feel, medium slightly chewy body, alcohol warmth present, but not dominant, slight creaminess from the carbonation. This is a nicely done Imperial Stout. It does not have the depth and variation of aromas and flavors of the very best. A bit more caramel/crystal character would be nice. Perhaps a different yeast would be more ester forward creating more fruit notes and perhaps a bit of umami. BJCP 7/3/14/4/7

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