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RATINGS: 2142   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.1/5   SEASONAL: Winter   IBU: 75   EST. CALORIES: 315   ABV: 10.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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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4.3
Minderbinder (3469) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 23, 2012
Bottle 355ml. Pours black with low brown head, some lacing. Aroma is of chocolate, sweetness, alchool, roasted malt. Taste is of chocolate, coffee, warming alchool, roasted malt. Full bodied. Very nice balance. Nice roast bitterness. Outstanding.

3.9
DSG (15237) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - MAY 20, 2012
Bottle sample at a tasting at Ariel’s place. Thanks eyes_wide_shut. Black with a nice brown head. Strong aroma of thick dark chocolate, coffee and a bit of alcohol. Bittersweet flavor full of burnt malt, dark chocolate, a bit of coffee and a dry finish with a bit of alcohol and light bitterness. Full-bodied. A great Imperial Stout.

4.2
BeerGolem (829) - Quebec, CANADA - MAY 19, 2012
Pours black with brown head and nice lacing. Aroma: mostly chocolate, with coffee, roasted malt, and alcohol. Well balanced taste with slight bitterness. Alcohol is well hidden for a 10,5% beer. Creamy texture. Outstanding beer! Robe noire, collet brun et beau lacing. Arome: principalement du chocolat, accompagné de café, de malt rôti et d’alcool. Goût bien équilibré, légère amertume. L’alcool est bien masqué pour une bière à 10,5%. Texture crémeuse. Une maudite bonne bière!

4.1
j12601 (13099) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - MAY 17, 2012
Bottle. Pours a deep viscous black with a monstrous dark tan head resembling chocolate mousse. Old roast, some dwindling cocoa and age. Dark plum and stone fruit, dark cocoa. Medium to thick bodied, full of sweet roast and chocolate. Bitter dark chocolate, cocoa. Super smooth, warm and roasty. Light bitterness gains intensity as it moves to a pile of dark bitter chocolate. Lovely stuff.

4.1
FROTHINGSLOSH (8142) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 15, 2012
Sampled from a 12 oz brown bottle this beer poured thick, black and oily iwth a medium sized creamy very dark brown head that lingered and left good lacing. The aroma was a marvelous blend of sweet toasty malts, chocolate syrup, berries and fig. The flavor was roasty with notes of Bakers chocolate, wood, smoke, berries and raisins. The finish was very long, dry, roasty and smoky. Thick, full and creamy body. Well done but drier than I would prefer.

3.2
bwa5879 (959) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - MAY 14, 2012
UPDATED: MAY 15, 2012 Bottle pour into Sam Adams glass. Smells like malt and chocolate. Deep brown pour, almost black with a small amount of coffee brown foam head. Bitter almost charred/smokey flavor. Very thick presence. Bitter finish. Alcohol content evaporates and dries your mouth.

3.5
Savvy1982 (1706) - Lethbridge, Alberta, CANADA - MAY 13, 2012
Bottle, from my MTH glass. Pours thick viscous black, thin tan head with spotty lacing. Nose is floral, with light herbal notes; big tar, smoke and mocha. Flavours of soft sweet molasses, light tar, very rich and chewy. a solid Imperial stout, I will have to revisit this after my bottles get a bit more age on them.

3.7
mcberko (18956) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 12, 2012
UPDATED: OCT 31, 2013 12 oz. bottle, pours black with a medium brown head. Aroma is extremely roasty, with chocolately malt, subtle coffee and loads of roasted malt. Flavour is very chocolatey, dark velvety rich, slightly sweetened chocolate, roasted malt, and some oatmeal. Extremely rich, velvety, smooth, full-bodied impy. A bit too brutal for me to give it a higher rating. Good stuff.

3.7
Rrauth (1196) - North Carolina, USA - MAY 8, 2012
Bottle. Coffee aroma. Black with disappearing brown head. Bitter and strong tasting. Alcohol burn is noticeable. This would be a nice warm you up beer. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.8
madmitch76 (25568) - , Essex, ENGLAND - MAY 7, 2012
16th September 2009
Opaque black beer, frothy chocolate head. Nose of licorice and molasses. Semi soft and semi dry palate. Rich stout - seamless blend of coffee, licorice, chocolate and a little cherry fruit. Finishes with mild aniseed alcohol and aftertaste of hop bitterness and aniseed.


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