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RATINGS: 2153   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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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 (26413) - , 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.

4.8
thunderhops (224) - Vermont, USA - MAY 6, 2012
aroma, chocolate roasted malts and alcohol. your not seeing light through this on it’s pitch black. complex taste, chocolates toasted malt hint of coffee some bitterness alcohol comes through with warm finish. This is an awesome Imperial and lives up to the hype.

3.6
rodenbach99 (4678) - Longueuil, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 5, 2012
Style et résumé: Imperial Stout très sucré.
Comment: Bouteille de 341ml une dégustation offerte par slovaksniper.
Description: Imperial Stout brun foncée avec une mousse beige. Le nez est composé d’effluves de chocolat, de mélasse, de sauce soja, de tomate et de ganache au chocolat. La bouche est huileuse, les saveurs sont majoritairement composées de chocolat. Il y a une amertume prononcée en fin de bouche. Elle est très sucrée et tombe un peu sur le cœur à la longue.
Note: 7+ /10

3.9
Blom (848) - Sorø, DENMARK - MAY 5, 2012
Black with a low brown head. Dusty aroma of coffee, liquorice, cocoa and raisins. Very smooth with a full body and soft carbonation. Th flavour tickles the tounge all the way through, being medium bitter on a sweet base. The alcohol warms you to the bone.

5
BARLEYWINEO (106) - Tacoma, USA - APR 28, 2012
A: Poured a nice rich deep brown/black with good carbonation leaving a nce brown, frothy cap S: Dark chocolate, milk chocoate and a nice roaste dmalt with a light hint of coffee and oatmeal T: Wow. Nice rich milk chocolate upfront with some dark chocolate, a bit of booze mixed with roasted malts, oatmeal and some light pine resin. Delicously decadent, a FBS minus the big coffee. The finish is so smooth and easy to down. M: Big, rich full bodied and down right fantastic. Loads of flavor, booze is well hidden behind the massive flavor O: Outstanding in every aspect!

4.2
JulienHuxley (5980) - Sherbrooke, Quebec, CANADA - APR 27, 2012
Bottle. Had this on tap too and found it average-good. Appearance: Dark very deep brown with mocha ring and decent lacing. Aroma: Chocolate pastries, roasted grain, cocoa powder and some leafy hops. Taste: Espresso-like, powdery, leafy hops. Alcohol is hidden between black cherries flavors. Very bitter and dry. Palate: Light bodied for such a flavourful stout and medium carbonation making it almost sessionnable. Better than what I remember I had on tap.

4.8
umich03jm (3512) - Flat Rock, Michigan, USA - APR 26, 2012
UPDATED: FEB 22, 2013 Wow, love this beer. Pitch black pour with a small brown head. Big lacing on the glass. Big big chocolate aroma along with coffee, roasted malt, and cream. Amazing scent. Taste is pretty amazing too. A nice sweet chocolate taste hits first which turns into a roasted malt taste with just a touch of bitterness. Very small alcohol burn. More flavors come out as it warms. Start tasting some more hops even. Just a great imperial stout. I have 6 more that I will cellar for a bit. Re-rate 2/22/13 - Just did a 2011 and 2012 bottle side by side. Also had this a couple other times. This beer is amazing. The hops tamed in the 2011 so it became more chocolaty and ashy. As both versions warm you get some tobacco and light soy sauce. Mouthfeel is oily and thick, perfect. I love both versions and cannot get enough of this beer. For the price, I don’t think you can get a better imperial stout except for maybe KBS.

3.7
Travlr (26423) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - APR 25, 2012
Draft. Very dark maroon brown, medium brown head. Aroma of coffee grouns, Starbucks, dark milk chocolate. Taste is similar. Nice stuff.

3.7
SlovakSniper (5561) - Candiac, Quebec, CANADA - APR 25, 2012
La robe qui bouge devant mes yeux est plutôt singulière, un mélange unique de sang de boeuf et de brun très foncé. De beaux contours pourpres. Étonnant, pour le moins. Une coiffe qui se fige un moment pour mieux fondre sur cette éclipse particulière. Dans ses mouvements les plus délicats, une robustesse certaine qui émane de ses entrailles. Véritablement, une haute voltige de malts doux et de notes rôties. Sous mon nez, un réel souffle chocolaté à travers des grains qui paraîssent torréfiés. De chauds parfums d‘un alcool qui me plaît beaucoup. La naissance de notes vineuses: un véritable coït interrompu. Sur mes papilles, de grandes et belles morsures chocolatées. Des coulées de mélasse. Des grains rôtis qui me semblent justes. Des saveurs bien costaudes heureusement entourées par une gentillesse sucrée. Et les houblons? Sans doute participent-ils à ce regard amérisant lancé par les malts torréfiés. En bouche, une impression des plus agréables avec une texture moelleuse. Un corps pratiquement palpable. Une tenue très convenable. En finale, des notes bien vigoureuses, amères de torréfaction, de houblons et d‘alcool. Sans aucun doute, un dégré de buvabilité qui ne cherche jamais s’élever totalement. Une offrandre légèrement brutale parfaite pour le partage.


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