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RATINGS: 2138   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.1/5   SEASONAL: Winter   IBU: 90   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, youre about to drink the ultimate winter warmer.

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4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Dickinsonbeer (5074) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - MAY 1, 2011
Tap. Pours a deep dark pitch black- extreme coating on the glass, viscous, thick with great legs- good dark tan head and some lace. Aroma is deep dark chocolate, medium burnt black roasted malts, large licorice and anise profile, and green minty pine hops mixed in. Flavor is medium sweetness cut by a bittersweet chocolate, and minty herbal licorice, some burnt toffee, smooth chocolate malts, and green pine hops in the middle and finish- seems almost oily in its viscosity and big body, but the finish is clean and fairly bitter. Great Imperial Stout.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
beerbastard (843) - Mesa, Arizona, USA - APR 30, 2011
UPDATED: OCT 12, 2014 Pours very black with a tan head. Roasty burnt nose. Very smooth chewy and silky at the same time. Flavors are dark chocolate and smokey with some burnt toast. Well balanced malt against the bitterness. finishes with a bitter coffee. Thanks Dave for getting this one. 1st time was April 2011. Would like to add some molasses in the flavors

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
gnoff (10057) - Mlndal, SWEDEN - APR 28, 2011
UPDATED: JUL 31, 2014 First rating
355 ml bottle at Haket, on April 28, 2011
Marked 10.5% ABV
Black color, dark brown head. Milky, smooth, milk chocolate, cocoa, roasted, smoked, fudge scent. Salty, metallic, milky, roasted taste. Smoked aftertaste, also dry feeling to it. Smooth mouthfeel, medium dry bitterness.
Rather OK for sipping, not sure Id want a full bottle though.
7/4/6/4/13=3.4

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Bottled at Bishops Arms Jrntorget, Gteborg. On November 26, 2012, during Porterveckan.
Thanks to _angst_ for the rerate!
Black color, brown head. Sweet, honey, gun powder scent. Sweet, malty, fruity, grainy taste. Smooth mouthfeel, medium high bitterness.
7/4/8/4/16=3.9

355 ml bottle from Systembolaget in Ludvika, sampled on July 31, 2014.
Black color, dark brown head. Sweet, malty, roasted, chocolate taste. Roasted, coffee, dry aftertaste, also bitter and cocoa. Smooth mouthfeel, high bitterness. Sweet, roasted scent. Lingering peppry alcohol sensation on my tongue as well as some warming alcohol.
7/4/8/5/16=4.0

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
S1ckboy (27) - - APR 27, 2011
Average imperial stout. Typical flavors, chocolate, roasty, molasses. Nothing too special here for me.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
48FanInCali (851) - California, USA - APR 19, 2011
Poured pitch black with a finger and a half of a nice tan head. Nose is very heavy on coffee with hints of molasses. Taste follows the nose and is a coffee lovers delight. I found the finish to be too bitter for my liking. If you like heavy coffee/espresso stout you will probably love this.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
hamilton23 (619) - Alpine, California, USA - APR 18, 2011
Poured from 12oz bottle. Pours black as night with one finger of tan head. Aroma is espresso and burnt sugar. Taste is smoke, coffee and some burnt malt. There is a ton of bitterness in the back of this one. Similar to KBS, but just not as boozy, but equally biting.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
hbmason (1086) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - APR 17, 2011
On draft. Pitch black with a tan head. Very roasty and complex from start to finish. World class stout.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
steelcitybrew (454) - Orlando, Florida, USA - APR 16, 2011
Expresso and vanilla in the nose. Booze. Taste os sweet booze and vanilla. Coffee. A really good is.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Hansen (8545) - Assentoft, DENMARK - APR 16, 2011
Choking appearance, totally black when poured into a glass. Brown head, lasting. Dark aromas, roasted syrup, Sweet flavor, dark, roasted notes too. Flavor is heavy sweet, moderate sweet, moderate bitter finish too.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
EHopper (620) - Minnesota, USA - APR 16, 2011
Poured black with a thick brown head like whats left in the top of a great root beer float that has sat and warmed a bit. First impression is full flavored and drinkable being not as thick as experted. A bit more alcohol burn than would like, but great coffee dark fruit and malt flavor with a bit of lingering sour. Would be great if it had an aroma to match, but pretty weak.


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