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RATINGS: 2133   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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octo (22) - USA - APR 4, 2011
pours black with small head. thick, roasty coffee, bitter, earthy, peanut buttery?, little alcohol burn for 10.5%. good stuff.

4
TheHopster (1111) - Netcong, New Jersey, USA - MAR 31, 2011
(bottle) Intensely rich and full bodied. Flavors of charred & roasted malts and coffee. Complex and smooth. Lingering finish. A sipper after dinner or anytime to take the chill away.

4.1
chibuck (3513) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 29, 2011
On tap into a 4oz tulip at Stub & Herbs...Black pour, with not much head or retention...An aroma of all roast, not broken up enough with flavors, needs some sweetness...The taste is all very bitter and roasted coffee. Not bad, just one noted, and a very roasted imp, too much for my liking in this style.

4.2
malrubius (2985) - Springfield, Vermont, USA - MAR 29, 2011
On tap at 4th Avenue Pub. Holy crap. Black with dark brown dense head and lace. Rich chocolate espresso earthy aroma. Rich dark chocolate bitter espresso beans mild dark fruit woody hops earthy very bitter roasted woody finish. Thick and rich, like Sarah Palin. Overbearing like her, too.

3.5
suprchunk (2994) - Crestview, Florida, USA - MAR 29, 2011
Thanks to khumbard for the bottle.

Black with about a finger of dark tan head. Little lacing as the head quickly recedes. Was nice looking while it lasted though. Alcohol and dark fruit. Roasted grain. Something a little too much on the vegetal aroma side. Maybe too many hops? Sweet taste of malt and vanilla. Alcohol. Alcohol burn in the mouth along with that taste. Very hot beer. And the bitterness detracts a bit from the overall taste and mouthfeel, along with the alcohol. But it is a nice dry imperial stout.

3.7
zdk (1917) - New York, New York, USA - MAR 28, 2011
bottle shared by Matt: dark engine oil pour. thick coffee roast, nice dark malts. Hardly any carbonation. Nice and smooth, a bit creamy.

4.4
lithy (2996) - Capital of Appalachia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 27, 2011
Black with a rich dark dark brown head. Aroma is chocolate, roast, alcohol. Taste is creamy body, rich roastiness, strong bitter malt character, chocolate, coffee, the alcohol gets hidden the more it warms up. Nice.

4.4
slitcher (268) - Freeport, Illinois, USA - MAR 26, 2011
12 ouncxe bottle. Pours a viscous black with a tight brown head. Aromas of chocolate, vanilla and some alcohol. Flavor of bitter chocolate, coffee and alcohol. This is an amazing Impy stout. The only fault I could find with it is that it finishes a little hot.

4.2
Sledutah (7790) - Utah, USA - MAR 25, 2011
12oz bottle (2009) from secret santa 2010, thanks brad
Appearance: Pours coal black with a nice big tan head and some lacing
Aroma: Rich chocolate, roasted malts, coffee and vanilla
Taste: Roasted malts, dark roasted coffee, ashy, chocolate and some hot alcohols
Wow, this is a very good Imperial Stout. I need to get hold of a few more to cellar.

4.3
mxtur (266) - Michigan, USA - MAR 23, 2011
This is so good! I could just kick up my feet and enjoy just about anything while sipping away my problems. Very creamy full bodied with a sweet start and thick dark chocolate finish. Yum.


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