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RATINGS: 2155   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
WiFlatlander (25) - Wisconsin, USA - APR 2, 2010
Poured a thick, opaque brown/black with a tight, almost like a well tapped guinness, head. Full bodied, but smooth taste, somewhat on the sweet side. A winter seasonal and one of the very few reasons to lament the end of a Wisconsin winter.

3.8
Gustav1996 (333) - Birmingham, Alabama, USA - MAR 28, 2010
Pours a opaque, oily black with a very thin tan head. Aroma and taste: bitter dark chocolate, coca beans, roasted malts. Good body and depth. Creamy mouth feel. Overall a very good stout.

4.1
smith4498 (3647) - Winter Springs, Florida, USA - MAR 25, 2010
Bottle from a trade with phaleslu. Pours black with creamy brown head. Aromas of roasted malts and chocolate. Flavors of coffee, chocolate and burnt malts. A little ashy. Full body with minimal carbonation and a creamy mouthfeel. Thanks Peter.

4.2
savnac (2391) - Anchorage, Alaska, USA - MAR 24, 2010
12 oz bottle thanks to beernbourbon. Pours jet black with thick creamy brown head. Aroma of dark roasted malt, chocolate, coffee and a faint alcohol scent. Strong roasted malt flavor dominates with some bittersweet chocolate and a light alcohol bite. Full body with mild carbonation a thick creamy mouth feel and a long, long finish. This is great, strong Imp Stout, they don’t hold anything back on this one and I like it a lot. Thanks again Vince for yet another excellent beer.

4.4
jb (3255) - Rochester, New York, USA - MAR 21, 2010
This one is special. The nose has plenty going for it, licorice, chocolate, a touch of coffee, something sweet and medicine-tasting. Poured out very black with a nice tan head. This receded quickly, but the initial appearance is stunning. The palate is velvety, thick, sweet, chewy, the chocolate malt figuring prominently. Still, there is a grainy-hoppy mid-feel to it keeping it in balance. I really liked it.

4
osu97gp (678) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAR 20, 2010
Pours black with a thin brown head. Aroma of roasted malts, chocolate, and some caramel. Sweet chocolate & caramel flavor with a roasted malt finish. Very smooth. Should’ve saved this one for my 200th rating.

4.3
SudsMcDuff (8430) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - MAR 16, 2010
had in my fridge for over a year .. Dark, pours a beautiful dark black .. . its a looker .. . very rich chocolate and tar flavours, big solid mouthfeel! .. . what a finish by Eto! .. This is a classy brew, and the added age has made it so much better! .. red card for Drogba .. I can see why this got hype when released, but really should have got more! .. as i entered this review Chelsea fc get tossed outta the Champions league by Inter Milan, what a wonderful day, i wish i had another FIS to celebrate!

3.5
dolemike1 (1288) - Jeannette, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 8, 2010
Bottle: Poured black with a medium tan head, nice lacing, aroma of coffee and roasted malts, flavor is rich, burnt malts, chocolate, coffee. Burnt flavor was most prominent. Not bad.

4.5
mataichi (63) - Mount Pleasant, South Carolina, USA - MAR 5, 2010
Growler fill at CBX. Pours a thick, midnight black with about 2in thick fluffy, dark beige head. Smells of sweet licorice with a hint of dark liquor. This is one awesome beer to look at. And then the taste...instant taste of roasted coffee beans with a nice ding on the end to let you know its alcohol. Lingers well on the tongue, nothing overpowering, but enough to remind you of the sip you just had. This is one of the finer beers I have had the privilege of partaking in in my short delve into the world of craft beers.

4.4
jhumphries69 (1034) - Tyrone, Georgia, USA - MAR 5, 2010
12oz bottle. Pours deep black / dark brown with a medium-thin brown head. The aroma is deep and roasty with lighter notes of caramel malts. Breathe in lots of coffee, molasses, tangy malts, and strong roasted malt character. The flavor also has a strong roasted malt character, but well balanced with sweet caramel and chocolate malts. The finish is bittersweet with sweet tangy and bold malt. Interesting fruity complexity and a light earthy and very subtly spicy hop bitterness. The mouthfeel is creamy and frothy with a full chewy body and a luxurious texture. Overall - crazy delicious.


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