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RATINGS: 2124   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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4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
tanel025 (66) - ESTONIA - FEB 10, 2017
Aroma: mostly alcohol, some chocolate. Taste: smooth milk chocolate, toffee, cappuccino. Delicious. Wonderful. Alcohol perfectly hidden, but theres still some bitterness reserved for aftertaste.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
tmzl (304) - SLOVENIA - FEB 10, 2017
Complex coffee and chocolate roast with dark fruit esters, became very smooth (2 YO bottle), alcohol warmth very subtle, bitterness not harsh anymore. Great pure RIS.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MNAle (153) - Minnesota, USA - JAN 31, 2017
Black appearance, dark brown tall head. Dark fruit, smoaky, coffee, chocolate, Thick mouth feel. Roasty, bitter taste. Other flavors noted in the aroma are muted, but present: dark fruit, coffee, chocolate. Strong bittering remains from the beginning, middle, and finish. This is an excellent Imperial stout in the American style: multifacted aroma and flavor, but the bittering hops are the primary story.

4.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
googleimage83 (125) - Ontario, CANADA - JAN 29, 2017
Pitch black pour, beautiful frothy mocha head that fully laces the glass. Aroma is fine ground coffee, cherry, maple, and a really nice smoky note. Taste is silky milk chocolate, brown sugar, espresso, maraschino cherry, toffee malt presence, with maple notes. An absolute treat.

4.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Poobah (403) - New Orleans, Louisiana, USA - JAN 28, 2017
Black with a thick, tan-brown head. Nose of dark roast coffee, cola, and vanilla. Malty intro with a syrupy mouthfeel. Finishes with espresso, vanilla, dark chocolate, and dark fruit.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Hopper8 (93) - Holland, Michigan, USA - JAN 23, 2017
Its really solid and complex. It would pair well with the end of a meal, something to sip and think about. Its alcohol is there at the end, but its creamy with almost a cola syrup. You can taste the barely and malts, and the its a nice winter warmer, as founders says. That being said, its great, but I do think there are better stouts/imperial stouts out there.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
fiery_1 (657) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 21, 2017
355ml bottle @ hotel room before heading out. Bottled 2016.12.12
Pours a thick oily black with a creamy dark brown head. Nose is a pleasant roasted malt character. Flavour is semi sweet however bitter. Interestingly enough the high IBUs are kept in check with the sweetness. This is definitely a rich and smooth brew. Some licorice and molases also present in the flavour.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
gr_pa (548) - siemianowice, POLAND - JAN 21, 2017
Black, dark brown head. Aroma: from cocoa to coffee, plum, dry fruits, subtle alcohol, after warmin also red fruits. Full body, heavy sweetness. Flavour: wide range of black malts opposed by sweetness. Bit alcoholic. Very complex balanced.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Korcz (2409) - Warsaw, POLAND - JAN 20, 2017
Backlog, ocena przepisana z untappd, w ramach uzupełniania profilu na ratebeer. #2 Klasyka. Fajna paloność, nuty ciemnego chleba, pumpernikiel. Super.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
beer_queue (134) - California, USA - JAN 19, 2017
Bottled 11/30/16. 75 IBUs. Pours and sits pitch black; thick, dense, dark brown head. Aromas of dark chocolates, espresso, and caramel jump out. Flavors hit hard with bitter dark chocolates up front; a touch of black grapes & blackcurrant right behind the chocolate before moving onto a caramel malt & espresso middle. Finishes really dry with bitter smoky notes (black malt maybe?). Warms up with a bit of umami flavor like soy sauce. Booze doesnt show up until it gets near room temp. Full-bodied, very low carb., and bone dry at the end. Awesome imperial stout; hard to beat it for the price (maybe comparable to Bells Expedition).


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