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RATINGS: 2146   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, youre about to drink the ultimate winter warmer.

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4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BeerdedDave (1623) - Beckley, USA - DEC 30, 2016
inky black with a thick, tan head; sweet roasted malt aroma; rich, roasted malt flavor with chocolate notes and hints of molasses; quite bitter; warm alcohol notes; an excellent imperial stout

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
ffaoe (745) - Moorestown, New Jersey, USA - DEC 22, 2016
strong chocolate and coffee aromas. pitch black in color, zero light will pass through the glass. nice long lasting brown head. taste is full body with strong coffee and roasted barley flavors. hints of chocolate and hop bitterness at finish

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
sjogro (3766) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - DEC 21, 2016
At home. Bottle kind courtesy of Maakun. Big roasted choco malts, butterscotch, blueberries, some cashew nuts, barley, rubber tire. Big sweet and moderate roast bitter. Full body, oily thick and dense in aroma. Low carbonation. Classy stuff. Fruity roasty choc finish.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Maakun (5183) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - DEC 21, 2016
Bottle shared at high ABV tasting. Black with dark brown head that clears up after a little while to light brown. Loads of dark chocolate, and I mean loads! Some coffee, marzipan, blueberries, sweet red wine, vanilla, sweet nuts. Under heavy sweet and bitter, with full thick body. Massive classic RIS, faultless.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
nordic (624) - Tartu, ESTONIA - DEC 2, 2016
Bottle. Dark black, nice head. Aroma: toffee, coffee, caramel, raisins, nuts. Taste: moderately bitter start, some tartness, roasted, dark chocolate, smoked, sweet finish. Full body. Well balanced, nice imperial stout.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
willisread (3251) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - DEC 1, 2016
Bottle from West Side. One year aged. Pours a pitch black with a strong 2 fingers of brown foam that linger. Huge black forest cake nose with cherry, blueberry and fudge brownie. Smooth and silky on the palate, but still a little alcohol heat perceived. Big cacao nib, berry and fudge. So good. A sipper and cant wait to open a few bottles in years to come.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Dervock (1272) - AUSTRALIA - NOV 25, 2016
Bottle - pours jet black with a deep tan head. Aroma is coffee, chocolate and ovaltine malt. Taste is is choc roast malt with a hint of liquorice up front building into a massive dry roast choc malt finish.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Stoned99 (1502) - St-Jean-sur-Richelieu, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 15, 2016
12 ounces bottle shared with brother, thanks your the share. 12/22/2014 bottle. Aroma: molasses, intense wood, cacao. App: pitch black with small brown head with sparing head leaving little lacing. Taste and palate: medium body, fruity, liquoreux, light acidity finish. Overall: excellent. This one was found on the shelf in some corner store. Aged pretty well considering that fact. Really good.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Grumbo (2555) - Ipswich, Suffolk, ENGLAND - NOV 8, 2016
Bottle from Beautiful Beers, Bury St Edmunds. Pours black with a red tint, and a coffee coloured head. Aroma of strong cocoa, roasting, and nut. Moderate sweetness, and medium roasted bitterness. Full bodied, slick texture.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Samuel214 (1037) - SWEDEN - NOV 4, 2016
Flaska frn SB, ca ett r gammal. Kolsvart, tjock vtska med tv fingrar hgt mrkbrunt skum som mestadels lgger sig, lmnar lite rester lngs kanterna. Det rcker med att ppna flaskan som sprider doften sig. Verkligen en tjock, fyllig doft packad med choklad, kaffe, rkiga toner, krmig toffee, vanilj, mrkrostade, nstan brnda toner, kola, skummad mjlk och torkad frukt. Svrt att sga vilket som r i frgrunden, det samsas och hller ihop vldigt vl. En tung, krmig, riktigt tjock och fyllig kropp som fyller munnen. Brnda toner, vrmande alkohol och ptaglig beska kommer ver en p en gng. Sedan kaffe, kola, krva och rkiga toner. Avslutas igen med stor beska, riktigt brnda toner och spritig vrme. Det hr r en tung, komplex, kaxig imperial stout. Inte att underskatta. En sipper helt klart. Ruskigt bra.


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