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RATINGS: 139   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.66/5   IBU: 75   EST. CALORIES: 252   ABV: 8.4%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Honoring our favorite local blacksmith, this flavorful Stout is a selected mix of ten malts and five hop varieties. Imperial Stout was a key British export in the Baltic trade that elevated art and industry in Russia and England during the 18th Century. Celebrate craftsmanship and raise a glass to broader flavor horizons.

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3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
tronraner (2459) - Walland, Tennessee, USA - JUN 6, 2008
Bottle at Noogfest Four-O. Pours mahogany black with tan head. The aroma is creamy and roasty, something like a latte, along with some unripe berry notes. Flavor is pine and light chocolate, some mild cappuccino-esque notes, and a surprising balancing hoppiness. Not too shabby.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
beerguy101 (5360) - Newark, California, USA - JUN 4, 2008
Tasted at Noogfest 4.0 (2008). This Imperial Stout pours a dark black color from the growler. Small sized white foamy head. The aroma is chocolate and coffee. A medium bodied Imperial Stout. The malts are chocolate, coffee and roasted malts. The hops are earthy. Lots of roasted malt flavors, a touch astringent. Some dark fruit as well. Mouthfeel is full. Finish is clean and crisp. Aftertaste is slightly bitter with some roasted malts.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Shag (2892) - Chattanooga, Tennessee, USA - JUN 4, 2008
A black appearance on this one. The aroma is a tad smokey with some chocolate, coffee, and some dark fruits maybe grapes? The flavor is a bit sour but also a little bit sour with some chocolate, coffee, and more dark fruit. Nothing amazing but a solid beer anyways.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
aracauna (3550) - Georgia, USA - JUN 3, 2008
Pours a dark dark brown. Slight raisin and brown sugar. Subtle smokey hints. Soft and rounded flavor, but still full flavored.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
shp555 (2024) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JUN 3, 2008
Pours an opaque brown color with a brown head. Aroma is chocolate, roast, caramel, and some sweet brown sugar. Flavor is malty, chocolate, roast, coffee, and a roasty bitter finish

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
illinismitty (2271) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - JUN 3, 2008
Sampled at Noogfest 08. Pours brown black with a tan head. Chocolate and roast in the nose. Flavor dark roast and coffee, sort of like an Irish Dry Stout on steroids. There was an apple seed like flavor (perhaps astringency) on the finish that I did not care for.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Suttree (6235) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - JUN 3, 2008
From a growler at Noogfest 4. Like othersve said, not a huge impy stout, but really tasty and well made. Plenty of coffee and chocolate, both in the aroma and flavor, with touches of rum and raisin. Perhaps a touch of smoke, too.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
gunhaver (1030) - Tampa, Florida, USA - JUN 2, 2008
UPDATED: JUN 4, 2008 Noogfest Four-O

Growler, courtesy TBC. Pours a cocoa color, with hazelnut highlights, nice lacing and a tiny lil head. Aromas of roasted notes and some nuttiness; fairly heavy malt presence. Some alcohol and malts, roasted coffee flavors. Decent hop finish. Smooth, relatively easy to drink. Not a giant imperial stout, just a fairly simple and drinkable beer.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
brentfeesh (1208) - Mansfield, Ohio, USA - JUN 2, 2008
Sampled at Noog4. Growler thanks to BeerCellar. Dark walnut to black in appearance with just wisps of head. Smokey and roasty aroma. The flavor is just like the aroma. Very roasty and toasty grain profile. Any fruit is mearly secondary. Semi-dry medium body. This is very simple for a RIS and I would actually not classify this as a RIS. It is however, very enjoyable for what it is. An easy drinker.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
kp (10883) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - FEB 24, 2008
UPDATED: JUN 2, 2008 Date: 01/26/2008
Mode: Hand Bottled
Source: Tasting, Cellar Party

Appearance: black, fine tan head, sudsy lace,
Aroma: roasted aroma with sweet dark fruits,
Body: big body,
Flavor: rich roasted and dark chocolate flavor, caramel sweetness brings in some nice dark fruits, lots of balancing bitterness from a blend of the roasted malts and hops, chocolate continues to grow as the sweetness coxes it out,
-------- /> Date: 05/31/2008
Mode: growler
Vintage: 2007
Words: noog

picking up more fruity character balanced by the abundance of roasted

Aroma: 8/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 8/10; Palate: 7/10; Overall: 16/20
Rating: 4/5.0
Drinkability: 7/10
Score: **4


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