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RATINGS: 141   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.65/5   IBU: 66   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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3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
GranvilleTim (1855) - Granville, Illinois, USA - FEB 25, 2015
Thanks Bob! Dark pour with a light brown head. Aroma is roasted malt and hops. Taste is dry, a little sweet, roasted malt. Finish is a lingering roasted malt. Light creaminess. Good lacing. Please distribute to my area Free State!

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
djd07 (13990) - Houston, Texas, USA - FEB 19, 2015
Bottle. Pours a dark brown with small beige head. Aroma is roasted malt and caramel. Thin mouthfeel with licorice, dark fruit, caramel, very good.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
luttonm (6013) - Seattle, Washington, USA - FEB 17, 2015
Bottle at Brony Tasting, DC. Dark brown. Sweet, soft banana. Nice softer beer, tasty.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
GenDV138 (7056) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - FEB 16, 2015
Bottle at the DC Tasting. Dark brownish black with light tan head. Aromas of dark fruit, caramel. Tastes of dark fruit, caramel, chocolate. Medium body with a dry finish.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
solidfunk (8640) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - FEB 15, 2015
Nice roast. Some dark chocolate. Light sweet finish. Pours black with good head and lacing. Some bitterness. Bottle.

3.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
Westchesterco (1984) - mclean, Virginia, USA - FEB 15, 2015
Poured from a bottle it is a dark brown with a slight head the aroma is boozey and the taste is a thin coffee flavor that gets stronger on the palate

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Travlr (23980) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - FEB 15, 2015
Bottle courtesy of Iphonephan, thanks! Clear dark brown color, tan head. Aroma of brownies dipped in cocoa dipped in coffee. Taste is rich malty cocoa powder and malted milk balls. Nice.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
kraddel (7700) - Antwerp, BELGIUM - FEB 15, 2015
Pours clear , very dark brown , small white head . Smell is bit sweet , roasted malts . Taste is sweet, dark malts , some chocolate . roasty . Nice

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
wlajwl (6659) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - JAN 4, 2015
Aroma is cherries, dark malts and musty/vinous notes. The flavor is dark malts, oak, fruit, vinous and a long and sour/tart/acidic finish.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
thegreenrooster (4328) - St.louis, Missouri, USA - DEC 4, 2014
Pour is an almost black with a small white head. Aroma is some chocolate malt, molasses and a fruity hop. Flavor is a bitter roast with some chocolate notes, a slight mint and bit of hops hiding in the backround. Finish leaves a of roast and molasses on the tongue. A decent beer, not as intense as some impy stouts, but worth a try.


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