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52
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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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3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Travlr (22434) - 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 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Leighton (19496) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 22, 2013
Bottle at RBWG 2013. Pours black-brown with a fine, beige cream head. Basic dark malt nose, some earth, dry cocoa. Medium sweet flavor, some further earthy bitterness, burnt bread. Medium bodied with fine carbonation. Moderately sweet finish, pretty bitter, some earth, burnt grass, bittersweet cocoa. Not too sweet. Decent.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jtclockwork (15426) - , New Jersey, USA - FEB 2, 2014
Bottle thanks to RobertDale. Pours dark brown with tan head. Nose and taste of cocoa, flaked oats, grassy hops, creamed coffee, toasted chocolate and vanilla. Some toasted cracker malt. Medium body.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Ratman197 (13870) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - NOV 28, 2012
Bottle poured a clear dark reddish brown with a small lingering tan head. Aromas of roastiness, light dark chocolate and light vanilla. Palate was medium bodied and smooth. Flavors of roastiness, bitter chocolate and earthiness with a smooth lingering roasty finish.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
argo0 (13580) - Washington DC, USA - OCT 3, 2005
(GABF05) Black body with beige head. Aroma is moderately sweet, cocoal, some coffee. Taste is moderately sweet, coffee, roast, dark chocolate, light dark fruit. Smooth, medium-full body.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BeerandBlues2 (12474) - Escondido, California, USA - NOV 11, 2006
Growler received from tjthresh, thanks Tom. Pours black, near opaque, rubied, with an average frothy light brown head that mostly diminishes. Aroma is moderate malt (chocolate, cookie, burnt), heavy hop (perfume, herbs, flowers) and light yeast (earth, broth). Heavy hoppiness, light sweetness and moderate maltiness to start, heavy hop finish, low malt and yeast, alcohol and an average duration. Dark bodied, oily and fizzy palate.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jcwattsrugger (12295) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - SEP 26, 2013
@RBWG-JAX Grand Tasting-12oz bottle-lt tan-brown. A-med malt-roasty. T-med malt-roasty, hop bite. Plenty of carbonation.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
djd07 (12286) - 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.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
kermis (12007) - The Hague / Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - OCT 4, 2013
Bottle shared thanks to iphonephan. Pours near black with a small beige head. Aroma of chocolate, roast, licorice, light coffee and toffee. Flavour is medium to heavy sweet and bitter. Full bodied with soft carbonation.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
hopdog (11888) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 31, 2006
Hand bottled sample courtesy of footbalm (thanks!). Ratebeer rating # 2,800. Poured a dark black color with an averaged sized light tan head. Aromas of roasted malts, chocolate, burnt malts, and Im getting some pine in there. Tastes of chocolate, roasted malts, some dark fruits, and light caramel. Tasty.


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