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49
style
RATINGS: 139   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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3.9
Travlr (24639) - 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
Leighton (21231) - 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
jtclockwork (16561) - , 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
Ratman197 (14822) - 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.

3.7
imdownthepub (14546) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - MAR 16, 2017
Bottled, 355ml aged 4yrs many thanks to Doppelganger. Black with tan head. There is a milk chocolate character to this along with a fruity, plummy note, some tarry notes some caramel. Not as deeply flavoured as many Impy Stouts but there is a reasonable palate. Overall pretty decent.

3.8
djd07 (14463) - 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
argo0 (14127) - 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.

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BeerandBlues2 (13303) - 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.

3.9
kermis (13197) - 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.

3.8
crossovert (12874) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 29, 2013
Seemed to hide its abv impeccably. A very soft and chcolatey imperial stout.


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