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RATINGS: 34   MEAN: 3.97/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.9/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 267   ABV: 8.9%
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From the historic Colonial Inn and Brewery on the site where General Lafayette made his Revolutionary War stand, comes this huge Imperial Stout aged to perfection. Regulars at the Inn know Chris loves to brew high-gravity beers. Malts: Pale, Vienna Amber, Dark and Light Crystal, Chocolate and Roasted Barley. Hops: UK Target, East Kent Goldings (bittering), East Kent Goldings (aroma) and East Kent Goldings and Fuggles(dry hops). Note that different names are used to describe the cask version (the Imperial Stout) and the draft version (Shutout Stout, Grim Reaper), even though they use the same recipe.

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4.3
DocLock (10683) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 13, 2005
Draft. Black with dark tan head and great lacing. Aroma of big roasted malt, chocoff, and some prunes and licorice. Tastes the same, with a smooth, dense palate that one would expect from a top notch Impy. This one is awesome!

4.2
dberger624 (1028) - Voorhees, New Jersey, USA - JAN 3, 2005
Shared from a aged bomber at the brewery thanks to the owner. This ones a winner. Black has night. Had a nice smooth roasty flavor to it.

3.9
hopdog (12510) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 20, 2004
On tap. Poured a dark black color with an averaged sized brown head. Aroma of chocolates, light coffee and some roastiness. Light bitter aftertaste. One of the better beers I had there today.

3.8
Probiere (992) - Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 19, 2004
Oily mouthfeel, lots of anise, some chocolate, subdued roastiness. Nice full body. Good appearance. Touch too much anise for me but very enjoyable. Quality stout.

3.6
muzzlehatch (4959) - Beloit, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 18, 2004
Sample at the Philadelphia gathering, July 10. Nice aroma, sweet chocolate, grapes and just a hint of bitter espresso. Grapy-vinous flavors throughout; a bit thin at first for an Imperial, but seems to thicken nicely as it warms...very chocolaty, relatively simple, but does the job, as they say.

3.9
jeffin7 (613) - Silver Spring, Maryland, USA - JUL 12, 2004
Very nice aroma of sweet malt and chocolate. Flavor was chocolatey and sweet. Roastedness was low but in this I actually liked it more for it because it let the other flavors come out. Very nice beer.

4
argo0 (14127) - Washington DC, USA - JUL 5, 2004
Black body with tan head. Aroma is rich, sweet, chocolate, roasty coffee. Taste is rich, sweet, chocolate, roasty (especially in finish), coffee, light vinous. Alcohol noticeable but not dominant. Full body.

4.1
MaiBockAddict (1497) - Good Beer Bar Deprived, New Jersey, USA - JUL 4, 2004
Tap at the brewpub, tulip glass. Deep dark brown, tan head. Aroma of raisin, chocolate, and apple. Smooth palate. Dry roasted flavor. Bitter malt, coffee and chocolate.

4
egajdzis (6581) - Pennsburg, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 24, 2004
UPDATED: JUN 25, 2004 Draft... Opaque black, tan head, and some lacing. Roasty sweet, and dark fruits in the aroma. Lightly bitter, dark roasted malts, and chocolate. Alcohol backbone. Cask... Poured opaque black with a light tan head. Beautiful cascase of tan head and nice lacing on the glass. Aroma of brandy, dark fruits, roasted chocolate, pepper, and hops. Taste was full of chocolate and coffee, some tobacco, and just the slightest bit of alcohol. Very creamy mouthfeel, very nice. Lowered a bit due to last nights sample being thin and not as tasty.

4.4
BrianO (138) - Ambler, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 14, 2003
UPDATED: JUN 17, 2004 Black with tan head. Aroma is coffee/roasted barley with some chocolate. Very flavorful and deceptively lite. Medium bodied with a creamy mouthfeel. Alcohol hidden well. Having it at 55 degrees brings out alot more in this beer and does it justice.


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