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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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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.

4.3
jcalbi (380) - Medford, New Jersey, USA - OCT 13, 2002
Deep, rich black body with a light caramel colored edging around the surface area of the glass. Chocolate malted colored head that quickly dissipates. Flavors of chocolate and roasted coffee with a steady bitterness.

4.3
DocLock (10970) - 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!

4.3
Saarlander (1686) - Saarlouis, GERMANY - JUN 25, 2007
UPDATED: JUL 3, 2007 Hand bottle from Ty5592 thanks ty. Maybe the most drinkable Imp Stout I’ve had, alcohol isn’t noticeable at all, slight coffee, plenty of roasted flavor, Chocolate, some dark fruit and sweetness on the finish. A great beer, could drink it everyday! A +

4.3
Slipstream (2677) - USA - MAY 11, 2010
UPDATED: MAY 12, 2010 This was the best beer that I sampled under the general’s roof. A fresh, dark bread aroma, with vanilla and citrus. Full, roasty grain/bread flavor, and pleasantly sweet too. Excellent!

4.2
Jayb0 (1215) - Cherry Hill, New Jersey, USA - OCT 14, 2002
Keg conditioned 1 year (2001). Was pouring and drinking this at the philly real ale fest. Some muted flavors and aroma until it warmed up a bit. At which point great citrus zest and roasted malt in the nose and in the mouth. Starts sweet, turns creamy and milk and fisnished with a dry hop spice. Lingering rasted bitterness. The cask started to degrade after about three hours with cidery chracteristics coming into play. Wonderful until then, too easy to drink for 8.9%!

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.

4.2
sliffy (2040) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JUN 11, 2007
Growler: Pours black with a tan head. Aroma, slightly smoky with some roasted malts, dark fruits and chocolate. Flavor, chocolate, roasted malts, some earthy burnt bitterness. I was convinced on a slight smoky quality the whole time. Pretty damn good brew though.

4.2
nolankowal (938) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - NOV 20, 2007
Growler. Thick black pour with a tan head. Aroma of liquorice, dark chocolate, roasted malt and light vinous notes. Flavors of roasted malt, dark chocolate, liquorice, coffee, earthy hops and a bit of a booze kick.Thick body, roasty/bittersweet with a roasty finish.

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.


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