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RATINGS: 456   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.75/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 43   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
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This thick, rich ale was brewed with plenty of caramel and roasted malts, and subtly spiced with American Chinook and Willamette hops. It boasts flavors of chocolate and coffee, along with raisins and dried fruit soaked in sherry. We’ve accentuated the natural smokiness of the brew by adding a small amount of beechwood-smoked malt and aging the brew in an oak whiskey barrel, which also adds notes of oak and vanilla.

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3.4
WillRunForBeer (2652) - Massachusetts, USA - APR 25, 2016
12oz bottle dated 10/23/12. Pours dark brown with a medium brown head that quickly fades to a ring. Aroma is raisin, molasses, dark chocolate, charred wood. Flavor is molasses, dark cherry, charred oak.

3.8
freekyp (2257) - Thomasville, North Carolina, USA - APR 12, 2016
Grand Teton puts up a solid full bodied and full flavored stout. Oozing dark roasted espresso in both aroma and flavor but also exhibiting some bakers chocolate and mild dark fruits. The flavors evolve through the glass, winding up with a light sweetness and hints of vanilla and roasted nuts. Pours pitch black with a thick rocky tan head.

3.8
HourGlass13 (909) - North Carolina, USA - APR 2, 2016
Pours up an oily black, with a small tan head. Aroma is like roast, bread, cocoa, peat, coffee. Flavor is slightly acidic with coffee, some earthy herbal hops, and a spiced bitter finish. A nice stout

4.2
cathcacr (647) - Oregon, USA - MAR 8, 2016
Fine beer although middle of the pack for an IS (which means around 17/20 on my scale). You’ll get what you expect out of IS, which is good, though probably not much more.

3
commonshawn (1259) - Minnesota, USA - FEB 20, 2016
Tap at ox cart with commonmac and samadouche and Qponnagy. Black with small off white head. Subtle aroma. Heavy roast malt. Alcohol there. Syrupy a little bit. Too much peat. A strong beer. I?m boiling in this cauldron.

3.7
MNAle (189) - Minnesota, USA - FEB 16, 2016
Bottled: August 2015. Tasted Feb 14, 2016. Started with a ~3 or 4 oz pour. Very dark with a nice tan head (about 1/2 inch). Too dark for any visible carbonation. Nutty aroma, perhaps a bit of chocolate and raisin. Some vanilla. Very smooth initial taste, thick feel, stickiness on the tongue and throat in the aftertaste. Taste follows the aroma, nutty and dark fruits a bit past their prime. Alcohol is present in the taste, but not dominating (but it certainly hits you soon enough!). Semi-sweet. Very pleasant, but no bittering at all. Very, very smooth, thick, and mild. I consider the total lack of bittering to be a downgrade on what is otherwise an excellent stout.

4.1
MosquitoPilot (17) - Texas, USA - DEC 30, 2015
On tap at Bear Trap, Grand Targhee, served way too cold, but warmed really nicely. Nice head and lacing. Roasty, chocolate and cherries with a touch of smoke. Delightful after a day on the slopes!

4.1
Fatehunter (2567) - Corbett, Oregon, USA - DEC 24, 2015
Pours minimal head on a black body. The aroma is all the good things: coffee, milk, chocolate, licorice and a touch of smoke. The taste is pleasantly easy. Roasted malt and caramel sweetness, a little coffee bitter. The texture is thicker and silky. Really enjoyable.

4.4
zizzybalubba (1869) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - NOV 21, 2015
750 mL bottle The Bottle Shop At Tyler’s Taproom, Raleigh (August 2015 release-listed as 9.5% ABV). Dark brown/black pour with a creamy khaki head. Aroma of star anise, mild coffee, and faint floral hops. Rich taste of dark chocolate and espresso upfront with background notes of oak, vanilla, and booze. Hearty and almost silky mouthfeel with moderate warming. A great imperial stout!

3.9
bigericsports (84) - Berkeley, California, USA - NOV 13, 2015
On Tap at Kip’s pint glass, pours black with a thick khaki head that lasts and leaves slight lacing. Aroma of bourbon, smoke, cherry, molasses, chocolate, and raisins. Mildly carbonated with a medium body. A decent Impy overall.


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