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RATINGS: 455   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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User37895 (3085) - - SEP 20, 2008
Bottle shared by sloth at Statline. The pour was typical, dark deep black in color, big brown chocolate colored head on top, decent lacing all the way down. The aroma was milky chocolate, light roast, the typical. The flavor was strong milk chocolate, dry cocoa powder keeping it honest, some licorice, along with light grassy hops perhaps. The finish was a dry bitterness with an almost astringent (but not) character. A tad off, I suppose, but still not bad, just hard to alot that much to the liver without a bit more impressiveness in the flavor category, ya know? As usual, a very nice thank you out to Bert for sharing, fun times!

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angrypirate06 (1388) - Texas, USA - FEB 12, 2010
Bottle thanks to bman1113vr. Dark brown pour with no head. Aroma is nail polish, burnt plastic and BBQ. Flavor is chocolate, soy, coffee, smoke and BBQ.

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ilovedarkbeer (2750) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - FEB 13, 2010
Bottle thanks to BMan1113VR. Pours a dark black brown color with no head. Notes of spent bitter coffee, burnt hair, and dark bitter chocolate. Pretty basic.

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keith0718 (434) - Kansas, USA - MAY 1, 2010
Beautiful looking beer--the blackest beer I’ve ever seen. Tastes very prune-like.

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Hoptagon (239) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - JUL 9, 2010
12oz. Bottled on 12/10/09. The pour was relatively thin with an opaque black color and no discernible head. Nose is heavy on the roasted malt with hints of chocolate, espresso and sadly a bit of wet dog. Can’t say that I’m a big fan of the barrel aging on this one, it just seems to muddle up all the flavors. There is some raisin character, roasted coffee, sour oak and subtle hop bitterness that are noticeable. The carbonation is weak and the texture is too thin which is distracting. Finish is long, roasted and mildly sour. Definitely not a beer I would go out of my way to try again.

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puboflyons (3508) - Allenstown, New Hampshire, USA - SEP 14, 2010
Bottled on 01/21/10. The pour is a very dark-brown to nearlky black with a thin short-lasting head and not a lot of lacing. The aroma is of smoked, burnt baker’s chocolate and malts. I do not pick up any hard stuff like sherry or whisky as promised. The taste leans toward hoppiness with an abundance of chocolate and a hint of raisins. A unique tasting stout but I think it just has too much going on to be something I would drink often.

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edwardbass (861) - Illinois, USA - OCT 31, 2010
Hmm, I was expecting more. Maybe there’s a consistency issue at work here since so many others really love this one? Pours pitch black with a great tan head and lacing. Nice aroma, though it seems a bit weak for an Imperial Stout. Taste is confusing to me...quite a lot of bitterness for a stout and the taste seems "shallow". A previous reviewer noted raisins - I can totally pick up on that. I also totally miss the oak barrel aging. It’s a unique tasting stout, but it misses the mark for a few reasons. Guess I’ll share the rest of my 4 pack with the beer-heads at the office to get their opinion :)

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Cavie (4837) - Arlington, Texas, USA - FEB 7, 2011
Bottle via trade. This beer is from Grand Teton out of Idaho. It pours a very dark brown color. Dark grains and malts on the nose. Not too astringent or intense. Dark nose. Flavor is dark malts with a bit of bourbon and wood. Straight forward for the most part.

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GKillian (525) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - MAR 6, 2011
Pours black with foamy brown head and lacing. Traditional notes of coffee and chocolate. Balanced taste, though a bit on the sweet side. Smooth and creamy.

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SirLimpsalot (4550) - SWEDEN - JUL 9, 2012
Mackan: lite ok vanlig stout. Aning blek mot mjölk hållet med med ok brända toner. Ingen större grej. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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