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RATINGS: 896   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.29/5   SEASONAL: Autumn   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
The beer is a dry Imperial Stout - creamy and rich with color as black as night. It has aromas of roasted coffee and dark chocolate, hints of molasses, toffee and caramel in the taste. Clipper City will produce only a small batch, so availability is extremely limited. IBU’S: 30 Malts: Crisp English Pale, Crisp Crystal, Chocolate and Roasted Barley Hops: Styrian Goldings, Fuggles Magnum and Amarillo

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2.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
fakebeersnob (325) - Salt Lake City, Utah, USA - OCT 10, 2013
Pours dark brown/black. Very little head (almost none) that quickly disappeared until it only had a minimal lacing. A bit thin and carbonated for an imperial. Heavier taste of roasted coffee. Going to let it warm a bit to see if I like it better. I am not really a fan. Not as smooth as I would expect, and not really getting the toffee nor chocolate in it. Carbonation really bothers me on this one.


3
jthrcw (21) - - DEC 27, 2017
UPDATED: DEC 27, 2017 Black pour tan head. Coffee and dark chocolate notes with a slightly smokey taste to it. Not a bad stout

3.5
scarletfire65 (1534) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 29, 2017
Bottle in the Poconos with Caressa, Apollo, and the wife. Jet black pour. Toasty malt, smoke, dark bitter chocolate on the nose. Dry, lots of dry dark fruit flavors, sherry, ashy grains. Pretty nice.

3.3
jsmerig (1721) - Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 22, 2017
UPDATED: NOV 22, 2017 Pours a deep dark black. Tase is maple with a sweet note and a Smokey finish.

4.5
deandillingham (3) - - AUG 10, 2017 does not count
Smooth beer! Good aroma, toffee, coffee flavors. Good dessert beer....goes great with an with an expresso and cheesecake ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.1
crossovert (14135) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 2, 2017
Draft. This is a very dry and raisiny imperial stout, english-styled, touch of yeasty and herb.

3.1
arn8897 (455) - Trenton, Ohio, USA - MAR 19, 2017
Pours a deep brown to black with a khaki head. Aromas of coffee and chocolate. Taste the same with a little sweetness from the malt and molasses. Finishes clean from the hops. Very little alcohol warmth. Aromas are more pronounced than the taste. But not bad. Thin mouth feel for an Imperial.

3.4
Rex_Remes (284) - Bonyhad, HUNGARY - MAR 11, 2017
(12oz bottle) AROMA: roasted malt, coffee, roasted vegetables APPEARANCE: deep, dark pour, rich/black, chocolate colored head, not ultra thick foam unless forced TASTE: smokey, roasted grain, toast, bran, some sweetness, dried fruit, moderate bitterness, touch burnt/charred. PALATE: a touch of sparkle, medium heavy body, smooth, creamy, overall nice mouth feel. OVERALL: a respectable stout. A tad sweet, but some nice rich/roasty flavors, a little bit of harshness/offness with the bitter ending, but enjoyable.

3.5
Chalumeaux (1850) - Middleton, Massachusetts, USA - JAN 28, 2017
Poured from bottle best by Jan 2017 dark black pour with a thin cocoa head. Aromas of coffe molasses and chocolate malt. Taste is roasted chocolate malt toffee and dark fruit. Not the best or worst RIS.

3.9
OnTheTrail (605) - Virginia, USA - DEC 18, 2016
Pours brownish black, some medium brown head. Some lacing. Aroma is coffee and molasses. Very intriguing. Taste of dark coffee, toffee, hops. Medium mouthfeel. Not the most intense RIS, but an enjoyable beer.

3
Ctplt777 (533) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - DEC 10, 2016
It’s not bad, not the best but It’s pretty tasty. The aroma has a lot of coffee and chocolate which is pleasant but almost smells sort of fake I don’t know why. It’s actually pretty bitter and I’m only getting some roastiness and some alcohol. It’s definitely dry, they got that part down. Overall, it’s not a bad beer, just not really my type of stout. I kind of wish the taste didn’t have so much alcohol in it, I feel like that’s what kind of ruined it for me.


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