RATINGS: 901   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.29/5   SEASONAL: Autumn   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
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. IBUS: 30 Malts: Crisp English Pale, Crisp Crystal, Chocolate and Roasted Barley Hops: Styrian Goldings, Fuggles Magnum and Amarillo

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
vadavid (142) - Fredericksburg, Virginia, USA - MAR 7, 2008
From a fresh cask. Dark black in color with a thin beige head. Aroma is roasted malt with dark chocolate notes. Flavor is roasted coffee and dark chocolate. Very faint sweetness. Theres enough bitterness in the aftertaste to keep it interesting. Creamy mouthfeel. Ive also had Peg Leg from the bottle. The cask version is richer in flavor and drinkability. My rating for the bottle version would be .5 lower.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Chalumeaux (1323) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
OnTheTrail (430) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
Ctplt777 (517) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - DEC 10, 2016
Its not bad, not the best but Its pretty tasty. The aroma has a lot of coffee and chocolate which is pleasant but almost smells sort of fake I dont know why. Its actually pretty bitter and Im only getting some roastiness and some alcohol. Its definitely dry, they got that part down. Overall, its not a bad beer, just not really my type of stout. I kind of wish the taste didnt have so much alcohol in it, I feel like thats what kind of ruined it for me.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
beastiefan2k (3745) - HdG (past: NYC, KS, Rain City), Maryland, USA - DEC 5, 2016
Personal impy stout blind tasting. This was the 3rd out of 4. Here it goes:
By far the most uninteresting of the lineup. Not thin but thinnest body of the 3 with a tingling carbonation that leads to a soda like mouthfeel. Really disperses and loses the flavors. Aroma comes off as really cheap and watered down, spit in, and maybe peed in coffee. I swear, a hint of fish scales. Flavor is mostly malt husks and again cheap old pissy coffee. And again I swear there is a mollusk or something in here. Returning AFTER FULL LINEUP: definitely the worst with some wacky fishy flavor that really is occupying my senses.
I only guessed one beer correctly in the lineup, this was it. Im pretty sure I had this some time before and knew that it wasnt for my tastes.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
ebone1988 (1657) - Dearborn, Michigan, USA - DEC 2, 2016
Aroma is bready, dark fruit, chocolate maybe, sweet. Appearance is dark brown, poured thin, light brown head. Taste is bad. Artificial licorice, dark fruit, roasted malt, sweet, raisins, awful. Mouthfeel is medium body, light carbonation, awful dark fruit aftertaste. Overall, bad. Bad.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
downender (8270) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - DEC 1, 2016
Bottle from Total Wines, Sterling VA. Jet black in colour, with a thin, beige, head. Coffee and dark chocolate notes, some caramel and dark berry sweetness, before a rich, toasty finish. Good.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
bagalagalaga (160) - Indiana, USA - NOV 28, 2016
Smells like coffee and a little fruit or red wine, but man you take one sip and you are hit with a very unexpected and fairly unpleasant, medicinal taste. It was so weird it made me check the best by date, still 5 months out. Like a bad citrus fruit taste, or merlot cut with coffee? Other Heavy Seas are much better.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
chucklemation (1520) - Royal Oak, Michigan, USA - NOV 3, 2016
Pours a dark brown with a thin off-white head. Aroma is chocolate, roast, molasses, fruit, and something off. Flavor is a bit better, with chocolate and molasses dominant, but also roast, toffee, and some dark fruits. Highly carbonated. Just okay.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Johnstledger8 (1036) - Dublin, IRELAND - SEP 30, 2016
Bottle. Pitch black with a fading bubbly brown head. Aroma is of roasted coffee, nuts, dark fruits, salty. Taste is of coffee, dark fruits, blackcurrant, nuts, caramel. Watery to oily mouthfeel, medium carbonation.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
tfontana (857) - Fremont, New Hampshire, USA - SEP 4, 2016
Bottle pour into nonic pint glass from One Stop Market. Appearance is dark brown-red (virtually opaque black) with quickly-fading light brown head and no lacing. Aroma is strong roasted malts, chocolate and dark fruit, caramel/toffee and hint of coffee. Taste is initial dark fruit, molasses and toffee--interrupted by slightly tangy, almost metallic flavor--then ends roasted mix of sweet and bitter. Palate is full bodied with smooth, thick texture, average-to-lively carbonation with dry, roasted finish. Overall, slightly off in the taste and a little too carbonated for the style.

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