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RATINGS: 156   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.68/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 375   ABV: 12.5%
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Imperial Stout, Dark like abyss, this ale sinks to the bottom of your stomach due to it’s heavy body. Packed with the intensely roasted flavor of barley, this stout has a flavor almost of coffee. This is an Exotic beer made with tapioca and rice.

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Pastor (799) - Skowhegan, Maine, USA - MAR 13, 2009
I have been sitting on this one for a while so a need to thank goryshkewych for this one.
A 12 oz bottle poured into a snifter produced a two finger coco colored head that trailed of to a thick lace on top of a black bodied brew.

Aromas of Molasses come right to the front some dark fruit and roasted grains. The flavors are Interesting for a Imperial Stout. Licorice and molasses (sweetness) are up front then followed by some light bitter roastiness. At almost 13% I can’t taste any alcohol at all that is incredible. This brew is nice and thick in the mouth making this a great sipper.

Now this is interesting to me it is very drinkable but the ABV on this is far from sessionable it is an interesting Imperial Stout but to me on the edge of the style guidelines for sure. I am sad to see Kuhnhenn jump there prices so much, because this will probably be one of the last I seek out. It was a great stout I can’t take that away from them

3.1
Oakes (19027) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 18, 2009
Black body with dark brown head. The aroma has molasses, lots of roast and booze. Rich roasty palate, starchy with a bit of tartness late. Lots of booziness to it. Powerful stuff. A real bruiser, and it takes over the beer. Thanks, SoLan.

3.8
Beershine (5253) - VANCOUVER, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 15, 2009
Thank you SoLan!! Pitch black with brown head. Rich chocolate cake, mocha aromas and a slight bit of icing sugar. Goes down nicely. Has a tang on the back of the tongue in the finish which is interesting. Also carob and chicory. A lingering roast finish but the tang makes it different and mixes well with the malts. The tapioca accentuates the creaminess in the mouthfeel. Nice.

3.5
fiver29 (1112) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - FEB 13, 2009
On tap at the Brew Kettle. Pours black with tan head. Has roasted malt aroma with some light fruit. Cherry perhaps. Medium mouthfeel leads to dark roast, fruit, and diatectyl flavors set in. Overall a nice brew. Just wish is wasn’t so buttery.

3.8
jbrus (4988) - Delft, NETHERLANDS - FEB 1, 2009
[email protected] Strong aroma of coffee and all kinds of fruit like red and berries and raspberry. Black colour, brown firm head, good lace. pours very thick. Sweet, sourish, bitter, very fruity, loads of coffee. Full and flat. Flavourful.

4
Lothore (647) - California, USA - JAN 28, 2009
A- Pours almost pitch black with a thick, chunky dark brown head which sits magnificently atop this menacing brew.

S- Lots of grain, slightly faint for the style, a little bit of milk chocolate.

T- Very Rich, sweet chocolate, dark fruits, coffee, lots of roasted malt at the end.

M- Very thick with perfect carbonation in my mind (some may say it is a little overcarbonated)

D- This is definitely one to sip on. On this cold winter night it is just about perfect. Too rich to have all the time but im enjoying it right now.

3.2
Ughsmash (7510) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 23, 2009
Bottled. Poured inky black with a thick, dark cap of brown head. The aroma picked up darker chocolates, charred black malts, and what became an almost overpowering metallic sourness as it warmed up.. seemed like it was infected. The flavor confirmed my fears, as sourness was the dominant characteristic.. sweeter chocolates with a rice-like texture joined some mildly bitter coffee at the core.. sharp sourness covered the sides of the mouth and stuck on the finish with some bitterness. Thick, sour, and bitter on the palate with some cocoa powder lightening it up.. the heft felt good, but the rest of it wasn’t too pleasant.

4
grandgenie (259) - val-des-monts, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 13, 2009
Dégusté avec french tickler,agaguk et parozoid le 28 mai 2008.
Bottle @ le mondial

App.: Pitch black poor, thin brown foamy head, light lacing

Aromas: tons of chocolate, creamy, toffee, nuts, coffee, brown sugar

Palate: Sweetness hits you at first, bitter explosion soon after, full bodied, lightly acid.

Flavors: dark fruits, black olives, dark bitter chocolate.

Notes: None


3.2
TURDFERGUSON (4068) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - JAN 7, 2009
Bottle shared by JCB. Nose is roast, smoke, light soy. Flavor is more of the same with an oddly thin mouthfeel. The thinking on this one was that it might be infected, but who knows. Anyway, it was not memorable.

3.4
Magjayran (1379) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - JAN 5, 2009
Dark black with a thick tan head. The aroma is troubling. There’s a slight vegetable medley and butter aroma on top of some classic roasted malt, black coffee, and dark chocolate aroma. A bit smokey smelling too. Suprisingly it still tastes decent enough. There’s lots of dark chocolate and coffee in this one. A touch of smoke. Not really picking up much of the scary stuff I smelled although there is a touch of butter. Alcohol doesn’t really make much of a statement in the flavor. Pretty good but maybe not in the best condition.


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