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RATINGS: 197   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.04/5   SEASONAL: Series   IBU: 45   EST. CALORIES: 378   ABV: 12.6%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Smoked Imperial Stout. Part of the 2010 Pop Ten Series. December 2010.

Rebrewed in 2014

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4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
fiver29 (1036) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - MAR 20, 2011
Bottle shared by Mike. Thanks! Pours thick jet black with than head. Aroma is roasted malt and smoke. Dense and creamy mouthfeel. Almost as if it was made with oats. Taste was very nice meld of smoke, peat, coffee, roasted malt, and an herbal note. Very nice beer.


4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
RRistow12 (741) - Lewis Center, Ohio, USA - OCT 13, 2016
Tasted from bottle. Pours black with a thick brown head. Aroma is slight smoked meats, dark chocolate, molasses. Taste is very well balanced. Flavors of dark chocolate, small smoke, wood, bourbon, coffee, caramel, maple syrup. Overall an exceptional imperial smoked stout. Really top notch. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
rxeight (2709) - Illinois, USA - OCT 13, 2016
22oz bomber. Black with a frothy mocha head thats gone very quickly leaving it flat and black. Aroma is a lot of molasses. Touch of smoke, licorice, dark chocolate. Taste is bitter dark malt, some smoke, brown sugar. Lots of sweetness that balances the malt pretty nicely.

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
dpgjrnhcraftbrew (81) - New Hampshire, USA - AUG 7, 2016
Dated 11/23/15 Enjoyed 7/24/16 Bar Fly pours black with an oil like consistency. Smokey ash dark fruit aroma. Slight bourbon flavor, burnt sugar, smoke, and wood. Smooth, thick, coating, and the abv is hidden well. Overall, a well crafted aged stout that indulges.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
slowrunner77 (10418) - Reno, Nevada, USA - AUG 1, 2016
A more huger version of second hand smoke :) big n thick, huge smoke noted in the nose especially. Like a bbq imperial stout. Big roast and cocoa too, booze...smoke would be too much if it wasnt such a big beer.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Mark_Eck (1921) - - JUL 28, 2016
Bottle. Pours black. Aroma and taste are smoke, roasted malts, bourbon, and chocolate.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
PilsnerPeter (3045) - Flushing, New York, USA - JUL 24, 2016
Bottle: pours a near opaque black with a deep brown head. Complex aroma. Big black malts, some charred sugar, burnt dark fruits, wood, a hint of leather and smoke. Slick oily body. Big malt flavor. Lots of depth. Big roast with a rich sweetness as well. A bit boozy. Some very light oak, vanilla like bourbon booziness, a hint of licorice. Charred roast and chocolate. Long flavors with lingering roast. Complex. Would perhaps improve with age/oxidation.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
monk191 (1835) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUL 2, 2016
A fantastic imperial stout. Quite a bit different then many other bourbon imperial stouts. Pours a beautiful deep black with a red/pink tint, and a brown head. Smells amazing, smoked bacon, cherries, vanilla and caramel, bourbon and raisins. Taste is super creamy but not overly sweet. Lots of smokiness, vanilla, chocolate covered cherries, and even more smokiness in the aftertaste. Great!

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
ben4321 (5889) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - JUL 1, 2016
Bottle shared by NickD717, 5/15/16. Dark brown pour. Roasted, burnt, and smoked malts. Some caramel, earth, bourbon, and vanilla.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Nuffield (4091) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - JUN 29, 2016
My tastes may have changed a little because although I love sweetness, this could be just a little bit more than I want. But thats not a complaint, because the beer is quite excellent. The smoked dimension and the wood/bourbon notes are all contributing to a well-rounded and interesting beer. Bottle from City Beer, San Francisco.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Dedollewaitor (15684) - Odense, DENMARK - JUN 10, 2016
2010 Vintage. Bottle @ EM Opening Tasting, on the Hill of the dragon. Pours Black with a creamy head. Roast, mocha, ashes and smoke. Smooth and very soft. Bitter roasted finish. Good stuff! Thanks Jacob - U da man. Very smooth - no signs of oxidation!


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