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RATINGS: 533   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.08/5   SEASONAL: Winter   IBU: 30   EST. CALORIES: 381   ABV: 12.7%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Vicious and viscous, this menacing brew pours opaque black with a creamy maduro-colored head. Its aroma offers seductive whiskey, chewy red wine, dark fruit and lavish tobacco. Berserker Imperial Stout invades your taste buds with in-your-face flavor. Weighing in at almost 13% alcohol by volume, Berserker is completely out-of-control. Give it a good fight.

Also labeled under the "Alaskas Most Wanted" series.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
chibuck (3511) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 27, 2011
I had this at dld. Appearance is black, not much to note. The aroma is a little light some coffee, vanilla a little wood. Tasting it its very hard to tell it was barrel aged, there is a little wood to it but I think its muted by using of red wine barrels too. This is a good stout, not great, probably not worth searching out.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Styles (2014) - Lincoln Park, Michigan, USA - MAR 12, 2011
Courtesy of my homies. Oily black, minimal head, growing legs. Aroma is pretty freakin tough. Chocolate, maple syrup, light bourbon, vanilla, spot on. Flavor on par, not as sweet as aroma suggests, light roast comes through. Mouthfeel is sticky sweet, but works. Pretty solid brew, well done.

4.6
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Pailhead (6525) - Plymouth, Michigan, USA - MAR 12, 2011
Courtesy of northernbrews

Bottle: The aroma consists of chocolate, molasses, dark fruits, maple syrup, vanilla, and a hint of vinuous notes. It pours dark brown, virtually black, with a small tan head and spotty lacing. The flavor starts with molasses and chocolate. The finish has dark fruit, vanilla, whiskey, light maple syrup, roast, and slight vinuous notes. Full bodied with a with a slightly oily mouthfeel.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
rayl101 (163) - Brownstown, Michigan, USA - MAR 12, 2011
Bottle courtesy of pailhead/northernbrews. Pours jet black, with a thin tan head. mouthfeel is medium with mild carbonation. Aroma is sweet, with notes of oak, and vanilla. Flavor is roasty with notes of oak, vanilla, and maybe a hint of whiskey. Excellent!

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
corby112 (2804) - philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 23, 2011
2010 vintage generously shared by shadowane. Pours pitch black and completely opaque without a hint of lighter color when held to a light and a 1.5 finger frothy dark mocha head with good retention, slowly fading into a lasting ring. Sporadic splotches and chunks of lacing left behind. Sweet, slightly roasted aroma with hints of roasted coffee bean, silky chocolate, honey, molasses, bittersweet dark chocolate, tobacco and cedar. Slightly leathery with some earthy oak tannis as well as some faint vanilla. The barrel character is evident but not over powering in the nose letting the other scents shine through. Chewy medium body thats on the fuller end with a slightly dry, bitter hop presence and a very roasted malt character. Deep roasted flavor up front with silky bittersweet dark chocolate, coffee/espresso bean and oatmeal. This is countered by a nice creamy lactic presence, that along with the molasses and honey, adds complexity and fullness to the palate. This gives this beer its viscosity and sweetness and compliments the earthy oak very nicely. The ABV is excellently masked with little to no heat making it incredibly quaffable. There is subtle heat and warmth in the finish but its very faint. Its unbelievable that this beer is 12.7%. would have guessed under ten percent. Insanely drinkable at this strength. Overall, I was very impressed with this beer and thought that it was much more complex, flavorful and drinkable than the 09 Kate the Great which was also opened tonight. Highly recommended!

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bhensonb (14475) - Woodland, California, USA - FEB 22, 2011
Bottle shared by Marcus. Pours dark black with a slight tan head. Nose is treacle. Full bodied. Flavor is treacle, hint of maple, astringent oak, lots of dark fruit. Fairly complex.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
marcus (9537) - Sacramento, California, USA - FEB 21, 2011
Bottle from City Beer. Pours black with a thin tan head and a chocolate and coffee aroma. There is a very tasty coffee and treacle flavor with a bit of carbonation and a lot of oak.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
lithy (2996) - Capital of Appalachia, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 21, 2011
2008 bottle. Dark black, thin tan ring. Aroma is chocolate, coffee. Taste is roasty, chocolate, really a nice beer.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Suttree (6181) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - FEB 20, 2011
Black, with a brown head. First whiff is grape or some other fruity note, then coffee and red wine. Coffee and grape and red wine are the main players in the flavor, as well. I get some milk chocolate, too. Dryish, winey finish. Good stuf. Thanks to Photekut for bringing this one!

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Beerona97 (2398) - Washington, USA - FEB 19, 2011
Solid black, creamy oily brown head. Aroma of molasses, dark fruit, sweet tobacco leaf, leather, vanilla. Taste is awesome, sweet milky smoothness, alcohol in the nose, bitter cocoa, ash, earthy. Thick chewy texture, smooth carbonation. Christ, this is a whale of a beer.


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