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RATINGS: 533   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.08/5   SEASONAL: Winter   IBU: 30   EST. CALORIES: 381   ABV: 12.7%
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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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4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
AgentSteve (1647) - SF Bay Area, California, USA - FEB 18, 2011
One of the biggest and most complex beers Ive had, huge nose and flavor of chocolate , tobacco, leather, dark stone fruits, vinous fruit and oak. Lasting woody finish and smooth mouthfeel.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
SuzyGreenberg (1603) - Seattle, Washington, USA - FEB 16, 2011
Bomber; 2010 vintage; pours oily black wig thin dark tan head fading quickly to the edges; heavy molasses, licorice, creamy roast and some sweet bourbon; wow, sticky sweet and oily mouthfeel; rich oats, candy malt, chocolate, red wine, charred oak and cookie dough ice cream; definitely on the boozy side and while has a rich mouthfeel, just a little lacking compared to the Haand Odins Tipple; vinous notes with lots of chocolate and roasted malt; super smooth and thin, flat oily mouthfeel; still quite complex compared to most imperial stouts; rich and balanced flavor profile with nothing out of place; incredible that a beer with so much going on drinks so smooth; fun drinking this side by side with a 2-year old Expedition

Updated Rating 4/16/10 (4.3): Bomber; 2009 vintage; pours viscous black with thin, foamy dark brown head fading quickly to the edges; what a badass brew; resinous aromas of bitter chocolate, molasses, dark fruit, red wine, coffee, birch syrupy and vanilla; rich chocolaty flavors with dark fruits, caramel, touch of whiskey spice and coffee; a smooth, rich sipper with almost decadent dessert quality to it; any astringency or unpleasant bitterness is nowhere to be found; love the more subtle barrel notes in this one with the red wine working well against the whiskey; yummy mix of chocolate and red wine; much more complex than I remember from the 2008 vintage; just a lovely beer; wish I had picked more of the 2009; a touch of smoke here would cause the world to explode!

Original Rating 11/27/09 (4.0) Bomber; 2008 vintage; jet black with thin brown head; tons of coffee and sweet chocolate; killer smooth, creamy texture with bone dry finish; sweet fruit, chocolate syrup and dank fruit; very solid across the board but not up to the standards they set with sloth; need to revisit with a fresh bottle of the 2009 batch

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
peteinSD (1467) - San Diego, California, USA - FEB 13, 2011
Frothy charred expresso/brown head. Aroma is earthy faded hops, deep plum/raisin, licorice, light tobacco, oak, and underlying sweet caramel. Taste follows the aroma with tobacco, raisin/date, licorice, molasses, and a smooth near barley wine finish. Impressive, dessert-like beer.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
beergodd1 (400) - Conneaut, Ohio, USA - FEB 8, 2011
Pours black with maroon hues and a foamy tan head, with decent head retention. The nose is oaky bourbon, Dark fruit,molasses and roasted malts. The taste is vanilla,Oak, molasses and bourbon with a light bitter coffee finish. This is quite a complex Stout, Delicious. Creamy medium/full body. I need to start getting others from this Brewery.

4.5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Braudog (6493) - Yorktown, Virginia, USA - FEB 6, 2011
Bottle. An intriguing pour -- black as the darkest night, as youd expect. The head is surprisingly muted, but what there is is just as surprisingly dark and near-black itself. The aroma is pure sexual chocolate, making my mouth water. This drinks with an incredible array of powerful flavors, all mingled together ... licorice, whiskey, baking chocolate, prunes top my list. I have a feeling this will have me feeling warm and cozy in no time. Awesome. (#4071, 2/6/2011)

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Sean9689 (285) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 17, 2011
Thanks to Kan for sharing with us! A - Pours black, mocha head, some nice lacing and retention left behind after it all settled down. A very nice-looking RIS we have here. S - Chocolate, both dark and milk, slight dark fruit, oak, burnt sugars, some alcohol booze in there too and at 10.4%, its going to be quite hard to completely hide. T - Very similar to the nose. Chocolate, oak, caramel, burnt sugars, some booze. A good amount of complexity between the oak, sweetness, and alcohol notes. Very solid. M - Full bodied, rich, smooth, light carbonation, creamy yet dry finish. D - One glass was enough for me. A very big RIS monster. I have been looking forward to trying this and wasnt disappointed after all was said and done. I continue to be very impressed with most MS offerings, this included.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BMan1113VR (7917) - Los Angeles, California, USA - JAN 10, 2011
Bottle thanks to MikeTD. Pours inky black with a tan head. Thickly coats the glass when swirled. Aromas of brown sugar, bourbon, chewy, dark fruits, wine, and caramel. Flavors of raisins, dark fruits, vinous, boozy, chewy. Light bubbles. Tasty.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
ryan (3186) - Beltsville, Maryland, USA - JAN 8, 2011
Slightly smoky, very roasty nose, just a touch of dark chocolate and dark fruit. The taste is moderately sweet, lightly bitter, with lots of milk chocolate, some coffee, some licorice and lots of raisins. Its just a bit rough and unrefined.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
manuchampions (1244) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 3, 2011
22 oz. bottle, split with McBerko (thanks!) Pours the expected deep black with a tan head. Aroma is chocked full of fruitcake like potency; boozy raisins, molasses, caramel, slight cocoa and a hint of pepper. Taste is much the same but with a lush and tongue sticking thickness. Alcohol is fairly evident but not amiss. Finish is lingering and warm. Well done.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jake65 (3447) - Meridian, Idaho, USA - JAN 2, 2011
Bottle - thanks brewolf! Intensely dark brown pour with a short lived brown head. Rich aroma is thick with sweetness. Molasses and oak. The maple syrup is evident at first sip and again in the tail. Sweet. More molasses and this time vanilla. Some chocolate. Smooth barrel notes compliment it all. Drank great from cellar to room temp. Excellent.


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