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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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3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ernest (7479) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - SEP 11, 2015
Bottle. Head is initially average sized, frothy,dark brown, mostly lasting. Body is black (opaque, flashlight tested). Aroma is moderately to heavily malty (roasted grain, chocolate), with notes of vanilla, alcohol, bourbon, oak. Flavor is heavily sweet, lightly acidic, lightly bitter. Finish is moderately sweet, lightly acidic, moderately bitter, lightly salty. Full body, velvety/syrupy/creamy texture, lively carbonation, heavily to harshly alcoholic. Not sure if Ive ever seen a beer this utterly opaque before...I used a high intensity flashlight on a glass with a pretty small diameter and not a single hint of light could pass through. Other than that, its just "pretty good", certainly good for the style but of the kitchen sink over the top variety...way too much alcohol (not hidden well at all), too sweet, too thick. Quickly fatiguing and hard to drink very much of.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
PMgep (268) - Lund, SWEDEN - AUG 20, 2015
Old rating from 2013, on tap at Midnight sun. Big and strong, really dark colour, smooth full taste. Wonderful.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Damico (3145) - Royersford, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 30, 2015
Pours as thick dark black as described with just a fantastic huge creamy dark cocoa brown head. Aroma brings some molasses and maple for sure, brown sugar, leather, red wine, and some smoky malts. The flavor is rich, complex, and delicious with big cocoa, red wine, smooth and sweet whiskey, and a bitter smooth cocoa ending.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BrewHaMeister (442) - Wisconsin, USA - AUG 29, 2015
Bomber bottle thanks to Bytemesis pours like used motor oil with a milk chocolate head and nice lacing. Aromas of bakers cocoa, vanilla, coffee, and licorice. Flavor is medium coffee bitter. Delicious!

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
portableparty (2307) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - AUG 16, 2015
22 oz. bottle. Pours deep brown black like dirty motor oil and shows a dark khaki tight head that fades to a thin wispy film and collar. Aroma is red wine oak charred bourbon licorice dark bitter chocolate faint toffee maple some yeast. Taste more red wine licorice yeast dark bitter chocolate mellow oaked char bourbon, very complex reminesinte of Abyss. Palate is full oily dry. Big thanks to Hannont!

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
simont1 (602) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - SEP 11, 2015
Heavily roasted malt, chocolate, truffle, vanilla, smoke, wood, very complex with maple, tree, oak and light bourbon notes. A solid stout which is very thick and creamy, taste of chocolate, bourbon, oak, vanilla, light booze with a woody astringent maple finish, semi sweet. Extremely solid, bourbon is quite muted though.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
beertholomeus (1775) - California, USA - AUG 20, 2015
UPDATED: AUG 22, 2015 Pours black with a tan head. Roasted malt, chocolate, soy sauce, molasses, maple syrup and caramel aroma. Chocolate, coffee, roasted malt, caramel, toffee, toast, soy sauce, licorice molasses flavors. Full body and moderate carbonation. Chocolate, roasted malt and molasses finish.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
beechner224 (1024) - Melbourne, Florida, USA - AUG 1, 2015
Bottle to glass. Pours black with tan head. Aroma is toasty. Taste is smooth, maple, bourbon. Really good.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Beerdedone (3313) - Croydon, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 26, 2015
Bottle. Pours pitch black with a nice brown head. Aroma of chocolate, maple, bourbon, and light vanilla. Flavor was rich & thick with chocolate, molasses, maple, bourbon notes and subtle vanilla. Smooth texture, full body,soft carbonation.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
thorongil2 (2637) - , Ontario, CANADA - AUG 5, 2015
(tap) clear very dark brown colour with a small, brown head; aroma of roast, chocolate; thick palate; rich, balanced flavour with a long, medium bitter finish


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