RATINGS: 32   MEAN: 3.54/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.48/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
9.% a.b.v. our version of this classic export ale. Unlike most brewers we add a special decoction cycle to our brew day to increase the malty backbone to this once a year specialty. A generous amount of bittering hops balances well with the high roast, chocolate and black malt flavor. Viscosity is high and flavors improve as the ale warms in temperature

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jimhilt (2610) - Bow, New Hampshire, USA - APR 2, 2011
Will pour a five+ finger thick brown head that fades very slowly leaving a good lace. Black color with hints of mahogany. Good carbonation and medium-heavy bodied. Baked chocolate nose, flavor is baked-burnt chocolate, smooth. Higher ABV is hidden. Decent imp stout but way overpriced at $19.99 for a 22oz bottle #365 from Bert’s Better Beers Hooksett, NH.

4
hawker (16) - New Hampshire, USA - FEB 9, 2013
Good imperial stout, dark head, nice combination of flavors. Nice hoppy tast

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tfontana (976) - Fremont, New Hampshire, USA - OCT 22, 2015
Keg pour at NH Brewfest. Appearance is opaque black, small off-white head ring with mild lacing. Aroma is pleasant roasted malt with bit of liquor, coffee, cocoa. Taste is very sweet, almost too sweet, with a bit of cocoa and coffee as with aroma. Palate is light-to-medium bodied, average texture, finish is mostly sweet with slight bitter balance.

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mcox90 (2088) - Wilton, New Hampshire, USA - JAN 15, 2017
16 oz. can. Pours black with a one finger mocha head that slowly recedes leaving some mocha colored lace. Sweet dark chocolate nose with secondary espresso and dark fruit. Subtle sweetness on the taste with smooth chocolate notes with a hint of raisin on the backend of the swallow. Hint of caramel candy. Smooth, silky palate. Full bodied. A nice relaxing evening in your mouth.

3.9
Pastor (799) - Skowhegan, Maine, USA - DEC 28, 2012
Bottle # 460 Batch # 1395 Sat on this one for a few years thought today be a good time to drink it. Still well carbonated great chocolate aromas’ and a slight coffee note in there as well. Flavor comes off as a sweet mocha flavored drink. A good sipper I’d age this one again, if I could track down the brewer

3.9
thepatrickman (1358) - Jevington, East Sussex, ENGLAND - JAN 13, 2017
16oz can at home. This is a nice, straightforward interpretation of an imperial stout, without any adjuncts of barrel aging. Some malt sweetness, but the roasted coffee flavor from the dark malts dominate. Good for sipping on a winter’s night.

3.8
puboflyons (3434) - Allenstown, New Hampshire, USA - FEB 26, 2011
#360 of brew no. 1162. The pour is very dark brown with ruby red hues glistening in the light. Nice frothy brown head. Not as black as I expected for an Impy Stout. Smoky aromas on the nose to start followed by an enticing maltiness and mellow alcohol bite. The body is heavy and creamy. Warming on the tongue. The taste is comfortably bitter but there is not a lot of chocolate sensations happening. The bottle costs about $20. This is worth trying but it might be cheaper to try it on tap at the pub itself. And I do not think this beer is widely available outside of NH.

3.8
oteyj (2139) - New Hampshire, USA - MAR 15, 2011
Supah black pour with a beautiful mountainous tan frothy head. The nose is filled with charred malts, molasses, brownie, and molasses. The flavor holds huge ashy roasted malts with caramel, molasses, bakers chocolate, and cream. The palate is a tad thin, but has epic creamy effervescence. A really nice offering.

3.8
tekstr1der (491) - New Hampshire, USA - DEC 27, 2015
Pours dark, near black with quickly disappearing tan head leaving it naked on top. At least this allows the rich roasted aroma to come through in force. Flavor has some nice roast with hints of chocolate up front, and a very smooth mouthfeel, but is followed by a slightly astringent finish which detracts - it makes me take another sip, but for the wrong reason.

3.8
lavaaaron (55) - - MAY 27, 2017
Smells like vanilla extract but thankfully doesn't carry that through too strong on the taste. Full body and tastes like a lot of black patent malt but also some vanilla and caramel. Family brought this down from NH and I didn't try it until May. A great stout and would be perfect for a January or February day. I like he amount of hops in this too. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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