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RATINGS: 173   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.75/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 315   ABV: 10.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Blacker than night, stouter than stout is our Imperial Stout. Brewed with a lot of malt & a touch of honey, Imperial Stout is rich & robust with deep, deep notes of dark chocolate & espresso.

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3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
lithy (2996) - Capital of Appalachia, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 1, 2010
grownfools Impromptu Tasting. Sample from a bottle shared by me. Dark brown, black, tan cover. Aroma is honey, roast, chocolate. Taste is simple bitter roast, espresso, sweet chocolate.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
bu11zeye (12843) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - SEP 6, 2010
(22oz bottle) Pours a cloudy brown body with a small cream head. Aroma of roasted malt, chocolate, coffee, and toffee. Flavor of roasted malt, coffee, anise, grass, and cocoa with a bitter finish.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Sparky (2244) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - SEP 5, 2010
Bomber shared by Dak. Pours dark brown with a thin tan head. The nose is molasses, burnt malt, dark fruits and honeycomb. The taste is ashy cocoa, roasty malt, coffee and molasses. Medium bodied. Sweet but tasty.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Suttree (6145) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - AUG 30, 2010
Pretty much a by-the-numbers Imperial Stout. Not a bad thing by any stretch, just kind of standard. Coffee, a little boozy, chocolate, perhaps a little bit of raisin and prune. Nice brew.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
daknole (10893) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - AUG 28, 2010
Dark brown. Tan head. Chocolate and molasses aroma. Flavor is all molasses. Sweet and crazy molasses.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
freekyp (1980) - Thomasville, North Carolina, USA - AUG 16, 2010
UPDATED: JUN 10, 2013 Black. Aroma shows three day old burnt espresso with a bit of maple syrup. Thick and viscous, like scraping the bottom of the coffeepot. Burnt coffee, heavy alcohol, which is not trying hide itself. This stout is over the top, and not for everyday use. Reserve this one for a coffee cake.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ChainGangGuy (4826) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - AUG 12, 2010
Appearance: Pours out a dark body black in color with a small-sized, beige-colored head. Smell: A boldly roasty scent to lift this tired, lonely drinkers spirits with striking notes of chunked bittersweet chocolate, a double-shot of espresso, and charred grains. Slightly lesser hints of vanilla bean and dark fruits. Taste: Heavily roasty, heavily tasting of bittersweet chocolate, with a minor hint of vanilla. Like a top-notch, top-dollar mochachino or maybe fudge brownies. Roasty, earthy bitterness with a teensy bit of astringency. Some dark fruits buried within all this lavish maltiness. Late arriving molasses. Roasty, malty finish. Mouthfeel: Medium-full body. Medium carbonation. Nicely chewy mouthfeel. Drinkability: Quite good, this one. Olde Hicks Imperial Stout is a force to be reckoned with.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Drake (12470) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 20, 2010
Waxed 22 ounce bottle from Bestway in Greensboro, NC, who, incidentally I heard is expanding their beer selection, which as it is now, means theyll be taking out food to do so. You gotta love people that have their priorities in line. The bottle has a bit of age on it though Im not sure how much. The beer pours pretty much pitch black with a thick, dense dark brown head that sticks around a while. Aroma of dark roasted malts with a bit of a dry smokiness, chocolate, honey and a bitter hop finish. The taste is dark roasted malts, honey, chocolate and a faint smokiness. Bitter hop finish. Medium-full bodied. Im liking this one quite a bit. Well done.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
thirdeye11 (6093) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUN 26, 2010
(22oz gold wax bomber thanks to bu11zeye) near black with a tan ring of bubbles. Nose of honey, light citrus hops, sweet chocolate, sweet bread, and fudgey. Taste of bakers chocolate, fudge, light bitterness from the dark chocolate, medium thick creamy body, nice and quite drinkable. I liked the honey element in this one.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BMan1113VR (7917) - Los Angeles, California, USA - JUN 8, 2010
Bottle (gold wax) thanks to bu11zeye. Pours with a large tan head and a near black body. Head leaves great lacing. Aroma is nutty, grainy, cereal, honey, honey bunches of oats (cereal), light chocolate, light roast, light alcohol. Nothing screams IMPERIAL STOUT on the aroma, very subtle and grainy. Taste is bitter, grainy, espresso, very light on the dark malt. Creamy carbonation, thick, slightly tannic body. Warming.


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