RATINGS: 41   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.98/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
This Imperial Stout is brewed with over 1-1/2 times the malted barley of a normal stout. High quality Belgian black malt and caramel malt contribute to the wonderful chocolate, coffee and toffee characteristics. Belgian yeast is used to add flavorful esters and complexity. Three varieties of hops are boiled to balance the malt with medium bitterness and hop aroma.

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   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 6/20
EMunk (120) - USA - FEB 2, 2013
At first I thought this was going to be a great beer from initial taste. But as I kept drinking, I kept thinking how more and more it tasted like dirt. Something I would not jump at trying again. Had this beer at the Coralville Brrfest.

AirForceHops (8033) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - MAR 19, 2017
22 oz. bottle. Purchased at Beertopia, Omaha, NE. Aroma of chocolate, roasted malts, vanilla, and weak ash. Taste is of oak, chocolate, roasted malts, sweet molasses and caramel malts. Very mild ash in the finish. Has a very thin mouthfeel with low depth.

Coffee and weak chocolate on the backend and lightly bitter in the finish. Texture is dry and ashy. Flavor would be good if it wasn’t so watery thin. Maybe has improved in recent years but stills needs a lot of help to be good. Had I brewed this stout, I never would have sold this in stores. It is kind of shameful.

Ratman197 (15620) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - JUN 9, 2015
Bomber poured a clear dark reddish brown ith mll lingering brown head. Aromas of roasted malt, milk chocolate, yeast and light coffee. Palate was medium bodied and smooth. Flavors of roasted malt, milk chocolate and yeast with a smooth lingering chocolate finish.

tectactoe (3125) - Michigan, USA - MAR 16, 2015
Bottle: Thanks, Jeff. Dark brown pour, not quite black with literally no head, even after an aggressive center pour. Barely a ring, even. Aroma is fairly bland. Light roasted malts, stale coffee grounds, maybe some cacao? Not much else. Really weak. Flavor is not gonna be the redeemer, either. Overly acidic, burnt coffee beans up front; astringent, acrid, very harsh. Cocoa powder... Maybe. Sharp hint of cola & prune in the finish. Hard to drink with the staunch bitterness & astringency. This thing is a goddamn mess.

bookman10 (1298) - Osseo, Minnesota, USA - JAN 6, 2015
Pours a dark, brown-black, with little by way of head. Kind of thin on the palate, actually, for an imperial stout. Aromas of fruit, coffee, chocolate. Flavors include chocolate, coffee, caramel, some anise, some raisin. Not a bad first try, but needs to go back to the drawing board.

demmbonz (784) - Erin, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 30, 2014
Shared bomber to snifters. Dark oily pour. Thin body. Some smoke and chocolate. Please keep your Belgian yeast out of my stout.

M82 (469) - Kansas, USA - OCT 24, 2014
A black body offers pinstripe mahogany highlights beneath a fading, tight khaki head creating a couple small dots of lace and a thick ring

Aromas and flavors of mild, yet lively dark chocolate, banana-like esters, juicy plumb, and black licorice with accents of caramel and undertones of smoked meat on an oily, well carbonated medium body creating a somewhat vague, clearing residual with roasted notes holding on, mildly sticky gloss

22oz bottle served at 50º into 13.5oz Lara brandy snifter

tennisjoel (1496) - Rochester, Minnesota, USA - APR 15, 2014
Weak flavor. Kind of like a watered down version of an impy stout. Not as offensive as some have stated. Boring and uninteresting however.

arnold931 (1261) - Iowa, USA - APR 4, 2014
Tap at Peace Tree brewery. Black with a brown head. Smell is somewhat like sour milk, pepper and anise. Cinnamon. Mouthfeel is medium and oily. Okay.

ajnepple (7342) - Lakewood, Colorado, USA - MAR 22, 2014
On tap at Crescent Moon Alehouse ($5/pint). Black appearance with minimal light brown head. Aroma of roasted malts, light chocolate, bitter hops and coffee. Similar flavor, pretty simple and straight forward. Finally rated a beer from my home state.

SrSilliGose (3324) - pouring bus, New Brunswick, CANADA - FEB 9, 2014
imperial stout (brewer’s special release series) +1 iowa cred. please let pepsican live. he sent me this high boost brew. aroma is from box, tootsie roll, tar, ash. sweet butterscotch. old plummy dough. taste provides a somewhat overwealming wollup of twangy tootsie roll grape drank twang. weird. a bit of rotten old biting twangy dark fruits. not very drinkable.

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