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RATINGS: 93   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.6/5   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
In 1682 William Penn signed a treaty with the Native American leaders of the Shackamaxon village, which later became the district of Kensington, where our brewery is located today. This is a rich, dark brew made with chocolate and Munich malts and aged on French oak. We hope you enjoy sipping on this full bodied imperial stout.

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3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
MrChopin (4304) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - APR 23, 2011
very dark brown, thin cream ring. Nose is a dusty oatmeal, oxidized, a peppery soy sauce. Flavor is heavy chocolate, light oxidation, more sugar than malt quality surviving. Full bodied, though that adds to cloying sweetness.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Thorpe429 (5035) - , Illinois, USA - APR 22, 2011
Thanks to ChrisPro for sending this in Blind BIF #4. Served in a Mikasa tulip. Pour yields a near-black beer with a thin off-white head that subsides pretty quickly and leaves some bubbles on top. Thin collar around the edge as well. The nose has quite a bit of chocolate with a bit of black licorice lingering in the background. There is a bit of roast there as well. Some dark fruits come through as it warms up. Slightly metallic in the after-scent. The taste is slightly metallic with some slight anise and a bit of bitter chocolate. Moderate roast in the background and the finish. Body is medium with low carbonation. Some alcohol is present. Drinkability is okay. Nothing too impressive, but drinkable enough. Serving type: bottle Reviewed on: 02-17-2011

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
brokensail (16347) - Dublin, California, USA - APR 21, 2011
A: The pour is a dark brown color, almost black, with a large tan head. S: Roasted malts and dark chocolate with a decent amount of coffee. Perhaps a touch acidic on the nose, but good earthy hop notes too. A moderate sweetness of toffee and molasses. T: The flavor is very much similar to the aroma. Plenty of roasted malt, coffee, and some dark chocolate. Mildly bitter with a little earthiness and a little bit of sweetness. M: Medium in body with the carbonation on the high end of medium. O: A fairly unremarkable beer but not bad. Probably wouldnt care to have it again.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
GT (9982) - Oceanside, California, USA - APR 18, 2011
651mL thanks to Thorpe429. Sorry dude, we drank it without you. Much love! The pour is a deep cola red, looking almost black with a medium, tan, sheen, creamy head. Aroma is olives, cardboard, cinnamon, moving to richer chocolate, cloves, flank steak, fat. Taste is chalky, powdery, ashy, bitter. Moves thankfully to piney hops, burnt cherries. Actually, I dont mind this one. Easy to enjoy. Hides the abv very well.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
EricE (1367) - Seattle, Washington, USA - APR 17, 2011
Opaque dark brown pour with a light tan head. Lots of cocoa and chocolate on the nose. Some roasty notes. Lightly sweet and fruity with berry notes. Bitter roast flavor. Some chocolate. Lightly tart. Very bitter finish.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
CaptainCougar (7133) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - APR 17, 2011
Bottle thanks to Thorpe: Pours an oily opaque with a spotty-lacing light tan head. Has a lightly sweet toasted dark caramel malty nose with a touch of milk chocolate. Starts with a light malty sweetness with some peppery bitterness and spice before a drier roasty finish. Has a touch of oaky complexity with some warming alcohol. An interesting imperial stout, but could use a little more body and complexity.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BeerandBlues2 (12836) - Escondido, California, USA - APR 17, 2011
Bottle. Pours opaque with a large, frothy and bubbly tan head, medium-long retention with excellent lacing. Aroma is heavy malt (roast, dark fruit, chocolate), average hops (herbal, earthy), and average esters (fruity) with notes of oak, raisins, prune, smoke, and peat. Flavor is heavy malt (roast, dark fruit, chocolate), average hops (herbal, earthy), and average esters (fruity) with notes of oak, raisins, prune, smoke, and peat. Full body, medium warmth and carbonation with a dry finish.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ryan (3186) - Beltsville, Maryland, USA - APR 17, 2011
Big and roasty chocolate nose with light coffee, some molasses and a bit of dark fruit. The taste is moderately sweet, moderately bitter, lots of milk chocolate, slightly chalky, some molasses and brown sugar.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DaSilky1 (2606) - San Diego, California, USA - APR 2, 2011
Bottle via Jtclockwork. Dark brown pour, brown whispy head. Nose has elements of brownies with a little oaky vapors around the edges..but nicely displayed chocolate character from the malt. The flavors are smooth enough...theres a small element of the oak there...it probably could use a little more sweetness to bring out the malt flavors a touch more as nothing really seems to stick to the palate..not overly bitter either...kind of uneventful...get a little alcohol in the palate, other than that its fairly medium bodied. No major faults, I suppose...but doesnt really do much for me either.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Dorwart (2578) - Robbinsville, New Jersey, USA - MAR 26, 2011
Strong brown head of quite small and dense bubbles. Bit sloppy on top but recedes slowly. Milk chocolate aroma along with some sweet malts and some smoked woody aromas. Color is black with a hint of crimson around the edges. Creamy and smooth in the mouth. Lots of smokey flavors, smoked grains, a bit of bitter coffee and some dark roasted malts. Soft malts a plenty with hardly any alcohol presence. Finishes smooth and malty with some lingering smoke and carbon. A pretty good impy.


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