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RATINGS: 134   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.84/5   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Imperial Black Pale Ale Hoppy Double Stout... does it matter? just drink it!

Batch #007 bottled: 4/5/12
Batch #010 bottled 4/25/12
Batch #023 bottled 7/20/12

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3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
_angst_ (4810) - Göteborg, - DEC 22, 2012
Bomber courtesy of tkrjukoff. Pours black with a big frothy dark mocha head that slowly dissipates while leaving lots of thick lacing and trace on the glass. Smell is sweet, fruity and hoppy with roasted malts, caramel, toffee, tropical fruit hard candy, pine, resinous wood, peaches, papaya, star fruit, powdered sugar, salty liquorice, grapefruit juice and dark roast coffee. Taste is tiny sweet and very bitter with roasted malts, ammonium chloride, black pepper, wood, burnt cookies, caramel, oily pine, resin, unripe mango, star fruit, pumpernickel bread, very astringent black tea, grapefruit rinds, dried apricots and orange peal. Mouthfeel is oily bitter, heavy astringent and medium to full bodied. Finish is bitter with grapefruit rinds, roasted malts, ammonium chloride, burnt caramel, pine, wood, dark bread, dried apricots and star fruit. Way too bitter but otherwise nice...


3.9
Lubiere (14133) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - APR 22, 2017
Batch 10. A deep dark stout with a thick frothy lacing brown head. In aroma, nice chocolate malt with loads of licorice, coffee grind, musty character, light vanilla, alcohol warmth, very nice. In mouth, a nice sweet fruity chocolate malt with loads of coffee grind, musty character, light vanilla and light licorice, alcohol warmth, very nice and smooth, considering this is more 4 years old.

4
salvaticas (932) - - APR 9, 2017
Can pour. Pours a jet black. Mix of hops and malt on the nose. Smooth drinking, more malty than hoppy. Kind of like a smooth hoppy porter. Nice! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.1
mcberko (18557) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 8, 2016
On tap at The Ginger Man, pours black with a small tan head. Aroma brings out roasted malt upfront, with a fair amount of bitter hops, booze and liqueur-like notes. Flavour is similar, with lots of earthy hops and roasted malt. A bit muted and obscured, but decently balanced. I don’t understand the hype on this. The bar has this listed as 8.5%, so I assume this is the retired version.

3.9
RasmusOtt (2841) - Aarhus, DENMARK - JUN 23, 2016
Can. Pours black with a light brown head. Aroma of citrussy hops, roasted malts, coffee, cocoa, dark chocolate, citrus fruits and pine. The taste is roasted with smooth cocoa notes along with some citrussy hops, grapefruit and some slight coffee. Very good!

3.4
Cousin_Larry (895) - - JUN 9, 2016
Sample at WOBFest 2016. Light body despite the black color and moderate alcohol content.

3.8
blueshockey24 (626) - Colorado, USA - FEB 6, 2016
Can. Pours Black with tan head. Aroma is chocolate, malt and citrus. Taste is smoky sweet and malty up front with a hoppy piney chocolate finish. Pretty good.

4.6
BeerMeFitz (15) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 2, 2016
this pours black with a tan head. Nice lacing and chocolate aroma and taste. great mouth feel. dig this big time

3.6
Concealer (1262) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JAN 25, 2016
Can. Clear brown with a foamy tan head that lasts in a ring and laces some. Aromas of roasted malt, toasted malt, coffee, charcoal, some herbal notes, pine and light citrus. Flavor is roasted malt, charcoal, coffee, pine, light citrus and herbs. Medium bodied, smooth with a dry, roasty and bitter finish.

3.7
BREWMUSKCLES (2727) - New Jersey, USA - JAN 1, 2016
it’s juicy and fruity red. it also is dark with a bit of MEALY fine grit and ashy roast. (but not very ashy) it has a bitter lingering finish. it looks like cola with a mocha head. and a clear burp of ....DILL PICKLES!!! IT’S THAT funky malt. live cans at whole foods Chelsea NYC. OH YEAH BIG PINE HOP.

4.2
ChiGuy68 (609) - Illinois, USA - DEC 10, 2015
Tasted from a pint can. It poured an opaque blackish/brown with a thick cascading frothy brown head and solid lacing. Chocolate malt aroma that the hops fight to punch through. Oh D-Lish! (1st sip). Powerful, complex, and well balanced. Roasted malt, chocolate, and bitter hops on the buds. Not one for the typical hophead, but if you also dig a bold stout, this is defiantly a treat. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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