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RATINGS: 134   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.84/5   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
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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Scipio's rating

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Scipio (1275) - Palatine, Illinois, USA - NOV 29, 2012
Pours an inky black with a medium, although quickly fading, tan head. Interesting aroma of roasted malts, pine, chocolate, coffee, herbal hops, and even a bit of grapefruit as well. The taste is just as interesting, or maybe different is a better description. Pine is the dominant taste, and there is lots of it. It is mixed with very roasted malts and coffee, with that touch of citrus grapefruit. It is very bitter and has a good hoppy kick that I like. The aftertaste is pine and those herbal hops, while still being very roasted. Medium in body, an oily texture, without any carbonation. This is a very unusual beer. It feels like a big stout, yet the tastes more like a big IPA. Even due to the fact that you don’t find something like this everyday, this one is highly recommendable simply because it is so good.

Lubiere (14262) - 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.

salvaticas (1021) - - 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

mcberko (19871) - 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.

RasmusOtt (2933) - 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!

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

blueshockey24 (666) - 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.

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

Concealer (1281) - 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.

BREWMUSKCLES (2759) - 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.

ChiGuy68 (627) - 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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