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RATINGS: 1127   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.89/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Everything but the kitchen sink…Great Western Premium Two Row, Wheat, Carvienne, Caramunich, 95-115, 135-165L Crystal Malts, Chocolate, Roasted and Black Barley and Pale Chocolate. We also add some Brown Sugar and some Dark Belgian Candi Sugar to boost the Original Gravity. The beer is hopped with East Kent Goldings, Mt. Hood, Liberty, and Challenger. It is unfiltered with an OG of 1.094 and 10.0% ABV. Proprietary Ale Yeast.

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elgiacomo (745) - Ringgold/Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia, USA - DEC 27, 2007
Pours a dark brown with a nice tan head that leaves plenty of lacing. Chocolate, coffee, roasted malts. Smooth, creamy mouthfeel. Gets better as it warms. Alcohol is relatively well hidden, but there. Reminds me a lot of Great Divide Yeti. A very nice Imperial Stout.

4.1
franksnbeans (265) - Columbus, Maryland, USA - DEC 23, 2007
Busted out the tree and the wife decorated the place so its only appropriate to crack open this Christmas brew. ’06 bottle. Pours out jet black with a pillowy cocoa head that sticks around for awhile. Sheets of tan lace along the sides of the glass. Smells of dark chocolate, some dark fruit, a smidge of vanilla and coffee. Taste starts big on chocolate and bakers chocolate, gives way to a little dark fruit then finishes with a bitter hazelnut coffee finish. Lots of layers and nothing overpowers, I think the age has done this wonders. Velvet in the mouth with an insane drinkability with no ABV noticed. Early Christmas for my tastebuds

4.1
turbo (1271) - Arizona, USA - DEC 21, 2007
Poured dark black and oily with a strong burnt wood, roast malts, smoke and tobacco aroma and flavor. Heavy body with a cloying mouthfeel. Almost too much.

2.8
User57106 (246) - - DEC 19, 2007
2007 bottle, consumed 12/19/07. Pours a dark clear brown with small head that quickly disappears. Only a very thin ring of tan foam clings to the sides of the glass. Aroma is subtle roasted malts with a hint of chocolate and a metallic undertone. Mouthfeel is only a little thicker and smooother than water. Not much flavor, oddly, perhaps due to the burning astringent sensation on the tongue. Hints of bitter chocolate, maybe. Finishes with an alcohol burn. Not really a great imperial stout; disappointing from this brewery.

3.8
Rusty (1547) - Mesa, Arizona, USA - DEC 19, 2007
Pours a brownish black with just a little head. Roastiness and Cofee hints are apparent. Alcohol is fairly well hidden in this one. I’d have rated it higher but despite it’s merits it felt like it was lacking something that I just can’t put my finger on.

3.5
dmac (6264) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - DEC 18, 2007
Bottle shared at Madness. Pours a deep dark brown with red highlights and a small light beige head. Big boozey aroma with notes of chocolate, licorice and some sour cherries. Full bodied lively carbonation and some alcohol heat. LIght chocolate roastiness and alcohol basically sum up the flavor. Santa’s little helper needs a little help making all that alcohol a little less obvious.

4.1
StoutCat (89) - North Laurel, Maryland, USA - DEC 17, 2007
2006 bottle. Dark with thin tan head. aroma of roasted coffee and candy. medium to thick bodied, bitter chocolate and coffee taste.

3.7
puzzl (3258) - New York, New York, USA - DEC 17, 2007
2006 bottle, 1 year old. Pours a deep black with a small head. Roasty aroma is a bit thin and unassertive. Slightly harsh palate, light dark chocolate flavors, and a slew of dark fruits. Not too complex. Age I think has treated it well though. It is soft and balanced. Wouldn’t age it too much longer though, not really that type of IS if you ask me.

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hophead75 (2012) - Largo, Florida, USA - DEC 17, 2007
YEHA. opaque black with a light brown head. Aroma of roast, light licorice, chocolate, molasses. Taste is roasty, with chocolate and caramel. Medium body, touches of alcohol present. Finishes roasty and bitter.

3.7
cbkschubert (2901) - BFE, Arizona, USA - DEC 16, 2007
2007 22 oz. bottle from HiTimeWine.com - Pours a dark brown color with a 1/2 finger thick light tan head. Has a sweet roasted malt aroma. Flavor is mostly roasted malt with light coffee and chocolate notes. Smooth palate, but reminds me of an Oatmeal stout. Medium body. Overall, a good beer. To be honest though, it was a bit of a let down.


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