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RATINGS: 1126   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.89/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Everything but the kitchen sinkGreat 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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4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
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
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
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
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Charlzm (246) - Los Angeles, California, USA - 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
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
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. Id have rated it higher but despite its merits it felt like it was lacking something that I just cant put my finger on.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
dmac (6028) - 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. Santas little helper needs a little help making all that alcohol a little less obvious.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
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
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
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. Wouldnt age it too much longer though, not really that type of IS if you ask me.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
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
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
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.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
ucusty (2691) - raleigh, North Carolina, USA - DEC 13, 2007
pours black with 1 finger head that laces in linear form. Roasted coffee on the nose as well as the mouthfeel. clean finish with notable hints of chocolate.


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