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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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3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
e303 (287) - - DEC 14, 2014
Bottle to stout glass. Pours a thick black with a brown head that lasts. Aroma is malt, roast, tiny bit of hops. The taste is chocolatey up front with a bitter hop balance. The finish is thick and chewy. Not bad. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Hikeg (286) - - DEC 18, 2015
Large, creamy, light brown, mostly lasting head, good lacing. Normal, dark brown body. Moderate malty aroma, with notes of roasted, nutty, molasses, milk chocolate and mild coffee. Moderate hoppy aroma, with notes of spruce, resin and orange. Light yeasty aroma, with notes of dough and sweat. Notes of date, toffee, vanilla and licorice. Moderate sweet, light bitter, light acidic and salty initial flavor. Long, light sweet, heavy bitter and moderate acidic finish. Medium to full body. Oily texture. Soft carbonation. Light alcoholic, moderate astringent finish. Very nice!

3.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
clong83 (285) - San Diego, California, USA - JAN 23, 2011
Holy cow this hides the alcohol well. I was wondering why I felt so loopy when I read the label and saw 10%... Well-balanced with lots of chocolate malts. Some good hop bite to it, and has a long smooth finish. Very well done.

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
78samh (280) - Olympia, Washington, USA - DEC 30, 2014
22oz bottle pours dark, thick black with a creamy tan head. Aroma is coffee and chocolate. Taste is rich and thick. Toasty and smokey. A descent bitter aftertaste with a little booze burn. Very good imperial stout.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Nijstrom (280) - Turku, FINLAND - JAN 24, 2015
Bottle. Pitch black with a large, off-white and frothy head. Roasted malts, caramel, chocolate and a tiny bit of liquorice. Moderately sweet and slightly acidic with a long, dry finish.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
waltersrj (280) - Washington, USA - NOV 30, 2009
Pours dark black...dark like the moon disappeared. Small tan head after pour. The nose is dark fruits, fig and cherry, roasted malt, chocolate nibs, and coffee. The taste is similar with vanilla and brown sugar as well. The palate is thick like oil and the aftertaste is warm and welcoming with a slight hint of booze and chocolate. Great winter impy ale!

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
theSlipperyPen (280) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 27, 2010
2008 bottle wears a creamy chocolate brown head, which rises and falls to a lasting lacing. This clings stubbornly to the glass. The beer is black as jet with only the very edges showing any of its ruby colour, making this rather good looking. The nose is of bitter cocoa and day old espresso, then theres steeped raisin and liqourice which give off a porterlike vinousness. I can pick up on some of the hops, but after two years these have turned to an aroma of damp forest floor. There are hints of leather and possibly the rubber sole of a well worn boot. In the mouth the bitterness makes itself known; this is all about the chocolate and coffee. Grape seeds and marzipan mix with ash and wood to give some life to that scent of forest floor. The alcohol has subsided but is warming nonetheless. And every so often one gets a sip that is full of booze, with a character somewhere between port and whisky. A thick body and low carbonation give this an enjoyably silken texture. On the finish the ash and cocoa lead to an ending of roasted malt. Though it doesnt offer many surprises, it is a traditional - if somewhat dry - imperial stout that does exactly what it should.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
12many (277) - Alaska, USA - NOV 4, 2010
Poured black with stable foam which grew slowly over several minutes then faded even slower leaving very nice lacing. Roasty chocolate aroma with the alcohol being nearly undetectable. A very smooth drink.

4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
mastabass666 (277) - California, USA - DEC 10, 2009
pours black with a nice tan head. aroma is cola, coffee, brown sugar. flavor is dark chocolate, burnt marshmallow, roasted nuts, alcohol. very full body, slight saltiness with a really long woody finish. great.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
OliverG (276) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 26, 2010
24-12-10: Noire opaque, avec faible mousse blanche. Aromes dpices, de caf et touche de chocolat. Lgrement sucre, avec une belle petite amertume. Saveurs de poivre bien prsente avec de petites notes de caf et de chocolat. Corps asser puissant. Finale poivre.


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