RATINGS: 415   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.83/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 390   ABV: 13%
Imperial stout brewed with spices

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Quick3Beers (1610) - East Falmouth, Massachusetts, USA - MAR 8, 2018
Pours a near black from a bottle with a thick khaki head, dissipates. Smell is a spiced chocolate, I'm picking up on cinnamon, nutmeg, and something anise-y. Flavor is similar, a bit of heat to it, not sure if from cinnamon or alcohol. This tastes like an Italian spiced chocolate cookie. Pretty good beer.

Dedollewaitor (16675) - Odense, DENMARK - FEB 27, 2018
Bottle. Thanks to Thomas A. Pours Black with a creamy beige head and lacings. Roasted nose with an overwhelming spicey note. Coriander and cinnamon. Coffee and a Good roastiness beneath - Thank God. Warming finish..

ABUSEDGOAT (2967) - California, USA - FEB 12, 2018
Black pour with a darker tan head. Aroma is cinnamon, nutmeg, darker malts including coffee, roast, chocolate and caramel. Medium to full bodied, spiced flavors are very present in a malt dominated imperial stout, alcohol hidden well.

islay (3317) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - FEB 12, 2018
12 oz. bottle, consumed on 2-3-18. Labeled as 11% ABV, not the 13% shown here at RateBeer. Pours dark brown with a quite small amount of taupe head. Cola-like appearance. Would look like a perfectly good, standard imperial stout but for lack of head. Off-putting coffee scent. Chocolate and perhaps Brazil nuts in the smell. Minerality is the first thing I notice, to my surprise. Bourbon-like flavor despite the fact that it’s not barrel-aged. Pretty darn malty/sugary-sweet at first. Coffee bean flavor, which I don’t like. A good amount of bitterness in the finish, perhaps from the spices. Generic spiciness in the finish as well. Quite boozy, even for the style. Bitter and surprisingly orange-like aftertaste. Medium body, light for the style and ABV. Some liveliness and smooth in the palate, but seems undercarbonated. Not the most impressive palate effects by the standards of the style. I’m negatively surprised and disappointed. Does not evoke Christmas at all beyond generally being a winter-oriented beer (i.e., the spice mix doesn’t play well). Unlikable and a poor flavored imperial stout.>2.9

Hopper8 (285) - Holland, Michigan, USA - FEB 11, 2018
UPDATED: FEB 11, 2018 This is a phenomenal beer. Truly great flavors of gingerbread, nutmeg, and imperial stout combine to create a lovely beer that perfectly encapsulates the holiday

bookman10 (1387) - Osseo, Minnesota, USA - JAN 12, 2018
Pours a thick, oily black, with small, tan head. Aroma has cinnamon and nutmeg. Flavor has chocolate, nutmeg, cinnamon, vanilla. The flavor is very smooth with just the slightest hint of an alcohol burn in the finish. This is a very tasty stout that only gets better as it warms.

Scipio (1340) - Palatine, Illinois, USA - JAN 9, 2018
Pours an oily looking black with a thin brown head. The aroma is very potent and appealing, consisting of chocolate, vanilla, cinnamon, spices and nutmeg. The taste has a mild peppery burn. On top of this pepper, cinnamon and nutmeg stand tall among flavors. Minor impressions are the chocolate found earlier, along with coffee, licorice, spices, and just a touch of alcohol. Actually, the alcohol taste is extremely subtle considering how strong this is. Long cinnamon aftertaste. Medium in body, creamy in texture, and flat in carbonation. I find just a little to much cinnamon in here, but this one is excellent outside of that.

achtungpv (296) - Austin, Texas, USA - JAN 8, 2018
I'm sure this is a great holiday beer but I hate all holiday beers. All of the spice is too overwhelming for me. This one is better than most. If tons of winter spice is your thing, this is probably the best of the bunch.

ehaak26 (797) - - JAN 6, 2018
Bottle from A.J.'s Beer Warehouse. Tastes like a regular Prairie Bomb! with lots of cinnamon and maybe nutmeg added.

GregMooreNH (499) - Bedford, New Hampshire, USA - JAN 2, 2018
UPDATED: JAN 2, 2018 Pours black with no head. Aroma is coffee, vanilla and chocolate. Taste is vanilla, chocolate and nutmeg. Finish is smooth. A darned good stout.

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