RATINGS: 73   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.79/5   EST. CALORIES: 360   ABV: 12%
High gravity malty stout brewed and bottled by Pretty Things Beer and Ale Project.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Bulk_Carrier (4206) - Lake Champlain, Vermont, USA - JAN 5, 2017
Thanks Steve. Yes, this is an aged review for obvious reasons. This was poured into a snifter. The appearance was a total jet black color with a thin fingers worth of white to off white foamy head that dissipated at a nice pace. The aroma pops the roasty coffee beans to lay upon a ruggedly sweet milk chocolate. Sly dark chocolate, some vanilla bean. Sweet dark fruits. Subtle caramel. The flavor yields to the sweet side with that rounded rugged roastiness making a good play against that sweet malty chocolatey/caramel taste. Semi-sticky sweet to rugged/roasty aftertaste and finish. On the palate, this one sat about a medium on the body with a fair sipping quality about it. Carbonation seems to have dissipated quite a bit with a rugged roasty grip on my tongue, somewhat dry. Overall, very nice Russian Imperial Stout that I could have again, but sadly enough, well, most people know. I can only imagine what this was like when it was fresh.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
nuplastikk (5901) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 23, 2016
22oz bottle shared by Kraig. A really nice, classic, huge Imperial Stout. Pleasantly not barrel aged. A big hop balance, but kind of covered up by the huge chocolate malts. A touch syrupy in the finish, maybe boosted with some sugar. Pretty good.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Beardbeerman (341) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 11, 2016
Pours a deep black topped by a thin brown head showing moderate retention. No lacing is left has the head recedes. The nose is sweat and fruity milk chocolate. Like a fancy chocolate bar with fruit pieces. Molasses, dark cherries and plums. On the tongue, you get some vanilla as well. Complex, heavy, sweet and warm. Perfect winter warmer after a stroll. The textture is very oily, which I like a lot. Awesome product, please brew it again! Cheers!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
pushkinwow (2716) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 30, 2016
Bottle from boutip at GRMs. Dark brown with a beige film. Light anise, burnt toffee malt, dark chocolate, boozy, espresso, vanilla, full body and moderate carbonation, bittersweet, somewhat dry with booze and chocolate on finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Boutip (6084) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 27, 2016
Bottle: Poured a black color stout with a nice large light brown foamy head with good retention and some lacing. Aroma of roasted malt with nice black chocolate notes. Taste is a nice mix of roasted malt with some smooth black chocolate notes with light dry bitter notes. Body is full with nice creamy texture and good carbonation with no apparent alcohol. This is just well made and highly drinkable imperial stout.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Lubiere (13183) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 18, 2016
A deep dark imperial stout with a thin brown head. In aroma, sweet fruity chocolate malt with dark fruits, plums, molasses, alcohol warmth, very nice. In mouth, beautiful mix of sweet chocolate, vanilla extract, light coffee, oily mouth feel, alcohol warmth, very nice and complex. Bottle from Boutip at GRMs tasting.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
fonefan (46057) - VestJylland, DENMARK - NOV 15, 2016

Bottle 22fl.oz. @ [ (Chris and Ruths pre-GBBF tasting 2015) by chriso - London ].

[ As Pretty Things Barbapapa ].
Clear light dark black brown color with a small to average, frothy, fair lacing, mostly diminishing, off-white head. Aroma is moderate to heavy malty, roasted, chocolate, soy sauce. Flavor is moderate to heavy sweet and bitter with a long duration, tart berry - soy sauce, chocolate, dark malt, roasted. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft to flat. [20150808]

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
robinvboyer (4307) - Sturgeon Falls, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 19, 2016
Black pour, big mocha brown head. Aroma is super malty, and very roasty with thick chocolate. Burnt coffee, hints of smoke and bacon. Oily mouth feel, lively carb for an impy. Medium bitterness, soy flavours in the end with some intense roast. Alcohol is well hidden, so this one is dangerous.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
vtafro (7009) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - JUN 14, 2016
Bottle. (2014) Dark pour with tan head. Roasted, super bitter chocolate and dark aromas. Very dark chocolate, bitter, roasted, malty Flavors.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jtclockwork (15426) - , New Jersey, USA - JUN 14, 2016
Bottle- black tan head- nose and taste of black licorice, chocolate, rye bread and coffee - medium body

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