RATINGS: 76   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 17/20
scottfrie (2) - East Bay, California, USA - APR 25, 2017 does not count
22oz bottle into tulip. Thanks Kevin! Pours a thick inky black with a billowing and very dense dark brown coffee head that slowly collapsed into a thick film that held great retention. Sheets of complex lace were left down the glass. The nose is full of rich and deep notes of black coffee, roast, peat, slight smoke/char, and bitter dark chocolate/fudge. Bitter pine/evergreen hop is noticeable along with a touch of wood and cedar. Coffee hits first on my palate followed by rich chocolate fudge. I get hints of roast, peat, vanilla, cedar, and anise. Finish has a kiss of sweetness that is quickly overpowered by bitter dark chocolate and pine hops. Full body, creamy and fluffy carbonation, thick, smooth, and bitter mouthfeel. Booze is hidden well for being so strong. Rich and creamy, potent yet smooth. Drinks well, with layers of flavor. Glad I got to try this before its gone.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Spab (3673) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 17, 2017
650 ml bottle from Canada Craft Club. Pours a very dark brown with modest-sized mocha-coloured head. Aroma is milky chocolate, roasty coffee, molasses and dark fruit. Flavour is modestly roasty and has big milk and semisweet chocolate, coffee, treacle, as well as a little dark fruit. Plus sized body. Fine, gentle carbonation. Slick mouthfeel. Good one.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ferris (14385) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 11, 2017
Bottle - Vintage 2014 - Dark fudgy chocolate. Jet black with a decent light brown head. Big dark chocolate, cocoa and light dark raisin.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Bulk_Carrier (5057) - Essex Junction, 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 (6105) - 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 (2755) - 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 (6214) - 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 (13556) - 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 (47622) - 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]

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