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RATINGS: 83   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.71/5   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
Our abrasive bear wants to go on record stating that G.F.Y. does NOT stand for Good for You. Hes back with a more intense version than the original, and hes not backing down. This Imperial Stout will continue to attack your palate and assault your taste buds, but now with a bigger punch. If you still dont know what G.F.Y. means than you can really... G.F.Y

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Sammy (11964) - Toronto, Ontario, - JUN 29, 2013
Bold stout, well hopped. Great stuff. Nuf said. Black, above average mouthfeel. Addictive drinkability.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Niko100 (2857) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 14, 2017
Dark brown/black color; Medium slightly creamy body; Aroma of toasted/charred malt, dark chocolate, coffee, some dark fruit, & licorice; Flavor of roasted sweet malt, caramel, coffee, dark chocolate, and some licorice; Finish is ashy & slightly bitter; Nicely balanced; Solid.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
koleminer20 (3346) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - MAR 16, 2017
From notes. Enjoyed at a small get together at Eds house after the mandatory Hunahpus Day nap. 22 oz bottle. The pour is a lighter black with a thick khaki colored head and no lace as it slowly falls down. The aroma is pretty roasty up front. There is a lighter chocolate as it warms and a hint of booziness about it. Its got a light maltiness that tries to poke through, but its struggling. The flavor is much of the same. The alcohol is really coming through, and this little bear is literally telling me G.F.Y. Its got a light chocolate and a strong bitter roast on the finish. The mouth feel is lighter and decently carbonated with a lingering bitter roast and boozy finish. This one needs a little time I feel.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
CanIHave4Beers (4183) - Pouring Bus, Iowa, USA - DEC 25, 2015
Dug up some old rating from when mydude shared this one w/ a few bros in a location remote of my dining room.
Pours basically black with a small head and some lacing on the glass.

The aroma is lots of toasty malt, plenty of coffee and some light ash. Its sweet smelling but not in any way that would suggest it would be some sort of dessert beer.

The flavor is actually fairly dry but its got a lit of toasty malt, some coffee and a general big roasty bitterness.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Mr_Abner (379) - Michigan, USA - AUG 16, 2015
Bottle. Pours a very dark brown with a khaki head that quickly fades to a ring around the glass. Most prominent aroma is alcohol, some chocolate. Taste is similar. Lightly bitter, lots of (cheap vodka) alcohol taste, chocolate malt, light roasted malt. Body is a touch thin, average carbonation, lightly bitter finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ICEatALAMO (1342) - Troy, Michigan, USA - MAY 17, 2015
First love the name +1. The pour is dark. The aroma is is sweet malt. The taste is a full flavored stout. Nice drinking. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MartinT (9765) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - APR 18, 2015
My Bottom Line:
This chocolate brownie of an Imperial Stout also steps into caramel, oatmeal and roasted coffee territories for a pleasurable dessert experience.

Further Personal Perceptions:
-A veil of foam dwindles to a ring atop the brown-edged black.
-Alcohol doesnt really appear in the flavor profile.
-That is one mighty delicious grain bill.
-This ones begging for a thick steak.
-Mouthfeel is prickly yet sweet. Could be a bit tighter on that front.
-This is not an Impy which tries to overwhelm the senses. Its just pure dark malt goodness.


   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
djd07 (13989) - Houston, Texas, USA - MAR 11, 2015
Bottle. Pours a dark brown with medium beige head that lasts leaving spotty lacing. The aroma is roasted malt and chocolate. Medium mouth with similar flavor to nose, nice sweet malt, raisin and light smoke finish, very good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
GRM (3983) - Aylmer, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 8, 2015
Glass, 12 ounces, draught, nitro version, drunk at Binnys, savoured on September 28 2014; eye: black, opaque, nice creamy beige head, good lacing; nose: coffee, roasted barley, vanilla, slight caramel; mouth: coffee, roasted barley, vanilla, slight caramel, alcohol, alcohol warmth, hops, final in coffee with presence of vanilla, full body, average carbonation, mildly bitter, lightly sweet, silky texture; overall: quite fine FRANAIS Verre, 12 onces, en ft, version nitro, bue chez Binnys, voyage Chicago, savoure le 28 septembre 2014; il : noire, opaque, belle mousse beige crmeuse, bonne dentelle; nez : caf, orge torrfie, vanille, trs lger caramel; bouche : caf, orge torrfie, vanille, trs lger caramel, alcool, chaleur dalcool, houblon, finale en caf avec prsence de vanille, corse, carbonatation moyenne, moyennement amre, lgrement sucre, texture soyeuse; en rsum : bien bon

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
andyhwcinc (1871) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 22, 2014
Purchased at West Lakeview Liquors in Chicago, IL; enjoyed at home on a rare open Saturday night. Appearance is thick pitch black with a nice moderate tan head. Aroma is rather complex, nice notes of coffee, rich chocolate, licorice, hazelnut, lactose, smoke, really nice. Taste is very good, like a boozy chocolate brownie, huge chocolate and lactose flavor with smokey notes, light licorice, just really well done. One of my new favorite Chicago breweries.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ibrubeer (378) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - NOV 15, 2014
Bomber from Archer Liquors, Chicago. Aroma is a little sweet, bit of molasses and licorice. Jet black color, with dark tan head and very little lacing. Little sweetness, and medium bitterness. Full bodied. Overall, a very good imperial stout.

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