RATINGS: 284   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.78/5   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
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<oak smoked imperial wheat stout> Like a sound system that fills the room with audibles swarming in every direction. This massive stout overtakes your senses with flavor & aromas of dark chocolate, molasses, roast, smoke, earth & wood, It’s heavy I know, but you have to drop that bass every once in a while if you really wanna get down.

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3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Arayaga2 (2224) - portland, Oregon, USA - JUL 27, 2016
Beautiful brown/black with an inch of cocoa colored speckled head. Aroma is deep cocoa, some treacle, and a little dark fruit. Taste is mostly the same, but a touch overly woody, and an astringent mole asses twang with smokey phenolics into the finish. $4/12oz


3.5
rob19a (567) - - JAN 29, 2018
16/20 a special beer, so much flavour and different tastes, a real sipping imperial stout with the big smokes tastes competing against the big imp stout but very balanced.

3.7
pentaz (1310) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - DEC 21, 2017
Bottle. Nice brown head. Chocolate, roasted, soy, very mild smoke. Medium sweet and bitter. Velvety texture, medium body. Finishes sweet and bitter with lasting bitterness. Lovely texture.

3.8
islay (3185) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - DEC 10, 2017
12 oz. bottle, consumed on 12-4-17. Dark brown, slightly reddish. Moderate to large amount of short-lasting, dark taupe head. Good lacing. Scents of red grape, blueberry pie, and toffee. Very lightly smoky. Smells good. Dry, lightly smoky flavor. Caramel cube. Roasted malts. Dill, Nice roasted, lightly smoky aftertaste. Medium body, light for the ABV, presumably due to the wheat. Soft in the palate. A little simple given the variety of what’s going on but definitely good. I could handle a lot more smoke but what’s here is good. Something of a dessert beer, a bit to my surprise, but there’s enough dryness, roast, and smoke to make it a sophisticated dessert. Improves and displays more complexity upon multiple sips. Good beer; not quite great. 8.4.8.3.15=>3.8

4.2
thewolf (12992) - Kolding, DENMARK - NOV 5, 2017
Bottle, [email protected] Købmandsgård. Pours utterly opaque black with a medium, staying creamy beige head. Aroma has dusty malts, smoke, wheat, coffee, dark chocolate, vinious. Low carbonation, fine dry and very creamy mouthfeel. Flavour has deep chocolate, elegant smoke, vinious, luscious, warming, some vanilla. Very elegant and not too sweet.

3.7
rosenbergh (12020) - Tampere, FINLAND - OCT 13, 2017
12 oz bottle. Bottled on 15/43. Black color, small dark tan head. Smoke, dark roasted malt, molasses and mild glue in the aroma. The flavor smoked ham, cigarettes, darkness, molasses, mild bitterness and roasted malt. Rich. Strong. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.5
javiercrasher (725) - Granada, SPAIN - OCT 4, 2017
Buena espuma, cremosa. Achocolatada y licorosa. Humo y barrica. Alcohol bien integrado. Compleja. Más Imperial stout que ahumada. Una delicia. BOTELLA. Bottled 315:15, que según la equivalencia del año juliano sería 12/11/2015

4.4
minutemat (6373) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - AUG 26, 2017
355ml bottle @ Chez Sophie, Shrewsbury. Pours dark brown, medium off-white head. Aroma has good smoked malts. Taste is deep, complex, layered, with a decadent meaty-rich smokiness and almost cognac-like undertones. Intense.

4.4
Navers (267) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - AUG 21, 2017
Bottle from Good Spirits Co. Wine & Beer, Glasgow. Beer served in 10°C, Tulip Glass. Pours black, thick oily texture, condensed small head, great lacing. Aroma is roasty, slightly smoked, apple with brown sugar. Woody and oily flavor, plums hints, sweet and biscuity, earthy and spicy bitterness. Leaves coffee, slightly smoky and bitter aftertaste.

3.5
FatPhil (17513) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - AUG 13, 2017
KeyKeg, TCBW (6:5:7:4:13=3.5)
A very dark beer with a beige head. This both smells and tastes sweet and a little sticky (maybe to cover the alcohol), perhaps more so than I’d like. That said, it grows on me and ends up working pretty well once the finish arrives. There is a pleasant dark toffee in there, and what lingers is a fairly dry roast with some smokiness. I may get some signs of wheat in there also, but they don’t dominate. Not majestic but solid. Unusally, Phil didn’t have this, as far as he is aware.

4
ianwelby (1593) - SCOTLAND - AUG 12, 2017
Opaque black beer, thin brown head. Smells of malt, toffee, chocolate. Flavour is chocolate, toffee, earthy malt, some dried fruit and then you really get the woodiness from the barrel-aging. That ends up leaving an aftertaste that’s smoky and almost tangy. Rich and hearty on top of all that. Even taking the strength aside it’s not a guzzler, but it’s a damn fine beer.


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