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RATINGS: 584   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.71/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
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It's nice to be able to finally brew some beer without restrictions on it. we came from Colorado where we could brew or try anything. We've been waiting 7 years to make a stout and we harnessed all that frustration into this batch of beer.

We didn't get caught up in the parameters of a specific style we just brewed a big fat hoppy beautiful beer. The timing of the law change couldn't have been better for us, because it has taken until this summer for us to get set up in our new brewery. We finally have some capacity to experiment with some new style. This could lead into a seasonal offering from us in the future. For now we're just glad we can satisfy the demands of the folks who have been on us since day 1 to make a stout.

Malt: 70/80 crystal malt, chocolate malt, black malt, roasted malt

Hops: Centennial, Willamette and cascade - on the dry hop!

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3.6
mR_fr0g (12110) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - AUG 9, 2015
Bottle shared at The Cad’s 10 year get together. Thanks to Colin. Dark black coloured pour with a fading light tan head. Aroma is dark malts, liquorice, nutty, some hot alcohol. Little soapy harasser on the nose as well. Flavour is composed of caramel, dark choc, some smoked malts, back, liquorice and dry finish. Palate is medium full bodied, smooth on the tongue and moderate carbonation. Light pine hop in the background.

4
shrubber85 (11402) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - AUG 3, 2015
Bottle. Wood smoke, coffee, dark chocolate malt and hay aroma. Oil black with large tan head. Sweet raisin, coffee, dark chocolate malt, and lightly bitter herbal hay flavor. Smoky finish. Lighter body than expected.

3.7
Leighton (21239) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 19, 2015
Bottle shared during the Cad’s 10th anniversary bash - Clerkenwell, London. Thanks to Cloin. Pours rich black with a foamy mocha topping. The nose holds dried dark frutis and burnt grains. Medium sweet flavor with lightly tangy dark fruits, licorice, pine, dark bread and cocoa. Full bodied with fine carbonation and creamy texture. Lightly warming to finish with more dark fruit, burnt marshmallow, chocolate, scorched earth bitterness. Nice impy stout.

3.7
koleminer20 (3594) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - JUL 15, 2015
22 oz bottle shared with ebone1988. The pour is a darker brown, maybe light black with a nice khaki colored head and some light soapy lace. The aroma is a lot more hoppy than I'd imagined it would be. Lots of milk chocolate and some light roast. There is a lot of sweetness here that the initial hop doesn't lead on. The flavor is pretty bland. The hops are nice. It's like a hippy chocolate with a light roast. It's not awful, but it's pretty decent. The mouth feel is light and the carbonation is hit and miss, also light with a lingeringly chocolatey hoppy aftertaste that carries a little sweetness out the back ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.8
ebone1988 (1922) - Dearborn, Michigan, USA - JUL 15, 2015
Bottle shared with koleminer20. Aroma is candy sweetness, a sugary candy licorice, the hops are melding pretty well. Appearance is black, light brown head, but it poured pretty light. Taste is roasted malt, hops, and chocolate, but light. Mouthfeel is decent, carbonation is ok but it’s a bit light. Overall, interesting, but it leaves something to be desired.

4.4
Paigeturner (101) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JUL 9, 2015
Crazy label huh folks??? Chocolate and dark malt aroma. Black pour tan head good amount of lacing tast of roasted malts and toffee and coffee. Earthy hops and thick rich mouthfeel.

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hman43 (1586) - Pinehurst, North Carolina, USA - JUN 13, 2015
It pours black with a brown head that produces lacing. It has chocolate and roasted aromas. It is initially sweet with flavors on chocolate. It is highly carbonated and the roasted flavors compliment the chocolate well. It also has a hoppy floral character. It is moderately bitter on the palate.

4.2
tsd08460 (1166) - Marshall, Virginia, USA - MAY 21, 2015
Aroma: chocolate, caramel, toast, caramel, Apppearance: black, clear, brown foam, Taste: medium sweetness, lightly bitter, chocolate Palate:medium body, creamy, soft carbonation, long finish, Well done impy stout, pleasantly surprised

3.6
Crispy34 (496) - Texas, USA - MAY 21, 2015
Draft. Aroma is a very resin hop with some dry, dark malt. Appearance is black with a tan head. Taste is a very citrus and piney hop flavor with dark malt underneath. Palate is hoppy and dry. Overall, a good stout that has some very interesting hop character. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.9
superspak (5591) - Michigan, USA - MAY 15, 2015
12 ounce bottle into snifter, best before 1/20/2016. Pours fairly pitch black color with a 1 finger dense tan head with good retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lingers. Nice dense soapy lacing clings around the glass. Aromas of dark chocolate, cocoa, coffee, caramel, toast, dark bread, light smoke/char, grapefruit, tangerine, citrus zest, light pine, and floral/roasted earthiness. Very nice aromas with good balance and complexity of dark/roasted malt and moderate citrus/piney hop notes; with good strength. Taste of dark chocolate, cocoa, coffee, caramel, toast, dark bread, light smoke/char, grapefruit, tangerine, citrus zest, light pine, and floral/roasted earthiness. Fair amount or pine/roast bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of dark chocolate, cocoa, coffee, caramel, toast, dark bread, light smoke/char, grapefruit, citrus zest, light pine, and floral/roasted earthiness on the finish for a while. Very nice robustness, complexity, and balance of dark/roasted malt and moderate citrus/piney hop flavors; with a good roasted bitterness/sweetness balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and medium-full bodied; wit ha very smooth, moderately creamy, and lightly sticky/chalky mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is very well hidden with minimal warmth lingering after the finish. Overall this is a very nice American imperial stout. All around good robustness, complexity, and balance of dark/roasted malt and moderate citrus/piney hop flavors; and very smooth to sip on for the ABV. A very enjoyable offering.


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