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Serve in Snifter

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RATINGS: 1300   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.09/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 291   ABV: 9.7%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Creamy and full-bodied, with a complex character from generous amounts of roasted, toasted, and caramel malts. For those who demand flavor, this is the perfect libation. Bronze Medal winner 2003 GABF, Gold Medal winner 2005 GABF.

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ExpendableHero (932) - Florida, USA - FEB 19, 2016
Almost black beer with a brown head. Aromas of roasted coffee and oats. Tastes of dark licorice, dark chocolate, roasted coffee, and oat. Oily and creamy mouth feel. Very easy to drink with a bittersweet, lactic finish. Delicious.

4
Turboninja (849) - Tampere, FINLAND - FEB 10, 2016
[email protected], Whole Foods, Cleveland, USA. Strong aroma with licorice and bourbon. Alcohol clearly at background. Pitch black color with light/medium beige head. Strong, averagely balanced taste with plum, licorice and hint of sweet malts. Alcohol clearly in the background. Wide taste spectrum with long aftertaste with licorice. Medium/light body with light/medium carbonation. Overall, slightly messy, more sweet than malty. Seductive Siberian Night.

4.2
FROMTHEBOTTLE (83) - Ontario, CANADA - FEB 4, 2016
12oz bottle. Pour is not as dark as one would imagine. Opaque black with brown tints. Head is rather thin. Heavy aromas of cocoa, bakers chocolate and roast everything, Malts, nuts, coffee, caramel. Finish is a little dry with slight bitterness. 9.7%abv is well balanced with all the flavors of this full bodied beer. Not much to complain about or improve on. Wish I had picked up a second one.

3.6
ryanscourt (1531) - Latrobe, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 3, 2016
Thick bodied; milkshake feel in the mouth. Nice chocolate taste. Enjoyable, would be great with ice cream

4.1
tekstr1der (501) - New Hampshire, USA - JAN 30, 2016
Pours black with minimal tan head. Aromas are heavy roast, baker’s chocolate. Flavors follow similarly. Not much sweetness to this one, it’s fairly dry. Full of roast, with a dry coffee-like finish, it’s good for the style. Alcohol is very well hidden.

3.7
ryecatcher (1464) - Bridgeport, Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 23, 2016
Bottle. Deep stouty brownish-black pour, opaque with a massive espresso colored froth, ridiculous retention and lace. Nose is dark roasted barley, coffee, cocoa, hazelnuts, malts. Mouth is big and creamy, bittersweet, coffee, roast, nutty, bakers chocolate, some soot near the finish. Goes down dangerously easy for a 9.7%. Woof.

4.4
rondphoto (4494) - Lakeside Park, Kentucky, USA - JAN 2, 2016
bottle @ Party Town / Florence KY --- Opaque black color, brown head, lace cobwebs. Aroma of malt, chocolate, and dark dried fruit. Taste is toasted malt that grows substantially through the swallow, then backs off a little as it adds chocolate and mild bittering in a very long finish. Huge body, hides the alcohol well enough. A keeper. Recommended.

3.7
Nische (2512) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - DEC 29, 2015
Tap at Akkurats 20th anniversary. Dark mahogany brown with white head. Roasted aroma with dark chocolate, coffee and a little bit of char. Pretty silky coffee taste with roasted malt, coffee, prunes and a hint of soy sauce. Quite light and a little watery with a bitter coffee finish.

4.2
Tamy (8) - - DEC 26, 2015 does not count
Donkere stout met kleine schuimkraag. Mooie donkere kleur met weinig koolzuur. Hint van chocolade en vooral koffie. Erg lekker! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.8
WVHouseofBeer (1106) - West Virginia, USA - DEC 20, 2015
Pours the typical black with tan head. Nice aromas of coffee and dark chocolate. Flavors of dark chocolate, coffee and a little bit of soy sauce. Slick and oily body. A commendable Imperial Stout.


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