RATINGS: 14   MEAN: 3.49/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.37/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 228   ABV: 7.6%
Brewed to win over the Russian Czar, this strong style has a lot of malty character, considered by some to be "over the top," just like the comedy of its Chapel Hill namesake. Original gravity 1074. Alcohol by volume 7.6%.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
OldGrowth (3396) - the Containment Area, North Carolina, USA - FEB 25, 2008
pint at brewpub. Good aroma, bitter sweet, malted chocolate, roasted grains, little honey sweetness. Black color, good head & lacing. Bitter roasty flavor. Medium body, smooth creamy mouthfeel, bitter dry finish. Good brew, might of fooled me if I had it blind, as it seemed a tad thin for an imperial stout. Still tasty though.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
kp (10883) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - FEB 24, 2008
Date: 02/02/2008
Mode: Draft, Nitro
Source: Brewpub

Appearance: black, thick creamy tan head, waves of lace,
Aroma: dark chocolate aroma with lots of dry roasted character,
Flavor: sweet chocolate flavor, touch of roasted for balance, nice fruity character rises out of the sweetness, touch of butterscotch in the sweetness but it goes ok with the chocolate,

Aroma: 7/10; Appearance: 8/10; Flavor: 7/10; Palate: 7/10; Overall: 14/20
Rating: 3.6/5.0
Drinkability: 7/10
Score: **4

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
biznizness (1128) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - FEB 23, 2008
On tap at the brewpub. Pretty good one here. Roasty, rich and chocolately. Black as heck with a light browinsh head that hung around. Thumbs up.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
ChainGangGuy (4874) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - FEB 9, 2008
Appearance: Onyx black body with a full, lush, creamy beige head. Smell: Black malts and roasted barley with notes of unsweetened chocolate and aniseed. Taste: Sweet flavors of dark chocolate and dark caramel with a touch of anise and roastiness. Light, earthy bitterness. A bit of earth, a bit of roast, and more dark chocolate for the finish. Mouthfeel: Medium-full body. Mild carbonation. Smooth, silky mouthfeel. Drinkability: Its delish! Like melted chocolate ice cream.

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