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RATINGS: 192   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.71/5   EST. CALORIES: 327   ABV: 10.9%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
A most unorthodox imperial stout brewed with malted rye and aggressively hopped with four U.S. varieties to develop a depth of character like no other. Notes of rye, treacle, chocolate and espresso are joined together to create a crescendo of flavor. Full-bodied and warming. With an ABV of 10.9%, you will be doing a Kalinka dance after drinking this.

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3.7
MadRobin (2988) - Silver Spring, Maryland, USA - JUN 21, 2017
On tap at Owens Ordinary in North Bethesda, MD. Opaque, brown-black with a thin tan head and good lacing. Strange aroma of licorice, sweet plums, rye bread, roasted malt, chocolate, coffee, stone fruit and light citrus. Taste of chocolate, roasted coffee, licorice, roasted malt, rye, stone fruit and fir. Medium/full body and medium carbonation. The description certainly is accurate. The is a most unique beer. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.8
Ron (3957) - Rochester, New York, USA - MAY 29, 2017
Draft at Prison City with Patty after Ithaca hike. It pours a dark brown color with small beige head. Aroma is dry with cocoa coffee and roasted malts. Taste is medium dry and lightly sweet with cocoa coffee roasted malts, berries and light booze. Medium bodied with good carbination.

3.6
gripweed57 (2460) - Hamilton Square, New Jersey, USA - MAY 23, 2017
12 ounce bottle. Translucent black color topped by a large frothy tan head. Faint roasted malt nose. Subtle roasted malt flavor hints at chocolate and licorice. Chewy and sticky. Hard to believe this is nearly 11% ABV, as it hides the alcohol well.

3.4
solidfunk (8949) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - MAY 17, 2017
Plenty of bitter hops like tripping before high jump. Black pour with good head and lacing. Roast and some coffee. Thick oily pour. Caramel. Bittersweet finish. Tap at Churchkey.

3.8
ganache (5898) - New Jersey, USA - MAR 22, 2017
BTLD 01/04/17. Nose heavy dark roast and chocolate, coffee/espresso, very weak plummy fruit. Pour lighter brown than expected, mostly black when collected with a little light brown poking out the bottom of the glass; lacing, rocky tan head. Taste medium bitter and nobly hoppy but only lightly sweet (and dries thoroughly), light-bodied edges with a flash of mild astringent but it’s controlled; coffee and chocolate are strong, rye even stronger (excellent here), warming but the alcohol is really superbly integrated. Fresh with the occasional flash of bright lemon, smooth licorice right up the gut, with warm brown malt in the background supporting excellently. Medium body easy to gulp, halfway between flat and crisp, a bit unusual for this kind of beer but works really well! Clean and somewhat spritely, very classy all around, might use a little body (oats?) for my preference, but that’s just a nit, otherwise a successful and somewhat original take on a hoppier stout. Would love to have this again. [2017.03.22: 3.8]

3.4
17Beer (352) - Connecticut, USA - MAR 5, 2017
Scents of malt and licorice. Pours a dark black with a thick tan head and lots of lacing. Tastes sweet, more licorice and slight alcohol notes at first with a long tart finish. Medium carbonation. Quite nice.

3.2
rodenbach99 (4572) - Longueuil, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 4, 2017
Une bouteille achetée à Boston. Une robe noire comme il se doit avec une mousse beige. Un nez de chocolat et d’épices de seigle. Bien ordinaire. Une bouche qui présente une amertume de bière maison, c’est mince pour tant d’alcool.

3.8
Mep3222 (1563) - East Greenbush, New York, USA - MAR 1, 2017
Roasted malt aroma with some peppery spice. Taste is a smooth full flavored roasted malt with some peppery rye in there. Finishes dry for an imperial stout. Rye adds a nice complexity to the imperial stout. Not the darkest body imperial and also has a good amount of hop balance that makes it seem dry in the finish. That along with the peppery rye may not make it seem as thick as other imperials. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.1
SlovakSniper (5561) - Candiac, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 20, 2017
Merci à rodenbach99! Grosse tête sur ce liquide sombre à l’os. Au nez, des parfums fruités se dégagent à travers des malts rôtis qui piquent et qui fument un peu. Au goût, voilà des malts qui grinchent au contact de houblons ou autres trucs qui ne me reviennent pas vraiment. Je constate sur la bouteille la présence du seigle. C’est peut-être cela qui vient perturber un peu la séance. Le corps est normalement constitué. La finale montre des notes amères et surettes assez noires. Plaisants arômes mais en bouche quelque chose cloche.

3.8
ffaoe (792) - Moorestown, New Jersey, USA - FEB 16, 2017
malty, chocolate aromas. pitch black in color with nice long lasting brown head. taste is initially hoppy then transitions to malty with notes of roasted barley, chocolate, and faint coffee.


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