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RATINGS: 354   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.83/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 360   ABV: 12%
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This is our Imperial Stout that we age in conditioning tanks with oak staves. This adds a classic character of old world aging without the Bourbon tones. This black ale is about 12% ABV and very rich in roasted and chocolate malt tones. Velvety smooth and able to be aged for years. For now this will be a seasonal beer offering.

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3.8
hopbag (159) - - DEC 5, 2015
Cellared for about a year. Very smooth. Sweet, but not overly so, especially at 12%. Raisin and dark fruit, coffee, brown sugar, roast. Bourbon booziness within reason. Coats the palate and trails off nicely. One of the better high gravity beers I’ve tried.

3.5
jsporrer (1058) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 28, 2015
Sample on tap @ Voodoo Homestead. Pours pitch black with a thin off white ring. Nice aroma of roasted malts with a hint of coffee. Medium body, fairly thick but somewhat thinner than some stouts. Nice earthy tone with roasted malts and just a touch of coffee. Leaves a nice coating in the mouth. Hides the alcohol very well. Nice smooth finish. No bitterness or harsh flavors. Very enjoyable.

4.2
koleminer20 (3798) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - NOV 5, 2015
Shared at a bottle share, hosted by Mickey before the U-of-M game on October 10. Poured from a 750 mL bottle that I brought. The pour on this is thick and oily black with a small cap of light brown head and no lace as it makes its way down to forming a thin collar. The aromas are great. There is a light bourbon booziness to it, followed up by a strong dark fruit on the immediate front. There is a nice molasses sweetness, some light brown sugar, and a nice heavy roasted malt on the back end. It’s surprisingly balanced. The flavors are also just as good. I’m even detecting a little coffee and chocolate to come with the molasses and the malts. The dark fruits and bitter roast really keep hitting hard as you drink this one. The mouth feel is a little light. There is a nice carbonation, but it just isn’t thick enough to cling to the mouth and tends to fall off quickly. The aftertaste is lingeringly bitter roast with a hint of bourbon and a little sweetness. Solid brew, I might need to find some more of this!

3.8
Benzai (16093) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - AUG 9, 2015
Sampled @ Camping Ratebeers 2015. Very dark brown color, average sized light brown head. Aroma is malts, some roast, a touch of dark fruits. Taste malts, roasted malts, bitter. Medium body and carbonation.

4
MrHangover (4690) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - JUL 27, 2015
Bottle @ Camping RateBeers 2015; Nat & Winderig, courtesy of the crew! Pours a pitch black beer with a small beige head on top. Aroma of light coffee, molasses, roast and slight caramel. Flavor is light sweet, loads of chocolate and light vanilla. Very thick mouthfeel, long bittersweet aftertaste. A very nice well balanced imperial stout.

3.8
ShivanDragon (4297) - Leeuwarden, NETHERLANDS - JUL 27, 2015
@Camping Ratebeer 2015, schenkt zwart met licht rode gloed en beige kraag. aroma is volmoutig, geroosterd en chocolade. Smaak van geroosterde mout, iets gebrand, chocolade, koffie/mocca, iets poeder achtig droog, alcohol, vanille, matige body, lage co2, erg plakkerig, droog in de afdronk.

3.8
Borresteijn (7335) - Zaandam, NETHERLANDS - JUL 25, 2015
At Camping Ratebeers. Thanks Sean! Black colour, beige head. Aroma of bread, pumpernickel, some coffee, oxidized, brown sugar. Flavour is sweet, roasted malts, pumpernickel, coffee, caramel, firm ashy bitter finish. Medium bodied. Good.

3.8
Martinus (4631) - Baarle-Nassau, NETHERLANDS - JUL 25, 2015
Black colour, beige head. Aroma of raisins, sherry, caramel, brown sugar. Sweet flavour, caramel, bourbon, light coffee, Porto wine. Finish brown sugar, coffee, light vanilla.
(from bottle @ Camping Ratebeers ’15, Nat en Vochtig. Thanks for sharing, Borresteijn!)

3.9
Bosbouw (2957) - Gemonde, NETHERLANDS - JUL 25, 2015
Mooie zwarte kleur met een goede kraag. Ruikt koffie, vanille, crème. Smaakt bitter, koffie, beetje drop.

3.8
ansjelaah (1748) - Oirschot, NETHERLANDS - JUL 25, 2015
Bottle @campingratebeer’15. Black color with a light brown head. Smells coffee, roasted malts, chocolat. Tastes sweet, chocolat, bit red fruit, roasty, coffee but not too much.


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