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RATINGS: 610   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.73/5   EST. CALORIES: 354   ABV: 11.8%
This velvety concoction excites your senses with bottomless roasted, earthy and vinous notes.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Bill Becker (906) - Casper, Wyoming, USA - DEC 4, 2016
Nice easy dating on the bottle. Bottled September 28th 2016, best by September 28th 2018. It pours pitch black, small head of tan foam. I smell cloves, anise, candi sugar, dark fruit, roasted malt, alcohol. Ditto for the taste. Dark pitted fruit stand out more here than in the smell. Alcohol is manageable. Does it resemble a Belgian style Imperial Stout? You betcha. To me, full bodied with ample carbonation. This is quite a treat.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
islay (2411) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - NOV 29, 2016
Pours from a 25.4 oz. bottle, consumed on 11-23-16. I purchased the bottle on the order of a year ago. Pours dark brown with a small amount of dark taupe head. Sweet aroma features scents of brown sugar, chocolate cake, pomegranate, and raisins. Merlot wine-like smell. Roasted, chocolate aroma with dry, pencil shavings, wood chips finish. The Belgian quality comes mostly in the form of a sugary sweetness than in discernable Belgian yeast character. Medium to full body. Reasonably lively. Forgettable palate effects. A pleasant and inoffensive beer but nothing special for an imperial stout.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
jonas (7185) - Garching b. Mnchen, GERMANY - NOV 27, 2016
Sampled from bottle at the special Weyerbacher tasting in Getrnke Oase. Black, golden brown edges, low head. Caramel toffee aroma, licorice light sticky body, licorice, molasses.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
SinH4 (4046) - Garching b. Mnchen, GERMANY - NOV 23, 2016
Bottle. Brown color with tan head. Aroma is boozy, molasses, spicy yeasts. Taste is boozy, some raisins and prunes, again a bit spicy yeasts. Medium carbonation. Not my kind of beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
puboflyons (3269) - Allenstown, New Hampshire, USA - OCT 29, 2016
From the 12 fl. oz. bottle that was bottled on 06/29/16 with an expiration date of 06/29/18. It pours black as night with a modest tan head that fades. The aroma is quite bold with dark roast, black licorice, and some alcohol. Medium to full body. The alcohol burn takes over the taste which begins with a slight sweet dark roast character. Then there is an eruption of bitterness mingling with alcohol at the end.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
johnnnniee (4029) - Bedford, New Hampshire, USA - OCT 9, 2016
Bottle from Berts Inky thick black with a stingy tan head. Roasty earthy with hints of caramel on the nose. Flavor follows the aroma but adds a bit of wet cardboard like oxidation. Decent beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Clarkdvm (483) - Florida, USA - SEP 4, 2016
Draft at ale & witch, st pete. Beautiful black pour. Lovely flavor. No complaints

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
joeneugs (6231) - Livermore, California, USA - AUG 12, 2016
Bottle. It pours black with a small brown head. The aroma has cherries, plum, dark bruit. Pretty fruity with light toast and spice. The flavor is ashy with some tobacco, black cherries and raisin bread. A little syrupy and alcoholic. Very rich and fruity which keeps the high alcohol from being too solvent-like. Low acidity and no acrid black malt character. Overall, pretty good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
nearbeer (5139) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - AUG 7, 2016
12 oz. bottled 03/16/16. Deep ebony body has a thin film of lasting bubbles, Nose is clove, soy, overripe apple, fig, red wine and a touch of tobacco. Flavors of dark bread, clove, semi-sweet chocolate, soy, sherry, vanilla, date, and apple. Long finish has some molasses and cream. Medium-heavy body has medium carbonation and a dessert slant, but never cloying. The 11.8% shows a bit more than I would like, but not overbearing.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ryecatcher (1394) - Bridgeport, Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 30, 2016
Bottle. Opaque stouty brownish-black pour, thick espresso colored foamy head, ridiculous retention. Nose is fruity, hint of Belgiany funk, roast, milk chocolate, coffee, raisins, brown sugar, plums. Mouth is full bodied, relatively sweet, oily, touch of smoke, dried fruit, tobacco, chocolate, balanced by an underlying bitterness. Definitely would be better on a cold winter evening but tastes pretty good in late July -- humidity and all.

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