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Serve in Snifter

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RATINGS: 605   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.73/5   EST. CALORIES: 354   ABV: 11.8%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
This velvety concoction excites your senses with bottomless roasted, earthy and vinous notes.

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3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Beerdedone (3313) - Croydon, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 24, 2011
750ml c&c bottle. Pours pitch black with a dark tan head. Aroma of dark malts, chocolate, coffee and dark fruit. Flavor was creamy smooth with dark chocolate, dark fruit, coffee, roast and booze with a warming alcoholic finish.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
after4ever (7727) - Brier, Washington, USA - DEC 21, 2011
750, corked and baled like a beast. Thanks curt! Pours black with a dense and.creamy tan head that goes away. Big sharp tart funky blackberry and.chocolate nose. Sticky thick body with fuzzy carb. Chocolate, blackberries and dark pitter tree fruit on the mid palate. Goodness.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
obguthr (5938) - Staunton, Virginia, USA - DEC 21, 2011
Potting soil and raisin nose. Black pour, thick brown head. Flavor is dominated by licorice with cherries in the end. Bark and raisins also present. Alcohol is noticeable but understandable given the strength of the beer. Good but unspectacular.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
TheHopster (1074) - Netcong, New Jersey, USA - DEC 17, 2011
(bottle) Nice aroma of roasted malt, alcohol and coffee. Dark appearance and flavors of roasted semi-sweet malts. Smooth palate. Very enjoyable with a serious ABV.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Silphium (3193) - Traverse City, Michigan, USA - DEC 12, 2011
Bottle shared by badnewsbeers. Deep opaque brown body, thick light tan head. Nose of burnt caramels, brown sugar, and chocolate wafers. Potent, prickly body with chocolate liqueur and coffee. Oily with prickly carbonation.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
smith4498 (3582) - Miami, Florida, USA - DEC 10, 2011
Bottle from a trade with watson1977. Thick, black pour with brown head. Roasted malt and chocolate aromas with some dark fruits and dough. Similar flavors with a hint of smokiness and earthiness. Full body with minimal carbonation and a silky mouthfeel. Thanks Kerry.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
DavoleBomb (1867) - Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 5, 2011
Poured into a snifter. 2011 vintage. 11.8% alcohol. I had a hell of a time getting the cork out of this. 2.5 A: Black color. Two fingers of fizzy, light brown head that fell at breakneck speed and left no lacing. 4.0 S: The aroma is really nice, but I wish it was more powerful. Definitely more sweet than roasty with plenty of milk chocolate, dark caramel, and hints of molasses. The Belgian yeast gives a touch of spiciness. Tons of prune fruitiness with a moderate tinge of alcohol. 3.5 T: A tad more roasty than the nose, but still on the lower end of moderate. Again plenty of plum/prune fruitiness. Still plenty of caramel and molasses, but decidedly less chocolate than the nose. The Belgian yeast is very apparent in the taste, lending spiciness than emphasizes pepper. A touch earthy. The booze is a lot more controlled than I expected. 4.0 M: Heaviery medium to lighter heavy body. Good moderate carbonation, which picks up just a touch of spritziness. Quite creamy, but a little too chewy and it induces a little too much amylase activity. 3.5 D: Pretty good beer, but this doesnt hold a candle to the Belgian Yeti I had last week. Still, definitely worth trying and probably worth an occasional purchase as well. Serving type: bottle Reviewed on: 10-23-2011 03:41:59

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Chipalsa (1310) - Florida, USA - DEC 2, 2011
Pours a mildly thick, black body with not much for a head. The scent is both earthy and roasted, coming off with a nice aroma of dark chocolate and cherries. The mouth feel is thick and almost creamy, with an upfront dark coffee flavor. Undertones of chocolate and yeast are smooth and mellow, while a solid roasted malt twang and warm alcohol satisfy the palate. Perfect to sip, yet dangerous because the very high ABV is not detectable among the robust taste.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
unclemattie (4358) - Georgia, USA - NOV 28, 2011
750mL bottle; caged & corked. Pours like old motor oil. Thick, dark jet black; dark brown head. Aroma of bourbon vanilla, honey, dark fruits, Belgian esters, alcohol, roasted malts. Smell like am Imperial Stout should! Tastes of dark chocolate, soy sauce, licorice, burnt barley grains, molasses flavors (dry, without sweetness), lots of chocolate. Finises with a honey essence and vinous character. Very well done, one of the best Imperial Stouts I think Ive had. More flavors than high booze. just the right amount of roast, mostly dark chocolate and malt flavors. I suggest age this one for about a year, flavors will really come out!

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Atom (2236) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - NOV 25, 2011
Bottle shared with Mattyb83, pours dark black/brown with an amber hue and a thin tan head. Aroma of Belgian yeast, roasted malts, alcohol, and smoke. Belgian yeasts become more soapy with the alcohol and dark malts, some bitter smoke. Not bad, but just not all that impressed.


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