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Black Flag Imperial Stout - Beer Valley Brewing Co.

Black Flag Imperial StoutBlack Flag Imperial Stout

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BA SCORE
86
very good

191 Ratings
THE BROS
85
very good

(view ratings)
Ratings: 191
Reviews: 140
rAvg: 3.81
pDev: 12.6%


Brewed by:
Beer Valley Brewing Co. visit their website
Oregon, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial Stout |  11.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: hopsaplenty on 11-09-2006)
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whatthehull

California

3.88/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Snifter

A - pours a deep dark brown/black, one finger very tan head and very little lacing

S - molasses, a light vanilla, tons of roasted/toasted malts, slight booze, very nutty, slight dark dried fruits, huge coffee, a nice slight hop, very nice very dark chocolate, wood, soil and some anise

T - very bitter chocolate, nice sweet booze, roasted nuts, toasty malts, nice citrus rind bitterness, vanilla, nice coffee and molasses

M - full bodied, decent balance, medium plus acidity (from the coffee), nice complexity and very long finish

D/O - huge, huge stout. Booze doesn't seem as high as it is. Tons of bitterness, coffee acid and sticks around for a while. If stouts isn't your thing, look else where

Final thoughts - $9 a pop and 11% abv. This beer smells amazing tastes swell and will age very, very awesome!

Serving type: bottle

02-12-2012 03:46:30 | More by whatthehull
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Black Flag Imperial Stout from Beer Valley Brewing Co.
86 out of 100 based on 191 ratings.