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Imperial Stout - Epic Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
88
very good

217 Ratings
THE BROS
87
very good

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Ratings: 217
Reviews: 65
rAvg: 3.91
pDev: 9.72%
Wants: 13
Gots: 35 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Epic Brewing Company visit their website
Utah, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial Stout |  9.10% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: bishopgary on 12-06-2010

This massive Stout pours a mahogany black with a thick, brown head. The aroma is all chocolate roasted malt. The aroma is all chocolate and toasted malt. The first wave of flavor embraces anise and dark, bitter chocolate but opens up to include coffee, smoke and rich sweet malt.
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Photo of mobrado
4.02/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Goldndomer
4.1/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of leroybrown10
4.29/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Pours a viscous, shiny black. Thick dark khaki head which leaves heavy, dark lacing behind when it dissipates.

Smells of dark chocolate, licorice and coffee. Some roasted malt and tobacco.

Dark bitter chocolate is the first taste. Dark roasted coffee, black licorice, smoke, tobacco and earthy/peaty malt.

Thick, full bodied mouth feel. Creamy feeling which lingers on the tongue. Medium carbonation. Some alcohol but not overpowering.

Excellent imperial stout. Rich flavors which blend together and complement each other.

Photo of Tsar_Riga
4.42/5  rDev +13%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

A - Straight black, opaque, with just the slightest hint of red underpinning it all. Small head, medium tan, that fades quickly. Lacing is minimal.

S - Most clearly the alcohol, big and full. Dark fruits and chocolate nibs. Hints of tobacco and wood ash.

T - Starts with the nose, but comes through with a second wave full of coffee and chocolate. Raisins and molasses. A close that is faintly acidic and lightly bitter.

M - Slick and full. Low carbonation. Mild drying in the close, but not enough to impact the experience. This is a sipper.

O - Much better than the typical stout, and outside the nose, this delivers big ABV without a harsh alcohol burn. Drink with care, because it delivers a wallop. Love how this one has two levels, first delivering dark fruits and blackened malts, then jumping to a level of silky chocolate and coffee. Impressive work.

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3.71/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jessealmlie
4.33/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of rderedin
4.46/5  rDev +14.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

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3.84/5  rDev -1.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -10.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +15.1%

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4.25/5  rDev +8.7%

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4/5  rDev +2.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

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4.5/5  rDev +15.1%

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4.25/5  rDev +8.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +8.7%

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4/5  rDev +2.3%

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4.25/5  rDev +8.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +8.7%

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3.72/5  rDev -4.9%

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4/5  rDev +2.3%

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4.25/5  rDev +8.7%

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3.9/5  rDev -0.3%

Photo of GarthDanielson
3.92/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Poured from a bomber (Release #17), the beer is jet black, with a dense, foamy, light tan colored head. Aromas of rich molasses, dark roasted coffee, some date and fig highlights, booze notes, and some chocolate. Wow...this smells rich. Flavors are heavily roasted and boozy forward, with a blast of bitter roasted coffee, a healthy dose of old world fruit richness, and bitter baker's chocolate at the end. Heavily roasted throughout, and the body has a surprisingly dry undertone in the body. The aftertaste is boozy, coffee, and chocolate, with some earthy notes, too. Smooth, dry finish. Big, heavy brew.

Photo of jose_alehouseSD
3/5  rDev -23.3%

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Imperial Stout from Epic Brewing Company
88 out of 100 based on 217 ratings.