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Blatant Imperial Stout - Blatant Brewery

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Blatant Imperial Stout
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39 Ratings
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Ratings: 39
Reviews: 10
rAvg: 3.77
pDev: 10.34%
Wants: 1
Gots: 3 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Blatant Brewery visit their website
Massachusetts, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial Stout |  9.00% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

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(Beer added by: MLaVioletteJr on 12-13-2013)
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Reviews by RonfromJersey:
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4/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pure black body, no highlights. Light tan head starts at three fingers but drops to a quarter inch table top and holds.

Aroma of deep roasted coffee and chocolate.

Taste begins with strong roast coffee. Following that is rich chocolate. Nice hoppy bite builds up until the swallow.

Smooth full mouthfeel. Nice low grade prickliness.

A damn fine Imperial Stout. Glad I picked this up during my recent Mass. visit.

RonfromJersey, Jun 12, 2014
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4/5  rDev +6.1%

TimBeaulieu, Sep 01, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

Doomcifer, Aug 07, 2014
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3.51/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: dark brown in color, 1/2 inch head, clear, low carbonation

Smell: dark chocolate and and deep roasted malt

Taste: dark chocolate, char, light smoke and and deep roasted malt

Mouthfeel: medium-heavy bodied, medium-low carbonation, sweet and roasty

Overall: An above average imperial stout. This one hits all the notes I would expect in the style. That said, of the three Blatant beers I have had, this is my least favorite. Not a beer I would reach for, nor one I would turn down.

tigg924, Jul 14, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

Janeinma, Feb 02, 2014
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4/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Black and opaque with a forthy two-finger head of frothy foam that lingers long. Aroma of cocoa, leather, woody notes, licorice, and root beer.

Rich flavor of roasted malt, charred bark, some smoke, cocoa, molasses, licorice, and espresso. Lots of flavors moving in and out and contributing to the richness of this one. Firm bitterness, not too aggressive, subtle hop flavors poking through. A malty sweetness emerges in the finish, but then gets pushed back down under the roasty bitters.

Full and rich mouthfeel, round and satisfying, finishes with a tingle. Really good beer.

far333, Mar 09, 2014
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3/5  rDev -20.4%

Rappaman, Mar 22, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +12.7%

Peter1977, Dec 15, 2013
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2.75/5  rDev -27.1%

comrade_tony, Jan 11, 2014
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3.73/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a 22oz bottle into an imperial pint glass.

A: The beer is a deep dark brown color, with a short light brown head that fades quickly and leaves a thin lace on the glass.

S: The aroma contains chocolate, roasted malts, coffee and some hops.

T: The taste starts out with a hearty roasted malt character up front followed by mildly sweet flavors of milk chocolate and coffee. The hops presence is mild but complementary and brings a decent balance. The after-taste is slightly sweet and slightly bready.

M: Crisp and a little smooth, medium body, medium carbonation, finish is dry and slightly sticky.

O: A little tasty, goes down easily, not too filling, good kick, good representation of style, it’s a decent beer but there are several in the style that I would choose first.

TheManiacalOne, May 26, 2014
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4.43/5  rDev +17.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

22oz bottle purchased as a single from Adams Hometown Market, Monson, MA.

Poured into an imperial pint glass, formed a 1/4" dark brown head over the opaque dark brown/black brew. Dense head slowly bubbles away, with thick lasting lace. Aroma is roasty dark grains.

Taste is creamy sweet and roasty malts upfront, a peek of dark fruit in the middle, and smooths on through to the close with coffee and moderate bitterness. Mouthfeel is velvety smooth, and drinkability is almost too easy. Excellent brew.

ppoitras, Mar 16, 2014
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4/5  rDev +6.1%

Boston_Steve, Mar 29, 2014
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4.11/5  rDev +9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Been in the 70s and 80s mostly the past couple weeks, then suddenly the 40s... this has been waiting for a night like this. A "born on date", come on guys, you couldn't think of a better term than the Budweiser one?.... anyways the date was 11/27/13.

Pours a very dark fizzy head that disappears at a fairly quick pace, typical for a bit imperial stout, does leave hints of lacing, and nice long legs on the sides, and a purely pitch black beer.

Nose has plenty of dark malts, some black malt with a little roasty malts, heavy thick motor oil roast and black malt almost acrid char but doesn't seem to go that far, at least on the aroma. A hint of super dark baker's chocolate too, with a little cookie crust and malted milk ball candy like, as well as a little caramel as it warms, and even a little fudgey and chewy like. A bit of an earthy chewy hop in there too.

Taste continues more of the same, super dark malts mostly, with some black malt, a lot more of the fudgey chocolate though, super dark baker's chocolate, turns to a dark powdered cocoa and chewy a little creamy oat like note too. Also a little roast, not very roasty actually, and not really burnt or acrid which is nice. A bit of caramel and that cookie crust like candy wafer almost, again bringing that mild malted milk ball flavor. I keep wanting to think there is carafa like fluffy nougat flavor but it never really comes through, just the feel for the rest of the beer makes me think so. A mild earthy spicy chewy hop presence brings a bit of the bitterness as well as the mild bitterenss from the dark malts. Finish is a little sticky and syrupy but attempts to dry, finally a hint of booze comes through, little more caramel, candy, fluffy creamy malt, and more dark malts. As it warms a slight phenolic booze note comes through, with a little pepperminty like note from the phenols.

Mouth is fuller bod, little creamy and thick, slight chewy, a little light on the carbonation but decent, and just a hint of booze on the back end.

Overall not bad, pretty good for Blatant bottle, which their beers when bottled have been subpar vs when I've had it on draft the very few times. Nice dark malt profile without too much roast and pretty much no burnt or acrid flavors, nice mild hop presence, nicely hidden booze, decent creamy thick feel, pretty good fresh but not sure how well it would hold up to age.

jlindros, May 29, 2014
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3.48/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a one-finger light tan head that fades quickly leaving no lace. Black color, no highlights. Medium carbonation and medium bodied. Roasted coffee and chocolate nose and flavor is bakers chocolate with hints of malty sweetness. $5.99 for a 22oz bottle from Julio's Liquors Westborough, Ma. Brewed Nov 27, 2013. Label has the brewer as Brewmasters Brewery not Blatant Beer.

jdhilt, Jul 20, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +12.7%

ELECTRONICAnonymous, May 16, 2014
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4.15/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The beer pours thick and black, as an imperial stout should, though a hair short of being motor oil. It sits with a scrim/necklace of light, sand colored bubbles, and in body is impenetrable to the eyes. The beer smells of sweet alcohol, dark fruits, slight charred leather, smooth dark chocolate, cocoa powder, and a soft nut-scent. A very nice, sweet nose with tons of chocolate coming through. On the tongue, the beer is sweet with a soft bitterness coming from the roasted/charred malt and a faint herbal hop. Very soft acidity can also be sensed on the sides of the tongue. In flavor, this beer is richly chocolaty, moving from hot chocolate to dark chocolate, to milk chocolate, a nice rounding nuttiness can also be sensed. The finish ends with superb touches of char, dark fruits, and faint coffee. In the mouth, the beer feels on the heavy side of medium in body, which is a little odd but adds superb drinkability. Mouthfeel is smooth and velvety, and the carbonation is soft and fluffy. The mouth is left dry but with a nice scrim of saliva coating it. Overall, this is a very drinkable and delicious RIS. Blatant caught me by surprise with this one. I’m actually making a venison pie with it right now for fun. Great beer.

Maxwell, Mar 11, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

ms11781, Jun 27, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

DelicateDelirium, Aug 18, 2014
4/5  rDev +6.1%

NOLANDMAN, Aug 02, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +19.4%

waiting4lunch, Dec 28, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

erlenmeyer, Aug 24, 2014
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3.8/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

22oz bottle poured into a globe.

A: As dark as brown gets before it becomes black. Tan head retains at an eighth of an inch. Spotty lacing.

S: Hershey's chocolate syrup, brownie batter, nutty medium roast coffee, molasses and brown bread. Figgy fruitiness, touch of alcohol.

T: Bakers chocolate and dark chocolate. Drier than the nose implied. Some char and medium roast coffee. Hints of smoke and jerky. Slight taste of fig. Spicy alcohol toward the back. Nondescript hop bitterness for balance. Lots of nutty and cocoa flavors on the finish.

M: Thick, silky body. Hefty, but not overly weighty. Glides smoothly over the tongue. Some alcohol warmth. Low prickling carbonation. Nice feel.

O: Most imperial stouts these days really ratchet up the roast factor. This one is more restrained. Not terribly complex, but it drinks easily due to the fact that it takes a less bold approach. Overall it feels more like an overblown porter.

ryan1788a5, Mar 16, 2014
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4/5  rDev +6.1%

MA08, Feb 06, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

Burt, Jul 19, 2014
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Blatant Imperial Stout from Blatant Brewery
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