Black Flag Imperial Stout | Beer Valley Brewing Co.

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Black Flag Imperial StoutBlack Flag Imperial Stout

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

Style: American Double / Imperial Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 11.00%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by hopsaplenty on 11-09-2006

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look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

This is a very good beer, with layers of solid flavor that is often lacking in other stouts. I would definitely recommend this beer, as you get hints of chocolate and spice, with a little earthy vibe, then the a definite hoppy flavor on the back-end. One of the things I complain about is stouts sometimes being boring and one notes, but this is not one of them, this is loaded with flavors, both subtle and not so subtle.

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4.08/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

750 ml. bottle, bought in 2d2despuma in Barcelona. Black colour with a big brown foam. Smell of coffee, liquorice and chocolate, with spiciy notes (pepper, nutmeg? Full body, thick palate. Taste of coffee, liquorice, bitter almonds and spices. This a great one.

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look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a 22oz bottle (vintage 2011 fresh hop edition) into a Central Waters snifter. Thanks to mrmarmot and my friend Chris for bringing this back from the left coast.

A: Deep dark black hole of a color. Mildly aggressive pour leads to a thick, mocha colored head with the consistency of latte cream. Thick sticky lacing.

S: Big boy beer and you can tell by the nose. The 11% is chomping at the bit to get at your liver and you can tell. It's got a big nice malt backbone and the hops certainly add a bit of character as well. Plenty of cocoa and bitter coffee ground notes in the nose.

T: Nice mix of grains, molasses, cocoa, burnt coffee. ABV is a bit more blended here.

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O: This is a solid Impy Stout. Pretty smooth, pretty easy drinking for an 11%-er. A good beer that I would definitely recommend.

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Black Flag Imperial Stout from Beer Valley Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 3.81 out of 5 with 236 ratings