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RATINGS: 15   MEAN: 3.71/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.43   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 261   ABV: 8.7%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Southern Belle imperial brown ale with vanilla beans and cocoa nibs


4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
pras (532) - Maryland, USA - DEC 19, 2014
Draft. Poured pitch black. Aroma was all chocolate. Flavor was dominated by sweet chocolate. Very drinkable.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
GenDV138 (3367) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - NOV 17, 2014
Rate #1600! 32 oz growler poured into a 3 Stars snifter/tulip. Birthday gift from a friend who picked this up on draft at the brewery, thanks Ben! Filled on 11/16/2014, opened/consumed on 11/17/2014. Black with no more than half a finger of light tan head that fades quickly. Aromas of dark chocolate, chocolate syrup, some vanilla, just a hint of booze. Tastes of big chocolaty notes including dark chocolate and chocolate syrup, caramel, a bit of vanilla. Medium-full body with a dry finish. Alcohol is pretty well masked. Had this on cask awhile ago but this is better than I remember!

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
nimbleprop (5942) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - NOV 14, 2014
12oz pour in the tasting room pours a muddy, deep brown with a ring of white head. Nose is like straight hershey syrup, some mild raspberry, some mild vanilla. Flavor is straight cocoa powder, a little bready, some root beer. Chalky finish.

4.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
sloshgator (557) - Orlando, Florida, USA - APR 30, 2014
3 Stars Ebony & Ivory hits the notes to make for an excellent ale. Chocolate and malt aroma coming from this dark brown pour with a decent tan head. Chocolate flavors dominate with some coffee and vanilla notes. The higher ABV smooths out this delicious brew without emparting an alcohol bite. Ebony & Ivory is a treat to be had.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
radagast83 (5703) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - APR 24, 2014
Cask at Churchkey. Poured a dark brown head with a nice tan head. Aroma was notes of sweet caramel, some roasted malt, light coffee. Flavor was chocolate, sweet caramel, a touch toasted notes. Pretty enjoyable.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
argo0 (12122) - Washington DC, USA - APR 24, 2014
Cask. Medium tan head atop cola dark brown body. Aroma is medium sweet, caramel, some bittersweet chocolate, coffee. Taste is moderately sweet, chocolate, caramel, light vanilla. Medium body, some stickiness.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
solidfunk (5291) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - APR 21, 2014
Brownish red pour. A little bit of a trash-like aroma on cask. Some roast, vanilla and light cocoa. Watery consistency. Cask at Pizzeria Paradiso in Dupont.

3.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
gsmitty80 (2011) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 22, 2014
Cask at Big Hunt. Great brown flavor with a good bit of alcohol. The cocoa makes it bitter but in the right way and the vanilla adds some sweetness.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TylerGreenDC (576) - - DEC 8, 2013
On cask. Aroma of dark chocolate. Thin soda like head and mouth feel. Flavors of chocolate, vanilla and spice. Marvelous!

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
snoworsummer (3253) - baltimore, Maryland, USA - MAR 9, 2013
Cask at churchkey. Smells like chocolate. Tastes like chocolate and pralines. Sweet, smooth, and delicious.


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