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RATINGS: 146   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.09   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 107   EST. CALORIES: 465   ABV: 15.5%
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Mephistopheles with a generous amount of coffee added.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Sparky (2243) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - MAY 30, 2010
On tap at the Papago Avery Night in April. Pours crude oil black with a thin tan head. The nose Gevalia Coffee, rich Belgian chocolate and roast. The taste is dark chocolate, decadent espresso, roasty coffee beans and burnt malt. Medium creamy mouthfeel. Gets boozy as it warms. Incredible beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
trevor211 (1338) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAY 26, 2010
Rating 600. On tap at the Brouwer’s stout fest 2010. I *loved* this beer. Pours black, with a thick burnt-mocha head. Coffee on the nose, but warm, fresh coffee - not the stale variety you usually find in stouts. Toasted sugar - like seafoam candy or slightly burnt marshmallows. Doesn’t taste anywhere near 16%. Hot, but not too hot. This stuff is like candy. Chocolate infused with espresso, coated in sugar and torched. Remarkably clean. Dangerous. Delicious.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
That1Guy (1962) - Greeley, Colorado, USA - MAY 19, 2010
Crushed at BSAF 2010. Full-bodied. An absolutely huge beer. A palate wrecker for sure. Huge coffee flavor and aroma combined with dark chocolate and some fruitiness. One of the highlights of the tasting.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
tturner (111) - , Washington, USA - MAY 15, 2010
This is extremely intense. Massive flavor. Like a straight shot of espresso but without the all of the coffee negatives. This is perfectly balanced from front to back, start to finish. there is no way you could improve this beer. just the right amount of hops matched to the sweetness. steers away from the dark fruits and stays in the coffee dark chocolate realm.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Nena (963) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAY 14, 2010
Black, thick tan head on it. Aroma is intense and boozy, with lots and lots of fresh coffee. This is loaded with espresso and smooth chocolate, a little acid and char. Thick body on it. Finishes very hot and boozy. This is tasty and I love the coffee flavor, but it’s excessively hot for my taste.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
after4ever (6251) - Brier, Washington, USA - MAY 14, 2010
draft at brouwers back in black. jet black with dense creamy burnt tan head and tons of stringy lace. insanely rich and roasty dry coffee grounds nose, smells so much like coffee that it seems like coffee isnt even made yet, just freshly ground. creamy huge thick body, a little sticky. roast, coffee, ash, char, and plenty of acidity and oil on the mid palate. its still way hot, but somehow integrated. long rich roasty finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
riversideAK (5626) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - MAY 14, 2010
Dark coffee, tons of sweet dark malt, lots of coffee, really big sweet coffee nose as well as earthy hop bitterness and some booze on the nose. Nice aroma. Black pour, beige foamy ring, foamy islands on side of glass. Big coffee flavors, espresso, dark fruity undertones, dark sweet chocolate, more coffee, almost coffee liquery. Hot alcohol notes, lingering coffee and roasted malts. Big strong beer, wow.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
potbeerjob (1343) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAY 1, 2010
UPDATED: FEB 13, 2011 Draught. Boulder Strong Fest 2010. Black with orange tan head. Aroma is straight huge coffee...boom! and dark, dark bitter chocolates, a touch of vanilla and a touch of some dark ripe fruits like plum. Fuller body, but not as much as I’d expected but smooth, real smooth. Big coffee flavor covers booze nicely and some dark berry and plum still despite the coffee, although much less. Licorice I get from Meph is very hidden. Dry as hell.... I need water. Sticky, sticky! Awesome!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
GranvilleTim (1467) - Granville, Illinois, USA - APR 29, 2010
Ontap@DLD. Deep black pour with a tan head. Aroma is intense-coffee, roasted malt, dark fruit. Taste is Coffee x 2, roasted malt, a little vanilla, alcohol. High alcohol but nicely balanced with the other flavors. Creamy, tasty, glad it was available.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
17thfloor (2433) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 26, 2010
(my 100th Imperial Stout rate) Tap at The Publican. I enjoyed this quite a bit. Pours a slick black with a creamy frothy tan head. Super roasty, tons of straight-up cold-press coffee! Tastes like Starbucks, ha, really it does, a bit too much booze in the aftertaste though. Body is slick creamy and fluffy.

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