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RATINGS: 161   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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
yespr (34340) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - JUN 18, 2011
18 cL handbottle, courtesy of Papsoe. Pours dark brown to black with a small tan head. Aroma is solid coffee herbal, dark roasted malt and slight chocolate. Sweet, chocolate, liqourice, coffee and thick dark malt. Bitter and lingering dark sweet flavoured. Ends roasted malty and coffee flavoured.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ungstrup (29992) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - JUN 18, 2011
A pitch black beer with a dark brown head. The aroma has notes of roasted malt, vanilla, alcohol, and coffee. The flavor is sweet with notes alcohol, malt - both sweet and roasted, vanilla, and alcohol, leading to a dry alcoholic finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Papsoe (25074) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JUN 18, 2011
Handbottle 18 cl. Courtesy of Doodler. Pours an opaque pitch black with a thick and creamy brown head. Intense aroma of hard roast malt, coffee, dark dried fruit and booze. Solid body, sweet heavy roast, again pruney dark fruits and a warming alcohol finish. Very delicious actually. 180611

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
anders37 (18915) - Malmö, SWEDEN - NOV 13, 2013
Draft @ GABF 2013. Pours a black color with a small tan head. Has a roasted malty coffee and chocolate aroma. Roasted thick malty coffee and chocolate flavor. Has a roasted malty coffee and bitter chocolate finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
madmitch76 (17446) - , Essex, ENGLAND - DEC 29, 2012
23rd April 2011
Opaque black beer, no real head. Light palate, fairly smooth. Sweet black coffee. A little sweet lactose. Underneath are sweet red berry fruits. Nicely joined up and smooth. Hides the abv very well. Tasty treat!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Travlr (15095) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - DEC 5, 2011
Draft courtesy of the Churchkey crew, thank you gentlemen! Very dark brown color, small brown edge head. Aroma of a coffee shooter. Taste is coffee!!! and booze, and some other word I can’t read in my notes. Good stuff anyway.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
brokensail (12478) - Orange County, California, USA - OCT 18, 2013
On tap @ GABF. One of the beers I most wanted to try. Black pour from with very little, if any, head. Nose is pure coffee. Coffee liqueur, espresso, and rich dark chocolate. Roasted malt, slight alcohol, and sweet vanilla and caramel. Coffee dominates the palate. Sweet vanilla, caramel, and tons of coffee. Plenty of roast, dark chocolate, and a touch of booze.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bu11zeye (12112) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - APR 4, 2010
(Draught) Pours an oily, opaque black body with a medium creamy tan head. Aroma of coffee, caramel, toffee, anise, butterscotch, vinous, plum, and roasted malt. Flavor of coffee, roasted malt, vanilla, marshmallow, caramel, toffee, rum raisins, coconut, wood, and light bourbon qualities with a dry, bitter, warming finish. Lots of layers of complexity in this imperial stout.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Theydon_Bois (12078) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, ENGLAND - JAN 1, 2015
Keg at Churchill’s, San Marcos, 14/11/14. Pitch black with a decent tan swirl. Nose is sweet coffee notes, tiramisu mix, brown sugars, light roast, booze notes, sweet all round. Taste comprises big coffee cake notes, light mineral tones, spice, chocolate, coffee fudge, earthy roast. Full bodied, oily feel - slightly cloying but not overbearingly so, sweet licks tempered with a little roasty charr in the close. Solid stuff for the ABV, a little on the sweet side as you may well expect from the ABV on display, but a solid coffee infused sipper.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
kp (10884) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - MAR 27, 2010
UPDATED: MAR 27, 2010
Date: February 27, 2010
Mode: Draft
Source: Brewfest, Brewvival
Appearance: black, frothy tan head, drippy lace
Aroma: big roasted coffee aroma mixed with bitter black chocolate
Flavor: rich roasted flavor, lots of coffee, black chocolate, sweet dark fruits
Aroma: 7/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 8/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 16/20
Rating: 3.8/5.0
Drinkability: 7/10
Score: *** /4

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