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RATINGS: 1570   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.84/5   EST. CALORIES: 225   ABV: 7.5%
The satisfying elements of both stout and coffee come together in this full-bodied treat. A marriage of Sumatra's best with rich chocolate and roasted malt provides for a truly enlightening beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Sarlacc83 (1808) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAR 4, 2016
Bottle. A: Perfectly black with fluffy, foamy mocha head. N: Pure espresso mixed with rich dark cocoa. Heavy roast and a woodsy profile. Very earthy. Some lactose and burnt brown sugar. Ample dark roasted malts. T: Decently bitter and sweet, in proportion. M: Medium body, creamy carbonation, no alcohol. O: A fine quaff. Not quite a chocolate covered espresso bean like the best of them, but certainly an earthier coffee profile that fits the base beer like a glove.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
commonshawn (1011) - Minnesota, USA - FEB 27, 2016
12oz bottle from total wine and spirits. Black with small tan head. The bottle I just bought might have been a bit old. Roasted coffee and chocolate nose. Nice aroma. Chocolate coffee then some roasty malt. Finishes a bit flat and metallic. Solid body, medium creaminess. Flavor just doesn’t carry through like I’d hope.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
oskart (60) - Clarksville, Tennessee, USA - FEB 19, 2016
Black with Creamy tan head. Aroma of black coffee. Flavors of Coffee and dark roasted malts. Black coffee flavor forward. Very strong. Slick pallet medium mouth feel. Soft carbonation. Aftertaste of black coffee.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
OnTheTrail (313) - Virginia, USA - FEB 13, 2016
Pours black with a big tan head. Intense coffee aroma. Slightly sweet and bitter coffee flavors alternate, also some dark fruit. Highly carbonated mouthfeel.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
BierMeHoos (546) - Maryland, USA - FEB 8, 2016
Where: Old Line Fine Wine Spirits & Bistro. How: 12 ounce bottle. Appearance: pours black with a thick foamy tan head with excellent retention. Aroma: roasted coffee, burnt chocolate, cocoa. Taste: Roasted coffee and unsweetened cocoa, followed by sweet milk chocolate. Palate: medium bodied and smooth. Overall: very good roasted stout, good for anytime, especially winter.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
coachd (538) - Missouri, USA - JAN 16, 2016
Aroma of black coffee, oak and roasted malt. A bit one-note, but nice. Looks great - Midnight black with the slightest amount of light tan foam. Taste is strong coffee bitterness with undertones of roast, cream, oak and vanilla. Underwhelming palate. Good beer, but I could use more. A thicker palate and higher ABV would help. The coffee just overpowers everything.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
blueshockey24 (397) - Colorado, USA - JAN 16, 2016
12oz bottle. Pours black with thin tan head. Aroma is Coffee, Chocolate and Malt. Taste is sweet malt coffee up front with a coffee finish. I like it.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
sudomorph (1065) - Barrie, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 14, 2016
355ml bottle bottled 09/11/14. Pours a near black with a thin tan head that thins to a ring. Aroma has big, smooth notes of roasted malts, coffee, nut shells, dark chocolate, and traces of caramel. Taste is balanced with lots of cold-pressed coffee, dark roasted malts, chocolate, slight dark fruits, and an espresso bitter ending. Medium-full body with a medium carbonation. Clean in the mouth with a bone dry finish. Overall a really nice coffee beer. Still lots of coffee with smooth roast. Highly recommended.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
daleharshman (1034) - San Diego, California, USA - JAN 11, 2016
12 ounce bottle from Bine & Vine, purchased 14 months ago ($3.49). "Packaged 09/11/14." POURS dark brown (almost black) with a half finger of brown foam. AROMA of rough-ground dark coffee, roasted and lightly smoky malts, roasted nuts, with some fading chocolate. FLAVOR mainly of strong coffee (creamy espresso-laden cafe au lait comes to mind), with additional notes of vanilla, creamy chocolate, and Kahlua (though this is not very sweet at all). Some lingering coffee-bitterness. A nice creamy mouthfeel. Not particularly complex but really very well executed, and that goes a long way. (1532, 1001)

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Dorkenstein (393) - - JAN 9, 2016
Aromas of roasted malts, coffee, and milk chocolate. Taste is roasted malts and coffee, also some milk chocolate in the finish.

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