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RATINGS: 116   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.69   IBU: 70   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
This liquid is the alpha and the omega; you need nothing else. Our flagship imperial stout has been aged in charred American oak bourbon barrels with African cacao nibs and locally roasted coffee. Dark, bitter cocoa blends with sweet malt; robust coffee mellows in the presence of oak-imparted vanilla and bourbon flavors. Enjoy this one at the end of a fine meal with good friends.

ThisWangsChung's rating

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ThisWangsChung (826) - Leonardtown, Maryland, USA - APR 7, 2013
Rated 3/24/13. Portion of a 750ml bottle into a Hunahpu’s snifter. From notes. A: Pours a dark brown color. The head is a thin white-shaded collar. S: Chocolaty, with a bit of coffee. I also notice slight caramel and roasted qualities. T: At first, faint chocolate gives way to a vegetal, stale coffee profile. After a couple of sips, it balances out fairly well. The finish has a bit of ’saltiness’ that I enjoy somewhat, too. Barrel influences are very subtle here. M: Rather thin, and not really creamy, either. Still, the sweet/bitter balance is nice. O: Ramp up the body, use better coffee; and we could really be talking about something kickass here. As it stands, it’s a pretty good imperial stout with quite a few glaring flaws.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
RobertDale (4266) - Lansing, Kansas, USA - JUL 29, 2015
750 ml. shared bottle. Pours almost black with a small tan head. Aroma of malt, coffee, and chocolate. Taste is roasted malt, coffee, chocolate, vanilla, and barrel. Very good.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Psytron (1582) - Turku, FINLAND - JUL 8, 2015
Smell of chocolate, coffee and roasted malt. Black colour, very dark brown, high head. Aroma of tar, coffee, licorice, alcohol, cough mixture, some oak. Cocoa in finish. A full spectrum of imperial stout flavours. Bitter, with plenty of alcohol sweetness. Viscous oily texture, heavy body. Very flat carbon. Despite all this, very soft palate. Is pretty much exactly what it promises.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
MarcoDL (2889) - NETHERLANDS - JUN 22, 2015
Bottle @ ZEBF 2015. Aroma is mostly coffee and vanilla. Taste is thick, with lots of coffee and vanilla. The name kinda gives it away. Great beer though.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
kermis (6968) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - JUN 20, 2015
Bottle sampled at ZEBF ’15. Pours near black with a tan head. Aroma of malt, roast, dark chocolate, coffee and toffee. Flavour is light heavy sweet and bitter. Light full bodied with soft carbonation.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
rosenbergh (8548) - Tampere, FINLAND - MAY 30, 2015
750 ml bottle. Courtesy of Euphemos. Pitch black colour with a small tan head. Coffee, dryness, mild bitterness and darkness in the aroma. The flavour is dry roasted malt, coffee, cocoa, mild berry hops, some bitterness and soy sauce. Proper Impy. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
olio (7512) - Tampere, FINLAND - MAY 30, 2015
75 cl bottle @ Timo A.
Pours dark red, almost black color with a small head. Very nice roasty coffee or even espresso on the nose, dark chocolate and cocoa, maybe some faint vanilla tones. Sweet caramel malts, chocolate, coffee, some roasted notes, salty tones, faint licorice. Very balanced yet complex brew, alcohol well hidden.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Benzai (9999) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - MAY 21, 2015
Bottle @ weekly tasting shared with Dutchdrebus, Joes and dEnk. Opaque pitch black color, medium sized light to medium brown colored head that lasts for a decent while and leaves fair lacing. Aroma is malts, roast, coffee, dark malts. Taste malts, dark malts, light to moderately chocolate, bitter. Medium body, suitable average carbonation. Blue Mountain Chocolate Coffee

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ClubGonzo (4724) - Bergen, NORWAY - APR 30, 2015
Bottle from Vinmonopolet in Valkendorfsgate, Bergen. Pours a pitch black body with a medium creamy off-white head. Nose is chocolate, peanuts, wood, caramel, grains, bourbon, mild cocoa and hints of coconut, cookie dough and coffee. Taste is coffee, chocolate, cookies, brown bread, vanilla, bourbon, hints of cocoa and caramel. Medium body and carbonation. Nice enough, but the lack of body is somewhat disturbing; it also hampers the taste complexity in a way. Good, but not wholly amazing.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
crdunn (7) - - APR 23, 2015 does not count
Poured out of bottle alongside standard Dark Hollow. Black colour with a beige head. Definitely get the chocolate and coffee notes that aren’t there/as prevalent in the regular version. I like this better than the regular version

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
teddybeer (2764) - Madrid, SPAIN - APR 5, 2015
Black color with a medium light beige head that quickly diminishes. Aroma has notes of toasted malts, black chocolate and ripe dark fruit. Flavor is slightly sweet, toasted and roasted notes, coffee beans and chocolate, barrel notes and ripe plumbs hints. Slightly sweetness in the final with roasted notes and hints of vanilla. Creamy and smooth on palate.

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