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RATINGS: 32   MEAN: 3.46/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.34   SEASONAL: Winter   IBU: 47   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
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This beer is still in development, but has seen a limited release. It is an 8.0% ABV American Imperial Stout with chocolate, coffee, and vanilla flavors. The high quality coffee grounds are added directly to the fermenter to minimize the bitterness. Vanilla is also added which imparts a sweet taste to the beer not normally found in this big of a stout. Its smooth, rich and is a greak break from the winter weather.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jkwood04 (3744) - Connecticut, USA - MAY 10, 2013
22oz bottle in a coffee mug. Pours black with a lacy, beige head. Aroma of light coffee, a little roasted malts, some kind of chemical off-note, and a light bitterness. Flavor the same. Average texture. A weird beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
decaturstevo (4869) - decatur, Tennessee, USA - MAY 5, 2013
Brown black pour with tan head and lace. Aroma is chocolate and light abv. Tastes of chocolate, sour malt, nice warmth, and a good bitter finish. Medium bodied and a bit fizzy.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
wedgie9 (1824) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - APR 17, 2013
Tasted on 4/17/13 from a capped 22oz bomber bottle purchased at Frugal MacDoogal. Pours nearly completely black with a thick brown head that slowly recedes to thick, even lace. The nose is dark and roasty, full of freshly roasted coffee, milk chocolate, and plenty of vanilla. The flavor is the same, very coffee forward with the chocolate and vanilla taking a back seat and some very nice bitterness. The body is medium with fairly lively carbonation and a long bitter coffee, milk chocolate, and vanilla finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
shadey (1879) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - APR 16, 2013
Had this on tap at the East Nashville Beer Festival. Heavy burnt coffee aroma. The flavors add a bit of chocolate to the mix, but this is still heavily dominated by the coffee.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
MmmcKay (1051) - Brentwood, Tennessee, USA - APR 10, 2013
Really solid stout. Itís hot outside but this is the kind of stout that I could still see myself drinking even in the spring. Lush coffee with a medium weight. Finishes clean. Not too roasty. Good beer. Nice effort.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Drake (8030) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - APR 9, 2013
Bomber courtesy of Suttree. Thanks! Pours a dark brown color with a faint attempt at a head. Aroma of coffee, chocolate, slight ash and mild roast. The taste is chocolate, roasted malts, coffee, a mild bitter roast finish. Thin-medium bodied. The taste is very reminiscent of bitter chocolate and itís growing on me as I drink it.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
jzzbassman (1467) - New Albany, Mississippi, USA - MAR 27, 2013
Bottled. Chocolate coffee aroma hits as soon as the tan head settles on the opaque black body. Coffee mixed with cocoa powder hide the alcohol, a little burnt, finishes with good bitterness and body. Solid, I continue to be impressed with Blue Pants.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
hrothgar950 (141) - Mabelvale, Arkansas, USA - MAR 20, 2013
Pours deep black with practically no head. Aroma with distinctive notes of coffee and cocoa. Dry finish with coffee bitterness.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 16/20
rangerred (891) - Johnson City, Tennessee, USA - FEB 27, 2013
Poured into a snifter out of a 22oz bomber. Pours pitch black but with absolutely no head whatsoever. At first I really thought I got a defective bottle that had not been carbonated. There is just a very faint ring around the top but you have to look close. Really a big letdown. Aroma is a nice mix of coffee and vanilla with the coffee just winning out. Plenty of roast as well and really reminiscent of a well-brewed mocha. Loads of coffee, dark chocolate, and vanilla on the flavor along with plenty of roast. All is quite nicely balanced and there is a pleasant sweetness smoothing everything out. The lack of carbonation really shows up here leading to an excessively watery mouthfeel. The flavors also drop away rather quickly leaving just a slightly astringent bitterness. Overall, a nice beer that just falls a bit short. I really like what is going on with the coffee and vanilla and it is a little weak and fades quickly. The lack of carbonation really kills this beer and takes away greatly from the mouthfeel and appearance. It is certainly not worth the $10 I paid for the bomber.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
nearbeer (3586) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - FEB 24, 2013
650 ml. Opaque black with a small ring of bubbles. Mild nose of coffee, milk chocolate and soy sauce. Flavor is quality coffee mixed with caramel cola and milk chocolate. Finish has a hint of burnt popcorn and soy sauce. Medium body is watery and nicely dry, has low carbonation and hides the abv well. Best of the 5 brews Iíve had from this brewery and if you stick with it, itíll kinda win you back over about halfway through the bomber.

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