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RATINGS: 35   MEAN: 3.46/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.35   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.


3.5
   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.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 16/20
rangerred (970) - 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.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
nearbeer (3899) - 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.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
Suttree (5289) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - FEB 15, 2013
Black, decent sized brown head. Smells like coffee and coco-puffs. Taste is coffee forward, but not as coffee forward as I was thinking it would be. Seems a bit on the thin side, too.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Tmoney99 (11225) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JAN 27, 2013
Plastic jug shared by brew3crew. Poured black color with an average fizzy brown head that was mostly lasting with good lacing. Medium roasted coffee and chocolate malt aroma. Medium body with a smooth texture and flat carbonation. Medium roasted coffee and chocolate flavor with a medium sweet finish of moderate duration. Good and my expectations where met.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
DiarmaidBHK (3597) - Lewisburg, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 30, 2011
Draft at mellow mushroom Huntsville. Pours black with half an inch of khaki foam that disappears quickly. Has some fairly prominent chocolate notes on the nose. Lots of chocolate on the tongue as well. I canít say Iím getting much vanilla on the tongue. Finishes clean. Solid example of the style.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
magsinva (918) - Virginia, USA - DEC 30, 2011
Tap at Hsv mellow mushroom - pours a dark brown with a white head. Aroma has notes of chocolate, coffee, and wood smoke. Taste is slightly sweet. Overall, a solid effort.

3.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Itzjerm (1422) - Taft, Tennessee, USA - SEP 16, 2011
UPDATED: OCT 23, 2012 Slight sour flavor that has to be overcome. If you can ignore that, it is an enjoyable beer. Smell is very much chocolate/coffee. Flavor is very much coffee strong coffee. It does hold a burnt flavor. Slight bitter. If they can fix the sour part, this could be a keeper. Iíve had at another point not sour but way over hopped. This is not a good brew.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
GTAEgeek (1320) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - MAY 15, 2011
On tap at the Rocket City Brewfest. Pours pitch black with a large tan head. The aroma is strong black coffee, tobacco, and hazelnut. The flavor is a charred bitterness, with limited malt sweetness. The palate is heavy, syrupy, and has a long bitter finish. Overall, a very strong stout, with a lot of flavor, but little balance.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BeerHawk (1810) - Huntsville, Alabama, USA - APR 8, 2011
Growler. Poured black with a tan head that settles to a ring. Chocolate and raosty malt aroma. The flavor found more milk chocolate and backing of roast. Medium body with a chocolate aftertaste. Dry, almost chalky texture.


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