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RATINGS: 34   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.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
wedgie9 (2071) - 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 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Strykzone (5063) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - SEP 29, 2014
Sampled at esbls. This is kind of ashy smokey. Some fruit and bitterness. Those two do not go together here. Not quite there. But not far from it.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
snoworsummer (2438) - baltimore, Maryland, USA - AUG 18, 2014
Draft at the brewery. Pours Very dark brown with a very thin, fizzy white head. Tastes like mild coffee, bitter burnt toast, roasted malt, earth, light spice. Light body and low carbonation. Smells like burnt toast, burnt coffee, and woody, roasted malt.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ChainGangGuy (4420) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - MAY 30, 2014
Appearance: Pours a very dark brown body with a lasting layer of deep tan-hued foam.

Smell: As one would expect, a coffee-forward, roasty aroma with touches of the added vanilla, chocolate, and dark fruit.

Taste: Roasty malts are prominent, though some charred toast is also present. The dregs of a pot of tangy coffee thrown in, a little vanilla showing. Some chalky dark chocolate. Medium-light sweetness. A little dark fruit. Slight milky tone midway and into the drying, roasty, warming, coffee-centric finish.

Mouthfeel: Medium-plus body. Medium-plus carbonation, a bit foamy in the mouth.

Overall: A fairly competent, enjoyable coffee-dosed stout.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
tnkw01 (1181) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - MAY 30, 2014
Bottle. Deep, dark brown with a tan head. Aroma is that of coffe, chocolate, vanillia with a tad of spicy hops. Taste is mostly coffee with a touch of hops.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Nero55 (772) - Wisconsin, USA - FEB 11, 2014
Draft at Taproom. Black with thin tan head. Aroma of roasted malts and coffee. Medium body with coffee notes upfront, a hint of sweetness, and a dry slightly bitter finish.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 12/20
Malaclemys (401) - Birmingham, Alabama, USA - FEB 11, 2014
Taproom, pours dark brown-black with tan head. Aroma of coffee, caramel, vanilla, very toasty. Taste is coffee, caramel. slightly sweet with a dry finish. Medium plus body.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
SSSteve (3824) - - OCT 5, 2013
bottle. glass full of foam. turns black like magic. milk chocolate and vanilla aroma. flavor has notes of dark chocolate and vanilla. a good roasty bitterness with low hop addition. its a swell stout, i just don’t understand why every beer pours a glass of foam first.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
gerbewa (215) - - OCT 5, 2013
Decent stout. I had this out of a bottle at Brewhaus with Vince. Had good coffee and malt tones with nice finish

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
daknole (9437) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - OCT 3, 2013
Very dark brown color, brown head. Extremely roasty, bitter espresso, Mexican vanilla, charred wood, tar. A tad too roasty.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Ughsmash (7181) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 5, 2013
Bomber. Poured deeper brown with a slightly fizzy toasted beige head. The aroma picked up toasty coffee and chocolate with accents of funky sourness and vanilla.. I liked the coffee character, but the brew seemed off. The flavor found tangy coffee and sour husk-like notes on the tip of the tongue, with dry, roasty coffee, toast, and a bit of trailing vanilla behind.. dry, sour, and funky along with burnt coffee on the finish. Medium-bodied and very dry on the palate.. not so sure the funk and sourness was supposed to be there.

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