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RATINGS: 37   MEAN: 3.47/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.36   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. It’s smooth, rich and is a great break from the winter weather.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Tmoney99 (11582) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BeerandBlues2 (10515) - San Diego, California, USA - JAN 29, 2011
Tap at The Nook. Pours clear brown with an average, frothy tan head, medium retention with good lacing. Aroma is heavy malt (bread, cookie, caramel, chocolate, nutty), light hops (earthy), and average esters (fruity) with notes of dates and brown sugar. Flavor is heavy malt (bread, cookie, chocolate, caramel, nutty), light hops (earthy), and average esters (fruity) with notes of dates and brown sugar. Medium body, carbonation, and creaminess, low warmth with a medium sweet finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
daknole (10045) - 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 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Drake (9999) - 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 it’s growing on me as I drink it.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Ughsmash (7270) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
drowland (6595) - Georgia, USA - JAN 28, 2015
1/28/15. 12oz bottle from Smokin Joes (or something like that) in Jacksonville, AL. Black pour with a small tan head, mild lacing. Strong coffee aroma, bordering towards veggie, rich sweetness, ashy, dark roasted malts. Rich flavor, lots of coffee, roasted malts, some chocolate, a touch of acidity. Not bad.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
Suttree (5379) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
decaturstevo (5342) - 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 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Strykzone (5337) - 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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ChainGangGuy (4486) - 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.

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