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RATINGS: 167   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.14/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 330   ABV: 11%
Imperial stout with coffee, cacao nibs, and vanilla beans

Editor’s Note: Non barrel aged. In 2014, this was tap only. A 22oz bottle was released in May 2015, along with some draft.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
SpringsLicker (3456) - Tennessee, USA - AUG 9, 2016
Pours out as a dense, oily, opaque black with a thick tan head. Rich aroma with coffee, chocolate, roast malts. Complex. The flavor is sweet and rich with chocolate,espresso, roast malts all in a creamy full body. Very tasty.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
kayres (821) - , Georgia, USA - AUG 6, 2016
Black with a thick dark tan head. Sweet vanilla aroma, a bit of oak. Very smooth full bodied, thick. Sweet boozy molasses and soy ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Mark_Eck (1921) - - AUG 3, 2016
Bottle. Pours black. Aroma and taste are tons of dark chocolate, coffee, roasted malts, and some vanilla.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Stoned99 (1238) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 3, 2016
650ml from trade with Jason shared with SlovakSniper. Aroma: great vanilla, coffee beans, licorice. App: pitch black, minimal brown head, no lacing. Taste and palate: full body, liquoreux but still creamy, thick, moderate carbonation, alcohol finish. Overall: awesome. Really love this one. This is strong but also so easy to drink at the same time. It feels thick but still easy to drink mReally great. The kind of beer that makes you happy. Really glad I got the chance to taste this one and hopefully can taste the BA one day.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
SlovakSniper (5090) - Candiac, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 3, 2016
Impénétrable liquide versé par Stoned99. Merci! Au nez, des papilles surexcitées par cette grosse structure maltée. Chocolat, café au caramel, dulche de lèche, pâte d’amande sucrée ou autres noix. Vanille mise en évidence après quelques minutes avec une présence feutrée d’alcool. Au goût, les fèves de cacao craquent sous ma langue tandis que la vanille rôtie est amère et coupe intelligemment la montée des sucres. En bouche, le corps est copieux, pétillant, huileux. En finale, chaleureuse et intense accolade de notes rôties et chocolatées. En plein mon style de bière de soif.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Cybercat (5121) - Georgia, USA - JUL 21, 2016
Pours coffee sable just a flea’s eyebrow above black with a thick and persistent chocolate-brown head. Aroma delivers mouth-watering cocoa, roast malt, quality coffee, molasses, vanilla and semi-sweet chocolate notes. Rich flavor presents chocolate, roast malt, quality coffee, vanilla and molasses tones, almost like drinking a chocolate bar with coffee. There seems to be a hint of pepper, but it is subtle; overall, flavor is rather sweet but not cloying. Mouthfeel has thick, viscous body if not a lot of fizz. Make mine an Americano!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
rejtable (2310) - Ontario, CANADA - JUL 20, 2016
Bottle, thanks Stephen! Pours espresso, lots of foamy head and lacing. Nose is vanilla, bourbon. Flavours of espresso, vanilla, bourbon, dark chocolate, spice. Taste is huge sweet, big bitter. Big creamy mouth with medium carbonation.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Lubiere (12878) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 19, 2016
A deep dark stout with a thin brown head. In aroma, sweet fruity chocolate malt with loads of pungent resinous floral hops, citrus pulp coffee grind, musty character, light vanilla extract, alcohol warmth, very nice. In mouth, a nice sweet fruity chocolate malt with light vanilla, light peated notes, coffee grind, espresso resin, light Oyster notes, alcohol warmth, very nice. Bottle at the Big Deck tasting 2016.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
mR_fr0g (9266) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - JUL 19, 2016
Bottle split at ABC Beer The Hague, 24/09/2015. Many thanks to whomever brought this one. An opaque black /brown coloured pour with a dirty tan head. Aroma is coconut, toast, sticky sugars, smooth vanilla, coffee beans. Flavour is composed smooth rich coffee, vanilla, smooth rich roast. Dark choc and toasted coconut. Very good.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
AWISLguy (2535) - Wisconsin, USA - JUL 18, 2016
650ml bottle from GT Package in Grovetown, shared with the Buzhardt Bunch. Black pour with a brown, rapidly fading, head. Aroma has chocolate, roast, cocoa, caramel, espresso. Taste is of sweet caramel, bakers chocolate, roast. Light lactose peeks through as well. Big flavor palate. Full bodied. The blend is well done. There is some alcohol presence. Lowly carbonated. Finishes in a battle between bitter and sweet, with the sweetness somehow beating the Americano bitterness. This is excellent! 17

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