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RATINGS: 161   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
pfc514 (124) - Chattanooga, Tennessee, USA - JUN 26, 2016
Pours black with a dark brown head that quickly fades. Aromas of chocolate, coffee, and roasted malts present. Flavor is similar to that of the aroma, with a hint of vanilla. Perfect thick, viscous mouthfeel, exactly how a stout should feel. Great beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
PanMarek (221) - Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 26, 2016
Strong coffee nose with a little chocolate. Pours dark brown with thick brown foam. Complex favors of coffee balanced with some sweet chocolate. Full body with rich mouthfeel. The malt sweetness is tempered, so the taste is less heavy. A well-balanced stout.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
drfabulous (6421) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - JUN 25, 2016
Shared bottle at Aaron’s. Big coffee and chocolate bomb with medium body and really nice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
mixmasterob (1050) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JUN 21, 2016
Menacing black pour with a small dark brown head. Pretty pour. Huge aroma full of fudge, rich espresso, nouget, vanilla, like a melted candy bar. Flavors were equally rich with lingering sweetened cocoa, more coffee, bitter dark malt, lingering espresso like finish. Viscous mouthfeel, slick and super smooth. Lighter carbonation. Overall a really well done mega stout from CCB.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
JHeath99 (1676) - Warner Robins, Georgia, USA - JUN 20, 2016
Bottle shared by Jeff. Pours a dark opaque black with a thin layer of brown head. Aroma and taste of burnt malts, coffee, and some vanilla. Nice.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Christpuncher (2737) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 15, 2016
Aroma is coffee and roasted grain. Absolutely splendid. Flavor is coffee, bitter and some vanilla. Incredibly smooth and well balanced. Pours like motor oil with s thick tan head. Incredible. Only way to make it better would be to barrel age it

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
IndianaRed (3743) - Boise, Idaho, USA - JUN 11, 2016
Bottle share at SteveOJ black with a thin light tan head big rich smooth chocolatey flavors and feel . Some chalkiness at the end but still lots of chocolate and caramel goodness. Smooth and creamy

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
_angst_ (4466) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JUN 4, 2016
Bomber received in trade. Thank you Brandon! Pours CCB characteristic oily pitch black with a very small creamy dark mocha head that leaves some sparse trace on the glass while dissipating. Smell is malty and roasty with roasted malts, burnt caramel, espresso coffee, bitter chocolate, dried sour cherries, burnt raisins, moist soil and hints of alcohol and vanilla. Taste is sweet, bitter, slightly salty, malty and roasty. Mouthfeel is viscous, oily, round, roasted astringent, tiny boozy and full bodied. Finish is sweet, bitter and slightly salty with heavy roasty malts, espresso coffee, salted caramel and bitter chocolate. Big roasty piece this and I quite love it. The BA version is smoother but this is very charming in its roughness. Also a fan of the subtle rather than overwhelming vanilla aspect of it.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
stevoj (3847) - Boise, Idaho, USA - APR 17, 2016
atch up rating from last night’s RIS bottle share. Mild coffee notes flavor this throughout, not overdone, just nicely accenting the bold stout body. Really, really well done.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jake65 (3373) - Meridian, Idaho, USA - APR 17, 2016
Boise Imperial Stout Tasting. Pours a medium depth of brown, thin beige head. Espresso and mocha aroma, light roast. Rich espresso taste with more mocha notes. Also picked up a little bit of smoke... Still a mostly coffee forward and sweet experience overall.

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