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RATINGS: 119   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 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
charule (1988) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 26, 2015
Bottle shared in Pittsburgh. Poured thick black with tan head. Aroma peppers old coffee. Light carb med bod. Taste bitter ashy coffee. Bleh

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
deanso (7453) - the Hague, NETHERLANDS - SEP 26, 2015
Pre Borefts tasting 2015 @ ABCbeers. Chocolate aroma. Decent tan head. Clear black pour. Lots of chocolate in the aftertaste.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
kermis (8524) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - SEP 25, 2015
Bottle at ABC Beers Pre-Borefts tasting, The Hague. Pours black with a medium brown head. Aroma of dark chocolate, roast, coffee, fudge, vanilla, light licorice and caramel. Flavour is light heavy sweet and moderate bitter. Full bodied with a sticky mouthfeel and soft carbonation. Very nice!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
harrisoni (16077) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - SEP 24, 2015
Pre Borefts tasting 2015. Black beer lasting tan head. Tarry chocolate aroma intense it’s decent choc but too much booze. Good chocolate. Really good chocolate. Not sure on the the finish though.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
FlandersNed (385) - , Indiana, USA - SEP 23, 2015
22oz bottle. Light-blocking dark brown hue, low brown head. Huge espresso, dark chocolate, roasty malt and dried vanilla notes. Heavy body and medium carbonation.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
RobertDale (4752) - Lansing, Kansas, USA - SEP 18, 2015
22 ounce bottle. Pours black with a nice tan head. Aroma of coffee, malt, and chocolate. Taste is coffee, roasted malt, chocolate, and vanilla. Very coffee forward but it works out well. Very good indeed.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
AirForceHops (5276) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - AUG 22, 2015
650 ml bottle thanks to AdamC. Black as a struck match with a thick full tan head. Aroma is rich dark chocolate, bitter espresso bean and a note of molasses. Nice!

The flavor is pretty bitter coffee beans with a nice base of barley and roasted grain. Has a very "green" coffee bean that becomes bitter in the finish. The body is thick and full with a creamy texture. Gosh, this is some thick ass shit right here! Leaves a creamy film over my tongue. You could drop a scoop of vanilla ice cream in this and make an ice cream float. Crazy amounts of coffee and vanilla.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Chalumeaux (691) - Methuen, Massachusetts, USA - AUG 22, 2015
Poured from bottle thanks AdamChandler for the Ratebeer Camp extravaganza. Pours dark black with a foamy lacey chocolate head. Aroma is pepper chocolate espresso. Taste follows. A nice beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
WillRunForBeer (1822) - Massachusetts, USA - AUG 22, 2015
Bomber shared by AdamChandler. Thanks, Adam! Pours nearly black with a big brown head. Aroma is chocolate, espresso, green pepper. Flavor follows. Full rich dark chocolate, espresso, pepper near the finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
AdamChandler (4050) - Enfield, New Hampshire, USA - AUG 22, 2015
Bomber, split with a few RBers. 4 ounce pour in stemware at cellar temp.

A - Pitch black, this is a thick oily black.

S - The aroma is huge. Chocolate and espresso bean and vanilla. It’s huge.

T - This is just straight up coffee.....so much coffee and espresso bean and vanilla and maybe even some cinnamon. Roasted notes start quickly and linger for a while. There’s sweetness in the middle and finish.

M - Dense, thick, low bitterness and low carbonation.

O - This is fantastic. If you love coffee, grab a bottle.

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