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RATINGS: 161   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.14/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 330   ABV: 11%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
hackobock (3419) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - FEB 26, 2016
February 26, 2016. Bottle, shared by Milsem, thanks!
Black with a small dense brown head. Aroma is ground coffee, dark chocolate, hints of vanilla. Taste is sweet malty, bitter with lots of roasted coffee in the finish, dark chocolate, hints of vanilla and black berries. Medum bodied, soft to average carbonation.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
linusb (799) - SWEDEN - FEB 26, 2016
A: Pitch black with a thin nougat head N: Coffee, hazelnut T: Coffee, bitter chocolate, hazelnut O: Very nice stout!

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
djd07 (9748) - Houston, Texas, USA - FEB 7, 2016
Bottle thanks to Gibson. Pours black with medium tan head that lasts. The aroma is strong roast, vanilla, cocoa. Thick mouth, chewy, dark chocolate, roast, vanilla, bitter finish, very nice.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
TXBadger (2496) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JAN 26, 2016
Pours a very viscous jet black color with khaki colored head. Coffee, roasted malts, chocolate, and vanilla on the nose, dare I say smells similar to Hunahpu without the chiles; follows onto the palate. Full bodied and thick, yet velvety smooth. Finishes with chocolate, coffee, and vanilla bean.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Benzai (13677) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - JAN 23, 2016
Sampled from bottle @ "Het is allemaal de schuld van Koen" tasting. Opaque pitch black color, medium to full sized dark brown head that lasts for a decent while. Aroma is malts, nice coffee roast, roasted malts, vanilla. Taste malts, vanilla, soft roast, coffee and coffee roast, dark and roasted malts bitter, lightly dark chocolate, nice liquorice bitterness. Medium body and suitable moderate carbonation.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
DutchDrebus (5562) - Oirschot, NETHERLANDS - JAN 23, 2016
Bottle @ joes goes whale hunting. Black colour with a small brown head. Smells chocolate, roasty, bourbon, wood. Tastes cocoa, coffee, roasty, vanilla. Full body, soft carbo.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
JaBier (6878) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - JAN 15, 2016
Bottle. Pitch black pour with a medium light brown head. Aroma of malt, coffee, vanilla and chocolate. Malty flavor with chocolate and coffee before a creamy vanilla finish.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
snoworsummer (4543) - baltimore, Maryland, USA - JAN 1, 2016
From a bottle. Pours dark brown with a fizzy light brown head. Tastes like rich chocolate malt, syrup, booze, and tobacco. Medium body and low carbonation. Smells like chocolate syrup,/roasted malt, booze, sweet dark fruits, and light tobacco.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
sonnycheeba (4955) - Federal Hill, Baltimore, Maryland, USA - JAN 1, 2016
Bottle from brewery. Pours opaque black. Aroma is chocolate, espresso, vanilla, some roast, and some caramel. Flavor is coffee and chocolate forward with great vanilla and caramel sweetness, faint dark fruit notes, and a creamy/roasty finish. Full body.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Huhzubendah (3443) - Washington DC, USA - DEC 29, 2015
Served alongside the rum version. Near black opaque body with a thin, dark beige collar. Grandiose aroma of coffee, chocolate, vanilla. Rich and beautiful. This is simply fantastic. Superb flavor and balance. Viscous and palate coating, yet so smooth and easy. World class.


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