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RATINGS: 119   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.


4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Leighton (16273) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 12, 2014
Growler shared at The Bruery - big thanks to Sam! Pours oily, black-brown with a thick, brown foam head. Heavy coffee on the nose with secondary notes of dark chocolate and tangy wood. Medium sweet flavor with more dense coffee, chocolate syrup, bittersweet baking cocoa, chocolate cake. Full bodied with fine carbonation and chewy texture. Rich dark chocolate character to finish with more hefty coffee, dirt and chocolate cake. Robust and decadent but still balanced and exceedingly tasty.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
alex4r (82) - - FEB 9, 2014
On draft and from a growler. Famous thick and sludgy CCB imperial stout pour. Beautiful brown almost red head. Cuban coffee nose! Dark sweet molasses as well. Sick and thick on the tongue, huge cafe con leche flavors just from the head alone mixed with brown sugar. This is a sweet stout with nice chocolate undertones as well. Wish they would bottle this bitch!

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
AHSlowhand (45) - - JAN 19, 2014
On draft at Proof. Nice big brown head. Brown sugar, nuttiness, raison, roast malt. Crazy good

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
HonusWagner (1910) - Florida, USA - JAN 5, 2014
One note very coffee-dominant stout, but it does that one note pretty well. Not as complex or interesting as the best coffee stouts though.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
brokensail (14555) - San Leandro, California, USA - DEC 24, 2013
Growler @ The Bruery, shared by Sam. Black pour with a small tan head. Really spicy coffee aroma, lots of roast, vanilla, and fudge. Brown sugar, licorice, plenty of lactose, and a slight nuttiness. Flavor is quite sweet and creamy. Lactose, coffee, and toasted nuts. Fudge, brown sugar, and roasted malt. Slight ash and acidity on the finish.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
GT2 (9411) - Oceanside, California, USA - DEC 17, 2013
Flip-top CCB growler thanks to NoSignsOfPain! Typical CCB stout pour- pure ink with low Martian foam. Nose is apple sauce, soy sauce, some dense hazelnut coffee peaks out. More of a savory nose that sort of works. Taste is pretty solid- dense and powerful coffee stout with a mega lactose sugar finish. Coating mouthfeel. Nice hop balance and lacking the typical CCB coffee lemon acid extraction problem. Still, too much soy and apple to be outstanding.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
burg326 (5077) - Florida, USA - DEC 8, 2013
On draft at ccb poured dark black with aromas of roast, cuban coffee, vanilla, chocolate, and some earth. Flavors are the same a nice mixture of the aromas. Smooth for the abs could drink this all day another solid stout by ccb.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
DialSquare (3786) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - NOV 8, 2013
On tap at Proof for CC tap takeover. Roasty, cocoa bitter, chocolate, good tinny vibe, chalky, nice stuff. Super creamy palate. 7.8

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
anders37 (20882) - Malmö, SWEDEN - NOV 2, 2013
Draft @ Freshcraft, Denver, CO. Pours a black color with a small tan head. Has a roasted malty strong coffee aroma with hints of vanilla. Roasted malty coffee and chocolate flavor with hints of vanilla. Has a roasted malty coffee bitter chocolate and vanilla finish.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
crossovert (10313) - Illinois, USA - OCT 27, 2013
Big and rich stout. Flavors of coffee and cocoa pretty high sweetness some booze


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