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RATINGS: 152   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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
MrHangover (3864) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - SEP 29, 2015
Bottle @ Pre-Borefts Tasting, courtesy of the European Crew! Pours a pitch black beer with a small brownish head on top. Aroma of slight roast, massive coffee, some vanilla and molasses. Flavor is sweet and boozy with loads of coffee overall. Very intense and rich flavors, long lasting, bittersweet finish with coffee and vanilla. Nice one!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Beerman6686 (6189) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 28, 2015
Poured almost a jet black with a tan head. Aroma was of tons of green pepper, chocolate, burnt stale coffee. Flavor similar, acrid and green pepper, coffee. Meh.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Koelschtrinker (16443) - Köln (Cologne), GERMANY - SEP 27, 2015
Intensiver, fast schon zu süßer Antrunk von Kaffee. Süß malzige Noten, geringe Herbe. Würzig, intensiv, etwas Vanille. 12/10/11/12//12

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
charule (2124) - 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 (8476) - 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 (9986) - 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 (16932) - 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 (393) - , 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 (5263) - 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 (5986) - 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.

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