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RATINGS: 107   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.12/5   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
anders37 (20429) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
madmitch76 (19649) - , Essex, ENGLAND - OCT 4, 2015
24th September 2015
Pre Borefts Tasting at ABC Beers, Den Haag. Opaque black - brown beer, small pale tan head. Airy palate. Very dark chocolate. Mild cream. Mild spice. Chocolate truffles. Spicy finish. Pretty tasty.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
harrisoni (15792) - 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 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Leighton (15293) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Theydon_Bois (14299) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, ENGLAND - SEP 29, 2015
Bottle split at the ABC Beers pre Borefts tasting, 24/09/15. Black topped with a dirty tan swirl. Nose is rich malt, coffee grinds, spice, tar, chocolate. Taste comprises coffee cake, chocolate fudge, sweet licks, light roast, toffee. Full bodied, fine carbonation, subtle warming alcohol in the close. Solid impy, good balance.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Koelschtrinker (14076) - 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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
brokensail (14042) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Oakes (13913) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 19, 2015
Dark brown, sweet, nice bitterness...arguably smells like a colada. Very sweet, rich gooey coffee and sugar character. Very good.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
daknole (10350) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - SEP 7, 2013
UPDATED: SEP 16, 2013 Holy shit!! Dark brown pour with a bad ass brown head. Coffee, chocolate, espresso, lactose sweetness, roasty. This is a stunner!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
hopscotch (10265) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - JUL 29, 2014
Nitro... Pours pitch-black with a small, creamy, beige head. Stubborn retention. The aroma is a swirl of espresso, fudge, caramel and toasted nuts – pistachios and almonds. Full-bodied with a velvety mouthfeel and pillow-soft carbonation. The flavor is akin to a huge cup of cafe con leche and it’s every bit as sweet as dulce de leche. Finishes roasty and sticky-sweet. Even for a major malt-head like me, this is too sweet to drink more than one snifter. Enjoyability is high. Drinkability is low.

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