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RATINGS: 170   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.

HonusWagner's rating

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
HonusWagner (2127) - 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.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
pushkinwow (2628) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 18, 2016
Bottle at 2016 Big Deck Tasting. Dark brown with a thin mocha head. Hints of chilli pepper, dark and bittersweet chocolate, roasted malts, incredibly smooth, cocoa powder, vanilla bean, light booziness. Full body and mild carbonation, bitter but balanced, easy to drink but glad the bottle was shared as couldn’t drink an entire one.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
wchesser (1920) - Denver, Colorado, USA - OCT 13, 2016
2016 bomber in ’16. Nose is sweet vanilla, dark roast coffee, chocolate syrup. Mouthfeel is slick and oily/creamy. Taste is very sweet, a tad cloying. Flavor is rich like an overly sweetened, ’you want some coffee with that milk?’ Starbucks frappe kind of way. Enjoyable but I didn’t come close to finishing my half share of the bomber.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
popery (2019) - San Francisco, California, USA - OCT 1, 2016
22 oz bottle. The beer is black with just a thin band of brown around the edge of the glass. Small dark brown head. A layer of fine foam hangs around for a bit but it mostly fizzles away. The aroma is roast, nice coffee, vanilla, big chocolate base, light caramel and some milky sweetness. It has a sweetened milk coffee flavor. Lots of dark chocolate. Vanilla is relatively strong but doesn’t take center stage. The taste has a nice mix of sweetness and darker bitter flavors. Big milk chocolate and caramel base. Coffee is fairly strong. Moderate roast. Not quite as much vanilla as in the aroma. Very nice mix of flavors. Smooth and full mouthfeel. Reminds me of Speedway, which I love. Very good stuff.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jrob21 (3455) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - SEP 28, 2016
Surprised to see this show up here. Lots of vanilla and cocoa. Not getting much coffee. Smooth creamy and sweet. A little soy saucy but still really good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
rouhlas (2843) - GREECE - SEP 10, 2016
650 ml bottle at home. Black color with brown head. Aroma in the beginning is full of green pepper.. Lots of green pepper. As it gets warmer the aroma gets better too, roasted malty, coffee, cocoa, chocolate, light spicy. Taste is much better than the aroma, sweet and bitter, coffee, chocolate, cocoa, vanilla. Full silky oily body with soft carbonation.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
alexsdad06 (9143) - Ohio, USA - SEP 3, 2016
22 oz bottle shared with Tmoney99 from notes. Pours dark brown to black in color with a medium sized khaki colored head. The aroma and flavor have roasted malts, big chocolate, bigger vanilla, espresso, caramel, smooth mouth feel, full bodied, sticks to the glass, no sign of the abv, very solid beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Jow (3519) - New York, USA - AUG 30, 2016
Bottle from Homer321 big coffee stout we got as I draft my fantasy football team. Black pour fine head. Nose is espresso. Tastes of espresso, toast, light cocoa, earth and hint of rubber. Thick mouthfeel and coffee finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
yourilevesque (1424) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 30, 2016
Partagée en compagnie de mon band. Cheers all! Liquide sombre et pénétrant affichant une tête crémeuse et couleur mocha. Après quelques instants, cette dernière se résorbe en grande partie avant de ressembler à la créma d’un cappuccino. Un nez de malts bien chauffés sans jamais avoir brûlé, de café froid mais surtout de chocolat. Un fabuleux chocolat noir en abondance. Saveurs bien précises d’un café fort et réconfortant ponctué d’une pointe anisée. Le tout est crémeux et riche, sans être décadent. L’alcool y est parfaitement dissimulé alors que je croque dans ce chocolat à pleines dents! Ohhhhh que c’est bon.......

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
jsquire (4167) - St. Marys, Ohio, USA - AUG 29, 2016
Dark beer with a short lived dark brown foamy head that shrank to a lasting wisp on the surface. Really rich coffee and chocolate nose. Very smooth creamy mouth feel. This is a huge sipping beer. Like liquid chocolate with coffee and vanilla addedd. The alcohol is present but not intrusive. I almost thought this had a little of the hot pepper in it. If you like big flavor bomb stouts, this is a great one.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Boutip (5951) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 26, 2016
Bottle: Poured a pitch-black color stout with a dark brown creamy head with good retention and some lacing. Aroma of nice floral coffee notes with some chocolate and vanilla notes is quite exquisite. Taste is a nice mix of floral coffee notes with some chocolate and vanilla, light roasted malt with some residual sugar also discernable. Body is full with nice creamy texture and good carbonation with no apparent alcohol. This si a great stout and probably better than the barrel-aged version.

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