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RATINGS: 1043   WEIGHTED AVG: 4   SEASONAL: Summer   EST. CALORIES: 285   ABV: 9.5%
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We toned down the hops a bit to allow cocoa nibs to contribute some pleasing bitterness, while vanilla notes from the oak combine with the cocoa to create an aroma and flavor akin to a gourmet chocolate bar. A dash of cayenne keeps things lively, adding just a bit of heat to the finish. A Yeti for summer? Hell yes.


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4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
omikr0n (756) - Prague, - OCT 4, 2012
Opened to make my 200th rating a bit more special. Bottle. Pours black with lovely brown head that unfortunately disappears quickly. Aroma is chocolate, but also hops, roast and a bit of wood and crust. Flavor is cocoa powder, dark chocolate, bit of malt, bit of hops, bit of wood. It is bitter, but there is not a significant bitterness in the aftertaste. I really like how the cocoa and chocolate are absolutely present in the taste and aroma but do not make it a chocolate beer by any means. Alcohol is not present in the taste, but it warms you nicely going down your throat. Excellent beer!


4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Hopmaestro (157) - Örebro, SWEDEN - NOV 19, 2014
The aroma is pleasant from chocolate and vanilla, roasted malts and all the other classic smells you know should be in a good imperial stout. The taste is coffee, burnt malts and a lingering bitterness from the dark chocolate. I could have enjoyed a little more oak notes than I did, and I don’t catch any of the cayenne that is supposedly in this one? But... it is very good stuff, no doubt.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BMA (199) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - NOV 16, 2014
Pitch black. Like coffee. Brown head. Aroma of chocolate. Taste of roasted malt, coffee and chocolate. Not that sweet. More bitterness. Full body. Smooth.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
TXBadger (1478) - Dallas, Texas, USA - NOV 12, 2014
Pours a thinner viscosity, but still very black and plenty of khaki head. Chocolate, oak, and vanilla on the nose; follows onto the palate. A very nice roasted malt note on the finish with the rest of the previously listed notes. Good flavors, but a bit thin.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
MarkPine (17) - - NOV 7, 2014
22 oz bottle. Pours black with paper thin head. Chocolate and cocoa shine, peppers are just barely noticeable and a warm welcome.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Scouser (254) - Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 3, 2014
Pours a almost black colour with with a little brown heading and lacing. Aroma of chocolate and bourban. Tastes of chocolate coffee and bourbon. A good winter beer.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
ElCapitan22 (107) - Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 3, 2014
Pours a dark Brown/black color with minimal lacing and head retention. Smells of chocolate and bourbon. Tastes more like coffee and bourbon. One of the better stoudts I’ve had. This is one to remember.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
berntholer (993) - Antwerp, BELGIUM - NOV 1, 2014
sprizzy beige head that disappears quickly. coffee coloured. aroma is boozy, pepper, vanilla, yeasty, nuts. taste like aroma, liquorice with a long bitter finish from the roasted malts. quite harsh finish. medium body and carbonation.bottle 65cl

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Bricks (628) - Delaware, USA - OCT 31, 2014
Dark as night with a tan head. A little heavy on the oak flavors but a quality chocolate stout

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
JBPortland (881) - Portland, Maine, USA - OCT 15, 2014
22oz bottle pours oily brown black with 2 finger foamy head. Nose is straight boozy brownie batter and dusty burnt chocoalte sauce, and earthy dark fruit and dirt note. Taste is a touch thinner than expected, boozy brownie and cake, some vanilla cream. Finish is sticky, sweet but not overly-so, chocolate booze and dusty dark cocoa nibs. Dessert!

4.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
andysando (40) - SWEDEN - OCT 9, 2014
Fantastic stout! The chocolate. The spicy heat. The roasted malts. The thick, smooth mouthfeel! The everything! Just go drink it!


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