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RATINGS: 132   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.41/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 50   EST. CALORIES: 360   ABV: 12%
A huge Imperial Stout with an explosive espresso aroma followed by strong notes of maple syrup and vanilla.

jlruthven's rating

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 19/20
jlruthven (594) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 10, 2012
5 oz pour at Dexterís Pub, pre-GTMW. Oily, viscous black pour with dark espresso-colored head. Okay lacing, thick ribbons of alcohol legs. Huge maple syrup on the nose, also big on the coffee, barrel notes, and brown sugar. Super, super sweet: more maple syrup, molasses, fresh black coffee, some rich chocolate in there as well. I imagine this is what CBS sort of tastes like. Either way, a really excellent beer, if cloyingly sweet.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
arnold931 (1010) - Iowa, USA - NOV 24, 2015
Draft at Parlor City. OMG! Pours black with no head. Nose and taste is a little coffee, big maple, caramel and bourbon. Great!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 4/20
Totot (2) - Brandenburg, GERMANY - NOV 11, 2015 does not count
Just as the Americans like it, sweet as hell and full of things that just donít belong in a beer, such as coffee flavor. It is very aromatic though, and if you like that a beer tastes like hot chocolate coffee with beer flavor, then this is the stuff for you. Soon to find in your next Sturbucks!

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
BlackBeerPG (126) - Darien, Illinois, USA - NOV 1, 2015
Taste: sweet maple, malty, Espresso coffee bean, rich chocolate notes. Black as midnight in color, Opaque as oil. Bold, coffee and maple aroma. Heavy body. cocoa colored head with sticky lace. Boozy, thick finish, and massive enough to pour over ice cream.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
mnmike (1074) - Minnesota, USA - OCT 17, 2015
Had on tap at Toppling Goliath on the bottle release day. Perfect balance between coffee maple malt and alcohol. Top notch

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
markextrae (2490) - NETHERLANDS - OCT 5, 2015
bottle shared at the Moeder Lambic cellar session 2015. new bomber bottle from the latest release. poured one of the most dark oily black colours iíve ever seen on a imperial stout, with a dark mocha coloured head that stays on forever. with some nice lacing on the side of the glass. while pouring the nose is hit with an incredible dark roasted espresso smell, followed by sweet dark roasted malts, sticky syrup. toasted almonds, sweet bakers chocolate, mocha. really just smells like a morning breakfast pancake covered with dark coffee maple. the smell is just a clear 10 out of 10. however the taste can not follow the nose. there is still that dark chocolate coffe roast, with vanilla, and maple syrup, and maybe a bit overpowered by the coffee. but there is missing something. the mouthfeel is thick and viscious. and the look keeps amazing untill the last sip. glad i finally got to try this one

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
JHeath99 (1521) - Warner Robins, Georgia, USA - SEP 7, 2015
Bottle shared by Damian and Lona. Pours an opaque deep dark black with a ring of toffee colored head. Aroma is roasty malts and coffee, booze, and sweetness. Taste is amazing, roasted malts and nice coffee, sweetness from the syrup, vanilla, and booze. So good.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Illini1848 (2) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 2, 2015 does not count
Yesterday at the 2015 release. L: Very dark, no light gets through this one. As the beer moves around the glass, it coats and sticks to the side, pretty sure my chalice is permanently brown. Thin caramely head with good retention. S: Huge maple and coffee nose. The entire taproom smelled like brunch during the release. Most aromatic beer I have had. T: Maple not as big as nose would suggest, but still huge and controlling. The roasty coffee comes through amazingly as well, chocolately roasty, not bitter roasty. The beer is extremely smooth, would not guess it is a 12% stout. MF: Amazing. Absolutely perfect viscosity/thick feel for a non BA stout. Overall: Hands down the best adjunct stout Iíve ever had. The bottle count on this is significantly higher that the last run, so get your hands on one if you can. Another heavy hitter from TG.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
normalbeerguy (9) - Minnesota, USA - AUG 30, 2015 does not count
Fantastic beer. Tastes like breakfast in a glass! Aroma was boozy when cold but was nothing but maple, coffee, and pancakes after it warmed. Taste was same with a crazy amount of body. Delicious!

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
kkleu357 (599) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 18, 2015
On tap at Dexters during Great Taste Eve. Big thick black body. Huge aroma of coffee. Slick sticky mouthfeel. Hell, this beer is very sticky. Taste was huge coffee. Canít understate how much coffee flavor is in there. Probably more than the average extra dark roast coffee from the local coffee cafe. Has lots of sweet maple flavor to cut through the coffee. One thing I didnít like was that is was kind of tart. This might have been the coffee though. Still, I didnít care for the tart taste.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
CMUBEERMAN (426) - - AUG 15, 2015
GTMW...obviously good, but not crazy. Super coffee and spice aroma...flat black color, taste is supper coffee and spice. Palate is really chalky...not my thing. Would seek out again...but not stand in a fest line...much less trade big.

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