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RATINGS: 589   WEIGHTED AVG: 4   IBU: 85   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
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A cocoa infused Imperial Stout Ė Opaque black in color with a dark brown head. Big chocolate aroma with notes of espresso, blackstrap molasses, dark sweet toffee and dark fruit. Smooth dark chocolate backbone with complex notes of coffee, dark toffee and dark fruit.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
brewski519 (644) - Morrisville, North Carolina, USA - FEB 13, 2010
2010 release on tap at Dainís in Durham. Poured a dark black with a one finger brown head. LOTS of lacing. Aroma of roasted malt, dark chocolate and even a little fruitiness. Flavor was roasted malt, dark (and I mean dark) chocolate, fruit (raisin?) with a nice hoppy finish. Full body with light carbonation and a creamy mouthfeel that almost goes down like a chocolate milkshake. Alcohol sneaks up on you afterwards and warms the cheeks. Awesome.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Nikiel (875) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUL 13, 2014
Bottle from jay. Pours a thin dark brown with dark brown foam. Smells slightly sweet with hints of vanilla, bourbon, chocolate and a hint of coffee. Tastes roasty, with a surprising amount of tannins, hints of coffee, vanilla, and bit of root beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
GothGargoyle (1112) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 1, 2014
Dark brown/black with a good beige head that leaves some lacing. Aroma is chocolate, vanilla, dates, figs. Creamy mouthfeel, full bodied, starts sweet on the palate with a roasty and slightly astringent finish. Flavour is chocolate, vanilla, toast, caramel, dark fruits.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
MrFecesious (903) - British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 1, 2014
Hog shack bottle share. Almost black, and scarce ruby, tan cap. Aroma of cocoa, licorice, plum, chocolate. Taste is sweet and bitter in the best kind of balance. Creamy, smooth.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
dfroms (205) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - MAY 11, 2014
Draft. Pours a deep reddish black-chocolate color. Aroma is cocoa with intense berry-like fruitiness. Taste is roast and chocolate with hints of strawberry, caramel, and burnt bread. Fairly light mouth feel for an imperial stout. Pretty good, but not worth the hype, in my opinion.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
biggsbowler (249) - Port St. Lucie, Florida, USA - APR 28, 2014
Bottles - Pours a very dark brown. Notes of chocolate, coffee, and anise. The taste is a bitter, dark chocolate plus coffee and some dark fruit. The body is a little thin. Overall, this is a pretty good beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
bierenjoyer1 (45) - Illinois, USA - APR 22, 2014
Bomber from Peabodyís in Boone, NC. Immediate scent of malt, chocolate, toffee, rich coffee...like nearly fresh ground. Color is...dark!...like George Carlin used in a Saturday Night Live skit years ago. Amazing full flavor of chocolate, coffee, some toffee, a hint of molasses. Palate is saying...continue to enjoy this beer and overall....heck yes..I am getting this beer again!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
HonusWagner (1328) - Florida, USA - APR 9, 2014
A pretty solid, if not spectacular American RIS, leaning towards chocolate and sweetness rather than roast or any notable hop profile/bitterness. Donít get much fruit either.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
radagast83 (4417) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - MAR 20, 2014
Draft pour at Lost Dog Dunn Loring. Poured a dark, thick black velvet color with an off-white head. Aroma was dark, roasted malts, chocolate malts, milk chocolate, notes. Flavor was a lot of dark caramel malt, roasted chocolate, milk chocolate, some light hop bitterness to cut through some of this. Molasses. Rich and creamy, almost seems barrel aged (wasnít). Slightly boozy finish, itís certainly at or near 10%. Quite good, shocked to see it on tap without much fanfare.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jkwood04 (3749) - Connecticut, USA - MAR 14, 2014
22oz bottle in a tulip. Pours black with a beige head. Aroma of roasted malts, chocolate, a little coffee, some hints of dark fruits, and light dough. Flavor the same with a nice blend of the chocolate and the imperial stout. Smooth thicker texture. A good beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
cneville (3) - - MAR 10, 2014 does not count
Purchased from house of brews and most recently had on tap from Bay Street biergarten. Some chocolate notes but I found this years to be more bitter than last. Still one of my favorite chocolate stouts.

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