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RATINGS: 521   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.11   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 360   ABV: 12%
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Few times in the history of craft beer it has happened that a highly praised beer rises beyond mortal stardom into a higher godly league. Usually the recipe to make such heavenly drops is thick fudge-like body, pitch black color, amazingly overwhelming aromas of chocolate, coffee, dark fruits and muscovado sugar, obviously only made in limited amounts and most crucial of all – it must taste rare!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
EtTuCthulhu (1356) - Columbia, Missouri, USA - DEC 22, 2014
This beer pours a solid black color with a small brown ring. The aroma mixes roasted malts, chocolate, vanilla, and booze, and the taste is mildly better, mildly umami, slightly sweet, and slightly boozy with a roasted aftertaste that is a bit more boozy than the initial flavor. Despite the stronger booze present in the finish, the overall aftertaste is still fairly balanced because neither roastiness nor booziness overpowers the other. The palates uses an oily texture, medium body, and a flat carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
swanmann (662) - Norman, Oklahoma, USA - DEC 7, 2014
Bottle: It’s nearly black, dark chocolate brown with about 2 inches of brown foam. It smells like rum and chocolate. The taste is sort of the same. Sweet and chocolatey, with some boozy warmth. Mouthfeel is fairly thick and syrupy, a bit reminiscent of Ten Fidy by Oskar Blues. It’s a hardcore brew for sure. More choco than soy. Not overly sweet but should still hold up (and possibly benefit) with some age.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
jandd1983 (3135) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - DEC 7, 2014
It poured a black color with a tan head. The aroma was of malts, vanilla, prunes, figs, chocolate and some caramel. The taste was of roasted malts with vanilla, chocolate and a hint of prunes with some caramel sweetness. Very tasty.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Ober (2812) - Bommelerwaard, NETHERLANDS - DEC 7, 2014
A pitch black colored beer, with an almost brown head. The aroma of chocolate with raisins, laurel, and alcohol. The taste starts gently, then overwelming chocolate with raisins several kinds of laurel burny alcohol. By the aftertaste the burny alcohol stays in your mouth. But stil there is the chocolate and laurel. Great beer.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
glennmastrange (2424) - hobe sound, Florida, USA - DEC 2, 2014
Bottle. Heavy toasted cereal and dark chocolate for the malt, light to moderate resin for the hops, dough and earth for the yeast, with black rum and tar in the background. Head is small, frothy, light brown with good slippery lacing and good legs, and is mostly diminishing. Color is black. Flavor starts moderately sweet and lightly acidic, then finishes moderately sweet, lightly acidic and moderately bitter. Palate is full, creamy, with a soft carbonation and a chalky finish. Super flavor and trexture in this top notch Imperial Stout.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
motelpogo (7188) - Plzen, CZECH REPUBLIC - NOV 22, 2014
bottle, from the former pivni rozmanitost in prague. jet black with a faint sliver of a brown head; aroma of liquid chocolate, caramel, stewed plum, a hint of truckstop pepper; modest alcohol presence showing; thick texture; some caramel and chocolate with a good whack of burnt toast bitterness. very enjoyable

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
jstraw (1944) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 5, 2014
Black with dark brown, chocolate shake, head, with fine, wet lacing / Rich nose of dark fruit, chocolate, molasses, tobacco, caramel, coffee / Full body, smooth, creamy with some chew, sweet but with excellent balance and bitter finish, light & appealing boozy winey-ness / Flavors of roast coffee, molasses, bittersweet chocolate, caramel, date, prune, cream, cigar box / If you like these big, rich, intense stouts, this is probably a perfect example.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Nuffield (3807) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - NOV 3, 2014
I chose this beer to have at the party following my fourth child’s baptism, so that after a long service my family, rector, and I could have Even More Jesus in our lives. Good choice. Classic Imperial Stout, the kind I would have been crazy for in the earlier days of microbrews (DFH WWS, etc.) Even if it is less unique and less an accomplishment, it is still marvelously put together at all levels, producing a nose, initial impression and finish that are all very alluring. Nicely done. Bottle.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
GIJOE (924) - North Berwick, Maine, USA - NOV 1, 2014
Pours black as Satan's heart with a huge, creamy, brown head that slowly reduces to a thin film. Nice lacing. Nose is rich chocolate, coffee, malt, and yeast with notes of boozy raisin. Taste is quite bitter, but the massive malt bill comes through nicely. Full body; moderate carbonation. Very tasty! A burly brew. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 12/20
ttroha (415) - Americus, Georgia, USA - NOV 1, 2014
Bottle shared with a friend. I’m not lying when I say this: We played beer pong with this beer at a Halloween party. Yes, that’s right. The beer pours a black with a toffee colored head. Aroma of coffee, dark chocolate, and roasted malts. Taste of milk chocolate, coffee, and dark roasted malts. Very delicious. I don’t recommend playing beer pong with it.

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