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RATINGS: 735   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.09/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 360   ABV: 12%
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!

callmemickey's rating

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
callmemickey (4285) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 30, 2012
Deep black body, moderate sized khaki head, a few stray clumps of lacing Nose is chocolaty with some roast, caramel, molasses and brown sugar. Flavor is similar with a nice warm chocolate cake dynamic going on. Light roast some nice dark sweet malts. Full bodied, mellow carbonation.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
thediceman666 (19) - - OCT 18, 2016
On tap was smooth and rich, lots of dark chocolate and black licorice and the high abv is hidden very well beautiful stout.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
trapped (2321) - New York, TURKEY - OCT 18, 2016
Can. Pours inky black with large spongy tan head, faint mocha aroma, medium carbonation, medium bitter mocha taste with faint alcohol undertones, smooth body, long bitter finish with creamy mocha aftertaste. Very very good stuff.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
allanmb (194) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - OCT 18, 2016
Pours thick black with good tan head. Aromas of coffee with hint of chocolate and sweet malt. Medium carbonation and huge mouth feel - very viscous. Taste is bitter chocolate, cocoa, vanilla and finishes to espresso. Sweet, and fairly bitter. Hides the ABV very well. Comes in a pint so this is going to be a merry affair!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jsporrer (744) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 13, 2016
Pours a pitch black with a thick and creamy head of tan foam. Thick body with lots of lacing. Pleasant aroma of dark chocolate and roasted malts. Thick, rich, and creamy texture. Very smooth with a full mouth feel. Lightly sweet dark malt and cocoa taste. Not much coffee taste if any. Nice lingering flavors and a smooth warm finish. Not harsh or bitter at all. Hides the alcohol well. Very enjoyable.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
dwyerpg (5683) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - OCT 13, 2016
So this looks and smells fantastic. Flavor is thick, chocolaty and delicious. And the $3.99 price for a can is quite inviting. The only thing keeping this from having a much higher score is the fact that I got a quite significant aluminum flavor from the can poking through. Really strange for a 12% beer. Weird. Definitely would have again from a bottle though.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
HuskerTan (1715) - Kearney, Nebraska, USA - OCT 12, 2016
Can. A- Coffee, chocolate, alcohol, roasty, tobacco, fruity, burnt sugars. A- Black color, black liquid, brown head. T- Booze, cocoa, roasty. P- Full body, average texture, average carbonation, boozy finish. O- At first pop of the top, it bursts with strong coffee. However that faded fast. The aroma was pretty complex but the taste was overwhelmingly boozy. A little bit too boozy in fact. It was a solid stout but too strong for me to completely love. I love Jesus but this was too much Jesus. Doesn’t live up to the hype.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
nihtila (2973) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - OCT 11, 2016
Can thanks to Jimmy. Pours opaque thick black, dark brown head. Nose is sweet and roasty, chocolate, brown sugar, light vanilla sweetness, rich. Tastes sugar, liquorice, warming alcohol, dark chocolate, very full. Solid strong stout.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Nate (4200) - Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 10, 2016
On tap at the Knick. Molasses, sugar, coffee, brown sugar. Sweet and alcoholic. Dark black opaque with creamy tan head. Heavy body with light carbonation. Sweet alcoholic start, with molasses, brown sugar, licorice, coffee, and chocolate. Syrupy sweet. Cloying finish and after.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Florya (1802) - Bergen, NORWAY - OCT 9, 2016
How: bottle Appearance: black, small tanned head. Aroma: burnt wood, caramel, coffee, chocholate, bread. Palate: full body, soft carbonation.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Gramoit (409) - AUSTRALIA - OCT 8, 2016
Finally getting around to rating this. This is a big beer. Very good imperial Stout

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