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RATINGS: 575   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.78   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 40   EST. CALORIES: 267   ABV: 8.9%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Deep black color with mousse-like head. Chocolate, black, and roasted malts. Vanilla and chocolate aroma and flavor. Flaked barley and oats for a creamy texture. Dry finish and slightly roasted coffee after taste. Made with Black Dog Coffee. 8.9% abv.


4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
HopTsing (448) - Sandston, Virginia, USA - MAY 6, 2012
From the tap came a very dark brew with a nice thick brown head. Aromas and flavors of coffee, chocolate, and roasty malt. Medium bodied and tasty.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
tommann (2979) - Dudley, West Midlands, ENGLAND - MAY 5, 2012
355ml bottle. Pours black with a large black. Aroma is mint chocolate, roast, yeast and a little meat. Taste has roasty yeast with blackcurrants to start. Bitter finish with coffee and dark fruits. Very full in the mouth.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
TET (1947) - FINLAND - MAY 5, 2012
A black beer with a beautiful, medium and brown head. Aroma is roasted, quite lot of sweetness, cheery berries, some coffee and vanilla, very tastefull aroma. Taste is smooth and malty, balanced roastiness, coffee. Medium+ bodied, velvety smooth to drink. Beautiful appearance, great aroma, simpler flavour, enjoyable drinkability creates the great beer!

4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
teorn88 (3551) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 4, 2012
33cl bottle. Pours a deep black color with a big brown head. Creamy and lasting foam. Doesn’t look thicky though. Aroma is roasted malts, metallic, slight coffee notes. Taste is pure coffee jiuce. Roasted malts, wood, smoke, and loads of coffee. Medium bitterness. Mouthfeel is creamy, but not sticky, with soft/good carbonation. Overall, a fantastic coffe stout. Not really overpowering as an "imperial" should be.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
TheCametron (1956) - CZECH REPUBLIC - MAY 4, 2012
Bottle. Black with a velvety tan head. Nose is of coffee, burnt sugar and booze. Flavour is similar. Potent fresh ground coffee flavour. Sweet, sticky malt and a dry finish. Creamy texture. Very nice.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
pilsnerrogge (2590) - Finspång, SWEDEN - MAY 4, 2012
Bottled
Pours black with a rich head. Aroma is coffee, licorice, dark currants and tobacco. Flavour is dark currants, coffee and ash. Bitter, harsh and somewhat warming finish.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
larsniclas (5903) - Billdal, SWEDEN - MAY 3, 2012
Bottled from Systembolaget Pitch black with a very small, beige head. Dark and roasted aroma with dry, beany coffee. Thick and oily palate. Vinous, slightly slcoholic. Roasted with coffee and chocolate. Dry, medium bitterness.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
swoopjones (6661) - Buffalo, New York, USA - MAY 2, 2012
draft at Coles, Buffalo. Medium bodied dark black pour. Chocolate & vanilla notes with touch of pepper. Chocolate & vanilla upfront with a little heat in the finish. Light coffee toward the finish. Decent

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Lilja (1950) - Malmö, SWEDEN - MAY 1, 2012
En kraftig och krämig coffe stout. Smak av choklad, vanilj och espresso/kaffe. Mustig och len. Lagom söt och med en behaglig beska.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MoritzF (8676) - Bochum, GERMANY - MAY 1, 2012
(bottle, 35.5cl) Black coloured hue with a brown and firm medium-sized foamy head. Roast-malty aroma with distinctive notes of coffee/mocha, dark chocolate, liquorice, leather and a touch of marzipan. Moderately roast-bitter flavour with a balanced malty and alcoholic sweetness, full but not fat-bodied with a smooth carbonation. Roasty malty and slightly leathery taste with primary notes of coffee beans and dark chocolate, accompanied by spicy notes of anise and a very subtle fruity touch; roasty bitter, moderately sweet and minimally salty finish with an assertive aftertaste of choco-coffee and marzipan. Pleasant stuff but do not differ much from other good examples of the style, thus no extraordinary highlight. 01.V.12


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