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RATINGS: 540   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.76   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 40   EST. CALORIES: 267   ABV: 8.9%
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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.


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Pailhead (4842) - Brownstown, Michigan, USA - FEB 23, 2012
Bottle: The aroma consists of a nice mixture of dark chocolate, coffee, and light vanilla. As it warms, some fruit and alcohol notes come out. It pours a dark brown, virtually black, with a two finger light brown head with good retention and some minimal lacing. The flavor starts with moderate dark chocolate and light molasses. The finish has notes of coffee, a touch of vanilla, and a hint of burnt notes. Itís medium-full bodied with light carbonation and a somewhat oily mouthfeel. It certainly doesnít look flat, but the carbonation is really lacking and I would just stop short of calling it flat. Overall, I really like the flavor, but some more carbonation would go a long way.

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Hammy78 (739) - Dundas, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 22, 2012
Bottle from Whole Foods Manhattan New York. Pours a motor oil black, very small tan head that recedes to a small ring, minute spots of lacing. Smells chocolaty and coffee, caramelized malt. Tastes rich and sweet, chocolate and coffee again. Really nice.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mansquito (3416) - Nueva York, New York, USA - FEB 20, 2012
Whole Foods, P St, DC sixer ($15): Pours a black color with a very brown head. Aroma is coffee and roasted malts and coffee. Oh, there is some chocolate there too. This beer is one of them smooth and mellow imperial stouts. I always forget these exist. It is scarily easy to drink. Goes down wicked smooth, perhaps at the expense of some brutality and complexity. Some coffee finish, but not too much. If you were to tell me this was an imperial I would have difficulty believing you.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
dEnk (3811) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - FEB 20, 2012
Draft @ Beer Temple. Aroma is mostly roast and liquorice, faint coffee. Flavour is a nice mocca coffee and roast goodness with a sidenote of fruity malts. Good stuff.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
Countbeer (4483) - Best of E-Town mit ein Brauhaus, NETHERLANDS - FEB 20, 2012
Bottle: Pours a black beer, with just a deep dark brown edge. Medium lively brown head that changes quick into a smaller vast head/lacing. After a longer while, thereís only a black beer left in the glass. Smell coffee, toffee, dark bitter rum liquorice, (dried) raisin, bit boozy, roasted coffee, burned barleys, burned malts and a slight touch of vanilla. Taste is a bit out of tone, but not bad. Thereís some good coffee roast, bitter, roasted/burned malts/barleys, roasted autumnal herbs, some dark chocolate, toffee and caramel, light vanilla and again a light boozy tint. There seems to be some kind of dark liquorice, but changes into a more dark chocolate bitterness. The out of tone exists out of the (roasted) coffee, (roasted)†chocolate and (roasted)†liquorice... Bit unbalanced.. But hey, thatís only one minor thingy... Good bitter coffee roast (liquorice) dark chocolate vanilla aftertaste. Low carbo, soft creamy almost silky mouthfeel, full body and a creamy texture. I really like the label, expected more of this beer, but again, itís absolutely not bad!

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
brokensail (11008) - Orange County, California, USA - FEB 19, 2012
Pours deep, dark black with a small mocha colored head. For a coffee stout, this doesnít smell much like coffee. I get a bit of dark chocolate and maybe even some fruit, but not much coffee. Sweet milk chocolate and a bit of molasses and caramel. The coffee does seem to be there in some capacity on the palate, but itís not all that strong. Otherwise, more chocolate, cocoa, and roasted malt with a subtle sweetness of toffee.

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
stonelis (38) - Kutztown, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 18, 2012
I just love this beer! Iím almost done with a case and I loved every beer Iíve opened! smooth, slight chocolate with strong coffee. To me, this is an awesome beer! I love coffee/espresso and this is a great example of coffee and beer together. the price is right, check it out!!

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
strap (417) - Seoul, SOUTH KOREA - FEB 18, 2012
deep black with a light brownish head. strong aroma of vanilla, chocolate and coffee and powerful vanilla taste with a kickass coffee aftertaste. like a cup of coffee with a stout mixed in. very good.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Tmoney99 (10712) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - FEB 18, 2012
Bottle. Poured a black color with an average frothy brown head that lasted with fair lacing. Moderate to heavy roasted malt, chocolate and coffee aroma. Medium sweet roasted malt and coffee flavor with a medium coffee sweet and small alcohol bite finish of moderate duration. Medium to full body with a smooth texture and flat carbonation. This is a solid beer.

3
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ferit (133) - Schleswig-Holstein, GERMANY - FEB 16, 2012
- geen geur - drapje, slap uiterlijk + paprika smaak, lekkere eerste smaak


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