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RATINGS: 576   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.77   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.


4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
beernovice39 (3228) - Montana, USA - MAY 13, 2011
Bottle batch 2.Black pour with a thin brown head. Scent is coffee and dark chocolate. Taste is sticky sweet with roasted coffee, dark chocolate and roasted malts.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
hopscotch (9962) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - MAY 1, 2011
Bottle… Pours coal black with a small, fizzy, beige head. Fantastic, creamy retention – its staying power is amazing. The aroma presents boatloads of acrid espresso and hefty doses of blackstrap molasses and dark chocolate. Full-bodied and silky with tickling carbonation. The flavor offers tons of deeply roasted coffee, black malts and dark chocolate flanked by a hint of blackstrap molasses. Unfortunately, it’s about as sweet as molasses. I wish they had balanced this out more. Burnt, carbonaceous finish with acute, lingering sweetness.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
erickok (4096) - Tours (and Paris), FRANCE - APR 29, 2011
UPDATED: JAN 27, 2012 A very dark brown beer with small yet thick head. Coffee, roasted nuts, earthy and dough. A stout as it should be with great amount of balanced sweetness and a lingering bitterness throughout. Pleasant stickiness. Maybe misses a little complexity in the end. Great taste throughout; highly recommended. (355ml bottle)

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
Dfonorow (1707) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 27, 2011
Very dark brown/black with a thick tan head. Great lacing. Aroma of ground coffee, bitter chocolate, vanilla. Flavor is very sweet but well balanced at the same time. Milk chocolate and vanilla at first with a roasted bitter coffee finish. Great mouth-feel, medium bodied.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Hoprider (141) - DENMARK - APR 20, 2011
Light brown head and a mellow coffee aroma. Now the mouthfeel and the integration af flavors and alcohol is this beers force majeure. Its so drinkable it needs a warning sign.. Anyway, all of the aromas and flavors are subtle and in great ballance. Aftertaste doesn’t get bitter or drying in any way. (batch 2)

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
LetsGoState (654) - Pennsylvania, USA - APR 18, 2011
Very dark appearance with a medium brown head. Aroma of sweet chocolate malts. Taste is a perfect blend of roasted chocolate and coffee with some bitterness. Overall one of the best I have had.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
radioseer (299) - Virginia, USA - APR 13, 2011
(12 ounce bottle - tumbler glass) Pours a black color with a brown head that dissapates fast. Aroma is of vanilla oak roasted malts and coffee. Has a great coffee taste with notes of chocolate and darker malts. Has a velvet like texture and, for a stout, a suprisingly pleasant carbonation. Wish they made more of these.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Thorpe429 (5016) - , Illinois, USA - APR 13, 2011
On tap at the Victoria Gastropub. Reviewed from notes. Pours a color that is close to black with a thin tan head and just a bit of lacing. The nose is some roasted coffee with the tiniest hint of coffee and roasted. Mild chocolate. The taste is some moderate coffee as well without too much else going on. Medium body with decent carbonation and a slight dryness. Drinks fairly well but is just a fairly decent coffee beer. Serving type: on-tap Reviewed on: 11-11-2010

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
dbarnold (1126) - Bethesda, Maryland, USA - APR 12, 2011
Pours like used motor oil with a tan head, so that’s a damn good start. Coffee dominated the nose, palate, and finish. If you like coffee, this is the beer for you. I’m going to try and get my mom to drink it at breakfast...she hates beer but loves coffee. I enjoyed it but found the palate a little unbalanced. I split the bottle with jcos and that amount was plenty.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jcos (1643) - Maryland, USA - APR 11, 2011
Pours a dark black, with the dark brown head I always love on porters/stouts. Aroma is very nice, with strong coffee, roast and some chocolate. Beer is a bit sweeter than expected. Masks the alcohol percentage well. A little bit thinner than expected.


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