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RATINGS: 508   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.


zacgillbanks' rating

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
zacgillbanks (1841) - Tyne & Wear, - NOV 10, 2012
Bottle from Rehills, Newcastle. Inky black with a thick oily mouthfeel. It has chocolate, vanilla, slight sour red fruit and whisky notes with a rich creamy and slight coffee finish.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
OldGrowth (2478) - North Carolina, USA - APR 16, 2014
10oz pour at Triangle Wine. Good aroma. Sweet. Roasted malt, makes me think banana, chocolate. Dark orangy brown color. . Good head that faded to a ring. Not much lacing. Sweet flavor. Heavy body. Creamy oily mouthfeel. Sweet finish. Itís good. Not fully grabbing my attention. Aroma is just a tad dull, I think itís the part factor. Not much in the way of coffee for me. More of the part And chocolate. Fair to middlin.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
AdamT (111) - Wilson, North Carolina, USA - APR 11, 2014
12oz bottle from Tasty Beverage in Raleigh. Black pour, zero visibility with mostly diminishing dark brown head. Milk chocolate, dark malt, dark fruit, alcohol, more coffee aroma as it warms. Heavy bitter malt & chocolate up front (coffee as it warms), with a long medium milk chocolate finish. More alcohol on the finish as it warms. I also detected some smoke on the aroma and taste. I liked this quite a bit.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Evolutionary (252) - Ohio, USA - APR 4, 2014
Tap at mellow mushroom. Pours black as night and thin tan head. Nose is sweet and smoky. Thick bodied and hints of vanilla and milk come thru. Very smooth and sweetness shines thru. Coffee is there but not overpowering. ---Rated via my mouth

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Garrold (732) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - APR 1, 2014
Tap at Friends of Ham, Leeds. Clear, very dark brown. Halo of tan coloured head. Coffee. Vanilla. Chocolate. Light smoke. Dry, light bitter, smooth, creamy palate. Smoooooth finish. Very nice.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Mjp12 (147) - York, North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - MAR 29, 2014
From bottle, jet black, with thin tan head. The coffee gives a real bitter finish, very nice.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
hopmelt (104) - Painesville TWP, Ohio, USA - MAR 24, 2014
Pours black, no light through, very slight khaki head. Aroma coffee, doughy malt, roast malt, chocolate, vanilla, moderate alcohol. Taste big roast, sweet toffee malt, coffee, bittersweet chocolate, vanilla, slightly earthy, very sweet. Full body, medium carbonation, nice alcohol bite, sweet finish. Overall extremely tasty, well made beer,a bit sweet for me, not the best in style, but very good.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
callmemickey (2253) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 20, 2014
Dark brown-black body, medium sized tan head, spotty lacing. Bakerís chocolate, light coffee, roast, caramel, vanilla bean, and molasses. Medium to full bodied, moderate carbonation, mild sweetness, finish is a little unrefined, but otherwise solid.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Osprey87 (1158) - London via, WALES - MAR 17, 2014
Room temp bottle, four months old, into tulip. Black with a small brown head that bubbles away after a minute or so. Aroma is sweet, sharp coffee. Like other coffee stouts, the coffee aroma almost becomes leafy or vegetal. Body is medium, smooth, a little carbonation and a bit foamy. Taste is mild coffee, sweet, yeasty, alcohol comes through towards the end. Alcohol is showing up a bit too much and the coffee is a bit mild, but this is a nice, drinkable beer.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Nsanders (423) - St Paul, Minnesota, USA - MAR 16, 2014
Bottle. Black with a mocha head. Big aromas of sweet milk chocolate and coffee with malts and clay in the background. Taste is fairly sweet with a light dry coffee finish. Body is heavier with a sticky feel. Sweet and easy drinking imperial stout.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Cristobal37 (229) - Canyon Lake, California, USA - MAR 12, 2014
The color is black like Grumpy catís heart. Although the head is really minimal. Smells like a wet stout beer. Heavy roasted coffee flavor, thick syrupy beer. Nice and creamy. Damn good!


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