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RATINGS: 525   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.


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3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Xstream (158) - - JUN 11, 2013
Odd one this is. When in the mouth has a full body flavor of warm, creamy, chocolate, mocha coffee like. Also some caramel and vanilla, together with the roasted malts ofcourse. The weird part is the finish. It’s almost like the flavor vanishes and leaves a watery substance. Keeps it fresh and almost gives you a neutral pallet for the next sip, but i’d like a little more finish to it ... the lingering is missing.


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
a_cross (600) - Poole, Dorset, ENGLAND - JUL 30, 2014
Drank this a couple of weeks ago so memory is hazy, but I recall it being black with a tan head; aroma is coffee; taste is roast malt, coffee; it didn’t jump out at me as anything special.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
adrian910ss (2329) - philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 28, 2014
12 oz bottle. Pours a black cola with a medium sized tan/light brown head. Aroma of roasted malts, roasted coffee, barley, creamy chocolate, vanilla and alcohol. Taste of roasted malt and coffee, dark chocolate, barley and oats. Warm finish.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
SlovakSniper (3048) - Candiac/Frelighsburg, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 20, 2014
Vintage 2013. 355 ml. Un stout qui porte la bonne robe. Dommage que la mousse soit si vite fondue. Au nez, toute la richesse d’un café équitable avec du chocolat de fantaisie, de la vanille et des malts rôtis. Au goűt, toute la force d’un sirop chocolaté et d’un café frais et poivré avec une touche de vanille. En bouche, tout le gonflement d’un corps traité ŕ l’avoine avec une dose juste de bulles et une texture huileuse. En finale, toute la faible teneur amčre d’une torréfaction affectée par la douceur des malts chocolatés. Un stout impérial destiné ŕ l’amateur de café chocolaté et vanillé.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
adster (164) - HUNGARY - JUL 7, 2014
Olajosan, sziruphoz hasonló módon csordogál a pohárba ez az éjfekete színű, fahéj árnyalatú, visszafogott habkoronával rendelkező főzet. Illatában fás, intenzíven pörkölt kávészemes aromák cikáznak egy enyhén borsos, fűszerpaprikás színezet kíséretében. Belekóstolva mintha egy csésze, éjszakára a szabadban felejtett kávét szürcsölgetnénk, ehhez ízének jellegzetességein túl olajos sűrűségű textúrája is kellő alapot szolgáltat. A kávészemek zamata olyannyira markáns ízvilágot kölcsönöz a főzetnek, hogy e tulajdonsága minden korty során dominál, a korábban kóstolt Mikkeller specialitáshoz képest így kissé talán markánsabb és mindenképpen vehemensebb, mely mondanivaló valószínűleg nem titkolt szándéka is volt a sörfőzőknek, az üveg címkéje legalábbis igen találó módon jellemzi a sör karakterét.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Iznogud (626) - CROATIA - JUL 6, 2014
Bottle, 355 ml from Za Popen’t, Ljubljana. Pours black with medium brown head. Roasted caramel, coffee, chocolate aroma. Roasted malts and coffee flavor.

0.5
   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 1/20
petetemp1 (6) - - JUL 3, 2014 does not count
Dough, cooked vegetables, cheese, leaves, bubblegum, bubblegum, leaves, leaves, bubblegum, bubblegum, cooked vegetables, basement aromas, citrus, leaves, leaves, bubblegum, cooked vegetables, bubblegum

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
b3shine (5203) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUN 24, 2014
Bottle to snifter (shared with the Mrs; thanks jmborggren). Looks good; an opaque dull black with tan head that steadily dissipates into thin lacing. Smells of dark malt, chocolate, and mild coffee and roast. Tastes like it smells with a nice, smooth mouthfeel that’s pleasantly full-bodied. Good beer.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Fin (7278) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - JUN 17, 2014
Bottle from ’Jacks’, Westholme Stores, Goring on Thames, had this on holiday at Camping La Paz, Nr Llanes, Asturian coast, Spain, Tuesday 17th June 2014 Pours black with beige sparkly bubbled head, coffee on nose. In mouth coffee dominates, it is quite thick and a little sweet, alcohol apparent and there are typical roasted flavours. Its fine, quite nice even, but not totally my thing in fact it will be a tricky one to finish on my own. A7 A4 T6 P3 Ov13 3.3

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
bigben873 (132) - Virginia, USA - MAY 29, 2014
Beautiful black beer with minimal aroma and light head. Slight smoky flavor but not too much with a subtle coffee flavor. More light a cross between an imperial stout and a coffee stout.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mgajdaczewa (457) - Katowice, POLAND - MAY 26, 2014
Aromat likieru kawowego z nutami czekolady i, niestety, ciut nadmierną alkoholowością, mimo to pełny i przyjemny. W smaku pełne, wyraźnie kawowe z nutami mlecznej czekolady, lekka śliwka i rodzynki. Finisz z delikatną chmielową nutą z wyrazistą czekoladą gorzką. Fajny likierek.


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