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RATINGS: 532   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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3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
tool2scream (187) - San Diego, California, USA - JUN 5, 2012
This was a really nice coffee stout, with full, roasty malt flavors and a good, robust, quality coffee flavor which stays with you from start to finish, lingering for a good aftertaste.


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ghendrix (102) - Cardiff, WALES - AUG 31, 2014
Bottle at home. Pours black with oily tan head, decent lacing. Aromas are chocolate, coffee, liquorice, fruit cake, berries, wood. Medium sweet and a little bitter at first, getting more bitter toward the finish. Alcohol warmth later. Mouthfeel is slick, a little cocoa powder at the end. Not much carbonation.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
jgb9348 (4714) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - AUG 30, 2014
Deep super dark brown coloured body with a thin layer of a deep rich brown head, less than a centimetre tall. Aroma of coffee, alcohol, roasted malt, molasses, buckwheat, cream and more alcohol - pungent. Full-bodied; Rich, chocolate, chewy mouthful of alcohol, earth, coffee, cream, soy sauce, mushrooms, roasted malt, nuts and figs. Aftertaste shows a lot of alcohol, some chocolate, but tons of coffee and nuts - deep and strong throughout with a slightly bittering, but very strong coffee flavour. Overall, a decent beer, but not great - there are some good flavours, but the depth and coffee are perhaps a bit too extreme and don’t work out as well as they should or as they could. I sampled this twelve ounce bottle purchased from Giant Food in Falls Church, Virginia on 13-February-2014 for US$1,83 sampled at home in New Paltz, New York on 30-August-2014.

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Lisowczyk (48) - POLAND - AUG 14, 2014
Butelka 0.33l Czarna ciecz przyozdobiona ciemną, drobną, średnio obfitą i niezbyt trwałą pianom. W zapachu kawa i ciemne owoce. Aromat mało intensywny. W smaku ciemne owoce (śliwka, rodzynki), kawa, palone słody, lekka czekolada i wanilia. Goryczka o średniej intensywności. Alkohol lekko wyczuwalny.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
beeebon (172) - Cornwall, ENGLAND - AUG 13, 2014
Pours a thick black colour, with very small tan head which dissapeared almost instantly. Smell of coffee, dark chocolate and slight roasted malt. The taste is very smooth, quite sweet and creamy. The coffee and dark chocolate comes through and it is a real pleasure to drink as the alcohol content is well masked. Perhaps a little too sweet for my liking, but that’s my problem. I would certainly drink again!

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
gegwilson (1042) - North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - AUG 10, 2014
Bottle from the Robert Gillow Bottle Shop, Lancaster. Pours black with a tan head. Plenty of bitter coffee and a little liquorice flavour, especially in the finish. I was a little surprised that this wasn’t fuller flavoured. Starts a little sharp with a touch too much carbonation. A fairly oily mouthfeel. Very nice, just a little short of being really amazing.

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Andresvendsen (194) - - AUG 5, 2014
Bra och god öl. Fin färg och ett vackert skum. Snygg flaska och billig med. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Stuu666 (2163) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - AUG 2, 2014
Bottle at home. Sweet, creamy stout. Subtle coffee aroma and taste. Some chocolate there too.

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 (2352) - 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 (3118) - 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 goût, 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 à l’avoine avec une dose juste de bulles et une texture huileuse. En finale, toute la faible teneur amère d’une torréfaction affectée par la douceur des malts chocolatés. Un stout impérial destiné à l’amateur de café chocolaté et vanillé.


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