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RATINGS: 596   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.99   IBU: 85   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
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A cocoa infused Imperial Stout – Opaque black in color with a dark brown head. Big chocolate aroma with notes of espresso, blackstrap molasses, dark sweet toffee and dark fruit. Smooth dark chocolate backbone with complex notes of coffee, dark toffee and dark fruit.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
tmoreau (2578) - Lombard, Illinois, USA - NOV 18, 2014
Shared bomber poured to snifters, displaying a black/brown hue, with some ruby highlighting, bubbly, brownish tan head foam, and spotty lacing. The nose was roasted, cocoa, dark fruit as prune, with a touch of sweetness. Medium bodied, with low carbonation, the taste was roasted, with coffee showing up, continued cocoa, and a hint of tartness. No complaints. A nicely done Imperial Stout.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
slowrunner77 (6114) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 26, 2014
"This is a beer that I really liked, that I wanted to love. Oddly, it’s only real flaw is self inflicted - not enough chocolate. I was expecting decadence, a river of chocolate. What I got was a really really nice hoppy american imperial stout with notes of chocolate, coffee, & bitterness (from the cocoa and hops). As you will see in my score, I think highly of this beer, just baffled that a beer of this name would fall short on the chocolate aspect. It was there, but not really in more amount than many impy stouts that don’t have chocolate in the title. "

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jcnielsen (2276) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - SEP 7, 2014
Sampled during RBWG in Asheville. Pours a black color with off white head. Chocolate, roasty, dark malty, coffee flavors. Really tasty beer.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
alkolas510 (712) - SWEDEN - AUG 22, 2014
kolsvart med litet skum. Doftar och smakar rökigt och lite choklad och kaffe. ok öl men inget speciellt

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ernesto987 (3933) - Connecticut, USA - JUL 21, 2014
Bottle grabbed by friend in Winston Salem, rich sharp pennies in there, this years vintage. Rich sweet malts, not too much roast or balance to the sweetness. A little obsolete

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Homer321 (2148) - Rock Ridge, Florida, USA - JUL 20, 2014
Bottle at the Beechner Blind Beer Bash. Light chocolate in the nose with a hint of roast. Pour is pitch black with minimal head. Some alcohol in the chest, but is smooth, not hot. Very enjoyable.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Advocate_Ames (446) - Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 19, 2014
UPDATED: JUL 21, 2014 Pours dark with an espresso like foam head. The aroma has notes of vanilla, milky cream, coffee, dark with semi sweet malts, mild smoke or toasted tones, and cocoa. In the flavor I picked up on bitter cocoa, mild bitter espresso taste, soft sweet sugar, toasted malts, vanilla, and some booze. The finish has a medium blend of coffee and hop bitterness, with a roasted malt taste, and booze. Overall a good beverage and I?d like to enjoy this again.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Nikiel (878) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUL 13, 2014
Bottle from jay. Pours a thin dark brown with dark brown foam. Smells slightly sweet with hints of vanilla, bourbon, chocolate and a hint of coffee. Tastes roasty, with a surprising amount of tannins, hints of coffee, vanilla, and bit of root beer.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
GothGargoyle (1421) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 1, 2014
Dark brown/black with a good beige head that leaves some lacing. Aroma is chocolate, vanilla, dates, figs. Creamy mouthfeel, full bodied, starts sweet on the palate with a roasty and slightly astringent finish. Flavour is chocolate, vanilla, toast, caramel, dark fruits.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
MrFecesious (1091) - British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 1, 2014
Hog shack bottle share. Almost black, and scarce ruby, tan cap. Aroma of cocoa, licorice, plum, chocolate. Taste is sweet and bitter in the best kind of balance. Creamy, smooth.


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