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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.


3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
dfroms (319) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - MAY 11, 2014
Draft. Pours a deep reddish black-chocolate color. Aroma is cocoa with intense berry-like fruitiness. Taste is roast and chocolate with hints of strawberry, caramel, and burnt bread. Fairly light mouth feel for an imperial stout. Pretty good, but not worth the hype, in my opinion.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
biggsbowler (370) - Port St. Lucie, Florida, USA - APR 28, 2014
Bottles - Pours a very dark brown. Notes of chocolate, coffee, and anise. The taste is a bitter, dark chocolate plus coffee and some dark fruit. The body is a little thin. Overall, this is a pretty good beer.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
bierenjoyer1 (60) - Illinois, USA - APR 22, 2014
Bomber from Peabody’s in Boone, NC. Immediate scent of malt, chocolate, toffee, rich coffee...like nearly fresh ground. Color is...dark!...like George Carlin used in a Saturday Night Live skit years ago. Amazing full flavor of chocolate, coffee, some toffee, a hint of molasses. Palate is saying...continue to enjoy this beer and overall....heck yes..I am getting this beer again!

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
HonusWagner (1531) - Florida, USA - APR 9, 2014
A pretty solid, if not spectacular American RIS, leaning towards chocolate and sweetness rather than roast or any notable hop profile/bitterness. Don’t get much fruit either.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
radagast83 (4927) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - MAR 20, 2014
Draft pour at Lost Dog Dunn Loring. Poured a dark, thick black velvet color with an off-white head. Aroma was dark, roasted malts, chocolate malts, milk chocolate, notes. Flavor was a lot of dark caramel malt, roasted chocolate, milk chocolate, some light hop bitterness to cut through some of this. Molasses. Rich and creamy, almost seems barrel aged (wasn’t). Slightly boozy finish, it’s certainly at or near 10%. Quite good, shocked to see it on tap without much fanfare.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jkwood04 (4125) - Connecticut, USA - MAR 14, 2014
22oz bottle in a tulip. Pours black with a beige head. Aroma of roasted malts, chocolate, a little coffee, some hints of dark fruits, and light dough. Flavor the same with a nice blend of the chocolate and the imperial stout. Smooth thicker texture. A good beer.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
cneville (3) - - MAR 10, 2014 does not count
Purchased from house of brews and most recently had on tap from Bay Street biergarten. Some chocolate notes but I found this years to be more bitter than last. Still one of my favorite chocolate stouts.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
MrHangover (2661) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - MAR 8, 2014
Bottle shared @ Dean’s aged pale lager tasting, courtesy of kermis. Pours a pitch black beer with a small beige head on top. No lacing going on, short lasting head. Aroma is chocolate, licorice, roasted malts, some saltiness and molasses going on. Flavor is very interesing with both sweet and salty touches going on. Big chocolate, laurel, boozey flavors as well. Cloyingly sweet, yet fairly easy drinkable for the style. Very nice beer!

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
GenDV138 (1638) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - MAR 7, 2014
Draft at ChurchKey poured into a tasting snifter. Pours black with some light brown hues, light tan head with good lacing. Aromas of chocolate, light spices, vanilla, cream. Tasting notes of chocolate, caramel, dark fruit, vanilla, some roast, light booze. Full body with a warm dry finish.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
solidfunk (4321) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - MAR 7, 2014
Awesome, well balanced stout. Milk chocolate and slight tinge of sourness from cacao. Pours black with pretty good head and lacing. Medium bitter finish with some sweetness. A little caramel. Very good beer. Tap at Cuurchkey.


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