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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.


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Vaiz (3553) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - MAR 7, 2014
Bottle at Dean’s aged pale lager tasting. Thanks, kermis! Black pour, creamy tan head. Aroma of salty soy sauce, roasted malts, loads of chocolate, spicy and with some licorice. Flavor is sweet smooth, creamy, chocolate and roasted bitter. Very smooth texture and thick body. Very nice brew.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
kermis (5694) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - MAR 7, 2014
Bottle shared. Pours near black with a small beige head. Aroma of rich chocolate, light lactose, roast, toffee and some dark fruit. Flavor is moderate sweet and over moderate bitter with a little saltiness. Light full bodied with light carbonation.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
deanso (5694) - the Hague, NETHERLANDS - MAR 7, 2014
Bottle courtesy of and shared with Kermis. thin creamy tan head. Clear black pour. Lots of chocholate. Very nice

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
EricTeusink (703) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - MAR 3, 2014
deadCATAtlanta brought back a 2012 vintage from Charleston, Sout Carolina and shared with me and jrob21. Something apropos about rating this beer while listening to a vinyl copy of Al Green Explores Your Mind I picked up at the flea market. Pours nearly black with big tan head. Scent is coffee, chocolate, and roasted grains. Body is beautiful blend of sweet and roast. Thick with light carbonation. Growler - Shared by deadCATAtlanta

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
budznsudz (571) - Audubon, New Jersey, USA - MAR 1, 2014
Jet black pour, brown ring of foam. Hardcore roast and smoke aroma. Taste is roast, smoke, chocolate, and toasted malt. Pleasantly surprised.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
StoutDr (44) - Virginia, USA - MAR 1, 2014
Very dark head dissipated quickly. Black oil color. Aroma very subtle. Light on the palette. Bitter chocolate and toasted malt lingering aftertaste.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jrob21 (2666) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - FEB 26, 2014
12 growler word to deadcat for bringing this back. Espresso is very upfront. Thick viscous texture. Bittersweet coffee and rich cocoa flavors. Lots going on here but all working well together. Smooths out a bit as it warms. Really nice.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
wnoble (1251) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - FEB 23, 2014
Black. Nose is leather, figs, tobacco, chocolate, acrid roast, figs, sweet cherries. Flavor is chcolate, again leather, dried dates, acrid black malts. Rich and full bodied. Medium heavy bitter finish. Good.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Crompt (120) - York, South Carolina, USA - FEB 22, 2014
This beer smells great but the flavor is outrageously good! Maybe a tad thin but the cocoa totally makes up for it. The cocoa flavor sticks with you long after the last sip and lasts forever. A little pricey at about $16 but would buy again.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Iphonephan (3629) - McLean, Virginia, USA - FEB 21, 2014
On draft at Rustico in Arlington VA. Pours black with a tan head. Feint chocolate nose. Flavors of cocoa and tobacco with a bitter ashy finish.


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