RateBeer
overall
100
96
style
Serve in Snifter

bottled
available

on tap
common

Regional Distribution

Add Distribution Data
RATINGS: 583   WEIGHTED AVG: 4   IBU: 85   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
Share this beer with friends!
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jbruner (1982) - Athens, Georgia, USA - FEB 9, 2014
Pours a thick black on tap with lasting tan brown head. Aroma is delicious, awesome chocolate and coffee notes, taste follows. My only dismay is that it may actually get worse and more boozy as it warms up.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
drsordr (891) - Loveland, Ohio, USA - FEB 7, 2014
Draft opaque black. Nose lots of chocolate,light roast,done coffee. Taste roasted malt, lots of dark chocolate. Bitter roasty finish

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Dogbones (116) - North Carolina, USA - FEB 5, 2014
Tap to tumbler. Pours opaque black. Small cream head. Mild chocolate aroma. Tastes of burnt toast and Hershey’s chocolate.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
tdmuel (250) - South Carolina, USA - JAN 28, 2014
2013 release. Pours a viscous pitch black with a fluffy brown head. Toooons of dark fruit including sweet plum and dates, really nice toasty malt, smooth milky chocolate, toffee, and caramel. Super rich chocolate on the taste, roasty huge coffee notes, milky caramel, leather, roasty malt, raisins, and a hint of dark cherries. Even better than I remember it being a year ago. Super smooth chocolate notes, strong coffee, and just super drinkable. I’ll have to revisit a fresh bottle soon when it’s released again.

4.8
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Busick (167) - South Carolina, USA - JAN 11, 2014
The climax of this brewery! After tasting, I will always be looking for this brew every February! Very dark almost black in color with obvious chocolate and coffee aromas! Very delicious brew that I highly recommend to everyone!

4.6
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Jesse_Beerman (5) - Norfolk, Virginia, USA - JAN 3, 2014 does not count
On draft. Full bodied, strong chocolate flavors dominate. Slight alcohol burn but finishes sweet, touch of astringency but not a lot. Overall, a great imperial. Worth the wait, def try if you can!!

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
tmongoose (1085) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - DEC 25, 2013
bomber shared pours almost black with mocha head. nice aroma of deep roasted malts and chocolate...sweet and slightly bitter. the flavor is full based chocolate but in a different sense for me. its almost like a bittersweet chocolate vs a malted or milk chocolate. the alcohol is there but muted. overall I have had better but this rates pretty close to the top.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
theothermatt (149) - Lakewood, Colorado, USA - OCT 19, 2013
On tap at GABF. Pours jet black. Slight chocolate aroma. Very malty and a bit on the sweet side. Finishes full and rich with a really roasty chocolate lingering. It’s a great, if not excellent stout.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Patrickctenchi (3093) - Cox’s Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - OCT 14, 2013
Nearly black, small dark tan head. Chocolate roast aroma. Taste is chocolate malt, dark fruit. Ends with a slightly bitter alcohol note....ash.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
dogfish120love (880) - Westfield, Massachusetts, USA - OCT 11, 2013
Pours a dark brown with a light brown head. The aroma is chocolate forward. The flavor is rather sweet. Nothing overly special


We Want To Hear From You



Join us! RateBeer is made by beer enthusiasts for the craft beer community. Your basic membership is free and allows you to read all beer ratings. Click here to create your account... and give your opinion!

Join Us »



Page  1 2 3  4  5 6 7 » 59


Tick this beer

for your profile
  • Currently 0/5 Stars.
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
Copyright © 2000-2014,
RateBeer LLC. All rights
reserved.
about us
About RateBeer
FAQ
Contact/Feedback
New Beers
add
Advanced Search
Add A Beer
Add A Brewer
Add A Place
Events
membership
Log In
Edit Personal Info
Buy Premium Membership
Your Messages
the best
RateBeer Best
100 Beer Club
The Top 50