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RATINGS: 594   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.


4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
1FastSTi (3336) - Glendale, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 13, 2007
GABF 2007. Pours to a viscous black body with a dense medium brown head. Nice lacing even in a plastic glass. The aroma is sweet roasted barley and oats with a nice chocolate and cocoa powder backbone. The flavor is really roasty. Barley, sweet and dark chocolates, crisp oats/barley flavors, roast without a ton of black patent. The palate is rich, creamy, only slightly astringent. Oily and very viscous. Very balanced.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
jimbowood (1036) - Freeport, Georgia, USA - OCT 13, 2007
UPDATED: OCT 14, 2007 GABF 2007. I was really excited about trying this one. There was a mild vegetable flavor present that really detracted from this one. Chocolate flavors dominate.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
xmarcnolanx (929) - Kirkwood, Missouri, USA - OCT 12, 2007
UPDATED: APR 18, 2008 Wow, one of the standouts of the GABF. Fantastic. Aroma is hugely chocolate and coffee. Taste is rich chocolate and molasses. Just a very, very well done imperial stout. Finishes with a nice, somewhat cloying bitter chocolate. 9/5/9/4/18 ---re-rate- 4/18/08 Aroma is sweet cold chocolate, red fruit, hops, and that’s about it. Appearance: so fucking dark and insane lacing. Taste is creamy, dense chocolate and hops, some red fruit. Lingers very well. I overrated this a lot. 8/5/8/4/16

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ucusty (2691) - raleigh, North Carolina, USA - OCT 8, 2007
UPDATED: SEP 15, 2010 Pours Black and viscous. Thick brown head and and a complex aroma consisting of malts, roast and espresso. Velvety mouth-feel with a big malty backbone . Chocolate and black strap molasses finish. Well balanced

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
emacgee (4025) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - OCT 7, 2007
WBF. Got to have several glasses of this. Poured a dark black with nice rich chestnut head. Sweet chocolatey aroma, milk chocolate, some grain, molasses, the 9.75% barely shows. Tastes extremely smooth, sweet milk chocolate, mild alcohol. This stuff is dangerously easy to drink.

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
DragonStout (1408) - Pickerington, Ohio, USA - OCT 1, 2007
Brewsgrass 07** The 1st pour from the fest. WOW! Been wanting to try this and it certaintly didn’t dissapoint.I had to go back for more several times and was so good, I bought the T-shirt. Huge chocolate and coffe aroma.Big, deep black color.Lots of chocolate and coffee flavor. A slight coffee bitter finish.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
brentfeesh (1207) - Mansfield, Ohio, USA - SEP 24, 2007
Sampled at the 2007 BrewGrass Festival. First of the day. Pours oily black/brown with no head. The aroma is nothing if not bit piles of chocolate and espresso bean. The flavor is just as the aroma leads you to believe. Chocolate, espresso, some candy caramel and alcohol deep down. Yum. Slick/oily full mouth feel. Yes, another excellent Impy.

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Jmichael (640) - Asheville, North Carolina, USA - SEP 24, 2007
well I finally got to try this beer, batch from 2006 so it got some mellowness to it, oh and it was good. lucky me. pours a black with mild tan head. my initial response was that it reminded me of Darklord, anyway, roasted mocha aroma, great front to finish. mocha hides to the end, very good and balanced.

4.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
elmatador00 (519) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - SEP 24, 2007
Sampled at the brewgrass fest. Poured a dark brown with a tan head. Had hints roasted coffee, chocolate, some mild spices. Carbonation and body is balanced perfectly. Alcohol is masked very well.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
00cobraR (1103) - Greensboro, North Carolina, USA - SEP 24, 2007
Very nice! Pours out a deep black color with a small dark brown head. Aroma is very malty and full of chocolate. This brew is big on flavor. A big choco smack right in the beginning and the flavor fades to a malty coffee flavor on the finish. Damn fine brew and something i have been on a mission to try for quite some time!


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