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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 Ė 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 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
theothermatt (200) - 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. Itís a great, if not excellent stout.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Patrickctenchi (3969) - Coxís 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 (980) - 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

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Steve_0 (2826) - Denver, Colorado, USA - OCT 11, 2013
Draft at GABF. Pour is deep brown/black with a small brown head and good lacing. Light maple, roastiness, tar, dark fruits, a hint of cocoa, and coffee aroma. Taste is big roast, coffee, anise, a hint of wood, coconut, and a touch of bourbon with a touch alcoholic burn on the backend. Slick mouthfeel with soft carbonation. Pretty good stuff.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Smurf2055 (1400) - Seattle, Washington, USA - SEP 30, 2013
Pours black with a finger tan head. Smell is roasty, bit ashy, some coco and coffee. Taste much the same, ashy finish and a bit of dark fruit. Smooth and full bodied. Good, but would rather get Yeti or Old Rasputin for the price.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Treebs (872) - , Illinois, USA - SEP 29, 2013
22 oz bottle served in a Deschute snifter. Thanks to rnorgart for the bottle. Bottled February 2013. A: Pours a dark black color with a dark tan head forming on the pour. It recedes to a thin cap that leaves some stick lace down the glass. S: Smokey with a slight char. Heavily roasted malts with some unsweetened chocolate. T: Heavily roasted malts with some bitter bakers chocolate. Dark chocolate with some smokiness as well. M: Medium to heavy bodied with a medium carbonation level. Roasty finish. O: This was a nice RIS with a light dash of smoke underneath. Would enjoy again, but not in the upper echelon of RISís. Serving type: bottle 05-19-2013

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
italarican (1484) - Winston-Salem, North Carolina, USA - SEP 26, 2013
On tap during the BA Sexual Chocolate release. Surprisingly thin body with mild roast and chocolate notes. Sweet of butterscotch and dark chocolate. A fine stout but canít touch the BA version.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
shrubber85 (7875) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - SEP 26, 2013
Bottle. Chocolate toffee malt, raisin, and alcohol aroma. Dark brown with small head. Sweet chocolate malt and raisin flavor. Strong alcohol finish. Decent.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
rxeight (1474) - Illinois, USA - SEP 20, 2013
2009 bottle - thanks trevor! Smells like chocolate. Taste starts like milk chocolate yet ends with some traditional european stoutness. Not sure if because of age or thats how it is. The chocolate up front is fantastic, just not digging the finish. Really good stuff, but im thinking might be better fresh.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Martinus (3015) - Baarle-Nassau, NETHERLANDS - SEP 12, 2013
Black colour, beige head. Aroma of chocolate, roasted malts, some iron, coffee and dried fruits. Bitter flavour, roasted malts, coffee and a slight sour note. Bitter finish, coffee and chocolate.
(From 66cL bottle @ RBBSG II, Gent 2013. Thanks for sharing, Rene!)


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