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RATINGS: 588   WEIGHTED AVG: 4   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.


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
rxeight (1188) - 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 (2739) - Nijmegen, 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!)

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
hotstuff (4058) - Indiana, USA - SEP 6, 2013
Rated on 4-25-2009 (Bottle) When poured, this beer has a small tan head with good retention, opaque black body, and spotty amounts of lacing. The Aroma is malty, sweet, dark fruits, coffee, hint of toffee, and a lot of chocolate. The Taste is sweet, malty, coffee, dark fruits, roasty, some alcohol, and chocolate. The Palate is smooth as silk and this beer is medium bodied. This beer is oh so quaffable, has an upfront chocolate presence in the Aroma and Taste, is worth trying and a beer I would drink again.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
tderoeck (4371) - Gent, BELGIUM - SEP 4, 2013
10/VIII/13 - 1Pt. 6 Fl. Oz. bottle @ RBBSG II, my place - BB: n/a (2013-750) Thanks to Benzai for sharing the bottle!

Clear dark brown beer, fizzy small beige head, falls down to a thing layer of small bubbles. Aroma: caramel, mocha, coffee, bit sugary, dried fruits, hint of chocolate. MF: ok carbon, meium to full body. Taste: sweet start, caramel, mocha, bitter chocolate, mocha, coffee, little sour, some alcohol. Aftertaste: chocolate, lots of coffee, bitter hops, grains, caramel, more coffee. Nice, but was expecting it to be more chocolaty, and less stout like.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bytemesis (2927) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - AUG 31, 2013
Bottle. Pours opaque black with a large creamy dark brown head and great lacing. Aroma is roasty, cocoa, coffee, molasses, anise. Flavor about the same, light sweet and medium bitter. Medium to full body, creamy mouthfeel.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Benzai (7218) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - AUG 13, 2013
Sampled from bottle [from trade with BOLTZ7555] @ RBBSG II. Opaque pitch black color, medium sized beige to light brown head. Smell malts, some roasted malts, coffee, chocolate. Taste malts, roasted malts, chocolate, bitter. Lots of dark chocolate bitterness in the finish that lasts forever. Full body, medium but suitable carbonation. Wow, this is a very good stout and a superb chocolate stout! Fantastic.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
77ships (3531) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - AUG 11, 2013
Courtesy of Benzai. Thx! 65 cl. bottle sampled @ RBBSG II. Brewed during 02/2013. Blackish sludge, mocha head. Nose is sweet chocolate, bonbon’s, cocoa paste / butter, molasses, sticky sweet with sweet spices. Taste is sweet chocolate, not the richest top quality fare, lightly bitter, chocolate paste, touch molasses, light spices,.. Sticky, rich, slightly decadent. Good stuff but not worth the hype. The politically incorrect label is kind of stupid but I do like the fact that they got away with it.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
queenholly (2827) - South Whitley, Indiana, USA - AUG 8, 2013
Bottle courtesy of ygtbsm94. Chocolate, prune, roasty coffee, woody vanilla, and alcohol aroma. Black with a small creamy brown head. Sweet chocolate, roasty coffee, dark fruit, and light acidic flavor with a long roasty bitter finish. Full body, soft carbonation. Yep, it’s good.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ICEatALAMO (908) - Troy, Michigan, USA - JUL 12, 2013
Bottle. The pour is nice and dark. The aroma is mostly malt. The taste is nice. A big malt bomb for sure. A good drinking stout. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 16/20
DesertDevil (487) - Arizona, USA - JUL 7, 2013
22-oz. bottle split with jpdurden24 (among others). Very chocolate nose with with a bitter licorice component and some coffee. Dark, clear brown in appearance. Slight bittersweet chocolate taste with a lot of ash and tar. Bitter, sticky palate. Nothing remarkable at all; I’d say this one is overrated.


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