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RATINGS: 638   WEIGHTED AVG: 4/5   IBU: 85   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
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.

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   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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
SlovakSniper (5182) - Candiac, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 24, 2016
Special release 2014. Une robe incroyable avec cette mousse épaisse qui ne veut pas mourir. Une dentelle pour couronner le tout. Un nez de café épicé, de chocolat amer et mi-amer. Une avancée de fruits noirs derrière tout ça et un caramel très foncé en sourdine. Une bouche comme une liqueur chocolatée et secouée par une torréfaction légèrement poivrée. Un corps moyen-fort avec des bulles actives et une texture huileuse. Une finale riche avec un alcool complètement enrobé et une sensation rôtie et chocolatée. Très bon.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Stoned99 (1321) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 24, 2016
22 ounces February 2014 bottle shared with SlovakSniper, thanks for the share. Aroma: strong chocolate, coffee beans, spices, tobacco, cinnamon, oxydation. Taste and palate: full body, lots of chocolate, moderate sweetness, light smokiness and subtle acidity in the finish. Overall: good but wonder how it was more fresh. We can see that time aged this one and probably not in a good way. Not too much but we can definitely see that it’s oxidized. Wish I could have tasted it more fresh. Still really good. A beer for smoked/tobacco/chocolate beer fans.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
RRistow12 (721) - Lewis Center, Ohio, USA - JUN 26, 2016
Tasted from bottle. Pours black with thick tan head. Aroma is chocolate, coffee and some pepper, little bit of toffee. Taste is very well balanced. With moderate bitterness balanced by caramel and toffee malt backbone. Not that bitter bite in the after taste. Nice chocolate and coffee flavor. Well done. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
travita (4867) - Dallas, Texas, USA - MAY 24, 2016
Tap. The look is the expected darkness, black in color, tan head. The smell is malt, roast, slight harsh and staleness, dark fruit, chocolate. The taste is mostly the same. Maybe the expectation but I expected more. Seemed toned down.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Savage_Night (425) - California, USA - MAY 5, 2016
Pours black with a medium brown head that slowly fades and leaves behind a small ring and little to no cap. AROMA: chocolate both sweet and bitter, dark roasted malt, mellow coffee, herbs, woody, grainy, vanilla, spices, molasses, herbal hops, earthy, phenols and toffee. TASTE: lchocolate both sweet and bitter, dark roasted malt, coffee, herbs, woody, boozy, spices, vanilla, molasses, herbal hops, earthy, phenols and toffee. AFTER TASTE: chocolate, coffee, malt, grainy, spices and slight herbs with an oily smooth finish and a nice boozy warmth in the chest.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
ordybill (1340) - Douglasville, Georgia, USA - MAY 2, 2016
Poured from the tap into a tulip glass. The appearance is pitch black with a small tan head. The aroma is chocolate malt. The taste is chocolate malt with a slight coffee finish. An outstanding beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Zakoon (483) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - APR 29, 2016
650ml bottle enjoyed @ home, 2015 vintage, thanks to Brian Parker!. Pours pitch black with an average beige head. Aroma is cocoa and lots of it! Coffee, roasted malt, molasses, vanilla, dark bitter chocolate and caramel. Taste is medium+ bitter and medium sweet. Full bodied, smooth texture, average carbonation. Finish is cocoa and dark chocolate, quite bitter.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Nische (1915) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - APR 17, 2016
2014 Bottle at tasting, many thanks! Pours black with tan head. Lots of chocolate, roasted malt, slight coffee and vanilla. Taste follows the same with big chocolate notes, coffee, and some mild caramel beneath. Long, slightly bitter coffee finish. Very nice!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Zeswaft (1671) - Seattle, Washington, USA - APR 15, 2016
Bottle. Grabbed one off the shelf right out of the box. Instant buyers remorse when it rang up for $18. Sat in the fridge for about two months. Pours like a beautiful imp. stout. Aroma and flavor dominated by soy sauce. Some anise spice but not living up to the hype.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
kaser (5683) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 15, 2016
Raisin and prune aroma. Black licorice. Musty. Black pour at home from 22oz bottle. Cocoa and milky. Good.

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