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RATINGS: 620   WEIGHTED AVG: 4/5   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.


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3.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
kelong (11) - North Carolina, USA - FEB 6, 2011
I agree with beerbastard--not as great as the name suggests, but still a good beer. Beautiful dark brown color with a light brown head, full palate, roasty, not as sweet as I would’ve liked, and the chocolate is subdued IMO. Very smooth.


4.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Cybercat (4436) - Georgia, USA - JAN 9, 2016
Taps rich, warm sable with a thick tan head. Aroma presents rich roast malt, chocolate (loads of chocolate!) quality coffee and molasses tones plus fruity and toffee hints. Flavor is sinfully delightful - rich chocolate, roast malt, molasses, top-grade coffee, hints of toffee and fruit, both pomme and dark. Mouthfeel features viscous body and strong, persistent fizz. I’ve been chasing this for years, and at long last I have been deflowered!

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BucannonXC5 (1229) - San Diego, California, USA - NOV 4, 2015
Type: 22-oz. bottle Glass: AleSmith Barrel-Aged Reserve snifter glass From: Beer Advocate’s mschantz Price: N/A Purchased: N/A; Received on April 17, 2015 Consumed: Oct. 8, 2015 Misc.: Bottled on Jan. 28, 2015 Thanks Mike! Poured a black color with 2-to-3 fingers of frothy, tan head. Below average spotty lacing on the sides of the glass. Excellent retention on the top all the way down. (Sight - 4.25) Smelled rich, dark chocolate, dark cocoa, dark toffee, light coffee, faint molasses, chocolate syrup, rich caramel and light licorice. Awesome on the nose. (Smell - 4.75) Tasted dark chocolate milk, smokiness, dark cocoa nibs, rich, dark toffee, dark caramel, roasty malts, chocolate syrup and some booziness. (Taste - 4.25) Full body. Creamy-to-sticky texture. Average carbonation. Long, smooth finish. (Feel - 4.25) This was just a really good beer. Would love to try this again, as well as the BBA version. (Overall - 4.25) 4.37 97 A

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
PMgep (216) - Lund, SWEDEN - SEP 14, 2015
Bottle from trade. Pour black with small head. Sweet chocolate taste but it could be stronger, probably because the bottle is a bit old.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
arnold931 (1110) - Iowa, USA - AUG 23, 2015
Bottle. Pours black with off white head. Nose and taste are big time chocolate, roast, and coffee. Great.

3.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Westchesterco (1612) - mclean, Virginia, USA - AUG 20, 2015
Poured from a bottle it is a dark brown with a slight head. The aroma is milk chocolate. And the taste is a sweet chocolate malty taste that lingers on the palate

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
kraddel (5203) - some beerplace, BELGIUM - AUG 14, 2015
February 2013 edition. Pours nearly black, small grey head. Smell is roasted malts, no unusual hints of chocolate so far. Taste is somewhat to the bitter side. Some chocolate is you drink persistently. Full body- but nothing extreme- and an average carbonation. Ok beer in total, but I am not uncommonly enthousiastic about this one

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
rouhlas (1967) - GREECE - JUL 10, 2015
650ml bottle at home, from trade with RobdertDale. Thank you Bob! Black color with beige head. Roasted malty aroma, chocolate, dark chocolate, cocoa, mocha, licorice. Light sweet and moderate to heavy bitter taste like aroma. Medium oily body with soft carbonation.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
vtafro (5545) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - JUL 2, 2015
Bottle. Black pour with tan head. Roasted, chocolate, sweet aromas. Flavors are sweet and roasted, chocolate and dark malt tones.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mstrcrwly (827) - New York, USA - JUN 21, 2015
Bottle courtesy of Jason,poured into a snifter..inky black with a fluffy light brown head..aroma of chocolate,molasses,coffee,dark fruits,roasted nuts.. Tastes of bitter chocolate,molasses,booze,malts.. Very good.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
John25 (1291) - Middletown, New Jersey, USA - APR 10, 2015
Bottle at churchkey. Black with a dark mocha head. Aroma is dark chocolate, espresso, and very dark fruit. The taste follows with raisin, coffee, toffee, and roasted malt. Rich sticky feel. Totally awesome! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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