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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.


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
harrisoni (13745) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - AUG 1, 2011
At ACBF 2011. Bottle thanks to someone wondering around with this bottle. Black with lasting tan hea.d Lots of cocoa. Pure cocoa, good in mouth, slightly balanced even for so much choc. Good beer. Love the choc on this.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Theis (13412) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JUN 15, 2007
Handbottled - thanks to Jeppe for the taste - tasted at Ølbutikken. Black, oitch black - brown head. Chokolate, high chokolate, cocoa powder, dark chokolate, dark fruits, sweetness, light vanilla, caramel, light alcho-burn. Big mouthfull. Smooth.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Oakes (12629) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 7, 2008
Dark brown colour. Chocolate syrup nose with hints of graham cracker. Chocolatey character with hints of spice, alcohol. Very smooth.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bu11zeye (11943) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - OCT 18, 2007
(Draught) Pours an opaque black body with a creamy brown head. Aroma of sweet chocolate, roastiness, coffee, caramel, and molasses. Flavor of roasted malt, pine hoppiness, chocolate, and caramel.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Travlr (11932) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - APR 21, 2012
Draft. Very dark maroon color, scant beige head, solid lacing. Aroma of chocolate liqueur. Taste is rich, dark chocolate truffles. Nice, but simple.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
argo0 (11535) - Washington DC, USA - MAR 15, 2007
UPDATED: APR 6, 2010 (4/5/10, draft) Creamy brown head that leaves nice lacing, atop black body. Aroma is moderately sweet, chocolate, some burnt, roast, light cherry. Taste is sweet, roast, chocolate, burnt, some ash, light alcohol. Sticky full body, low carbonation. (9/5/7/3/15)

(3/15/07, growler, thanks kmweaver) Brown head atop black body. Aroma is moderately sweet, coffee, roast, chocolate, some soy, light cinnamon, cherry. Taste is moderately sweet, chocolate, some coffee, roast, earthy, light molasses. Creamy medium-full body. Alcohol is nearly invisible at cellar temperatures, with just a slight burn in the finish. As it warms it becomes more obvious, but never unpleasant. (9/4/8/5/17)

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
thewolf (11184) - Kolding, DENMARK - JUN 6, 2011
Bottle. [thanks JensenTaster]
Completely black with a small, creamy, beige, staying head. Arroma is kinda weird, light sourish, kinda fresh, good chocolate. Low carbonation, fat and creamy, Flavour is (thankfully) better than the aroma. Light dryness, lots of fat chocolate, some mild vegetable notes. Overall really not the very good.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jcwattsrugger (11083) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - JUN 6, 2008
22oz bottle@Hoboken#1-thanks maxxdaddy–pours a disappearing tan head and black color. Aroma is dark malt-chocolate, some dark fruit, acidic. Taste is dark malt-chocolate, some dark fruit, acidic, alcohol. Mild carbonation. Occasional.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Leighton (11034) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 11, 2014
Draft at Appalachian Vintner during RBWG 2014 - Asheville. Pours deep, black-brown with a creamy, tan hear. Hefty chocolate aroma with notes of ash, cocoa and brownies. Medium to heavy sweet flavor with bittersweet cocoa, further ashy roast, torched earth bitterness. Full bodied with fine carbonation and creamy texture. Warming finish with rich bittersweet baking cocoa, dirt and burnt wood. Very good.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
brokensail (10961) - Orange County, California, USA - MAY 23, 2010
A: A beautiful looking pour: dark as night with a solid tan head on top. The beer pours with a nice viscosity to it as well. S: A lot of roasted malt with perhaps a touch of char. There is a hint of smoke too, along with chocolate and coffee. T: The flavors are quite similar to the nose. A really impressive roasty quality that does not completely overwhelm the beer. A mix of dark and milk chocolates along with some coffee and a light hint of smoke. M: This one is medium in terms of body with a moderate level carbonation. D: A pretty easy to drink beer for a Russian Imperial Stout. Quite minimal alcohol presence, and easy to drink.


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