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RATINGS: 638   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.


4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Ratman197 (13266) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - OCT 18, 2008
GABF 2008 poured a translucent dark brown with a small lingering tan head. Aromas of esspresso, bitter chocolate and light vanilla. Palate was medium bodied and smootrh. Flavors of esspresso, dark chocolate and light vanilla with a smooth lingering chocolatey finish.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
argo0 (13233) - 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)

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Lubiere (12878) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 1, 2010
A deep dark stout with a super thick dark brown head. A nice herbaceous chocolate aroma, with light Brett funk, herbal hops notes. In mouth, a decadent sweet chocolate with liqueur qualities, real well balanced, light lingering coffee notes. Rich and balanced. On tap at Great North Carolina Brewers Fest., August 28 2010.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ferris (12728) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 12, 2014
Draft - Roast malts, bitter chocolate and a touch of anise. Jet black with a thin brown head. Chocolate, dark roast coffee and a dry bitter finish. Nice but not what I expected.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bu11zeye (12717) - 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.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bierkoning (12359) - La Tropica, NETHERLANDS - JUL 22, 2008
Bottle @ DTS. Black and opague. Aroma and flavor have coffee and loads of dark chocolate. Just a hint of salt and licorice. The alcohol is well hidden. Syrupy, creamy mouthfeel, earthy hoppy finish. Very well balanced. This IS is really good!

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jcwattsrugger (12185) - 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.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BeerandBlues2 (12101) - Escondido, California, USA - OCT 14, 2007
GABF ’07. Pours black with a large, creamy, light brown, lasting head, excellent lacing. Aroma is heavy malt (dark bread, molasses, warm chocolate, toast), light hops (grass), average yeast (leather) with notes of smoke and light tar. Full bodied, alcoholic texture, average carbonation, and a bitter finish. Average duration, light sweetness, heavy acidity and bitterness.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
thewolf (12079) - 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.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Pinball (11932) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAY 25, 2011
pitch dark, smooth white head.3 . Aroma is dark fruity, chocolate, sour notes. Smooth6 flavor is chocolate, licorice, malty, slightly salty.


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