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RATINGS: 583   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.


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
faroeviking (10294) - FAROE ISLANDS - AUG 8, 2011
Botella. Black colour. Sweet choolate aroma indeed with roasted malt, dark fruits and sweet caramel. Sticky like mouthfeel. Flavour of chocolate and cocoa indeed along with roasted malt, dark fruits, caramel, raisin, vanilla. Sweet chocolate roasted malt finish. Nice indeed.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Tmoney99 (10073) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - FEB 16, 2009
Bottle shared at local BA tasting. Poured a black color with a large frothy brown head that mostly lasted with excellent lacing. Moderate to heavy roasted coffee and chocolate aroma. Medium to full body with a smooth texture and flat carbonation. Medium to heavy roasted bittersweet flavor with a medium to heavy bittersweet finish of moderate to long duration. This is a standout beer.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Travlr (9999) - 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.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
brokensail (9918) - 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.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Leighton (9833) - 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.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bierkoning (9819) - 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!

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Lubiere (9427) - 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.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
DJMonarch (9158) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - AUG 23, 2009
From the Jug at the GABF Colorado Convention Center, Denver 09/10/2008 Some bourbon aroma. Small beige head. Black strong in alcohol and a little rich on the palate with a very bitter coffee roast finish.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BeerandBlues2 (9068) - Hanover, Maryland, 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.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Ratman197 (9020) - 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.


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