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RATINGS: 611   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.


4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Collint (475) - Sylva, North Carolina, USA - SEP 29, 2008
Draft at Brewgrass 2008. Oh my jesus christ monkey balls, this was my favorite beer that I sampled at Brewgrass. Pours a black beer with a big tan head. Aroma is chocolate, coffee roast and molasses. Very creamy and bitter beer with an alcohol bite. I really enjoyed sipping this one, one of my favorite IMPY Stouts.

4.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
awiseman01 (469) - Indianapolis, Indiana, USA - SEP 22, 2009
#300 rating this beer. Bottle, graciously shared by danielcurtis81 on his wedding week. Pours deep black with thin dark tan head. Nose has alot of luscious red fruit on top of chocolate dessert and molasses. Taste is a smooth, pleasing elegant dessert concoction. Lots of sweet, toffee, chocolate, coffee malts and a perfect blend of dark red fruit. All flavors meld and compliment each other perfectly. What a real treat. I am simply aroused by this brew.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mwbrady12 (469) - Orlando, Florida, USA - FEB 2, 2013
Milder than expected aroma, black pour, balanced taste of chocolate and malt with a lingering mouthfeel. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
dfroms (462) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - MAY 11, 2014
Draft. Pours a deep reddish black-chocolate color. Aroma is cocoa with intense berry-like fruitiness. Taste is roast and chocolate with hints of strawberry, caramel, and burnt bread. Fairly light mouth feel for an imperial stout. Pretty good, but not worth the hype, in my opinion.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Adam77 (457) - Eastampton, New Jersey, USA - JUN 15, 2009
Shared with therealbastard. Way overhyped. Poured black with a creamy tan head. Aroma of chocolate and some coffee. Chocolate and coffee flavors mixed well but not really strong. Finished with an alcohol burn.

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
KAF (448) - Coralville, Iowa, USA - FEB 21, 2008
Thanks Eben! This was great. Dark, rich, thick brown pour with a tan head. With roasted malt and sweet chocolate. The flavor is amazing. Smooth mouth feel. Sweet chocolate, some citrus hops, and dark fruit.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Garbageman (443) - Lexington, South Carolina, USA - MAR 28, 2013
From tap. Pours a deep brown color with a small tan head. Aroma was all chocolate and sweet coffee. Taste was deep chocolate and smooth with a deep mouth feel. Not heavy but very enjoyable. Silky.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
Gmoney (442) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - APR 1, 2012
2011 bottle....Dark brown pour,thin wispy beige head,no lace. Aroma is dark chocolate,roast and smoke. Dark bakers chocolate flavor ,touch of fruit and maybe a hint of coffee . Thin for the style. Light bodied,low carbonation. Finish is a long lingering bakers chocolate bitterness.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
kegbear (436) - Orange, California, USA - FEB 26, 2009
Bottle thanks to drinkandrive. Dark black color with rich brown head. Bitter chocolate and coffee aroma. Tastes of chocolate, roasted coffee, caramel and dark fruits. Not too sweet with a semi dry finish. Excellent overall.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
badbeer (434) - Iowa, USA - FEB 18, 2008
Poured black with red hues around the edges. Head was a dark beige color, but didn’t last too long. Chocolate-y aroma, some ash and strong roast, perhaps some lactose, and some alcohol came out as it warmed. Taste started out with the strong dark roast, similar to The Abyss, but where the Abyss powers on with ash, this transforms elegantly into dark chocolate and sweet lactose flavors. Smooth is a good word to describe it. Carbonation was on the lower side and body was medium bodied. If I can be picky, I’d give the taste a little above an 8, but not quite a 9, so I’ll add in an extra point to the overall. Big thanks to Cole and his roommate for the sample!


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