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RATINGS: 608   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.


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.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
dfroms (442) - 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 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
biggsbowler (440) - Port St. Lucie, Florida, USA - APR 28, 2014
Bottles - Pours a very dark brown. Notes of chocolate, coffee, and anise. The taste is a bitter, dark chocolate plus coffee and some dark fruit. The body is a little thin. Overall, this is a pretty good beer.

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!

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
steelcitybrew (430) - Orlando, Florida, USA - MAY 26, 2011
pours a dark black with a dark brown head. aroma is roasted malts, coffee, and a bit of chocolate. really smokey also. taste is more of the same. you get more chocolate out of the taste and the smokeyness calms down just a bit. awesome mouthfeel, heavy but not overwhelming. this is a damn good beer!

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
TimsRatings (421) - - FEB 9, 2013
Yummmm. Delightfully strong yet not overpowering chocolate flavor, with a distinct coffee aftertaste. Coffee aftertaste is a touch bitter, but not too bitter. Best chocolate stout I've had. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Cliff (399) - The Land of Milk and Honey, Ohio, USA - MAY 2, 2007
Growler shared by Ohiodad at DLD. We were tasting quite a few big stouts and this one definitely did not disappoint. Poured black, and I mean black. Very thick and viscous beer, huge aromas of burnt malts, chocolate and coffee. Similar flavors along with a heap of dried fruits, cherries and a hint of licorice. Great mouthfeel, low carbonation that really accentuated to flavors of this beer. A top notch impy stout.


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