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RATINGS: 592   WEIGHTED AVG: 4   IBU: 85   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
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A cocoa infused Imperial Stout Ė 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.


4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Bailz316 (223) - Mendham, New Jersey, USA - FEB 17, 2007
Black pour with minimal tan head. Aroma of coffee, chocolate. Milky and malty. Chewey. Full bodied. Alcohol masked very well. Foothills best so far.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
SpencerDB (223) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - DEC 13, 2009
Sampled at ORF tasting. Itís not called sexual chocolate for nothing... Aroma is a large amount of thick chocolate, molasses, and mocha. The taste was about the same, but just didnít quite seem to have as much umph to it as I was expecting. It was OK, but nothing to write home about

4.5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
fear025 (213) - Downers Grove, Illinois, USA - MAR 1, 2011
2008 Vintage. Thanks to Stoutfest for sharing this beer! Aroma:Chocolate! Dark chocolate, milk chocolate, caramel, dark roasted malts. A little boozy. Appearance:Black with very little head. Taste:Dark bitter chocolate is prominent on the foretaste. Caramel, sweet malt. Palate:Thick mouthfeel. Very little carbonation. Overall:Delicious. This is a dark malt forward beer. Great complex chocolate flavors. This beer is a definite sipper.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
dfroms (208) - 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.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
LeopoldStoch (201) - Green, Ohio, USA - APR 30, 2007
Thanks to Scott for bringing a growler of this to DLD. I had this beer right after sampling BA Speedway and a few other top notch stouts...and this one still held its ground respectively. It was a tasty impy stout and I enjoyed it a lot but I am not sure how much more this stands out than some of the other top rated stouts. The palate was incredibly silky smooth and that was one of the best parts of this beer. Very rich and chocolatey in the flavor with a little bit of bitterness coming through with some roastiness. And at 10% alcohol it really wasnt too noticeable. Overall really solid impy stout! Thanks Scott!!

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jdskinns (194) - South Roxana, Illinois, USA - JUL 9, 2010
2010 bottle. Pours a dark brown/black color with a light brown head that doesnít stick around very long. A lot of carbonation, very fizzy. Aroma wasnít very impressive, a little bit of chocolate, otherwise kind of metallic. Taste followed the smell with a bit more pleasantness. The bitter chocolate after taste was very good. A bit too fizzy on the mouth feel for me, I was expecting something a little more smooth. Good but pretty average.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
taalhiker (189) - Dayton, Ohio, USA - NOV 28, 2008
Draft @ GABF. Poured pitch black with ample brown head. Aromas of roasted malt, anise and chocolate. Taste was filled with coffee, caramel, chocolate and brown sugar. Long finish. Great effort.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
BleacherBum (177) - Blowing Rock, North Carolina, USA - MAR 21, 2007
Sexual Chocolate! It tastes so fine, donít you agree?!?!?! Super-dark brown/black color with a mocha colored head. Bittersweet chocolate, light coffee and heavy malt dominate the aroma. Big dark fig/prune in the flavor but mostly cocoa powder and dark chocolate. Super slick/oily mouthfeel that makes each sip better than the last. Light hop bitterness and roasted malt on the finish. Balance is outstanding on this stout. Incredibly easy to drink, despite the 10%. Got better as it went along and warmed up. Thanks again to Jamie and Wayne for a beer so good, I had to re-rate it upon a second and third tasting. Top notch brewing from a place thatís only two years old. Incredible stuff.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
RmmHronek (170) - Greensboro, North Carolina, USA - FEB 15, 2013
Great aroma, smells roasty--of coffee and burnt fruit. Slight tartness on the nose is unusual. Pours opaque and dark with a tan head. Tastes roasty , slightly bready, hints of fruit and vanilla with a creamy body and touches of tobacco and smoke. The flavor changes immensely as it warms up.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
birdmachine (165) - San Jose / San Luis Obispo, California, USA - MAR 26, 2013
Bottle split three ways and poured into a Bruery snifter. Got a whiff from the bottle quickly before being poured out. Roasted malts, some fruit flavors a touch of soy. Pours opaque with a hint of ruby color. Not picking up much chocolate but the beer has some semi-sweet malt, dark fruits, roast a faint of cocoa powder. Taste is pretty much the same with un-exciting chocolate flavors and a thin mouth feel. In my opinion this beer doesnít look up to the hype, but who knows, maybe I had a bad bottle or it was stored incorrectly. Finish is chalky, semi-sweet, no alcohol notes or some bitterness. Cool to try, but I donít think I would try and trade for this in the future.


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