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RATINGS: 636   WEIGHTED AVG: 4/5   IBU: 85   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
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.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
mhelgason (495) - Salem, Oregon, USA - MAY 12, 2008
Tap at moondogs (NoDa). average light brown and mostly lasting head into black body. good lacing was present. aromas of strong chocolate, coffee, and light hops. flavor is moderately sweet into light bitter. actually a bit more wateryness than I expected. the finish duration lasts forever and ever. soft on the palate velvety mouthfeel. Fn Amazing!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Garbageman (487) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
TheHulk (486) - Lethbridge, Alberta, CANADA - JUN 10, 2010
at Savvy1982s tasting - Aroma of strong chocolate smells, light dusty malts. Some head, some lacing, nice dark colour. Nice chocolate flavour, not too much, balanced with the malts and hops. Its very even all around, lasting cocoa flavour but fades away cleanly from your mouth. Its very smooth, dark and choclatey. I would definately get this one again.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Zakoon (483) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - APR 29, 2016
650ml bottle enjoyed @ home, 2015 vintage, thanks to Brian Parker!. Pours pitch black with an average beige head. Aroma is cocoa and lots of it! Coffee, roasted malt, molasses, vanilla, dark bitter chocolate and caramel. Taste is medium+ bitter and medium sweet. Full bodied, smooth texture, average carbonation. Finish is cocoa and dark chocolate, quite bitter.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
DeadGirl (478) - San Diego, California, USA - APR 13, 2010
Pours out blackest black and topped with a creamy tan head, swirled lacing, from the 22oz. bottle courtesy of Dan (dkachur): Not a powerful aroma, but a sum of varying muted notes- simple and wonderful. Roasted malts, a mix of milk and bittersweet dark chococlate, black coffee, thick caramel syrup, toffee hard candy, molasses, dark esters, sweet malts, and light alcohol. Extremely smooth. Extremely silky. Flavor waves of roasted cocoa nibs, an espresso kind of kick, toffee, dark plum, pulpy cherries, and roasted malts. Drinkability: Not a hard, imperial stout. Its really a milkshake of subtleties. Pairing: 90% raw cocoa straight from South America. Rebuy: Yes. Totally. Totes to mah goats. #395 on 13042010, DG.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
dfroms (477) - 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.

   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.

   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.

   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

   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.

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