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RATINGS: 596   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.99   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.


4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
jobyone (234) - Charlotte, USA - FEB 4, 2008
Draft at Foothills on Release day. Black with nice braown head. Aroma has lots of sweetness, coffee and some chocolate raostedness. The flavor is rich with a great balance betwwent eh sweet and hop bitterness. Good full bodied feel. Bought 4 bottles and looking forward to sitting down with it for a more detailed session. Lucky me;)

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
DMRz (230) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - MAY 25, 2008
Dark black-brown with lacy brown head. Slightly alcoholic nose with milk chocolate, espresso, and roasted malt. Flavors of milk chocolate, cafe au lait, roasted malt, and a bitter finish.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Bailz316 (228) - 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.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
toncatcher (228) - Santee - SAN DIEGO, California, USA - OCT 14, 2007
Sampled at GABF. dark black smells of sweet roasted malt and chocolate. Flavors much the same, This was the 2nd best Imperial Stout I tried at GABF to Czar Jack.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
sleestak (226) - Williamston, Michigan, USA - JUL 26, 2010
RBSG í10 - courtesy of the awesome dkachur. Pours very dark brown and opaque. Aroma dominated by cocoa, with traces of coffee and roasted (but not burnt) malts. Flavor is an incredible treat for chocoholics - Hersheyís syrup delivered with a light touch by the medium malt body, and rescued from being cloying by the bitter finish. This has been my most sough after impy for some time now, and I thank Dan greatly for the opportunity.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
theothermatt (225) - Lakewood, Colorado, USA - OCT 19, 2013
On tap at GABF. Pours jet black. Slight chocolate aroma. Very malty and a bit on the sweet side. Finishes full and rich with a really roasty chocolate lingering. Itís a great, if not excellent stout.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
grandridge (224) - Port Clinton, Ohio, USA - FEB 20, 2009
Receive bottle via trade (52/600) cap was leaking when I got it so I had to open it qucik :( Aroma is chocolate, coffee, and sticky molasses. Such a great aroma that fills the air when poured. Flavor is exceptional. Balanced, not too much chocolate. Roasted malts, chocolate, coffee, and some alcohol but in a complementary fashion not overpowering. Smooth, creamy and rich mouthfeel with light carbonation. Great for an impy. Itís sad that Iím going to lose this fine brew through the process of digestion.

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.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
birdmachine (213) - 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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