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RATINGS: 584   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.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
TURDFERGUSON (3912) - Carrboro, North Carolina, USA - FEB 14, 2007
UPDATED: AUG 16, 2011 On tap at Tylerís in Carrboro. Pours a deep brown with a small tannish yellow head. I tasted before I smelled. Big gulp. Dark chocolate boozy milkshake. Stuck my nose in, though a little too cold still, got some nice notes of dark chocolate and coffee. Very boozy. As it warmed, the nose grew more interesting, and developed on my palate. Silky smooth body and a sure pleasure to drink. I want a growler too!!! **********Had a couple more pours. this beer is growing on me. Gotta bump it up a couple more points from my original rating.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
MIBRomeo (2494) - Wisconsin, USA - OCT 14, 2007
2007 GABF Jet black pour big brown thick well laced head. Aroma of coffee, chocolate, and roasty malts. Well coated palate, a bit small for this beer. Big flavor, some choclates, some burnt coffee, roasty, a touch of lactose. good but not as great as advertised.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Stine (1453) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - FEB 21, 2008
Poured from 22 oz. bottle 370/500, with thanks to Pete. Velvety black pour skinned with tanned marshmallow yellow. Aroma is distinctly bright with sweetness of dark toffee and molasses; underneath, prune and red licorice glazed in quiet milk chocolate. Slightly watery and very understated. Flavor is mildly medicinal, but not alcoholic, defined by black cherries, citrus, cocoa, heather honey and candy sugar. Very light hearted sweetness in general, showing a soft, careful chocolate presence throughout; purportedly massive hop contributions shine through only with the juicy fruit acids that slowly and consistently soak into the thick foundation of malt, and recall the bright tones of deep roasted latin american coffees in that exchange. Palate is slightly watery, but reasonably syrupy, and very smooth. Finishes with dried out chocolate, some hazelnut and the plastic texture of raw, bottom shelf espresso. Far from being compelling or especially memorable, this is still pretty flawless and very easy to drink.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
crizay (1050) - Brook Park, Ohio, USA - FEB 21, 2008
Black pour, faint beige head. Aroma is chocolate, straight hersheys. Flavor is dry, chocolate, some espresso. Hoppy aftertaste, citrus hops, creamy yet bitter. Bittersweet chocolate, some caramel and a bit more coffee. Dry mouthfeel, bitter coffee, hoppy and a little chalky aftertaste.Itís good but Iím glad I didnít buy into the hype, nothing seperates this from other imperial stouts.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
AllAboutStout (605) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - APR 29, 2008
Pours a very dark brown almost black in color. Decent sized head. Smell is dominant chocolate and some tar. Taste is all cocoa and dark chocolate. There are some dark fruits trying to make a presence, but the chocolate just wonít let it happen. Decent beer that Iím glad I got to try. Iím happy I got to try it instead of trying to trade for one on the market.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
SuzyGreenberg (1603) - Seattle, Washington, USA - SEP 12, 2008
22 oz bottle @ liquid sunshine tasting - thanks to riversideak for bringing this rarity; bottle #205/300; jet black w/ chocolate covered head; huge aromas of chocolate and roasted, nutty malts; flavors don’t quite live up to the nose as i was expecting far more chocolate; kind of letdown; thin body, roasty, dry finish; i didn’t want the chocolate bomb (as in southern tier’s), but was expecting more flavors; one of the best labels out there though...haha

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
BŁckDich (5464) - McCall, Idaho, USA - NOV 27, 2008
Bottle: Thanks Jake65! Pitch black, tan head, brown lacing. Nose of light cocoa and a chewy astringent super roasty black patent note. Tar and metal. The flavor is very chewy and roasty with ample chocolate and coffee. The chocolate is dark and bitter, toffee and espresso in the tail. Good, not top 50. Slightly vegetal. Tasty but not my favorite with all that astringent roast.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jsh12bama (681) - Alabama, USA - MAR 7, 2009
Pours black with thick tan head. Aroma of roasted malt. Taste is again roasted malts and dark fruits. Good but not worth the hype.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Tweety (377) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 14, 2009
Dark dark pour with thick tan head. I actually found this one a little disappointing. For all the hype that itís gotten, I just didnít think there was much there. It was thinner and less flavorful than most big impys that I drink on a regular basis.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
LilBeerDoctor (3370) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 15, 2009
Bottle, 2009. Pours black with a thick tan head. Aroma of roasted malt, sweet malt, bitter chocolate. Flavor is sweet and malty upfront with a cocoa finish. A bit on the sweet side. Meh, this was a good impy but it certainly wasnít a great one for me. 7/4/8/4/14 (3.7/5)


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