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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 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.


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ogglethorp (917) - Ohio, USA - APR 25, 2008
Bottle. Pours inky black with a medium sized brown colored head. Aroma is chocolate, coffee, molasses. Flavor is chocolate, roast, coffee, molasses. Palate os full bodied, medium carbonation finished super bitter. IMO this is way over-hyped, good stuff, but far from the better stouts out there.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
golubj (1377) - San Mateo, California, USA - MAY 12, 2008
Bottle, shared generously by rciesla. Dark brown-black pour. Aroma is roasted malt, some oats, chocolate, and coffee. Flavor is the same, the coffee roast is a little stale. Good beer, but not my style.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
hellbilly (3249) - scottsdale Łber alles, Arizona, USA - JUN 21, 2008
UPDATED: OCT 12, 2011 sampled with the phoenix crew.2008 bottle 73/500 by way of gottalottaibu. viscous near black pour with a little bit of a tan head. rather sweet aroma of malty roasty grain, coffee, lots oí chocolate and molasses. thereís a soy umami thing going on on the palate... flavors of soy, molasses!, black raisins, dark bitter chocolate tanginess and a hint of some light smokiness. coffee, molasses and chocolate lurk around in the aftertaste. smooth rich mouth feel with mild carbonation. 7/4/7/4/16/3.8

bottle 1/31/11. this one seems to be full of dried blueberries, chocolate and char. 7/4/7/4/15+

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
cbkschubert (2900) - BFE, Arizona, USA - JUL 12, 2008
22 oz. bottle (432/500) courtesy of decaturstevo - Pours a clear brown color with a small tan head. Faint spotty lacing. Aroma is roasted malt, faint chocolate, and a touch of dark esters. Flavor is the same. Has a slight acidic aftertaste. As the beer warms, it seems to smooth out and is a little more palateable. Medium to full body. A nice IS, but I donít think it lives up to the hype. Thanks Steve.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
TURDFERGUSON (4004) - Durham, 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 (2569) - 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 (1642) - 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 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
doubleo (1432) - San Diego, California, USA - JUL 19, 2008
22oz bottle thanks to Hophead84. Pours dark brown with a thin tan head, specks of lace. Smells roasty and sweet with some alcohol as well. Tastes roasty and toasty with a good bit of chocolate, but not overwhelming chocolate like I had been told to expect. Lots of sweet malt flavors as well. Medium/full body, with good carbonation.


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