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RATINGS: 632   WEIGHTED AVG: 4/5   IBU: 85   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
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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.


wcudwight's rating

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
wcudwight (10) - USA - FEB 3, 2008
Opaque in color with a finger sized dark brown head that holds it’s shape well. Smells of black molassas and chocolate. The flavor is of rich dark chocolate, roasted malts, molassas and licorice. Thick mouthfeel but silky smooth. This is only the second beer that stained the glass after it was empty. The other being Dark Lord. Way to easy to drink as the abv is not noticable. Had on-tap at the release.


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Zakoon (474) - 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.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Nische (1645) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - APR 17, 2016
2014 Bottle at tasting, many thanks! Pours black with tan head. Lots of chocolate, roasted malt, slight coffee and vanilla. Taste follows the same with big chocolate notes, coffee, and some mild caramel beneath. Long, slightly bitter coffee finish. Very nice!

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Zeswaft (1569) - Charleston, South Carolina, USA - APR 15, 2016
Bottle. Grabbed one off the shelf right out of the box. Instant buyers remorse when it rang up for $18. Sat in the fridge for about two months. Pours like a beautiful imp. stout. Aroma and flavor dominated by soy sauce. Some anise spice but not living up to the hype.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
kaser (5103) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 15, 2016
Raisin and prune aroma. Black licorice. Musty. Black pour at home from 22oz bottle. Cocoa and milky. Good.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
DCLawyer (2374) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - APR 1, 2016
Draft->snifter at Spacebar. Deep brown with small lite tan head. A: chocolate, roasted malt, soy sauce. T: dark coffee, toffee, soy sauce, caramel. Too much soy.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
JStax (4532) - Devola/Marietta, Ohio, USA - MAR 12, 2016
Draft pour into a pint glass (DAMN). The beer is a dark brow to black with a khaki head of foam. The aroma has ashy dark chocolate with notes of caramel and toffee. Some nutty notes. Big body and medium carbonation.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Bacterial (2673) - Twin Cities, Minnesota, USA - MAR 1, 2016
Draft at ChurchKey. Dark black pour with a slight tan head. Big roasted malt nose. Bitter chocolate, roasted malt, tobacco, finishes roasty rather than malty. Nice.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
kayres (738) - , Georgia, USA - FEB 24, 2016
Dark brown to black. Small medium tan head. Slightly sweet nose. Smooth full bodied malty flavor with hints of roast better and coco ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JHeath99 (1632) - Warner Robins, Georgia, USA - FEB 21, 2016
Tap. Pours an opaque black with tan head. Aroma and taste is roasted malts, coffee, some dark chocolate.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
hman43 (877) - Pinehurst, North Carolina, USA - FEB 20, 2016
UPDATED: FEB 21, 2016 It pours black with a dark brown head that has some lacing. It has strong chocolate aromas with coffee, roasted malts, and hints of hops. There are strong flavors of chocolate, roasted flavors, floral hops, and coffee. It has a heavy texture to it and has a strong aftertaste.


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