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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 – 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.


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4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
crajun (1035) - , Texas, USA - FEB 10, 2013
UPDATED: JAN 12, 2015 1/15 re rate"..................bottle from emac gee (again). Aged two years. Prefer one year to 2 years of aging. Not changing score but this had less chocolate taste or aroma. Send me another please......................................O YES!! bomber to glass. bottle rec’d in trade from emacgee and aged for 1 year. aroma was of chocolate, choc malt and rounded out with cocoa. deep dark black pour. Palate a 4 not a five would have liked this chewier. Taste was very balanced - not too much chocolate; low carbonation; silky smooth with chocolate and cocoa. would love to have another one day.


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Tstamba (386) - Maryland, USA - MAR 25, 2015
Draft at Cravings. Opaque black pour with thin tan head. Mostly sweet milk chocolate on the nose ... Layers of dark roast coffee and toffee on the palate. This is a solid RIS!

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
kevinsenn (1303) - Waterloo, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 18, 2015
On tap. Nice chocolate aroma. Rich chocolate taste with big bitterness. Food chocolate impy.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Dr_Fellini (703) - Norfolk, Virginia, USA - MAR 14, 2015
Bottle to glass. Pours a pitch black color with a creamy light brown head. Aroma is big chocolate, with a solid background of roasted malts, coffee, anise. Flavor is much more on the burnt bitter roasted malts, coffee. Medium body with a lingering burnt coffee. Solid beer, although I prefer the BA version.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
olio (6914) - Tampere, FINLAND - FEB 28, 2015
65 cl bottle. Special release February 2014.
Pours pitch black color with a large beige head. Lots of chocolate and cocoa on the nose as expected, some coffee notes, mild vanilla too. Roasty malt flavor, chocolate, cocoa powder, mild caramel, espresso on the finish. Quite dry and refined, very nice.
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4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
lusikka (6738) - Tampere, FINLAND - FEB 28, 2015
650 ml bottle. Pours a pitch black colour with a small beige head. RIch mudcake aroma with molasses and licorice. Rich flavour of espresso, mudcake, strong grassy bitterness, mild fruitiness, cacao powder and bread. Full bodied. Extremely dry mouthfeel. A rather unique take on this style. Great.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
laiti (6442) - Helsinki, FINLAND - FEB 28, 2015
65 cl bottle (9,75%) @ lusikka, ”Special release February 2014”. Thanks Jason!
Aroma has intensive chocolate tones, some sweet cocoa and hints of licorice. Flavour has dark chocolate, some tobacco, mellow ash and salty licorice tones. Rather dry palate for the style. Salty licorice tones grow stronger rather quickly and start to disturb. Nice, but I must say I expected more.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
tiong (4281) - Espoo, FINLAND - FEB 28, 2015
650ml bottle

Special release February 2014 - Pours pitch black with a brown head. Aroma of chocolate, espresso, roasty malts, coffee, mocha, dark ripe fruits and toffee. Taste is smooth, roasty and chocolatey with some notes of coffee, mocha, espresso, molasses and hints of berries. Finish is roasty and malty with notes of dark chocolate, molasses, coffee and cocoa. Quite balanced and heavy.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jc1762 (133) - Tokyo, JAPAN - FEB 26, 2015
On Tap at Birch & Barley - Shows dark with coffee rims and foam The nose shows a lot of roasted malts, milk chocolate, caramel hints, molasses , and a little bit of coffee The palate shows medium body and high but even carbonation. A slight lactose sweetness, Heavy chocolate background throughout, intensely high bitterness bordering on overwhelming, pine like hoppy bitterness but with dark chocolate flavors also, extremely long finish with a lot of bitterness.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
luttonm (2868) - Seattle, Washington, USA - FEB 26, 2015
Draft at Churchkey, DC. Clean dark black with small creamy tan head. Spicy, lively body. Dark, tart cherry and mocha. High carbonation. Rich and tasty. A little spicy chocolate, bittering. Balanced, tasty.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Kyle77 (31) - North Carolina, USA - FEB 7, 2015
From site: 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. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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