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RATINGS: 619   WEIGHTED AVG: 4/5   IBU: 85   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
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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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
beerisgoodforu (992) - Nørresundby, - NOV 14, 2012
Bottle. Pours a black color with a tan head. Aroma is of cocoa bean/chocolate, roasted malt, coffee, dark fruits and slight vanilla. The flavor follows the nose, decent amount of cocoa bean, slight amount of vanilla, dark fruits, coffee and decent amount of roasted malt. The body is on the lighter side of full with a creamy mouth feel. Overall a nice Imperial Stout, but a little disappointing compared to the hype. Thanks to Peter for sharing!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BucannonXC5 (1163) - San Diego, California, USA - NOV 4, 2015
Type: 22-oz. bottle Glass: AleSmith Barrel-Aged Reserve snifter glass From: Beer Advocate’s mschantz Price: N/A Purchased: N/A; Received on April 17, 2015 Consumed: Oct. 8, 2015 Misc.: Bottled on Jan. 28, 2015 Thanks Mike! Poured a black color with 2-to-3 fingers of frothy, tan head. Below average spotty lacing on the sides of the glass. Excellent retention on the top all the way down. (Sight - 4.25) Smelled rich, dark chocolate, dark cocoa, dark toffee, light coffee, faint molasses, chocolate syrup, rich caramel and light licorice. Awesome on the nose. (Smell - 4.75) Tasted dark chocolate milk, smokiness, dark cocoa nibs, rich, dark toffee, dark caramel, roasty malts, chocolate syrup and some booziness. (Taste - 4.25) Full body. Creamy-to-sticky texture. Average carbonation. Long, smooth finish. (Feel - 4.25) This was just a really good beer. Would love to try this again, as well as the BBA version. (Overall - 4.25) 4.37 97 A

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
PMgep (208) - Lund, SWEDEN - SEP 14, 2015
Bottle from trade. Pour black with small head. Sweet chocolate taste but it could be stronger, probably because the bottle is a bit old.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
arnold931 (1012) - Iowa, USA - AUG 23, 2015
Bottle. Pours black with off white head. Nose and taste are big time chocolate, roast, and coffee. Great.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Westchesterco (1547) - mclean, Virginia, USA - AUG 20, 2015
Poured from a bottle it is a dark brown with a slight head. The aroma is milk chocolate. And the taste is a sweet chocolate malty taste that lingers on the palate

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
kraddel (4961) - some beerplace, BELGIUM - AUG 14, 2015
February 2013 edition. Pours nearly black, small grey head. Smell is roasted malts, no unusual hints of chocolate so far. Taste is somewhat to the bitter side. Some chocolate is you drink persistently. Full body- but nothing extreme- and an average carbonation. Ok beer in total, but I am not uncommonly enthousiastic about this one

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
rouhlas (1738) - GREECE - JUL 10, 2015
650ml bottle at home, from trade with RobdertDale. Thank you Bob! Black color with beige head. Roasted malty aroma, chocolate, dark chocolate, cocoa, mocha, licorice. Light sweet and moderate to heavy bitter taste like aroma. Medium oily body with soft carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
vtafro (5256) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - JUL 2, 2015
Bottle. Black pour with tan head. Roasted, chocolate, sweet aromas. Flavors are sweet and roasted, chocolate and dark malt tones.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mstrcrwly (784) - New York, USA - JUN 21, 2015
Bottle courtesy of Jason,poured into a snifter..inky black with a fluffy light brown head..aroma of chocolate,molasses,coffee,dark fruits,roasted nuts.. Tastes of bitter chocolate,molasses,booze,malts.. Very good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
John25 (1245) - Middletown, New Jersey, USA - APR 10, 2015
Bottle at churchkey. Black with a dark mocha head. Aroma is dark chocolate, espresso, and very dark fruit. The taste follows with raisin, coffee, toffee, and roasted malt. Rich sticky feel. Totally awesome! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Dogbrick (10001) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - APR 9, 2015
Sample at Bad Parenting Club (plus a few dirty aunt/uncles?!): NC Beer Edition on 03/28/2015. Pours a dark brown color with a medium thick foamy khaki head that diminishes gradually. Sticky patches of lacing on the glass. Aroma of roasted malt, chocolate and coffee. Full-bodied with flavors of roast malt, cocoa, coffee and mild hops. The finish is rich and slightly boozy with a mocha aftertaste. Good beer all around that I am shocked it has taken me this long to try.

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