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RATINGS: 360   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.59   SEASONAL: Autumn   EST. CALORIES: 243   ABV: 8.1%
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The most decadent creation ever to be crafted in FCB’s brewhouse. Deep roasty flavors, rich chocolate nose, coffee undertones and impeccable balance are the result of imperializing an already flawless brew.


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Dorwart (2451) - Robbinsville, New Jersey, USA - JUN 16, 2008
Decent sized brown head of fine bubbles. Light carbonation. Milk chocolate dominates the aroma with some, light coffee, roasted grains and some burnt toats. Color is a very dark brown. More chocolate in the flavor but it really takes a back seat to the dark roasted grains. Good bitterness and roastyness. Little bit on the dry side and not as sweet as expected. Finishes smooth and roasty. A pretty decent generic stout.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
lemasney (398) - Trenton, New Jersey, USA - JUN 15, 2008
ABV: 8.1 % RateBeer rating: 82 Calories: estimated at 400 C Volume: 22 fl oz. Glass: Weizen, English Pint Purchased at: Joe Canal’s Lawrenceville, NJ Price: $5.99 Consumed at: home First Impression: Aroma is nice, malty, syrupy, and dark. Visuals are absolutely black opaque body under a tan head that thins quickly. Taste is chocolate, coffee, malt, and roasty goodness. Delicious. Palate is thin, wet, and sweet. Finish is short lived and simply bitter. Second Impression - not a great beer, not overwhelming, but not bad. There are better beers for less per ounce than this one, but it was a fairly enjoyable experience. Aroma: 7 out of 10 Visuals: 5 out of 5 Taste: 8 out of 10 Palate: 4 out of 5 Overall: 17 out of 20

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
DialSquare (3522) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JUN 15, 2008
bomber. solid black/brown pour with a thinnish brown head. light coffee and dark chocolate aroma. smooth roasted taste then a dry bitter finish - slightly astringent. like a bitter dark chocolate. fairly drinkable though. K-7

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
alraicercsu (166) - Ft.Collins, Colorado, USA - JUN 12, 2008
On tap at brewery. Pours a black with a thin tan head. smells like roasted barley, coffee and cocca. Tastes like extra strong cocca and coffee like with a sweet and bitter after taste. On nitro it tastes like extra strong guiness.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
brewblackhole (1588) - Muskego, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 12, 2008
Roasted malt, Chocolate, and a definite vegetal aroma, also a little copper metal, taste is delightful chocolate cake batter,almost sweet with slight bitter aftertaste. chocolate impression last s for about three sips then its pretty much all bitterness

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ansermadide (1526) - Kyle, Texas, USA - JUN 7, 2008
UPDATED: JUN 12, 2008 (Sample from June 7, 2008 Beer Club Meeting) Solid black with a dark amber tint. Beautiful brown head. Smell of coffee bean/cocoa. The flavor is light... easy to drink for such a dark and flavorful drink. Light body... love the sensations in the back of the throat. I’m highly impressed!

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
twitcher (298) - framingham, Massachusetts, USA - JUN 5, 2008
(n) Solid black color. nice lasting tan head. Nose of heavy roasted burnt bittersweet smells. Overroasted coffee and bakers chocolate. Good flavor, follows the nose- heavy doses of roasted dark malt flavors, bitter chocolate, and some espresso. Bit much alcohol heat for the 8%, but not distracting. Flavors meld well together. A bit overdone on the carbonation, gives it a bit too much of a "zesty" character. Overall pretty good though.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
tennisjoel (1230) - Rochester, Minnesota, USA - MAY 30, 2008
Sampled at OSLO’s and Guerde’s tasting courtesy of LawStudent09

Pour is dark brown with a thin tan head. Chocolate and roast are the primary aromas of this beer with a slight touch of smoke in the background . Simple flavor but enjoyable brew.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Skyview (5310) - Papoose Jct, Minnesota, USA - MAY 24, 2008
UPDATED: MAY 26, 2008 Shared by LawStudent09 and sampled at OSLO/Guerde’s Memorial Day Weekend tasting. From a 22-oz bomber pours an opaque dark brown brew with a thin tan head that slowly disappears to a fine film and off-white ring. Aroma of toasted dark malts, chocolate and chocolate malt, roasted coffee bean and a touch of smoked wood. Taste is medium to full bodied, very light carbonation with flavors of toasted dark chocolate malt, some floral hops, a touch of coffee bean and some roasted nuts. Finish is semi-sweet, with a toasted dark malt and dark chocolate aftertaste that quickly disappears.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
blankboy (6633) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 23, 2008
My bottle (22oz) shared with HogTownHarry, tupalev & garthicus -- courtesy of Kevin. Pours black with a small bubbly off-white head. Aroma of roasted malt and chocolate. Flavour of roasted malt, chocolate and light coffee -- it’s quite roasty! Average bitter finish. Average bodied. Pretty good.


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