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RATINGS: 374   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.58/5   SEASONAL: Autumn   EST. CALORIES: 243   ABV: 8.1%
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.

   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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
tennisjoel (1377) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Skyview (5696) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
blankboy (7268) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Darkover (1535) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - MAY 21, 2008
Dark brown with a brown head. Strong roasted malt aroma with a little chocolate. Flavor mostly of roasted malts and a little dark chocolate. Pretty dry.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Gorbalev (3000) - Ontario, CANADA - MAY 19, 2008
Bottle shared with Hogtown Harry, Blankboy, and Garthicus, courtesy of Blankboy. Black, dark creamy tan head. Lovely aroma - dry roast, dry chocolate - excellent. Nice strong taste - strong roast, more dry chocolate, some hops in finish. A great strong chocolate stout, I’d like more of this one!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DukeBrewDevil (732) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - MAY 17, 2008
Thick black color with a thick, soapy head. Smells of roasted chocolate. The flavor’s more dark chocolate and some coffee. Not a complex or particularly strong flavor, just nice balance and well made. Finishes a bit sticky...good stuff.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
NobleSquirrel (3438) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 15, 2008
Nice roastiness in the nose with a hint of chocolate, though mostly coffee and roasted grain. A bit thin in body. leathery and some pepper coming across in the taste. If this had more body, it could be a pretty good stout, but as it stands, comes up a bit short. Nice though.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
HogTownHarry (6376) - Toronto (Harbourfront), Ontario, CANADA - MAY 13, 2008
Bottle (22oz). Shared by blankboy with garthicus and tupalev. Opaque black, thick, smallish tan frothy diminishing pour. Roasty, slightly sour burnt malt, light herbal, stale coffee. Taste - same, dry, coffee beans, mild, cocoa. Light body, nice roasty astringency - quick finish, bitter mint/herbal aftertaste. Good, not much chocolate.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
garthicus (2912) - Dublin, IRELAND - MAY 13, 2008
Blankboys bottle: Shared with Paul, Harry and Jeff. Appearance: Pitch black, small cream head. Aroma: Smokey, chocolate some chocolate too. Flavour: Smoke and chocolate, leather and spice. A short but sharp finish. Really nice, very enjoyable.

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