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RATINGS: 339   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.58   SEASONAL: Autumn   EST. CALORIES: 243   ABV: 8.1%
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The most decadent creation ever to be crafted in FCBís brewhouse. Deep roasty flavors, rich chocolate nose, coffee undertones and impeccable balance are the result of imperializing an already flawless brew.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Magjayran (1379) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - MAR 10, 2008
Black as all hell with a thin tan head. Beautiful and oily looking. Big dark chocolate nose with a hint of espresso. Tastes as sweet as it smells with a hint of chocolate syrup and a tangy finish that Iím not wild about. Still a tasty delight.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
after4ever (6055) - Brier, Washington, USA - MAR 10, 2008
22. Black with caramel highlights. Huge coffee nose. No head or lace. Mild, slightly creamy body. Coffee, chocolate, roast, and a tiny bit of licorice on the mid-palate. Long dry, roasty finish.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ratman197 (9444) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - MAR 4, 2008
Bomber poured a translucent dark brown nearly black with a small lasting tan head. Aromas of coffee, dark chocolate and light vanilla. Palate was medium bodied and smooth. Flavors of coffee, dark chocolate and hints of smoke and vanilla with a smooth lingering roasty finish.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
HomeBrewHawk (464) - De Soto, Kansas, USA - MAR 3, 2008
22oz brown bottle served in a shaker pint. Poured a deep brown/black with a couple of fingers of tan head. Fairly carbonated. Chocolate, coffee and some roasted barley in the aroma. Medium body. Heavy roasted barley bitterness. I got more coffee flavors than chocolate. Very long dry malty finish. Alcohol was not very apparent. The roasted bitterness was a little harsh.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
RSRIZZO (1850) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - MAR 2, 2008
Aroma is a dry burnt scent. Color is solid back with mild carbonation and a thin but tight head that is a nice brown. Taste is deeply roasted and dry. It comes on with a medium body that goes down smooth with a little brunt bite on the end. The finish then comes in with a deep roasted malt flavor and a black coffee bitterness. In the after taste is a burnt taste that has a backtone coming across like a bittersweet baking chocolate and a faint alcohol feel that leaves it almost sweet yet dry. This is a very good Stout and well deserves to be called a chocolate but seems a touch light for a double.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
michael-pollack (4960) - King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 29, 2008
22oz. Bottle: Aroma of coffee, chocolate, burnt and roasted malts, and a bit of grassy hops. Poured brown in color with a small brown head that diminished quickly. Opaque. Flavor of burnt and roasted malts, coffee, chocolate, and a smidge of piney hops. Light to medium body. Thin, chalky texture. Soft to average carbonation. Dry chocolate malt finish.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
DocLock (7682) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 28, 2008
Pours deep brown with off-white head. Aroma is roasty dark malt, chocolate, some figgy fruit; the aroma here reminds me a lot of New Holland The Poet. The flavor is rich, roasty, malty, with some chocolate, earthy raisin, root cellary yeast, and some finishing coffee hints.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
lordeche (479) - Quincy, Massachusetts, USA - FEB 25, 2008
Pours thick black with nice tan head. Aroma of roasted coffee, chocolate, slight bitter hops. Flavor of cocoa and coffee with a nice shot of roasted barley. Some banana-like esthers coming through. Slight alcohol astringency. Some molasses is also coming through. Its nice to have a slightly sweeter Imperial Stout every once in a while. Palate is thick and slightly sticky with small, lively carbonation. This seems like more of an Imperial rather than a sweet stout.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
JPDIPSO (4956) - Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 22, 2008
Dark chestnut color with a moderate dark khaki colored head. Heavy toasted grains, bittersweet chocolate and hint of light coffee. Fairly simple. Sweet stuff this be. Coffee with a good dose of light corn syrup. Reminds me of a sweet stout with an spoonful of chocolate syrup. Long roasted malt finish. Another bomber to slog through tonight. I think Iíve stated this before, but Iím I am tiring of every new brew being 8%+. Are peopleís palates that shot?

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Ernest (6143) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - FEB 20, 2008
Bottle. Head is initially average sized, frothy, brown, mostly diminishing. Body is dark brown to black. Aroma is moderately malty (coffee, chocolate syrup, roasted grain), lightly hoppy (grapefruit, resin), with a note of chalk. Flavor is heavily sweet, lightly acidic, lightly bitter. Finish is moderately sweet, lightly acidic, lightly to moderately bitter. Medium to full body, syrupy/watery texture, lively carbonation, lightly alcoholic. Kinda difficult to enjoy...very sticky-syrupy sweet without much for balance, and the aroma isnít particularly exciting or deep. Itís not *bad*, but I sure couldnít drink much.


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