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RATINGS: 344   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
   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 (8001) - 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 (6307) - 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.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
sneagrams3 (2337) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - FEB 19, 2008
Tasted 2/19/2008. 22oz bomber. Deep dark brown with a ruby highlight. spiraling bone white head. Coffee and chocolate with anise and cinnamon bread. On the lighter side of full bodied. Tight acidity, but slight effervescence. rounded and sticky coating. LIngering dark coffee acodity. Rounded and blended palate. Nice but still blunted and coarse. Moderste at best...

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
thegreenrooster (3265) - St.louis, Missouri, USA - FEB 19, 2008
Pour is a black with a large brown head. Aroma is a winner with a large amount of dark chocolate with a touch of coffee and caramel. Flavor is not as big as the aroma but you get more of the coffee in the taste. There is still some dark chocolate there but it is slightly watery and that really lessens the rateing after the wonderful aroma. Still this is pretty decent and one of the best from this brewer.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
hopdog (9059) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 19, 2008
22oz bottle. Poured a dark brown color with a larger sized off white head.. Aromas of chocolate, roast, toasted malts, yeast, and light coffee. Tastes of chocolate (more in the tastes vs. the aromas), caramel, lighter roast, and some bitter coffee in the finish. Alcohol content well hidden. Light lacing left on the glass.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BeerandBlues2 (9984) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - FEB 17, 2008
Nitro draught at Fort Collins Brewery. Pours black, opaque, with an average, creamy, light brown head, lasting with excellent lacing. Aroma is average malt (chocolate, coffee, toasted), light hops (grass), average yeast (leather) with notes of charcoal. Medium bodied, creamy texture, soft carbonation, and a chalky finish. Long duration, moderate sweetness, light acidity and bitterness.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
luckygirl (1223) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - FEB 9, 2008
Bomber. Beer is deepest dark brown, very nearly opaque. Head is moderate, creamy/frothy, tan, mostly diminishing but ultimately lasting.<P>Lots of sharp points poking out in weird places. The aroma is malty with moderate notes of heavily roasted (tip-toeing toward burned) grain, sour coffee, lighter notes of chocolate biscuit; Hoppy with moderate notes of pointy resin; Yeasty with a light note of sharp cheese; Perhaps a tiny trace of licorice, light note of under-ripe banana starchiness.<P> The flavor is moderately sweet, moderately acidic (sourish), lightly/moderately bitter with a long, moderately bitter/gripping, light/moderately acidic, lightly sweet finish.<P>The body is full, the texture is velvety and the carbonation is average.<P>Not bad, but not engaging.


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