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RATINGS: 336   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 FCB’s brewhouse. Deep roasty flavors, rich chocolate nose, coffee undertones and impeccable balance are the result of imperializing an already flawless brew.


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
50belair (1850) - Florida, USA - JAN 18, 2012
Bottle share at WOB in West Palm. Dark brown/black pour with a tan head. Roasted malt and bakers chocolate aromas. Nice mouthfeel, medium body. Dark roasted malt, bitter chocolate, and expresso notes..

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Westmeister (1520) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JAN 9, 2012
220z bottle. Pours a dark black with medium tan head and nice splatter lacing. Smell is sweet milk chocolate, heavy maltiness, some vanilla. Taste is smooth, creamy milk chocolate, mild bitter cocoa nibs, light coffee notes and lite roasted malts. Creamy mouthfeel. This is a fantastic beer.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ChainGangGuy (4280) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - DEC 31, 2011
16 ounce pint - Taco Mac in Kennesaw, Georgia.

Appearance: Served up a matte black body with a finger of pillowed, ecru foam. Sheet-inducing, coating lace on the descent.

Smell: Moderately sweetish scent of caramel, chocolate, and roast -- it seems less coarse, roastwise, than I recall it being in previous years. Little hints of fruit, little hints of the alcohol within.

Taste: A sweet flavor of caramel paired with roasted, coffee-accented malts, almost ahead of the chocolate quality. Roasty astringency, but there’s a moderate hop bitterness in there as well. Small hint of fruitiness underneath the maltiness. Semi-sweet, chocolaty (though not necessarily semi-sweet chocolate) finish.

Mouthfeel: Medium-plus body. Medium carbonation. Smooth mouthfeel.

Overall: Doesn’t have the Mister Wonka confectionery quality of a Rogue Double Chocolate or Southern Tier Choklat and is more akin to a Brooklyn Chocolate Stout, particularly as there’s no actual chocolate used. I liked it well enough and like the aforementioned stouts as well, so, it’s really just up to what you want: candy bars or no candy bars.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
wedgie9 (1792) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - DEC 22, 2011
Tasted on 12/22/11 from a capped 650mL bomber bottle purchased at Binny’s Lincoln Park. Pours a nearly black, dark brown with a thick, rocky tan head that slowly recedes to rocky lace, leaving some lace residue along the inside of the glass. The nose is deep and roasted with tons of chocolate ranging from sweet milk to bitter dark, along with some underlying mocha coffee. The flavor is the same, with tons of milk and dark chocolate, a lightly nutty note, and some mocha coffee bitterness. The body is full and creamy with light, very smooth carbonation, and a long milk and dark chocolate, somewhat bitter mocha, and lightly nutty finish.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Gachupines (796) - USA - DEC 8, 2011
Dark black with a thick tan head. Aroma is light chocolate and some bitter notes. Flavor is very sweet chocolate with a somewhat astringent finish. Not bad, but not my favorite chocolate stout.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
hellbilly (3249) - scottsdale über alles, Arizona, USA - DEC 6, 2011
bottle from psprings 3/21/11. thin looking pour for 8%... on the black side of dark brown with a soft beige head which takes a bit to form but stays when it finally does. the aroma is mostly chocolate/dark, roast, ash and coffee. the flavor is a mix of the same combined with caramel, lactose and toasted nuttiness with a bitter roasty finish. quite thin in the mouth for 8%... which i like. 7/4/7/4/16

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
beernovice39 (3079) - Montana, USA - DEC 3, 2011
Bottle pours an almost jet black with a small tan/brown head. Scent is dark chocolate and roasted malts. Taste is dark chocolate and some coffee. Light bitter finish.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
wlajwl (3546) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - NOV 18, 2011
Chocolate and malts in the aroma. The flavor is strong on the chocolate with a mild roastiness. Not quite as strong in flavor as I expected by still pretty good.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
arminjewell (5715) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - NOV 16, 2011
Pour is dark reddish black with off white head, aroma brings notes of baker’s chocolate, coffee, caramel, some burnt toast in there as well. Taste is a bit thin but overall nice with notes of caramel, toffee, roasted coffee and sweet and bitter chocolate notes, finishing roasted and bitter.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TheHopster (746) - Netcong, New Jersey, USA - SEP 17, 2011
(bottle) Creamy and rich with aromatic flavors of bittersweet chocolate, ground coffee and roasted malts. Very smooth and easy to drink. Elevated alcohol well hidden.


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