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RATINGS: 348   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.


cooplander's rating

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
cooplander (543) - Florida, USA - DEC 9, 2012
black color, aroma of dark chocolate, roasted malt, sugar, flavors of dark milk chocolate, bitter coffee, roasted malt, good balance, not to sweet


3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
TychoJames (167) - Örebro, SWEDEN - DEC 13, 2014
Flaska Bishops arms. Svart kulör. Doft av mjölkchoklad med rostade undertoner. Något tunn i smaken men chokladen återfinns även här.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
FunkyF (151) - Örebro, SWEDEN - DEC 13, 2014
Flaska på bishop. Svart med beige skum. Doft av choklad, vin och russin. Smak av kaffe och choklad.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
rondphoto (2270) - Lakeside Park, Kentucky, USA - NOV 28, 2014
bottle @ Party Town / Florence KY --- Opaque brown/black with a good 3/4" beige head cover, a wall of lace. Aroma of malt and chocolate. Taste is milk chocolate malt that grows until hops make a timid entrance on the swallow. Malt takes over again, moving the chocolate milk to a long sweet finish. This is a big brew, and an exquisite brew, well worth the effort. Highly recommended.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
CObiased (46) - - NOV 23, 2014
12oz bottle. Pours dark chocolate black. Light head that fades to nothing. Nice but typical aroma - coffee, burnt malts, little chocolate and a whiff of licorice (more robust as it warms). I was hoping for more from this beer. It's good but not great. Yes it has the formulaic characteristics of a stout but not enough chocolate to call it double. Rogue double chocolate stout is much better but much more pricey.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
scotchzombie (364) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - OCT 24, 2014
Boot black with short tan head. Audible carbonation. No lacing. Wet. Aroma alcohol, cocoa malt. Taste is roasted chocolate malt, coffee, alcohol. Slightly burnt coffee aftertaste. Flavorful but a bit thin.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
superspak (2825) - Michigan, USA - OCT 14, 2014
22 ounce bottle into snifter, no bottle dating. Pours fairly pitch black color with a 1-2 finger dense khaki head with good retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Nice spotty soapy lacing clings around the glass, with a moderate amount of streaming carbonation. Aromas of dark chocolate, cocoa, coffee, roasted malt, caramel, toffee, toast, nuttiness, light char, light raisin, and roast/toasted earthiness. Very nice aromas with good balance and complexity of dark, roast, and bready malt notes; with good strength. Taste of dark chocolate, cocoa, coffee, roasted malt, caramel, toffee, toast, nuttiness, light char, light raisin, and roast/toasted earthiness. Fair amount of roast/coffee bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of dark chocolate, cocoa, coffee, roast, caramel, toffee, toast, nuttiness, light char/raisin, and roast/toasted earthiness on the finish for a while. Very nice robustness and complexity of dark, roast, and bready malt flavors; with a nice malt bitterness/sweetness balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and medium-full bodied; with a smooth, moderately creamy, and lightly chalky mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is very well hidden with only a light warming present after the finish. Overall this is a very nice imperial stout. All around good complexity, robustness, and balance of dark, roast, and bready malt flavors; and very smooth to sip on for the ABV. A very enjoyable offering.

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Bailz316 (228) - Mendham, New Jersey, USA - AUG 24, 2014
Pours black with small tan head. Burnt malts and dark chocolate palate. Smoky, bitter finish

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Mark_Eck (771) - - AUG 4, 2014
Pours black. Aroma and taste are chocolate, roasted malts, and coffee. Finishes mildly sweet.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
italianjohn (2372) - Penndel, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 15, 2014
Black pour with a thin off white head and light sticky lacing ... Taste is of bitter dark chocolate roasted and bitter with a caramel malt backbone ... Aroma of chocolate, roasted malts and caramel malts .... has a lingering bitter bite

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Chudwick (2207) - Cincyucky, Kentucky, USA - JUN 29, 2014
12oz bottle (8.5% ABV per bottle) into Le Guinness Coupe du Monde 2010 - nose is wet toasted wheat bread. Sip adds coffee. I like the style but this particular example is not doing it for me; it’s too boring. As it warms I get more chocolate. dry.


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