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RATINGS: 3370   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.15/5   SEASONAL: Autumn   IBU: 60   EST. CALORIES: 249   ABV: 8.3%
The coffee loverís consummate beer. Brewed with an abundance of flaked oats, bitter and imported chocolates and two types of coffee, this stout has an intense fresh-roasted java nose topped with a frothy, cinnamon-colored head that goes forever.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
nickd717 (4187) - San Francisco, California, USA - MAY 18, 2009
Bottle via trade. Pours black with a nice tan head. Real nice coffee aroma, along with roast and cocoa. Flavor is somewhat bitter with lots of coffee, roasted malt, oats, and chocolate. Palate is nice and full but not quite as creamy as something like Dark Lord or whatnot. Solid RIS though.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
BgThang (126) - Texas, USA - MAY 14, 2009
This beer is a great alternative to the more alcohol KBS. Its really good and glad I keep getting these as extras in trades. Damn nice beer that lets your palate work.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
tgncc (3100) - Bellmore, New York, USA - MAY 11, 2009
The aroma is beautiful, a mix of roasted coffee, oatmeal, bitter chocolate. The appearance is a beuatiful, completely opaque dark brown, fleeting tan head. The flavor is amazing, coffee, sweet cream, oats, dark chocolate, in that order. The finish is piney hops, citrus hops, and a nice reisdue of dark chocolate. Beautiful. The mouthfeel is medium thick. This is surprising, given the description. I thought it would be thicker. Creamy mouthfeel as well. Beautifully crafted stout.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
treadyroc (150) - St. Leonard, Maryland, USA - MAY 8, 2009
Pours an opaque black with a nice ruby tinge around the edges. No head to speak of, really; just a faint beige lacing. Immediate aroma of roasty coffee; can almost smell a hint of sweetness. Very much a medium in the mouthfeel department, but the roast persists from beginning to end, & leaves a hint on the back end, coating your tongue in a pleasant way. Awesome brew; wish we could get it in MD.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
josephselander (42) - Salem, Oregon, USA - MAY 7, 2009
Appearance - Black with dark, dark brown edges. Light has a lot of trouble trying get through this; light ultimately fails. A very small mocha brown colored head appears while pouring, sticks around for a little while and then retreats to a minimal amount clinging to the edges of the glass. Smell - Coffee; I can pretty much smell coffee. A little bit of roasty goodness in there as well that compliments the coffee well. Raisins, some milk chocolate, a little bit of creamer. Taste - The roasted flavors come through first and foremost, but they give way to an awesome blast of coffee and milk chocolate. It finishes with a lot of raisin character, The coffee is definitely not as strong as I thought it would be, but it lingers for awhile, especially in the aftertaste. Mouthfeel - The carbonation gives a nice prickly feeling in the gulp, mouthfeel isnít too full but it isnít too light either. I remember this being lighter the past times I have had it, but that was when I was drinking syrup disguised as beer all the time. This seems thicker and a lot better than before. Drinkability - This isnít too high in alcohol content, the coffee doesnít hit you like a freight train, and everything this beer should be seems to be balancing well with all of its qualities. This beer is definitely quality.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 20/20
hopheaven (91) - St Louis, Missouri, USA - MAY 6, 2009
Simply put, the best stout Iíve ever had and my favorite to boot. I didnít take any notes but I know that all the elements were there, rich coffee delectability, smooth chocolate overtones, hints of cherry, dark and dried fruits. A touch of sweetness but easily the most drinkable high gravity beer Iíve yet tasted. If I could brew any beer flawlessly this is the one I would imitate.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
petematte46 (330) - Dallas, Texas, USA - MAY 6, 2009
Black color with mediem tan head. Flavor was complex combo of sweet coffee and bitter chocolate. Finish was strong and lasting.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
carl4beer (522) - Fairfax Station, Virginia, USA - MAY 5, 2009
12 oz. pours pitch with cocoa head. aroma is bitter sweet chocolate and a hint of coffee. mouthful is rich with big chocolate up front, the finish is sweet and yummy. very nice:)

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Barrios (1243) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - MAY 5, 2009
Bottle pours a tan head with a dark brown body. Smells of coffee and chocolate. Flavor is the same. Good weight in the mouth. Smooth finish. Strong flavors.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
xmarcnolanx (929) - Kirkwood, Missouri, USA - APR 29, 2009
2008 Consumed in 2009 Aroma is loads of coffee, chocolate, Taste is lots of rich chocolate, coffee, and sweet dark malt, bright fruit, and bitter hops. Molasses colored head. Nice retention. Finish is slightly cloying, a bit bitter, and full. Wow, awesome. 2007 batch consumed next to 2008 in 2009 A bit more dirty in the aroma. Floral bright fruit and cheap coffee and chocolate. Chocolate, coffee, a bit more dirt in the taste. Good, but the fresher one was better.

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