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RATINGS: 3371   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.15/5   SEASONAL: Autumn   IBU: 60   EST. CALORIES: 249   ABV: 8.3%
The coffee lover’s 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 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
TearsforBeers (183) - Ohio, USA - JAN 22, 2009
On tap at Chumley’s. Appears oily black with nice thick tan head. The aroma is of great coffee, chocolate, and dark roasted malts. The flavor is similar to the aroma, coffee, sweet malts, and bitter chocolate all balancing out very nicely. The mouthfeel is wonderfully thick, creamy, and warming. Overall, this is very fine beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
BelgianBeerGal (3869) - Panama City, Florida, USA - JAN 22, 2009
Bottle via trade. Wow was this nice. Not an overpowering impy stout, surprisingly easy drinking. Pours oily black with an explosive, foamy brown head. Aroma and flavour were full of bitter coffee and roasted malt, semisweet chocolate and a hint of sigar and cinnamon spice. RIch, creamy mouthfeel. I am a big fan.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
travita (4867) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JAN 20, 2009
Smell is fresh ground coffee, roasty, malts, oatmeal, chocolate. Very nice aromas. The look is black, really dark, with a camel hair colored head. The taste is roasty, coffee, chocolate, malts, and oatmeal. Very good.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
kopher (593) - New York, USA - JAN 19, 2009
dark dark pour, thin and filmy brown head, decent lacing very roasty aroma, burnt coffee, some chocolate, and dark cherries very smooth mouthfeel (the oatmeal?) and fairly oily taste is more subdued, moslty roasted coffee and bitterness (from malt, not hops) very long bittersweet malty finish nice beer, though the bitterness from the coffee/malt is pretty intense

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
soccer290 (225) - Highland Park, Illinois, USA - JAN 18, 2009
UPDATED: MAY 27, 2009 12 oz bottle. Pours a coffee black color, very thick with a small tan head. Before I even leaned over to smell it, during the pour, I had this outburst of coffee smell engulfing my nose, which I love because I like coffee, but even this was a lot. You can tell just from the smell that you are dealing with a lot of coffee. The only downside is that coffee is the only thing you can get from it, not able to smell anything else. As it warms, more oat smells come out. The taste is of an extreme amount of coffee, kind of makes me think of what it would be like to chew on a coffee bean. There are very subtle hints of oatmeal, but it is over-powered by the coffee (which I personally enjoy). It is pretty smooth going down, as long as you can handle the coffee. Overall, an interesting take on Breakfast stout, but maybe they over-did it on the coffee part, as I was expecting more oatmeal too.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
timmy300 (203) - bloomington, Illinois, USA - JAN 18, 2009
fresh roasted chocolaty coffee that will get me drunk. i like how this beer is a little overcarbonated for the style. somehow it works.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
nick76 (4379) - Tampa, Florida, USA - JAN 17, 2009
The aroma is fantastic and could even set the standard for the style. It has coffee, chocolate, cream, burnt malt, hops, and molasses. The appearance is black with a small but nice tan head. The flavor is way to burnt and bitter with a acidic burnt coffee after taste. The palate is actually a little thin for the style. Overall its a beer worth having but in the end its not fantastic.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Palidor19 (3168) - Brandon, Florida, USA - JAN 17, 2009
great beer, a nice opaque beer that look dark always get me excited. the beer, is dark chocolate and strong foreign coffee. slightly thin, but everything else is well worth your time. a winner.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
GT (9982) - Oceanside, California, USA - JAN 17, 2009
330 mL. Pours jet black with a menacing ultra dark tan head that dwindles to a thin layer leaver spotty lacing. Aromas of espresso, cocoa, coffee grounds, molasses. Taste is huge on the coffee but not too astringent or acidic. Nice oily, coating mouthfeel. Some ultra dark chocolate in the finish. 8.3% is nicely hidden. Excellent.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
skoll (420) - Traverse City, Michigan, USA - JAN 16, 2009
this is deffiniatly a coffee lover’s dream. Aroma was dominated by roasted cofeee with a heaping of dose of dark chocolate. Poured pretty thick and it coated the mouth nicely, very velvety. Taste lingered for a while with its strong coffee and dark chocolate notes, everything about this was as promised no surprises. I just had to taste this one but it is not my style that is for sure. But on it’s merrits I give it a ........

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