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RATINGS: 36   MEAN: 3.84/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.68   SEASONAL: Series   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
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3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
NielsenRatings (8275) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - MAY 19, 2013
Bottle @ Crooked Stave ROY-G-BIV Day. Pours a black appearance with a brown head. Roasty chocolate malty, coffee, mild vanilla, a bit caramel aroma. Pretty smooth flavor for 10% abv. Dark chocolate, cocoa, light vanilla, roasty coffee flavor.


4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Nate (3553) - Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 16, 2014
From bottle, courtesy of Joe N. Nice coffee aroma, rich and malty with molasses, chocolate, roasted barley, and sweet alcohol vapors. Dark black opaque with tan lacing head. Medium-heavy body with medium carbonation. Starts and stays sweet, rich with coffee, chocolate, cherry wood, roasted barley, and alcohol - fusel but not rough. Bitter nutty finish with lingering sweetness. Alcohol warming with light bitter after.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
SudsMcDuff (5660) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - FEB 24, 2014
Very nice beer said Tom. .. pours a bit black . . mild foam, spots of solid lacing .. . good coffee presence .. . mild yet full at the same time- i could drink a couple bottles of this lickety split! .. . . She checks the microwave for lightbulbs now.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Nsanders (427) - St Paul, Minnesota, USA - FEB 2, 2014
Tap at Pizza Luce. Black with a thin light brown head. Rich malts, milk, alcohol and light roasted coffee. Taste has a malty sweetness followed with a light dry coffee bitterness. Body is lighter for an imperial stout with a bubbly water feel.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
bookman10 (587) - Osseo, Minnesota, USA - JAN 14, 2014
Pours a dark, oily, brown-black with tawny head. Aroma of fruit, chocolate, coffee. Flavor is quite sweet, with pronounced coffee up front. Anise and dark fruit and quite a noticeable booziness. Itís a good stout and a nice winter beer.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
burg326 (3244) - Florida, USA - DEC 28, 2013
Poured a dark stout brown color with aromas of espresso, anise, light chocolate and some earth. Flavors are the same a decent amount of roast in this beer, very enjoyable a nice sipper overall.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
markwise (4310) - North of Tampa, Florida, USA - NOV 10, 2013
Bottle generously shared by the Tampa Crew. Pours a dark stout brown with an off-white head. Nose is earth, espresso, licorice, and black coffee. Flavor is similar with roast, earth, espresso, licorice, and black coffee. Light to medium in body and a nice stout overall, albeit a dry one.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jcwattsrugger (11004) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - NOV 3, 2013
750 bottle-thanks Jim-shared at Tampa wkly @markwiseís-tan-black. A-espresso-dk malt. T-espresso/chocolate-dk malt. Full bodied.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
CanIHave4Beers (2908) - Pouring Bus, Iowa, USA - OCT 31, 2013
Pours basically black with a small head that leaves spotty lacing on the glass.

The aroma is coffee & chocolate with some very light hoppiness. Itís sweet smelling, aromatic... really inviting and enjoyable.

The beer is a touch boozy, itís got some good dark chocolate, itís plenty bitter with lots of coffee and some espresso. Kinda sweet in a nice way...

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3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jcartamdg (1664) - Spring Hill, Florida, USA - OCT 29, 2013
Pours a dark brown/black. Taste is coffee, chocolate and malt. Smooth and chewy. Lots of chocolate and coffee. Very nice.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TheAlum (5205) - Lisle, Illinois, USA - JUN 2, 2013
750 ml bottle shared at Kentucky Brunch Release (Decorah, IA). Pours a deep dark opaque blackish hue, a frothy tannish head dies to a frothy film, laces ok. Aromas are stark coffee, toast, roast. Some mellow dark cocoa, toffee, and roast. Some vanilla, gentle oak, the spirit doesnít show up much. Initial is thicker but not full, good rich coffee, roast and toast. Touches of toffee, toast, espresso. Middle is big coffee, java, some oak. Really nice rich coffee presence, cocoa and dark cocoa is mellow. Backend is roasty, big coffee, mellow oak. A faint waft of spirit. Pretty inviting for coffee lovers, touch of spice and heat as we finish up. Cocoa, some thickness, vanilla and a touch tannic. Cocoa, whiskey, rich espresso finish. A really well put together beer. Mellow oak, could use a touch more barrel element but the coffee is rich and the experience is synergenic. Tasty.


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