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RATINGS: 1144   WEIGHTED AVG: 4/5   SEASONAL: Summer   EST. CALORIES: 285   ABV: 9.5%
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We toned down the hops a bit to allow cocoa nibs to contribute some pleasing bitterness, while vanilla notes from the oak combine with the cocoa to create an aroma and flavor akin to a gourmet chocolate bar. A dash of cayenne keeps things lively, adding just a bit of heat to the finish. A Yeti for summer? Hell yes.


4.7
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
bpreo (2496) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - DEC 2, 2015
They really don’t get any better than this. Oak aged chocolate Stout! Sampled at the McKenzie River Taphouse, Springfield, Oregon.

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
tysongillmore (362) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - NOV 21, 2015
I didn't take any extra notes when I tried this beer for the first time but I'm gonna try it again and update my comments. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Zakoon (483) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - NOV 6, 2015
650ml bottle enjoyed @ home. Pours pitch black with a decent beige head. Aroma is very pleasant with chocolate, roasted malt, coffee, oak, vanilla and a hint of dates and plums. Flavour is medium sweet and medium bitter. Full bodied, oily texture, soft carbonation. Finish is woody, bitter coffee and chocolate.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
mysticbrew (114) - - OCT 25, 2015
Pours a rich dark black/brown with a tar colored head with lacings. The aroma a rich roasted malt and coco. The flavor carries a huge chocolate/coco flavor without the sweetness. The malt notes are roasted with a burnt finish. The body is full to medium-full with a satisfying linger in the palette. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
DubCInjun (36) - - OCT 21, 2015
Pours dark with a dark brown head. Thick, warm mouthfeel. Tastes of chocolate, licorice, coffee, and overall pleasure with a warm, smooth finish. Outstanding.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Dodgrblu (731) - Sacramento, California, USA - OCT 18, 2015
22 ounce bottle from Ashland Oregon, jet black, thin mocha head, chocolate aroma, medium sweetness.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
Dorkenstein (412) - - OCT 10, 2015
Nice sweet plum and dark cocoa aroma. Some vanilla and roasted malts too. Taste is sweet plum and raisin, dark cocoa, vanilla, roasted malts and oak barrel.

4.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
furthur (879) - Eagle River, Alaska, USA - OCT 3, 2015
Bottle, black and thick beer, big dark khaki head fades, decent lace. Aroma coffee, vanilla, plum, oak, molasses. Taste is coffee and chocolate chip cookies, vanilla, molasses. A little sweet, but huge roasty chocolate cookies. Palate is super rich, carbonation nicely subdued. Cranking this rate. So roasty, so huge, so deep!

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
lefossoyeur (584) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 28, 2015
Pitch black with a thick brown head fading into a good lace and veil. Chocolate liquor, vanilla and sweet chai spices comes through in the aromas. Rich, velvety palate, low carbonation, almost full bodied, loads of cocoa flavors, multi-layered with ligt spices in the end. Alcohol is so well hidden here. Delicious impy stout.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jc1762 (642) - Washington DC, USA - SEP 13, 2015
UPDATED: DEC 6, 2015 Into a taser showing pitch black with sparse coffee brown foam. The nose shows a lot of good roasted coffee notes. The palate is light bodied, foamy, smooth, with a strong coffee tartness. Coffee bitterness with a roasted smoky note on the linger. Slight oak permeates throughout the palate but it seems slightly too light for a stout. Update 12/6/2015 in a bottle aged about 9 months Poured into a tulip showing copper colored foams. The nose showing moderately intense notes of sweet red bean, soy sauce, and hints of roasted coffee. The palate is well carbonated and full bodied. Flavors of heavily roasted coffee on the first impression, maturing into more burnt coffee. and a finally a practically smoky dark coffee note on the finish. Dark dark dark!


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