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RATINGS: 1107   WEIGHTED AVG: 4   SEASONAL: Summer   EST. CALORIES: 285   ABV: 9.5%
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.

TH28's rating

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
TH28 (276) - - JUL 27, 2013
Appearance is black with a thin, creamy tan foam cap that dissipated rather quickly. Aroma is dark chocolate, with vanilla notes also from the oak. Taste is dark chocolate that’s surprisingly sweet and gives way to vanilla and bourbon. Mouthfeel is medium for the style with little carbonation. This beer avoids being syrup like, which is good. Finish has a nice hop bite and leaves a warm, dry chocolate/coffee taste on the tongue. After about 5 minutes, I feel the pepper heat on my lips and tongue. Interesting.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
furthur (496) - 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!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
lefossoyeur (510) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jc1762 (314) - Tokyo, JAPAN - SEP 13, 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
mikeyo1 (462) - Linköping, SWEDEN - SEP 12, 2015
bottle @ home. 2010 vintage. Pours a black liquid with a stable medium sized, light brown head and good lacing. Roasted aroma with pleasant dark chocolate, dates, caramel, espresso, licorice, vanilla, some oak. Light vinous with raisins. Big mouth feel and smooth texture, medium carbonation. Dark chocolate, milk chocolate, vanilla, cream, cocoa, red and dark fruits. moderate vinous notes with raisins. Balanced chocolate bitterness, impressively dry finish with lingering ash, licorice, chocolate and oak. Long lasting aftertaste with chili & cocoa.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
dlovell2 (1313) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - SEP 7, 2015
Pours black with a brown head. Aroma is dry woody oak chocolate roasted malt. Flavor is unsweetened cocoa,dry oak, vanilla, coffee, dark roasted malt flavor with a hint of dried cayenne pepper.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jflopsu (863) - New Jersey, USA - SEP 5, 2015
Pours a dark black with brown head. A strong sweet chocolate aroma. Has a very sweet taste of chocolate and light oak, coffee, and bourbon. A very smooth chocolate beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
AdiBeer (2307) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 1, 2015
Aroma: chocolate, oak / wood, alcohol, cocoa. Appearance: black, small, beige, creamy head. Taste: heavy sweet. Palate: roasted malts, chocolate, molasses, remains very sweet throughout. Overall: fantastic Imperial Stout, excellent wood and chocolaty aroma. Bottle at BrewDog, Shoreditch.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TheJester (2218) - Peterborough, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 27, 2015
650 mL bottle. 2011 vintage. Hops are gone, and carbonation seems down, but this is still a damn fine beer. Cocoa and oak dominate, but each of these offer a complex variety of flavours. Body is great.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Andrew196 (1134) - Katy, Texas, USA - AUG 13, 2015
Motor oil, beige, brown on the edges head. Very aromatic, powerful, Kahlua, cocoa, alcohol. A rolling wave of thick flavor on the tongue, dark roasted malts, rye, plums. Slightly effervescent in the finish....lingering breathy chocolate...so much milk chocolate. The beer is big....delightfully!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BroadestTom (250) - Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 4, 2015
Aroma oak chocolate Appearance black, tan foam, brown foam, Taste medium sweetness, medium bitterness, Palatefull body, thick feel, long finish, Overall a delicious imperial stout that hides the alcohol very well and the oak goes perfect with it

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