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RATINGS: 74   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.57/5   SEASONAL: Winter   IBU: 55   EST. CALORIES: 279   ABV: 9.3%
Our quest to brew the quintessential coffee beer began over a cupping with the coffee gurus from Richmondís Lamplighter Roasting Company. Their Ethiopia Sidamo coffee was masterfully roasted to highlight the single origin beanís bright, crisp body and distinctive blueberry undertones, making it harmonize beautifully with our Russian Imperial Stout. May this beer warm your spirits in these brisk winter months.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
alobar (3224) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 28, 2015
Pours cola brown with a cream-colored head. Aroma of coffee, roasted malt, and chocolate. Coffee flavor with roasted malt, and chocolate. Dry finish. Decent beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Beerman6686 (5619) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 4, 2015
Poured a dark brown with a beige head. Aroma of big green pepper coffee and oxidation. Flavor similar, a bit watery, like stale coffee.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
egajdzis (5699) - Pennsburg, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 28, 2015
Opaque black with a small, tan head that left nice lacing on the glass. Aroma of cocoa, roasted malts, coffee, dark fruit. Taste of dark roasted coffee, roasted malts, dark chocolate, drier finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Art (2536) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 16, 2015
Bottle share at kickbacks. Dark brown pour. Aromas of light coffee, slight green pepper but also dark fruit/berry background. Taste is semi sweet. Slight coffee finish but not really what I was expecting.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Tmoney99 (12415) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - SEP 22, 2015
Bottle shared by alexsdad06. Poured clear brown color with an average frothy brown head that mostly lasted with excellent lacing. Moderate sweet coffee, chocolate and berry aroma. Medium body with a smooth texture and soft carbonation. Medium roasted sweet flavor with a medium complex sweet finish of moderate duration. My expectations where met.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
alexsdad06 (7463) - Ohio, USA - SEP 20, 2015
750 ml bottle shared with Tmoney99. Pours dark brown to black in color with a medium sized khaki colored head. The aroma and flavor have roasted malt,ccoffee, dark chocolate, some mild acidity, a hint of tart fruit, this bottle seems a touch old, my first sampling of this beer had more coffee and less off character, the rating is a blend of both.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
baraciisch (2468) - California, USA - AUG 30, 2015
Enjoyed at Freetail Bottleshare 2015... Dark black pour with beige head... Aroma of roasted malts, coffee... Big coffee notes, dark chocolate, medium bodied base stout highlights coffee well... Good beer ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
slowrunner77 (7884) - Reno, Nevada, USA - JUL 2, 2015
Starts off a little over carbonated, but nothing a lot Of swirling canít tame. Coffee is subdued, but the beer opens nicely to rich coffee and malt and Java notes. Not the best, but solid.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Bule (1407) - California, USA - JUN 24, 2015
760ml bottle pours a black color with a lot of frothy brown head. Nice coffee flavor and medium hop bitterness. Lots of flavor and nothing harsh.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
solidfunk (5991) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - JUN 16, 2015
Lots of coffee indeed. Black pour with good head and lacing. Creamy consistency. Some roast and dark chocolate. Bittersweet finish. Tap at whole foods.

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