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RATINGS: 47   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.42   SEASONAL: Winter   IBU: 55   EST. CALORIES: 279   ABV: 9.3%
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Our quest to brew the quintessential coffee beer began over a cupping with the coffee gurus from Richmond’s Lamplighter Roasting Company. Their Ethiopia Sidamo coffee was masterfully roasted to highlight the single origin bean’s 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.


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3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
scooter520 (185) - - FEB 1, 2013
Bottle. Appearance: Black pour with ruby edges and a two finger fluffy khaki head that dissipates fairly quickly. Aroma: Deep roasted malts, coffee, chocolate, some molasses and nuttiness. Taste: big nutty roasted maltiness all the way thru, coffee, chocolate, vanilla, some dark dried fruits, ends coffee bitter dry and molasses sweet. Mouthfeel: medium to full body with medium carbonation. Overall: pretty solid. Wish it were a little thicker and I've had other stouts (not brewed WITH coffee) where coffee flavor was even more pronounced. I think some good barrel aging could do wonders with this. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
John25 (427) - Middletown, New Jersey, USA - AUG 6, 2014
Bottle. A bit old so the coffee faded a lot. There’s a light fruit/spice note in the background. Marshmallow, toffee, sugar dominate. Slight smokiness. Creamy mouthfeel. Good stuff. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 16/20
conway (1372) - - AUG 6, 2014
Bottle. Dark cola with a thick tan head. Aroma is char, metallic, fudge and light coffee grounds. Taste adds some burnt sugar. Mouthfeel is slightly thin and highly carbonated. Solid beer.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Idigguns (15) - Davie, Florida, USA - JUL 17, 2014
750 ml bottle into a tulip glass, 2014 release.
Aroma: malt, chocolate, little coffee.
Appearance: black, large tan head, little lacing.
Taste: sweet, chocolate, coffee, woody, some alcohol.
Palate: med-heavy, smooth, light carbonation.
Overall: needs to age a bit, good coffee flavor with a hint of chocolate and caramel. Alcohol was a little too noticeable. Have had better.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
TimsRatings (414) - - JUN 29, 2014
From bomber (thx Rob) Pours dark dark dark with tan/brown head. Malt and caramel aroma. Little if any coffee in the aroma. Noticeable yet non-harsh coffee hints along with caramel. Tasted something else fruity but could not place it until I read of the blueberry in the beer. Nice touch. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

2.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
wisdomsolo (433) - St Petersburg, Florida, USA - JUN 8, 2014
Nope. Didn’t like it. Watery, thin, bland, Out of all the coffee beers we had it was the worst in my opinion.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
fluffy (1588) - St Petersburg, Florida, USA - JUN 8, 2014
another decent enough coffee stout, but at end of day not really that great.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
HippieFee (62) - - MAY 26, 2014
Large Bottle - Dark rich color. Settled like a Guinness and it's nitrogen bubbles. Sweet and creamy flavor. Slight coffee flavor but nothing overpowering. Like other stouts I thing these are best enjoyed at the end of the day after a good meal.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Countbeer (4369) - Best of E-Town mit ein Brauhaus, NETHERLANDS - MAY 24, 2014
Bottle: Thanks preismj: Served in a Chouffe glass: Medium sized light brown foamy head on top of a black colored beer. First time aroma was only baby diapers and some berries, but after some time there’s more. Yes, there’s coffee, some bay leaf, roast, dark chocolate and prunes. Flavours of oatmeal, prunes, some coffee, malt roast, some bay leaf, hint of raisin, some caramel, some dark chocolate, hay and herbal roast, rye, yeast, mocha and bitters. Aftertaste is bitter, sticky, oat and coffee, some prunes and raisin and some malt roast. Low carbo, creamy mouthfeel, medium to fuller bodied and a creamy sticky texture. Expected more, not bad but with different top coffee stouts this one falls out of the boat.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ben4321 (3847) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - MAY 2, 2014
Location: 750 ml bottle shared by my Dad, 5/2/14

Aroma: The nose is sweetened coffee, some roasted malts, and plenty of chocolate
Appearance: It pours a dark brown color with a small brown head and some mild lace
Flavor: The flavor is fairly sweet, coffee and chocolate, with some alcohol, and light roast
Palate: The body is medium, it is smoothish, with average carbonation, and a slightly sticky finish
Overall Impression: I thought this was a solid, sweet example of this style, but I have found enjoyable ones that were this sweet before. Good stuff. Looking forward to trying the bourbon version.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
vlan1 (191) - Eastern Shore, Maryland, USA - APR 15, 2014
Bottle poured into snifter. Aroma of bitter roast coffee and the faintest hint of fruit. Taste is roast coffee and stale coffee. Bit of a bitter oxidized flavor as it warms.


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