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RATINGS: 76   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 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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   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

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
SteveOrz85 (178) - Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 28, 2016
Big bottle from friend. Served fridge chilled and in chalice. One finger tan head slowly dissipates. Little bit of lacing. Beer is very dark, close to black. moderate aroma of light roasted malts with some notes of chocolate and coffee. Taste is lighty bitter with a tad of sweetness midway. some light coffee and chocolates in the overall malty flavor. Medium bodied. Average carbonation. Good texture but almost "foamy" flavor hinders true flavor. Overall a decent coffee stout, slightly disappointing coming from Hardywood.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
BroadestTom (300) - Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 27, 2015
Aroma caramel, chocolate, coffee, roasty, alcohol, vanilla, Appearance brown, tan foam, Taste medium sweetness, lightly bitter, Palate medium body, Overall a nice coffee taste but nothing that is wowing me. Still a nice beer that if it was the only coffee stout on the draft list I would suggest this beer to a friend.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
alobar (3286) - 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 (5830) - 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 (5783) - 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 (2703) - 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 (12746) - 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 (7759) - 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 (2554) - 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 (8399) - Reno, Nevada, USA - JUL 2, 2015
Starts off a little over carbonated, but nothing a lot Of swirling can’t tame. Coffee is subdued, but the beer opens nicely to rich coffee and malt and Java notes. Not the best, but solid.

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