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RATINGS: 59   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.5   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 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
vtafro (4215) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - MAR 26, 2015
Draft. Black pour with tan head. Dark roasted and malty aromas. Flavors still lack a bit of coffee from what I was expecting; light roasted and dark malt tones, not bitter or sweet.

4.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
tsd08460 (27) - Marshall, Virginia, USA - MAR 21, 2015
Aroma: coffee Appearance: black, clear, tan foam, Taste: medium sweetness, lightly bitter, Palate: full body, creamy, average carbonation, bitter finish Overall: great coffee stout, would recommend

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
el_hansorino (1) - Downingtown, Alabama, USA - MAR 18, 2015 does not count
a bit thin. taste decent, but alcohol a little strong for the abv and style. strong coffee and toffee flavor. a bit better after warming up a bit

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Travlr (14385) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - MAR 15, 2015
Draft at Churchkey. Opaque briwn color, beige head. Aroma of earthy coffee grounds. Taste is coffee, of course, but it retains its beery characteristics. Better body than most coffee beers.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
katrinaez (240) - norristown, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 15, 2015
Good rich coffee flavor. Slight bitter and aftertaste. Heavy coffee aroma. Thick in color and pours deep brown head. Would have again.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
zizzybalubba (1545) - Elizabeth City, North Carolina, USA - MAR 15, 2015
On tap at Ynot, Cedar Road, Chesapeake, VA. Black pour with a creamy off-white head. Roasted coffee aroma with faint floral hops. Taste is espresso and dark chocolate with light smoke. Bitterness from the coffee lingers on the palate. A nicely done coffee stout.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
DocLock (8242) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 6, 2015
750 capped bottle from Whole Foods PM. Pours hazy deep black with 1-finger tan head. Nose is roasty dark malt, cacao, coffee. Intense nose that is a true beauty. Tastes rich, with roasty malt, a heavy but well integrated coffee flavor, mild spicy notes, and some black currant notes. Finishes complex and well balanced. This is an elite example of this style.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
markextrae (1484) - NETHERLANDS - FEB 27, 2015
Bottle at a tasting poured a black colour with a small tan head. Mocha, espresso beans, coffee, chocolate, sweet red fruits, milk chocolate, smooth mouthfeel, hidden abv. Drinks like a ice coffee

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
c_lee_burton (154) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - FEB 24, 2015
750 ml bottle. Pours a deep chocolate color with a thick tan head and little lacing. The smell is that of a smooth Kenyan roasted coffee. The taste is a mix of coffee and sweet fruit that balances nicely. You get roasted earthy flavors with blueberry and a hint of fresh mint. This is a unique coffee stout with a medium body that rolls through the tongue with a silky feel. Just enough coffee bitterness on the end to linger with some of the blueberry. Very good.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jtclockwork (9986) - , New Jersey, USA - FEB 24, 2015
Bottle. Pours dark brown coffee brown head. Nose/taste of fresh coffee, milk sugar, sweet milk, chocolate and touch of earthy blueberry. Medium body.


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