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RATINGS: 70   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.58   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.

Drake's rating

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Drake (10841) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - JAN 22, 2013
Growler from the brewery. Pours a dark brown color with a thin frothy tan head. Decent head retention. Aroma of coffee, green coffee, ash, bitter chocolate, roasted malts. The taste is chocolate, roasted malts, coffee, faint ash, bitter hop finish. Medium bodied, lingering bitterness, the ash-note is a bit offputting, but itís a decent beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Tmoney99 (12224) - 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 (7227) - 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 (2393) - 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 (7440) - 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 (1328) - 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 (5667) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
hopdog (10105) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 26, 2015
750ml, caged and corked bottle. Poured a black color with a smaller sized off white head. Coffee, roast, and some chocolate. Alcohol content well hidden.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
JDBaker11058 (1614) - Maryland, USA - MAY 11, 2015
Appearance: dark brown, with lighter brown at the edges; head is fulsome, midway between creamy and frothy, and dark beige. Aroma: dark chocolate, with brightly acidic espresso, and an undercurrent of molasses and some slight earthiness. Taste: bittersweet dark chocolate, dark-roasted coffee beans, a bright acidity (with a hint of possibly-imagined citrus) and a clear undertone of dark fruits (particularly blueberry!) and earth. Finish: lingering dry coffee bitterness and general roast character, with dark fruit and roasted nuts offering some nuance. Notes: Big coffee stout, but booze was very well-hidden. Slightly fruitier than similar beers in the style. Solid. Bottle from Oakton Wine Shop on Chain Bridge Road in Fairfax, Virginia.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Luvystypotables (1177) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - MAY 9, 2015
Aroma of coffee and malt, pours a dark black with a short lasting small head. Amazing taste of coffee and malt with a syrupy feel and a mildly bitter coffee finish.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ads135 (3633) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - APR 25, 2015
Rich rich riiiich coffee stout. Really roasted, black as night, thick and rich. Tried at the Capital brew bar in Fredericksburg in 2015

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