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RATINGS: 52   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.45   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 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 (9460) - 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 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
markextrae (1396) - 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

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
c_lee_burton (152) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jtclockwork (9866) - , 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ferris (6307) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 15, 2015
Draft - Nice brewed coffee with a bit of sweetness. Jet brown with a brown head. Coffee, dark roast and some milky sweetness. Pretty nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BeerandBlues2 (10387) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - SEP 21, 2014
Bottle at home. Pours opaque black with a medium, frothy tan head, medium retention with spare lacing. Aroma is earthy coffee, roast malt, earthy hops and prunes. Flavor is lightly bitter roast malt and coffee with prunes, light hops and bitterness with a dry finish. Full body and medium carbonation.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
John25 (790) - Middletown, New Jersey, USA - AUG 6, 2014
Bottle. A bit old so the coffee faded a lot. Thereís a light fruit/spice note in the background. Marshmallow, toffee, sugar dominate. Slight smokiness. Creamy mouthfeel. Good stuff. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 16/20
conway (1781) - - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Idigguns (16) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
TimsRatings (421) - - 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

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
wisdomsolo (466) - St Petersburg, Florida, USA - JUN 8, 2014
Nope. Didnít like it. Watery, thin, bland, Out of all the coffee beers we had it was the worst in my opinion.

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