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RATINGS: 301   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.9   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 285   ABV: 9.5%
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Full bodied black beer, very malty with a complex roasted chocolate character.


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3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
bikesandbeers (547) - san diego, California, USA - JAN 29, 2011
Bottle shared at a tasting with dasilky, weeheavysd and othets. Sold black, smoth choclate flavor. Very drinkable, but not super complex


4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Sparf (115) - Östersund, SWEDEN - AUG 15, 2014
Lätt syrlig arom med köttiga, rostade toner. mild och välbalanserad. Helt svart brygd, en tät skumkrona och bra lämningar. Kraftig smak med rejält rostad malt och en stor beska. Även den syrliga köttigheten kommer igen samt introduceras kaffetoner. Oljigt sammetslen brygd med fyllig kropp och något för mycket kolsyra. Lång, kraftig eftersmak med framför allt beska.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Phillies08Champs (687) - Phoenixville, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 2, 2014
3 year old bottle from my cellar shared at Damico’s. Pours black with some tan head. Aroma is not strong, but still pleasant with notes of black malt, coffee and chocolate. First sip is glorious with huge mocha and roasted notes. Finish is sweeter than expected with hints of vanilla. Great stuff

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Damico (2562) - Royersford, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 1, 2014
Aged 3 years! Pours thick dark unclear with a creamy beige cocoa mixed head. Aroma brings light sweet mocha and roasted dark cacao. Flavor is amazing, bringing huge mocha notes and some dark cacao nibs on a beautiful creamy body.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jredmond (5300) - Manhattan, New York, USA - JUL 9, 2014
Bottle shared at RBSDADG 2014. Pours a deep blackish brown body with light off white/brown lacing. Aroma is rich and roasty with notes of dark chocolate. Mouthfeel is rich and creamy on the palate with notes of dark chocolate, light chocolate brownie, rich earthy roast and a sweet sugary character in the finish. Great imperial stout.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ed5388 (2045) - Forked River, New Jersey, USA - MAR 12, 2014
On draft at the brewpub (Voorhees). Pours pitch black with a thin creamy dark mocha colored head. Aroma is slightly boozy, with notes of rich coffee, dark chocolate, and vanilla. Taste is of rich coffee, dark chocolate, sweet dark fruit, and caramel.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
HeadyDE (501) - Delaware, USA - MAR 2, 2014
draft at iron hill newark..billed as a full bodied stout that starts with a complex malty sweet and high roasted character that is wonderfully balanced with the use of citrusy american hops..this really was enjoyable and one of the better offerings I have enjoyed from iron hill..solid representation of the style..good complex character..roasty..not overpowering..tasty

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Beerdedone (2609) - Croydon, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 16, 2014
Bottle. Pours a deep opaque black with a small tan head that has good retention and leaves sticky rings of lace. Aroma of bakers chocolate, roasted malts, coffee and notes of licorice. Flavor was sweet bitter & creamy with roasted malts, mild coffee, dark chocolate, caramel, licorice and had an oily texture with soft carbonation.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Dfonorow (1419) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 16, 2014
Pour is close to black with a finger-wide brown head. Aroma is of roasted coffee, semi-sweet chocolate, and booze. Flavor is on the malty side but is very overpowered by roast. Boozy finish, medium bodied.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
60minuteman (721) - Frazer, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 12, 2014
UPDATED: JUL 10, 2014 Draft from WC. Dark color, lots of head. Heavy, thick body, medium-long duration. Oat, nut, cocoa flavor. Excellent.

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
closey22 (868) - Mt. Laurel, New Jersey, USA - DEC 23, 2013
At Maple Shade. Dark brown/black with thin rimming beige head; slightly roasty aroma; Flava is sweet super rich roasty with notes of alcohol coffee chocolate, hints of licorice; feels thick creamy with nice fizzy bite; finishes long and sweet malty and dry roasty with notes of hops and coffee and bitterness.


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