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RATINGS: 90   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.51/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 234   ABV: 7.8%
For this seasonal offering, we started with Irish Death, our dark smooth ale that presents a full malt flavor laced with caramel, chocolate, dark fruit, and a touch of sweetness. To this heavenly ale, we added fresh, locally roasted espresso beans and pure cocoa. The result is a bit of confusion, “should this go in my coffee mug, or my pint glass?” Answer: both. This beer is up front with enormous coffee aroma, with the cocoa playing the sideline, until the taste. Lacking bitterness, the flavor comes forward with a rounded balance of coffee blending gracefully with the creamy malt body and soft cocoa flavors. Dark beer, chocolate, and coffee. You’re welcome.

Editors Note: Originally brewed as the Beer Shoppe 3rd Anniversary Ale.

JMCtime's rating

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
JMCtime (83) - Washington, USA - JAN 24, 2013
If you like mochas and stouts this is one of the best combinations of those two that I’ve had. Very strong but smooth coffee flavor with just a hint of chocolate.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
tightslice (1001) - Redwood City, California, USA - OCT 12, 2016
Bottle share at Evernote in Redwood City, CA. Aroma is roasted malts, some spent coffee. Taste is mild cocoa, roasted malts. Very thin and mild. Not much else to say.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Panzuriel (1962) - Westerville, Ohio, USA - JUN 17, 2016
Location: 22 oz bottle obtained through Tavour Appearance: Dark Brown opaque. Firm head of tan bubbles. Nose: Black coffee bitters, deeply roasted malt. Taste: black coffee. touch of deeply caramelized sugar Body: a bit thinner than expected. And fluid without texture Parting thoughts: an average stout with little to write about other than the name.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
vulcanmeister (260) - La Grande, Oregon, USA - FEB 7, 2016
Poured from growler. Aroma: Dark malt, coffee, and chocolate Appearance: Dark Brown in color and medium creamy head Flavor: Lots of coffee and chocolate come throught and a nice malty sweetness. Palate: a bit dry with medium mouth feel. Overall: A very good combination of malt, coffee and chocolate. Liked the alcohol content. Very smooth and long finish.Hope to have again

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Syndicate (180) - Idaho, USA - JAN 8, 2016
Buckeye boy picked this up for me. Thanks buddy. Pours out dark brown with light tan head. Lots of coffee on the nose but nothing over powering. Flavor is more of the same coffee with some dark chocolate accents. Medium body and a bit thin. It sweetens a bit as it warms but not enough to make this standout. There isn’t anything in here that can cause "mocha death", not even close. Meh

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Barreras (1571) - Diamond Bar, California, USA - DEC 6, 2015
Pours a dark brown color with a dark malt and chcolate aroma. Taste is dark roast, coco, and coffee melded into a burnt beer flavor. Overall this beer was very complex but too dark and burnt for me.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
JohnGalt1 (1672) - Boise, Idaho, USA - OCT 23, 2015
Paid a very reasonable $4.49 from the COOP... much more expensive at other places around town... Enjoyed tonight from my CBC Teku. Very clear deep dark walnut brown... not exactly black.. khaki head rises up and dies back just as quickly.. splotch lacing behind... coffee shows in the nose a little bit more than the cocoa.. nice and well integrated... Tastes very much like a mocha but without the lactos sweetness.. Pretty good, but honestly it is a bit watery and could use a bigger body. Tasty and certainly a good price.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BuckeyeBoy (6150) - Boise, Idaho, USA - OCT 22, 2015
On tap at bier thirty. Pours out dark brown almost black topped with a small tan head. Nose is lots of milk chocolate sweetness vanilla and plenty roast malts. Taste is more of the sweet chocolate and roast malts.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Homer321 (4318) - Melboring, Florida, USA - JUN 15, 2015
Pour is a nearly flat dark brown with reddish highlights. Nose is super cocoa and brownies. Moderate bitterness with a strong malt backbone. Really nice. Could benefit from a tad more CO2

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
fiulijn (19347) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 8, 2015
Draught at the brewery; 7% ABV
Beautiful dark mahogany color with small creamy head. Nice espresso aroma. The flavor has some chocolate, roasted malt and coffee, well balanced, with the moderate sweetness; relatively low bitterness.
Very good.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mbgrayson (725) - Anaconda, Montana, USA - MAR 15, 2015
22 ounce bottle. Pours a dark brown with tan head. Aroma is sweet and malty. Taste of mocha, malt, and chocolate. Very smooth and drinkable. Thumbs up on this one.

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