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RATINGS: 27   MEAN: 3.61/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.45   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 303   ABV: 10.1%
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A complex black stout brewed with Belgian candy sugar. Delicate chocolate aromatics cascade into coffee, dark fruit and vanilla flavors.


4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
MarkSachon (560) - Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 24, 2014
12 oz bottle. Pours like tar with all the associated dark flavors of molasses and dark sugar. Some coffee notes and spice. Who would think the Belgians could inspire a stout?

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
SetauketBrewer (38) - New York, USA - JUL 23, 2014
Solid black pour with a very thin tan head that dissipates very quickly. Deep roasted coffee notes in aroma, little bit of bread underneath. Coffee most prevalent in the sip too, like iced espresso. Slight tang from the Belgian yeast, but its mostly overpowered by the roasted malts. Great mouth feel, slightly thick with nice effervescence across the tongue to break it up

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
zach8270 (3376) - Henrietta, New York, USA - JUL 10, 2014
(bottle - 12 oz) Dark brown pour with a tan head. Big roasted malt and chocolate coffee aroma. Flavor is bitter coffee and roasted malts at the start with a light chocolate middle. Bitter and lingering coffee finish.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jrodooo5 (948) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - JUL 9, 2014
Hmm, wasnít expecting an imperial stout based on the label. Itís kind of hit & miss. The initial black pour is incredible but the mocha head fades just a bit too fast. The aroma actually gets better as it warms - quite roasty w/ some excellent coffee notes standing out. The taste is definitely of the imperial variety - chocolate & coffee w/ some nice bitterness in the end. The body is a hair thin for the style but overall this is a nice stout!

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
KyotoLefty (6186) - Kyoto, JAPAN - JUL 4, 2014
Bottle from Hegedorns. Big chocolate nose, spice, licorice, lots of soy sauce umami. Huge malt flavor, chocolate and spice, fruit, soy, orange, grapes. Mellow and smooth. lovely stuff. Great balance of big flavors.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
AskForJenny (1020) - Ontario, New York, USA - MAY 19, 2014
12 oz - Roasted notes, busy, busy palate, really nice. Hops present, but didnít overshadow the stout.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
pineypower (2492) - Pine Barrens, New Jersey, USA - MAY 15, 2014
Bottle. Pours out almost black with a small off white head. Aroma is of roast, chocolate, light molasses, and dry fruit. Taste is complex, chocolate, roast, licorice, light molasses, some dark fruits, light dry yeasty notes on the finish. Tasty one.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
solidfunk (3674) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - MAY 12, 2014
Dark chocolate with good head and lacing. Some vanilla, light roast malt. Black pour with good head and lacing. Texture lightly syrupy, thick. Dry roast bitter finish. Comes together pretty well. Thanks to Travlr for a taste of this at Churchkey.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
williamstome (844) - Somerville, Massachusetts, USA - MAY 12, 2014
Very dark brown/black pour. Roasty/creamy aroma, flavor is quite roasty and burnt. Not much there.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Mep3222 (423) - East Greenbush, New York, USA - APR 15, 2014
Roasted malty aroma with some coffee and yeasty aromas as well. Taste is heavy coffee and roasted malt. Not much if the Belgian yeast flavors come through. Slightly thick but not sweet, almost a dry bitter finish but with a thick syrupy type feel. Descent but nothing special. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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