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RATINGS: 125   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.67   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
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This black in color imperial stout’s aro-ma is lead by coffee and dry roasty notes. Crème Brulè coffee is brewed and added post-fermentation. This killer stout is highly sought after at every tasting we take it to.


2.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 5/20
kramer (5171) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 11, 2010
12 oz bottle. Pours a pitch black body with a small frothy brown head that retained as a thin covering. The nose on this is just crazy amazing smelling. Huge coffee and roast with luscious vanilla and sweet cream. Smells more like creme brulee than the actual creme brulee I ordered a while ago at a restaurant. Unfortunately the flavor is just all F’d up. There’s a huge matallic and sour twang that dominates all the coffee and cream notes that were in the aroma. Tastes like I’m sucking on a bag of pennies. The one thing that does make it past is a bit of alcohol and acrid roast. Full bodied with a slight stickiness and moderate alcohol warmth. I can’t believe how amazing this looked and smelled, and how horrible that it tasted. You’d think that there would be some tip-off in the aroma that this was going to be so terrible tasting.

3.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
blutt59 (6049) - Dallas, Texas, USA - OCT 11, 2010
bottle, thanks to thirdeye11, black pour with tan foam, aroma is chocolate bars, brownies some cocoa nib, flavors of sour bitter chocolate,

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
douglas88 (6475) - Portland, Oregon, USA - OCT 9, 2010
Bottle thanks to footbalm. Pours a totally black hue with a medium beige head. A huge coffee nose, milky and sweet. The flavor is a slightly sour mix of coffee, roasted malts, earthy nutty flavors, cream and milk. Smooth, the sourness doesn’t bother me, but I could see it as off-putting for some. Enjoyable.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
drewbeerme (3879) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 25, 2010
bottle, thanks derek. pours blk tan head nose is loaded with coffee and chocolate with a big creme brûlée kick and roast character that compliments nicely. Flavor is sour dark fruit and chocolate, vanilla too but that sour is off killing such great potential too, I’m sad. 8/4/5/3/13. draft versions were right on point with big sweet creme brulee quality. not my thing but i see why people like it.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
zdk (1816) - New York, New York, USA - SEP 6, 2010
Tap at Kuhnhenn - Ridiculously good. Usually I’m not one to overrate imp stouts, but this one is legit (compare esp to southern tier). Arouma of iced cappuccino and creme brulee. Roasty malts, nutty with a nice coffee, earthy bitterness. Sweet caramel and chocolate malts. Perfectly balanced. Finishes boozey and creamy.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
holdenn (2083) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 18, 2010
On tap at the Hopcat. Pours black with a beige head. Aroma of gas station coffee with the fancy creamer in those colored containers. Sweet coffee creamer bitter old coffee syruppy sweet. Not great. 7/3/7/3/13 3.3

1.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 3/20
FrankStallone (13) - , Florida, USA - AUG 15, 2010
Had at Stubby’s in Gainesville on tap. Extremely sweet all the way through the drink. Luckily, only had a sample cup, because I could not have made it through a whole cup. Way too sweet.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ketchepillar (1171) - Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA - AUG 11, 2010
On tap at HopCat. The keg actually kicked just before we arrived there, but a few bartenders were holding onto a glass and were nice enough to give it to us. Thanks! Super espresso-y in the aroma. Rich and tons of flavor, but more drinkable that others coughSTcough.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
j12601 (7000) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - AUG 10, 2010
On tap at HopCat while in town for RBSG. Pours a jet black with a thin beige head. Awesome coffee, sweet caramelized sugar. Toffee and chocolate. Smooth and silky. Long burnt sugar and chocolate and coffee. Sort of like an iced coffee. Another awesome one from Kuhnhenn.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
puzzl (3254) - New York, New York, USA - AUG 2, 2010
Draft at the brewery, and again at HopCat. Kuhnhenn sure knows how to get dessert into beer, and this may be their best effort yet. Amazingly sweet caramel perfection, mild coffee, sotolon, and even a slight umami notes. Sweetness throughout. To compare this to Southern Tier’s offering is silly; one of them is a work of art, one of them is a sweet mess. I’ll let you figure out which is which.


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