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RATINGS: 75   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.47   SEASONAL: Winter   IBU: 56   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
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Seasonal imperial stout with coffee beans from local Stumptown Coffee Roasters.


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3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
beerbastard (671) - Mesa, Arizona, USA - JAN 23, 2013
Black pour with some lacing from a tan disappearing head. Very mild aromas of malts, licorice and coffee. Tastes of dark fruits with some coffee in the background. Flavor is a little stronger but still wimpy. Some dryness in the finish. Nothing bad, but nothing stands out. Wouldn’t get it again.


2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
nimbleprop (4543) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - APR 29, 2014
22oz bottle pours a watery but opaque black with some foamy, off white head. Nose has some muted coffee, stale malt, toast... pretty much it. Flavor is lightly sweet, malty, mild coffee, mild bread.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
EithCubes (4704) - New Jersey, USA - APR 21, 2014
Bomber. Nose is very sweet with heavy licorice and lighter roast, some coffee and burned notes, light fruit. Pours dark brown out of the neck but sits at pitch in the glass, supports a large rocky light brown head. Watery medium body (rather, they started with a medium body and watered it down with weak coffee until it was something less than medium) a little airy, smooth; medium roast and a little sweet, weak coffee comes through but doesn’t dominate until the soft and silky caresses of mocha and crema survive the finish. Sweet berries and a slight mineral quality. The burned notes are relegated to the background, only occasionally popping out. Oily and a but slimy, but no heat and the taste of alcohol is hidden well behind the lightly acrid coffee (slightly tart). In the end, good, but not among the first 20-30 impies I’d suggest to a n00b.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
williamherbert (1258) - Syracuse, New York, USA - MAR 16, 2014
Healthy head, dark brown-black. Smooth texture. Has a coffee/root beer hybrid flavor. Burnt aroma. The coffee really brings up the rear nicely.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
fiulijn (14294) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 9, 2014
Bottle from Lee Discount Liquor, Las Vegas
Black color with medium sized head. Aroma of cold coffee. Dry mouthfeel, less strong than expected; flavor of stale pot coffee with some bold resiny hops.
Coffee beer? Maybe not a great idea.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
yespr (30689) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - MAR 2, 2014
22 fl oz bottle. Pours hazy brown with a small tan head. Aroma is coffee and roasted malty. Coffee,herbal, metallic and dark roasted. Bitter, dark roasted and chocolate. Bitter and dark malty. Dry and rosted far finish.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
anders37 (16253) - Malmö, SWEDEN - FEB 10, 2014
Bottle. Pours a black color with a small tan head. Has a roasted malty chocolate and coffee aroma. Roasted malty chocolate and caramel flavor. Has a roasted malty chocolate finish with hints of coffee.

2.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
harrymel (1477) - Spokane, Washington, USA - DEC 24, 2013
Vintage 2011 A: Pours a deep brown with good clarity where allowed. Little to no head formation with a solid sheet of latte surface foam which doesn’t stick around. No lacing. S: Sweet, licorice, esters, light coffee. Very soft coffee. Smells like it fermented a little warm. T: Hmmm. Pretty much tastes like a poorly crafted imperial stout. Very sweet. Hints of not bitter, but sharpness. Au cont-rare: the beer is okay to drink, but nothing special. M: Medium body for the style, low carbonation. Leaves mouth without resonance. O: On par with mactarn and pyramid’s offerings: forgettable. Serving type: bottle 03-30-2011

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
pdx76 (586) - Portland, Oregon, USA - NOV 15, 2013
Bottle - pours pitch black with thick sustaining tan head. Nose of roasted coffee, malt, and chocolate. Taste is initially of malt then completely dominated by coffee. perfect for coffee lovers. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
pdx77 (1193) - Oregon, USA - NOV 15, 2013
From bottle. Deep midnight brown color, with tan head. Aroma is coffee and spiced cocoa nibs. Taste is dark chocolate mocha, strong coffee, pitted fruit. Has a tinge of sweetness on the finish, with the coffee also sticking around.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
raphael (865) - Portland, Oregon, USA - NOV 11, 2013
alcohol, licorice, dark chocolate. hard to coax a dark khaki head that faes quickly, well balanced flavor, roast malt/coffee most assertive but still not dominant sharing tongue space with resin, alcohol and dried plums. has its own identity in the mouth, lighter than expected but still full. slightly sticky finish


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