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RATINGS: 277   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.77   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
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Serving up cold and jet black, this imperial stout should be taken seriously for about one minute as the dark foam builds. Then, enjoy its velvety chocolate-covered smoothness and delicious aroma of sustainably-grown, locally-roasted coffee.


4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Cybercat (3377) - Georgia, USA - JAN 31, 2013
Strong, smoky aroma announces loud and clear "This is a damn good stout!" It has notes of quality coffee, chocolate, licorice and roast malt. This beer pours a rich coffee-sable just a snip or two above midnight black with a fairly persistent tan head that leaves some good lacing. Mouth-filling flavor floods the palate with rich coffee, semi-sweet chocolate and roast-to-the-point-of-charcoal malt notes, as well as licorice, caramel, earthy and nutty hints. Downright lip-smacking! Velvety smooth texture has good fizz and thickness, and leaves a satisfying and smoky finish, as if youíve been chewing on a slightly burnt high-quality coffee bean. Wrap your lips around this one!

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
berrya785 (441) - Kansas, USA - JAN 29, 2013
22 oz bomber poured into a snifter. Pours black with a nice two-finger brown head. Aroma is coffee and chocolate. Taste is dark chocolate, a good amount of coffee, some malt, and light hops. A nice balanced flavor.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
3fourths (8100) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - JAN 28, 2013
bottle. deep brown body, small light brown head. heavily sweet chocolate syrup, roast and muted coffee in the nose with lighter touches of black patent soy / char. syrupy, thick, goopy AND flabby, but mostly smooth and creamy, unlike most high gravity products from New Belgium.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Syzzer (591) - Oregon, USA - JAN 27, 2013
The body is a bit too light, not much aroma. There is a good coffee flavor which boosts the ratings- but bitter finish. 7.9BD 7.5 Rod- I donít like coffee, but I like the coffee flavor in this.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
solidfunk (4168) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - JAN 25, 2013
Smells steadily of coffee. Pours black, good lacing. Medium to low carbonation, finishes light bitter. Donít detect the chocolate very well, but still here. Bottle from Champaneís.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Sammy (8725) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 25, 2013
Expectations were high, unrealistically, on this LOF series beer owing to the high score. Big coffee, cold coffee taste, with a little chocolate in the aftertaste. Aroma only coffee. Thanks Josh.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
markwise (4501) - North of Tampa, Florida, USA - JAN 25, 2013
Bomber courtesy of adnielsen. Cheers, Aaron! Pours a stout brown with a tan head. Nose is big coffee, roasted malts, some chocolate, and cocoa. Flavor is similar- big coffee, some roast, some chocolate, and some mild earth with coffee bitterness. Medium in body and a nice coffee stout overall.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
bwa5879 (685) - Portage, Michigan, USA - JAN 24, 2013
Bomber from marthas vinyard, grand rapids mi. Deep brown to black pour with brown hue. 2" head the color of cola. Moderate lacing. Chocolate and sour malt smell with noble hops as well. Medium body with creamy mouth feel, low carbonation. Sour malt/noble hop taste initially, the. Bitter strong coffee and cocoa, perhaps some citrus hop flavor as well. Finish is pretty clean, bitter and dry. Good but pretty average.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
JCB (3999) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - JAN 23, 2013
Bomber from Samís, Durham. This is the kind of thing I usually fall for more or less uncritically, given my jones for the bean and bitter. But despite the generally favorable track record in this series, I found this one to be a real disappointment. Healthy bodied, looks robust enough. Faded nose was the first giveaway, with muted artificial choc/coffee notes. Mouthfeel was weak, thin, and the taste was overall papery and disappointing. Two-day old Texaco coffee, some of those shitty little baking choc chips, and an indistinct base stout. Bleh.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
nealm759 (34) - Georgia, USA - JAN 23, 2013
22oz Bomber , Strong Coffee nose, Thin Lacing that remains a tan color. Chocolate flavor seems to linger on the palate a little more than the coffee, but still notes of a nice black coffee flavor. Overall a solid beer, nice to drink with breakfast or as a dessert beer. High in alcohol but not boozy, very well balanced.


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