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RATINGS: 281   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.


3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
peteinSD (1402) - San Diego, California, USA - JAN 9, 2013
Bottle. Black pour with a dark tan head that fades out to a slick quickly. Aroma is heavy chocolate and coffee with some roast. Taste is coffee up front with chocolate and roast and then a very bland, generic sweet malt finish. Clean mouthfeel. Nice smelling beer but the taste, beyond the coffee and roast, is boring.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
cards04 (1844) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - JAN 7, 2013
Pours black with tan head. Some coffee aromas. Massive coffee flavours. Couldn’t get much sweetness or chocolate. Like a cold cup of coffee. Good.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
bb (6861) - Alamo, California, USA - JAN 7, 2013
Bottle. Blackish beer with a brown head. Coffee and light milk chocolate aroma. Coffee and milk chocolate flavor. Medium-plus bodied. Milk chooclate and coffee linger with toffee.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Kevin (2102) - New Mexico, USA - JAN 6, 2013
Bottle. pours pitch with a tan head. strong coffee nose hits me before i am done pouring it. smells like a starbucks frappucino from the gas station i have had on road trips. sweet creamy coffee flavor. roast bitterness lingers,. coffee and alcohol. find a way to put thc and nicotine and and it may be the universal beverage.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
IndyBeerSnob (132) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - JAN 6, 2013
Nose of roasted chocolate coffee with a thin wispy head. decent lacing. smooth creamy velvet mouthfeel loads of chocolate malts and mild coffee. only a hint of booze. one of my favorite lips brews

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
northropfrye (2304) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - JAN 6, 2013
Initially I had rated this lower, but I had just had Southern Tier Choklat before this so not a fair comparison. Overall, this is an attractvie and flavourful stout. Very nice.

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
rbfishstick (141) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 6, 2013
Enjoyed via a bottled from Outpost Co-op on Capital Drive in Milwaukee. Pours a deep brown-black with a large and clingy tan head. The aroma is a mocha latte. The taste is like an iced mocha; you get the coffee flavors, chocolate, cream and some caramel. The palate is silky smooth like drinking milk or cream. There is little to no boozy flavor less a warm burn on the back and side of the tongue. The finish is chocolate caramel. This is a new favorite, for sure.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
1FastSTi (3341) - Glendale, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 6, 2013
Black body with a tall dark tan head. Some spotty lacing. Aroma is chocolates and coffee with a light cocoa puffs. Flavor is chocolate with oats and subtle coffee. For once a brewer was able to make a beer either chocolate added and not have that gross oily component. Medium roast. Medium body that has no hint of 9%.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
jcnielsen (2255) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - JAN 4, 2013
Bottle. Pours a black color with tan head. Black coffee, slight chocolate and malty sweet aroma. Interesting black coffee flavor. You don’t get the 9% alcohol.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ketchepillar (1152) - Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA - JAN 4, 2013
On tap at Sister. Rather thick and strong in flavor. The chocolate is quite strong and fake, but not in a bad way actually. It’s like a good quality chocolate syrup. Some dick who seemed to be rolling spilled 2/3 my glass.


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