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RATINGS: 275   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.


3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
JohnnyJ (4275) - San Diego, California, USA - DEC 16, 2012
Bomber. Dark brown pour, with a small tan head. Sweet coffee, light roast, milk chocolate, somewhat old coffee taste. Decent, but it seems Iím always disappointed when I buy a lips of faith beer.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
SSSteve (3740) - - DEC 16, 2012
bottle. black, oily pour with a small brown head. strong creamed coffee aroma with robust chocolate. flavor of baker chocolate and handfuls of dark roast coffee beans. medium body and a velvety texture. very coffee forward, without unwanted bitterness. hints of caramel sweetness. complex with layers of different flavors.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
GMCC2181 (1500) - Newark, Delaware, USA - DEC 16, 2012
Botte via SL... Lets start with the taste. Bitter, chocolate, coffee. Delicious! Nose is nice, cold coffee, bitter chocolate notes. Looks great... Black as wesley snipes. Small mocha colored head that fades quickly. Creamy smooth body, easy to drink for a 9+ percenter.... Overall... Good shite!

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
brenn79 (1492) - Idaho, USA - DEC 16, 2012
22 oz. bottle- Pours pitch black with a one finger tan head. Aroma is gourmet coffee, chocolate, it smells like creamy fresh brewed coffee with a touch of cocoa added, yummy. The taste is coffee of course, more bitter and dry than the aroma led on, cocoa, some hops. Body is full and creamy, carbonation is medium. I really liked this beer, coffee and chocolate are nothing new to the impy stout genre, but that is because it works, they blend wonderfully, really enjoyed it!

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
RollinHard (1024) - Fort Worth, Texas, USA - DEC 15, 2012
Pours black with a nice medium brown head and a lasting ring of foam. Aroma of coffee, milk duds, dark chocolate, and slight fruit; sweet and tangy on the nose all at once. Flavor of moderate roast, dry at first but then you get hit with the sweet chocolate and malt flavors as well as coffee. Finish is pretty strong with bitter coffee, earth, smoke, and vaguely milky aftertaste. Nearly heavy, slightly high carbonation, creamy body, not much alcohol presence. Good beer, nice to see NB make an imperial stout. Itís not the heaviest out there as expected, but it is well made and demonstrates its ingredients well.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Beaver (1274) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - DEC 15, 2012
22 oz bottle. Pours dark brown black with a medium creamy tan head that retains well and laces the glass.

The aroma is sweet lactic chocolate and coffee roast with a slight amount of vegetables.

The flavor is sweet lactic chocolate and a lot of roasted malt and coffee and a bit of alcohol. The mouthfeel is medium to full bodied with low carbonation.

Overall, a nice coffee stout. Sweet with the lactic chocolate, but nice coffee and the roast balances it out. Not top tier, but great value.

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
johnnyoski (431) - Macomb, Michigan, USA - DEC 15, 2012
Bomber. Near black pour with a foamy, light brown head. Roasted coffee and dark chocolate aroma. Mostly bitter tasting as the coffee and roasted malt overpowers most of the chocolate trying to peak through. Lingering semi-sweet, alcohol taste. Well carbonated with a surprisingly watery texture. Just a little more body and chocolate flavor could have made this a great one, but still worth a try.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BVery (5997) - Burnsville, Minnesota, USA - DEC 15, 2012
Tap at Busters on 28th. Very dark brown pour with reddish highlights. Small clingy head. Rich coffee grounds and sweet chocolate. Yummy.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
ApisAles (1576) - Greenbelt, Maryland, USA - DEC 15, 2012
Maybe I expect to much from Bew Belgium but this was a pretty run of the mill chocolate coffee stout. Poured a nice dark color witha tan head. Aroma notes were all present, coffee, chocolate, roast, not bitter. Still something felt just a bit flat with this one.

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
umich03jm (1869) - Flat Rock, Michigan, USA - DEC 15, 2012
Pours a very dark brown color with a small beige head that lingers and never completely goes away. Great lacing on the glass. Aroma is fresh coffee grounds, light roast, and sweet milk chocolate. Very nice, smells delicious. Taste is not as great as the aroma but still good. A tad sweeter and more bitter than I expected. Coffee taste is fresh though and the chocolate is really good too. Mouthfeel is pretty thin, would like some more body. Overall, still very good but this could be incredible with a few tweaks.


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