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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.


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MacBoost (1274) - Pouring Bus, New York, USA - DEC 14, 2012
Bottle from Prem1er. Thanks, bro! Pours a thick, cummy black with a frothy tan head. Real heavy on the Starbucks coffee aromas. Some bitter chocolate aromas in there as well. Taste consists of coffee grinds, campfire roasted símores complete with the graham cracker. Decent. I donít know, maybe itís the last beer that I had that just put me in a shitty mood, but Iím not really into it at this point anymore tonight. This beer is good enough. I was hoping for better, but thisíll do. Roasty coffee, some chocolate, dry finish. Itís pretty good.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Pawola22 (3262) - Woodridge, Illinois, USA - DEC 14, 2012
22oz bottle from Binnyís Lincoln Park. Pours a black body with an inch thick, dense and creamy, dark brown head that dissipates slowly and leaves a nice lacing. Aroma is really nice with lots of fresh coffee and cream as well as plenty of rich, milky and dark, bittersweet chocolates. A nice roast backing with some espresso and nuts as well. Flavor is similar. Lots of fresh coffee and cream up front before a big chocolate malt backing comes in. Some bittersweet and milky chocolates with light nuts and hints of vanilla as well as a good amount of roasts. Finishes fairly dry and somewhat bitter with lots of coffees giving off a slight acidity, a good amount of roasts, and plenty of chocolates before leaving a lengthy aftertaste. Medium, soft and smooth body with a creamy, moderate carbonation. Overall, a pretty straightforward, but enjoyable Imperial Coffee Stout. Plenty of rich chocolates, roasts, and fresh coffees in a well balanced, smooth body. Good one.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mikem409 (1482) - bloomfield, Michigan, USA - DEC 13, 2012
Bottle. Pours black fluffy tan head. Lots of coffee on aroma. Taste is very nice tons of chocolate bar and some coffe on finish

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
tastybeer (1728) - Bloomington, Indiana, USA - DEC 12, 2012
Bottle. Black pour, tan head, good retention/some lace. Aroma is green coffee, roast, chocolate, green pepper. Taste is big green pepper, green coffee, chocolate, roast. Palate is soft, oily, a bit thin. Doesnít even compare to Founderís breakfast stout.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
thirdeye11 (5544) - Dallas, Texas, USA - DEC 11, 2012
(22oz bomber) deep espresso brown, creamy tan head. Nose of milk chocolate, mild sweet coffee and cream notes, smooth, light honey roasted nuts, fairly rich also. Taste of earthy coffee, lightly bitter/acidic, cocoa powder, cream. Medium thick body, light bittersweet chocolate notes.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
hootenk (2) - - DEC 11, 2012 does not count
Great color, jet black with a thick creamy head. Bold aroma but lacks in depth of a coffee stout. Creamy but missing just a lil something. Overall though a solid offering. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
matthewgerke (67) - - DEC 11, 2012
Bottle. Poured black with a one-finger tan head with good lacing. Strong coffee and chocolate aromas - definitely surprised that one didnít dominate the other as is usually the case. Great balance between the chocolate and coffee on the palate with a nice roasted malt profile as well. Medium carbonation and a great finish.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
riversideAK (5625) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - DEC 10, 2012
Big bittersweet chocolate on the nose with fresh coffee grounds and roasted malts, SOme sweetness underneath. Nice nose. Pours black with a lasting tan head and lace. Flavors of big bittersweet chocolate, fresh espresso grounds, roasted dark malts, more chocolate, pleasant sweetness and some alcohol showing through. Smooth with nice body. Delicious.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Suttree (5142) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - DEC 10, 2012
Black, Nice off-white head. Smells chocolatey, not a huge amount of coffee. Some dark bread toast, as well. Taste is roasty, dark bread, and chocolate. Coffee (finally) emerges as it warms. Not bad.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ngeunit1 (1555) - San Francisco, California, USA - DEC 9, 2012
A - Pours a dark black with a touch of brown mixed in with a finger of frothy chocoalte colored head atop. The head fades at a normal pace leaving behind some nice lacing. S - Aroma is full of roasted chocolate malts and coffee with osme vanilla, black licorice, lactose, and a touch of booze. T - Starts off with a mix of roasted milk chocoalte malts with some black lirocie and vanilla. Through the middle, lots of roasted coffee comes through with some earthy hops, and some molasses. The finish is a mix of roasted coffee and chocoalte with some molassses, black lirorice, and a touch of booze. M - Medium-full bodied with moderate carbonation. Feels smooth with a sweet, roasted, and warming finish. D - Very drinkable. Great balance with good coffee and chocoalte flavors.


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