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RATINGS: 283   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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mikem409 (1755) - 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

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
tastybeer (1823) - 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. Doesn’t even compare to Founder’s breakfast stout.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
thirdeye11 (5688) - 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.

   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

   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 didn’t 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
riversideAK (5727) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Suttree (5355) - 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.

   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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
JaBier (5106) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - DEC 9, 2012
Bottle shared by a friend. Darkest brown pour with a thin tan head. Malty aroma with coffee, roast and chocolate. Coffee and malt flavor with some alcohol and chocolate before a roasty finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Peacehammer (624) - California, USA - DEC 9, 2012
thick black, thin khaki head, that dissipates to lacing. Mocha chocolate aroma, and sort of a sweet cocoa. Flavor profile is very similar to the aroma, and it’s great. Slightly thinner body than I expected. Well worth the $5.99.

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