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RATINGS: 274   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.


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jjgmd (1358) - Coral Springs, Florida, USA - DEC 28, 2013
Bottle with the boys, pours a dark black pour with a small java head. Nose is predominately fresh strong roasted coffee. Taste is like a cup of fresh joe with sweet chocolate. Alcohol well hidden. Finish is malty with a sweet coffee and chocolate ending. Delicious. Quaff Score 8 / 10

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
zgaier (1315) - Coral Springs, Florida, USA - DEC 28, 2013
Pours black with a brown head and nice aroma of coffee beans and espresso. Taste is all coffee and espresso, comes through nicely with chocolate and roasted malt with a coffee roast finish. Delicious beer and great for coffee lovers

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
MadRobin (1828) - Silver Spring, USA - DEC 8, 2013
Poured from 22 oz. bottle. Opaque, brown-black with a small tan head and excellent lacing. Aroma of roasted coffee, chocolate, roasted malt, caramel and toffee. Taste of dark roasted coffee, caramel, toasted/charred malt, charcoal and toffee. Full/medium body and medium carbonation. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
harrymel (1477) - Spokane, Washington, USA - DEC 5, 2013
Let’s do this. Didn’t see this coming off the LoF series. Pours black with a fine mocha central dome and rim. Smells of cocoa, milk chocolate, light roasted coffee and some oats. Tastes of coffee, chocolate, some biscuit and fudge brownies, but not sweet. A bit of oatmeal as well. Medium bodied with moderated carb and an off dry, a little too dry finish. This is a lighter take on the triad of coffee, chocolate and stout, and decent. It should be a one off for certain. Serving type: bottle 11-10-2012

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
jmagnus87 (2330) - Rockford, Illinois, USA - OCT 15, 2013
Bottle sampled at a tasting. From notes. Loads of coffee and chocolate with very nice roasty notes. One of my favorites.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ferris (2889) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 4, 2013
Bottle - Coffee and a bit of chocolate. Jet black with a mocha colored head. Like a mocha flavored coffee. Nice, but a bit one sided. Almost a drink vs. a beer.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
dresden (779) - Saskatchewan, CANADA - SEP 28, 2013
Cola pour with a thin tan head. Aromas of smoked malt, dark chocolate, some coffee but it seems to have faded. Lots of smoky earthy malt, some coffee and very little chocolate flavours. Nice beer that I should have drank a while ago.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Imperial_Scout (363) - Illinois, USA - AUG 18, 2013
Jet black with tan head. Coffee roasted in nose. Smooth coffee taste and carbination. Easy drinking, very nice.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
superspak (2408) - Michigan, USA - AUG 16, 2013
22 ounce bottle into signature globe glass, bottled on 10/5/2012. Pours pitch black color with a 2 finger dense and fluffy tan head with great retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lingers. Nice soapy lacing clings around the glass. Aromas of big dark roasted coffee, dark chocolate, cocoa, roasted malt, light char, toast, and roasted earthiness. Awesome aromas with big presence of coffee, dark chocolate, and roasted notes; with great strength. Taste of big dark roasted coffee, dark chocolate, cocoa, roasted malt, light char, toast, and roasted earthiness. Good amount of roasted coffee bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of coffee, dark chocolate, cocoa, roasted malt, light char, toast, and roasted earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Damn nice balance of coffee, chocolate, and roasted malt flavors; with a nice sweetness/bitter coffee balance, and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and medium-full bodied; with a creamy, silky, and lightly chalky mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is very well hidden with only a small warming noticed after the finish. Overall this is a highly excellent imperial coffee stout! All around great balance and complexity of coffee, chocolate, and roasted malt flavors; and very smooth to sip on for the ABV. A highly enjoyable offering.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ROGUE (2085) - Newark, Delaware, USA - AUG 7, 2013
22oz bottle. Pours an pitch black color with a tight, tan head that leaves a bit of lacing. Smells of coffee mostly with some slight sweetness.Tastes of roasted notes mostly, with a bit of sweetness. Coffee and cocoa come through first with a bit of toasted marshmallow. Slight bit of brown sugar ends it with a touch of sweetness. Medium bodied with a smooth amount of carbonation.


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