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RATINGS: 276   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.


4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
gregwilsonstl (1092) - Missouri, USA - DEC 6, 2012
Dark black. Very dominant chocolate and coffee flavors. Thick. I wish coffee tasted this good. Hides the 9% incredibly well. This tastes like espresso beans coated in chocolate.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ICEatALAMO (940) - Troy, Michigan, USA - DEC 6, 2012
Pours with darkness and very little head. The aroma is powerful, got a lot of chocolate as soon as I cracked the bottle. After a real smell, you get even more chocolate and some coffee. The coffee hits you right up front as soon as it hits your lips. It fades a bit, but not much and is there throughout the whole taste. Some chocolate, but is heavily dominated by the coffee. You better like coffee for this one!

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
GandGKevin (920) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - DEC 6, 2012
Big coffee aromas. Sweet coffee and chocolate creamer flavors. Overall a pretty good stout.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Butters (3764) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - DEC 6, 2012
Sampled at the beach with kristen. Pours a very dark clear brown with good tan head. Aroma is exactly that off coffee. Flavor has some dark bitter chocolate roastiness. Not the best imperial stout, or the best coffee beer i’ve had, but very good for what it is.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 16/20
arkurzynski (1521) - Combined Locks, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 5, 2012
Deep brown with tan head. Potent coffee and cream nose with some roast a weird whisp of dark fruit that didn’t quite fit. Moderate coffee flavor with cream and dry roast. Fairly thin body. Overall enjoyable for what it is.

1.9
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 6/20
wheresyourball (517) - El Cajon, California, USA - DEC 5, 2012
Bummer that my 100th rating was so bad. 22oz bottle poured into a tulip. Pours dark black with a big tan head. Smell is strong bitter coffee. Taste is cold, stale, bitter coffee. I couldn’t taste any chocolate or anything else for that matter. Thin to medium body. Drain poured it.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
sthlm (1231) - Minnesota, USA - DEC 4, 2012
[Bottle] Pours dark brown with a nice brown head. Aroma is straight coffee most of the time, but after warming, some dark chocolate and vanilla appears. Taste is actually a pretty nice balance between coffee and chocolate. Alcohol is not always real well hidden. Fairly thin mouthfeel for the style, but nice lingering chocolate truffle in the finish. Not a particularly complex beer, but enjoyable nonetheless.

3.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 14/20
starkmarvelo (29) - Texas, USA - DEC 3, 2012
New Belgium Imperial Coffee Chocolate Stout A- looks a bit thin. Pours a reddish brown, almost like a porter. I'm seeing a lot of bubbles. Average looking tan head. Ruby highlights around the edges. This doesn't look like an Imperial Stout at all. S- smells like fresh brewed cup of Johann. Some chocolate notes, but mostly like an awesome brewed cup of coffee. Smells very good. T- more coffee flavor than chocolate, but both are there. Bitter chocolate notes with some sweetness. The quality of the coffee is the star in this beer. Tastes pretty good. M- Surprisingly thin. Too much carbonation, and very thin. Did I mention that it was thin? Also has a pretty big alcohol burn at the back of the throat. O- this beer smells great and tastes good, but sadly after that, it doesn't offer much. Given the name of the beer, the mouthfeel fails horribly. The carbonation is a bit too high as well. It went down pretty easy though. 3/5 -

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Nikiel (877) - Portland, Oregon, USA - DEC 3, 2012
Bottle with Carla from Belmont Station. Pours dark brown with a nice layer of frothy tan foam. Smells heavily of coffee. Tastes sweet with a nice blend of coffee, cocoa and vanilla and quickly turns almost spicy. As a non-coffee drinker this is really very nice.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
flatmatt (1112) - Northville, Michigan, USA - DEC 2, 2012
22 oz bottle. Black pour with a tan head. Rich creamy roasted coffee aroma with dark chocolate. Very, very nice. Flavor shows rich chocolate and again very rich roasted coffee, vanilla. Really good stuff.


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