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RATINGS: 277   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.


3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
magsinva (879) - Virginia, USA - NOV 20, 2012
Bottle from Wegmans Sterling - pours pitch with a finger of milk chocolate head. Aroma is chocolate, coffee, and malt. Taste leans sweet. Palate is dry, but surprisingly thin. While it has big alcohol, it is surprisingly subdued. Overall, solid, but not outstanding.

3.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DiarmaidBHK (3466) - Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 20, 2012
Bottle from Wegmans Leesburg. Pours black with an inch of khaki foam. Huge roasted coffee and dark chocolate notes on the nose. It does punch you in the nose a little bit. Fair amount of coffee on the tongue. Not as bold as on the nose. Solid winter warmer.

3.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
dukeredhair (242) - California, USA - NOV 20, 2012
Aroma is the best part of this beer. Notes of mocha coffee with a nice brightness to the coffee scent. Usually the coffee in these things smells bitter and burnt, not so here. Appearance is black with a thin tan head that leaves quickly, no lacing, no sheeting. Taste is More of a traditional stout than I was expecting fromt he nose. Coffee somehow gets lost and chocolate isnt even there. Overall its a good beer and I really like the bottle design. In fact some of these lips of faith bottles are some of the best looking out there. Perfect for making your own DIY bomber beer glasses.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Pailhead (4900) - Brownstown, Michigan, USA - NOV 19, 2012
Bottle: The aroma consists of moderate dark chocolate, light vanilla, and coffee. It pours a dark brown with no transparency and a one finger khaki head that has okay retention. There is some spotty webbing left on the sides of the glass. The flavor starts with a quick dose of dark chocolate. The finish has moderate roasted coffee, lighter milk chocolate, faint vanilla, a hint of plum, and alcohol. Its medium-full bodied with moderate carbonation. Overall...solid, but I usually expect more in your face coffee flavors when I see an Imperial Coffee Stout.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
crossovert (7581) - Illinois, USA - NOV 18, 2012
ON tap. I find it a bit thin and underwhelming. Not a huge blast of coffee mostly cocoa and caramel.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
legion242 (2229) - Richardson, Texas, USA - NOV 18, 2012
Poured a heavy black with a khaki head leaving whispy lacing. Nose of coffee and follows thorugh in the mouth with more coffee flavours then chocolate.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
dfearnley (1033) - Alberta, CANADA - NOV 17, 2012
22 oz bottle to flute Coffee, dark chocolate and burnt malts. Deep opaque brown with a thin bubbly tan head. Taste is almost pure coffee to me with a tinge of sourness. It's full bodied, thick and creamy. The coffee is too much for me, but my tasted partner loves it.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
bigaddie (75) - - NOV 17, 2012
Really STRONG stout, heavy on the coffee side. Would have liked a bit more of a dark chocolate taste which would have been more balanced, but I appreciate the guts! The flavors last long - highly recommend this stout! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
oRos (1126) - sacramento, California, USA - NOV 17, 2012
From 22oz bomber. Has a black color with Brown head. Aroma is coffee and moca. Taste is lots of coffee and chocolate.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
mcberko (6708) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 17, 2012
22 oz. bottle, pours black with a thin creamy tan head. Nose gives off exactly what youd expect from the name: cocoa powder and freshly brewed black coffee, with not much else to speak of. Flavour of bitter cocoa powder, black unsweetened coffee, and some light roast. Actually quite a light body for the style, with considerable bitterness from the coffee and unsweetened cocoa. ABV is not detectable, so combined with the light body, I wouldnt have guessed this was anywhere close to 10% - maybe 7%. Decent, but underwhelming impie - feels too "safe".


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