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RATINGS: 281   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.


2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
dfearnley (1078) - 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 (1200) - 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 (7214) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 17, 2012
22 oz. bottle, pours black with a thin creamy tan head. Nose gives off exactly what you’d 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 wouldn’t have guessed this was anywhere close to 10% - maybe 7%. Decent, but underwhelming impie - feels too "safe".

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
GT2 (8741) - San Diego County, California, USA - NOV 16, 2012
Tap at Smoke&Barrel. Pours clear deep ruby. Weak mocha head. Nose is spicy green coffee. Taste is spicy, heavy coffee, some hazelnut and spicy green pepper. My rating: 3.5 Fiancé rating: 3.8 She thought it was a bit thin. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Hopper (827) - San Antonio, Texas, USA - NOV 16, 2012
22 oz. brown bottle. Pours black with a tan head. Aroma is dominant roasted coffee and if I really think about it some chocolate and roasted malts but mainly coffee. The taste is again mainly roasted coffee. This is obviously a straight up coffee beer and if you like coffee in beer than this should be right up your alley.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
kayres (519) - , Georgia, USA - NOV 16, 2012
Black with a thin tan head.sweet aroma with hints of coco.smooth with a definite coffee bitter. Chocolate comes through in the after taste ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
SphinxTX (2876) - Mata Gorda, Texas, USA - NOV 16, 2012
Bottle. Pours black with chocolate tan creamy head. Aroma of coffee. Flavor has a pleasant buy not overly extreme coffee, chocolate with a lightly sweet maltiness. Medium-heavy, silky body with low-medium carbonation. Overall, very nice beer!

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
beerbastard (726) - Mesa, Arizona, USA - NOV 15, 2012
Bomber. Pours black with short lived tan head. Coffee dominates the nose followed by chocolates. Big coffee flavors again followed by milk chocolate sweetness. Distinctive flavors. Coffee is strong into the finish. Pretty good, not too complex. You have to like coffee to like this.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
nimbleprop (5196) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - NOV 15, 2012
22oz bottle pours a mostly opaque black with some thin, tan head. Aroma is nice, coffee with cream, brown sugar, some milk chocolate, a little toast. Sort of smells like breakfast; like an cafe au lait with pan chocolate. Flavor is the same, very sweet but not cloying, coffee, brown sugar, chocolate. While it’s sweet, it hides the alcohol well. You could definitely drink 22oz of this. Very nice.


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