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RATINGS: 284   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.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Pailhead (5450) - Plymouth, 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. It’s 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 (8911) - 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 (2324) - 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 (1165) - 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 (1326) - 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 (8738) - 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 (9266) - 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 (595) - , 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


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