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RATINGS: 275   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.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
kayres (456) - , 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 (679) - 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 (4759) - 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.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Prufrockstar (893) - Seattle, Washington, USA - NOV 13, 2012
Aroma: coffee, chocolate, first whiff was almost like fudge but gone now. Appearance: deep, dark, opaque, tan head with tight foamy bubbles clinging to the sides of the snifter long after the head recedes. Taste: surprisingly bitter, unexpectedly dry, more coffee than chocolate. Mouthfeel: plenty of carbonation, alcohol bite that almost immediately warms the back of the throat. Overall: iced french press coffee, hold the sugar, but add a smidge of dark chocolate and a shot of booze. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Foxbush (1262) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - NOV 13, 2012
UPDATED: APR 20, 2013 Draft This was a wonderful experience. The deep black stout had a modest head with lacing. The coffee was on the nose and thoughout the experience. The chocolate was very subtle. The stout is amazing and smooth from start to finish. It is an ale to drink slowly and enjoy each sip. The cabonation was average and a nice medium body. The finish was smooth and clean.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ryanfolty (1836) - Bourbon County, Minnesota, USA - NOV 13, 2012
November 13, 2012 on tap from iTap. Black pour with limited head and lacing. Roasted malt, chocolate and coffee in the aroma and taste. Had a dry alcohol finish, but not that alcohol burn, and there was some smoke in there as well.

3.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
onceblind (4014) - Denver, Colorado, USA - NOV 13, 2012
Black with a small tan head. Wonderful aroma of cold toddy, milk chocolate, and a very light tone of roasty licorice. The flavor is a little more roasty/burnt bitter than I like, akin to slightly stale coffee, but there’s a nice chocolaty sweetness with a cold black coffee essence that kinda brings it back. Dark roasty molasses and cold black coffee round out the finish.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BMan1113VR (7853) - Los Angeles, California, USA - NOV 12, 2012
Bottle. Pours with a black hued body and a large foamy tan head that lasts. Good lace and retention. Aromas of brown sugar, coffee, highly toasted grain, raisins, burnt toast, plum and chocolate. Grainy. Flavors are lightly acrid, dry, roasty, acidic coffee. Too dry to notice much chocolate. Burnt toast. Coffee character is a touch crude. Clean. Bitter, leather. Medium-lively carbonation, dry, medium to medium low body.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bhensonb (10908) - Woodland, California, USA - NOV 12, 2012
Bomber from the Whole Foods in Davis, CA. Pours very dark brown/black with a creamy tan head. Aromas of smooth chocolate and coffee. Full bodied. Very fresh dark chocolate flavor - almost enough to eclipse the coffee. Some fairly smooth burnt malt beneath those. Finishes dry and flavorful.


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