Serve in Snifter


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RATINGS: 285   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.78/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
portableparty (2248) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - NOV 9, 2012
22 oz. bottle to snifter. Pours brown black with a quick soapy khaki head that leave a wispy film and sudsy collar. Aroma is strong coffee and bakers chocolate. Taste is strong coffee and mild chocolate with some faint vanilla and bitter hops. Palate is full and chalky. This is decent, but the coffee is a bit strong and over does the chocolate flavor.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
UncleKorm (1142) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - NOV 9, 2012
On tap poured a deep brown w/ a tan ring and good lacing. Huge aroma of pure fresh coffee, not to dark of a roast, like sticking your nose in a bag of fresh grounds, the aroma is that big. Taste is fresh coffee with a subtle dark chocolate backbone. Light sweet to light bitter with a dry finish.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
sonnycheeba (4536) - Federal Hill, Baltimore, Maryland, USA - NOV 8, 2012
Tap. Pours opaque black with average, frothy, beir head; decent retention and spare lacing. Aroma is heavy coffee and chocolate, roast malt, burnt wood, figs, and earthy hops. Flavor is roast malt forward with heavy doses of coffee and chocolate, dark fruit esters, and light hops; dry, chocolate finish. Full body and low carbonation.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BeerandBlues2 (11063) - San Diego, California, USA - NOV 8, 2012
Tap. Pours opaque with a small, frothy tan head, short retention with good lacing. Aroma is coffee, chocolate and roast malt with earthy hops and prune esters. Flavor is malt dominant with chocolate and coffee malt, light hops and bitterness with a sweet finish. Full body and medium carbonation.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
RABinCO (1430) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - NOV 8, 2012
Bottle poured into goblet.Deep black/brown with a slight brown head. Moderate lacing. Big fresh roasted espresso aroma. Taste is BIG fresh coffee with a chocolate back. Not sure ive ever had a beer with a more quality, fresh coffee taste. Perfect for a cold night as this is a very drinkable, warming beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Thisis12ptfont (1018) - Los Angeles, CA, California, USA - NOV 7, 2012
Strong espresso/roasted coffee beans and toasted barley are dominate on the aroma. Deep shade of brownish black with no foam. Massive flavors of roasted coffee, melted molasses, oats, barley, toasted nuts and faint vanilla. Medium bodied with a full flavor and masked alcohol. Overall, this is a very well done and unique stout with an interesting flavor. Id give this an A rating.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
talon1117 (1152) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - NOV 6, 2012
The pour is nearly black with a more than moderate, fizzy, fluffy, pillowy, and tan head which settles to a thin, pillowy layer and leaves scattered lace. The nose is pleasant but quite simple; very chocolatey, rich dark chocolates, chocolate shake, a light Colombian coffee, some moderate roast, and light dark toast. The flavor is similar with rich dark chocolates, Hersheys chocolate syrup, semisweet chocolate chips, some earthy roast, similar coffee notes, and a hint of vanilla. The palate is nearly full, silky, creamy, soft to lively, and very coating. The finish is bittersweet with coffee and rich chocolate mostly, and a vanilla bean lingering. While I found the beer very well balanced, something about the beer just made it hard to drink too much. Maybe a bit too much or too rich chocolate without enough hop bitterness? Nice beer but it didnt make me want to keep drinking.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
trevor211 (1479) - Seattle, Washington, USA - NOV 5, 2012
From a bomber. Deep, dark brown pour -- glossy black in the glass, with a smallish tan head that dissipates fairly quickly. The coffee really comes through, although it seems a bit "raw" -- not quite as thoroughly roasty as the coffees Im used to seeing in beers. The chocolate is deep, dark and bitter, not lending much sweetness, and theres an earthiness in here as well, reminding me of a wood much darker than oak. While Id like to see an additional flavor in here (something to liven it up a bit -- a spice? cinnamon?), the flavors they chose to include are quite well balanced, and while its certainly potent, it covers its alcohol fairly well, and stays out of the "chewy" category. Definitely good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
cbkschubert (2900) - BFE, Arizona, USA - NOV 3, 2012
22 oz. bottle from Plaza Liquors - Pours a dark brown color with a one and a half finger thick light tan head. Light spotty lacing. Aroma is toasted malt and coffee. Flavor is coffee, toasted malt and light chocolate. There is a good bit of chocolate lingering in the finish. Medium to full body. A very good beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ajnepple (4074) - Colorado, USA - NOV 3, 2012
UPDATED: FEB 2, 2013 Poured into a snifter from a 22 ounce bottle. Just the right amount of coffee and chocolate for me. Very tasty. It left me craving for another.

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