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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.


3.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Gachupines (898) - USA - APR 7, 2013
Black with a thin brown head. Aroma is strong coffee with a little bit of chocolate. Similar to a mocha with a double shot of espresso. Flavor is big coffee with a hint of chocolate. Could be quite excellent, but the finish is overly bitter which detracts from it overall. Still, definitely nice if you like a strong coffee beer. Wife: 3.75

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
dreadnord (1013) - San Diego, California, USA - APR 7, 2013
Pours thick and dark with a thin tan head. The nose is heavy coffee, like a fresh poured cup of joe that someone snuck chunks of milk chocolate into. Hints of spice and cherries mingle intermittently. The taste is high sweet and medium bitter. The texture is to crisp. Overcarbonated. The body is heavy an the finish is long. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Braudog (5742) - Hampton, Virginia, USA - APR 7, 2013
Bottle. Big and black, still, but still giving up a big head. The aroma reminds me of baking brownies ... thick with chocolate and roast. This is a delicious drinker, and would go GREAT with vanilla ice cream or just about any chocolate dessert. Brilliant. (#4973, 4/7/2013)

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ThisWangsChung (747) - Leonardtown, Maryland, USA - APR 7, 2013
Rated 3/24/13. Portion of a 22 oz bottle poured into a Hunahpu’s snifter. From notes. A: Pours a dark brown color that’s seemingly kind of light for the style. The head is a one finger light mocha shade. S: Some roasted barley influence appears on the nose, backed by light coffee and chocolate. I swear I pick up a bit of oatmeal, too. A bit bland, but decently balanced. T: The flavor doesn’t come off as roasty as I thought it would from the nose. A light mocha character to start becomes a chocolaty finish. Mellow and balanced, almost to a fault. M: This one feels a bit thin and insubstantial for me. I could use a bit more creaminess here, but it drinks easily. O: This is decent. Well balanced, but could be great with a few tweaks.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
EtTuCthulhu (1047) - Columbia, Missouri, USA - APR 6, 2013
The aroma fuses a strong current of chocolate with undercurrents of coffee and oats, but the appearance is an opaque black with a quickly dissipating tan head. The taste is quite umami, slightly bitter, and slightly sweet, which is very pleasing to the tongue because of the way the flavors nicely combine on the tongue; furthermore, the palate combines a bitter finish, medium body, oily texture, and a soft carbonation.

3.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
gruberm (329) - - APR 1, 2013
Clearing backlog. No comments. Apologies, future ratings will have detail. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
DocJitsu (949) - Florida, USA - MAR 31, 2013
Pours a a dark, muddy brown with a scorched caramel color head. The head foam is reminiscent of when water is poured into a glass that just contained milk. A lot of asymetrical bubbles. Quite a bit of lacing around the glass. The aroma is comprised of brewed coffee, ground coffee, and powder cocoa for chocolate milk or hot chocolate. Not a whole lot more going on there. The mouthfeel is disappointing. Too watery and thin. A bit of sharpness due to the hop carbonation interaction toward the end. Heavy on the coffee with distinct notes of powdered cocoa mix. There’s a little smokiness in the middle with something akin to a salty, grilled olive, if you will. I think they missed the mark with this one.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Nickls (1847) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - MAR 25, 2013
Bottle. Foamy light khaki head, nearly black body. Oats, bitter espresso and dark chocolate in the aroma. Flavor is iced esprsso, very toasty and coffee driven, bitter, toasty, and dry finish. Medium to lighter body that’s softer...could use more heft there. Just ok.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
swanmann (604) - Norman, Oklahoma, USA - MAR 23, 2013
From the bottle, it looks like coffee with about a two inch pillow of chocolate milk colored foam on top. Deep dark chocolate brown, nearly no light penetrating. Rich mocha aroma, with a hint of booze and just a touch of sour fruit smell. The flavor is rich and roasty, chocolate, coffee, caramel, orange, cherry. Nice and viscous, I sat on this one for about 6 months and it’s nice and mellow. VERY good.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
timberrr (43) - New Jersey, USA - MAR 22, 2013
22 oz bottle poured into snifter. Dark black brown color with a nice tan mocha head. Aroma of coffee, dark chocolate and roasted malt. Flavor starts with a sweet chocolate malt which quickly goes to a slightly bitter strong coffee taste. Body is medium and carbonation is light to medium with tight bubbles. Overall a tasty stout although the coffee flavor was a little overpowering, covered up the other flavors.


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