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RATINGS: 288   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.79/5   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.


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
unclemike (2860) - Ft. Riley, Kansas, USA - JUN 4, 2013
pours a mostly opaque dark mahogany with a spotty-lacing beige head. Has a sweet dark caramel and chocolate nose with fresh roasty coffee. Starts with good fullness and toasty dark caramel malts with rich coffee flavor and dark chocolate before a drier bittersweet finish. Pretty smooth and well-balanced

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BigBeer45 (1405) - Michigan, USA - JUN 2, 2013
Bottle, a fast pour made a foamy two to three finger chocolate shake colored head over a brown-black beer, the head receded to a partial cover and ring, some bubbles traveling up the sides of the glass, it left nice spots and fingers of lacing as I drank, there was no sediment in the bottle, this drink had aromas of roasted malt, roast coffee, chocolate and faint dark chocolate in the background, there was a little grain and malt sweetness, there were flavors of roasted malt, coffee with some coffee bitterness and faint chocolate, some malt and chocolate sweetness, the finish had a little malt and coffee bitterness with roast malt and coffee trailing, the mouth feel was more than medium with a nice touch of creaminess, and it had average carbonation, this beer was a nice combination of roasted malt, coffee and chocolate, there was some coffee bitterness that adds a nice touch to this drink, the coffee bitterness grew a bit as the beer warmed but it was not over bearing, a good Impy.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
bigguns22 (767) - Maryland, USA - MAY 25, 2013
This is one of the best of the series I have had. Poor is dark and has a nice tan head. Aroma is rich and full of coffee and chocolate. Full of bitter notes like dark chocolate and cold coffee. Finsh is clean lite.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
SHIG (4381) - Wasilla, Alaska, USA - MAY 22, 2013
Bottle shared at GNBC meeting: Poured deep black with brown edges, the head was light brown tan. Aroma was strong roasted coffee and dark chocolate. The taste was similar with chocolate malts and coffee bean.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Westmeister (2129) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - MAY 22, 2013
Bottle. Pours black/brown color with dark beige head of froth that displayed decent lacing throughout Aroma was roasted malts, coffee grounds, touch of burnt coffee, bit of creaminess as well. Flavor was similar with a lingering earthy hop bit. and some dark chocolate. Soft palate with a semi creamy finish. I found this to be quite enjoyable. Not too dominant in any one sense.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jake65 (3316) - Meridian, Idaho, USA - MAY 20, 2013
Bottle: Pours a very dark brown with a finger of creamy brown head. I love a good coffee beer and man this aroma is intense... rich, roasted espresso notes and very light chocolate. After a few sips (throughout the entire glass really) it is good news the coffee flavor isn’t as intense as the aroma suggests. Still, a very good quality coffee flavor, roast, light bittersweetness, and cocoa work together well. Nice feel, soft and silky. Makes me long for this in a smaller format... solid brew.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
anders37 (22307) - Malmö, SWEDEN - MAY 20, 2013
Bottle. Pours a black color with a small tan head. Has a roasted malty sweetish chocolate and vanilla aroma. Sweetish roasted malty chocolate and vanilla flavor. Has a sweetish roasted malty chocolate and vanilla finish.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
AmEricanbrew (6656) - Same Trailer, Different Park, Louisiana, USA - MAY 11, 2013
Black with fleeting tan head. Nice nutty brewed coffee, chocolate syrup aromas. medium body, average carbonation. brewed coffee, mocha, dark chocolate flavors with sugar, dark roast malts----tasty coffee brew.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jgb9348 (5527) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - APR 28, 2013
Deep dark brown coloured body with a very thin, fast-dying tan head. Aroma of bunches of peat, coffee, chocolate, oak, raisins and even some vanilla noticeable. Medium-bodied; Deep strong peat and coffee flavours dominate with only a hint of chocolate and oak noticeable, but a lot of alcohol and deep bitter notes. Aftertaste is very strong with the coffee, peat, roasted malt and a lot of chocolate and alcohol. Overall, a strong and relatively good beer - showing perhaps a bit too much coffee, not enough chocolate and a little too much alcohol and peat. I sampled this 65 cL bottle purchased from Arrowine in Arlington, Virginia on 24-November-2012 for US$6.99 sampled at home in Washington on 28-April-2013.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Kshlava (55) - - APR 26, 2013
Heavy coffee and dark chocolate flavor. I love the espresso flavor. A dark brew with a brown and creamy head. Had on tap at the hay merchant. This will be one of my favorite beers. The only complaint I have is that it has a high alcohol content that is heavy on the aftertaste. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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