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RATINGS: 277   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.


4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
swanmann (606) - 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 itís 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.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Finhead (1194) - OFallon, Illinois, USA - MAR 21, 2013
Dark brown with a frothy, brown head. The aroma has ample coffee along with milk chocolate and toffee. It has a medium body with sticky texture and average carbonation. The taste is mildly sweet with a roasted coffee finish.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
patrick767 (3584) - fort wayne, Indiana, USA - MAR 13, 2013
bottle - Pours black with a tan head. It smells of coffee, roast malt, and some alcohol. It has a big roasted coffee malt flavor with some good hops balance. Itís full bodied with a roasted coffee aftertaste. Really good, especially as it warms.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
50belair (2356) - Florida, USA - MAR 13, 2013
Bottle shared at the Coffee District. Dark brown pour. Coffee aromas. Thin in the body and watery with mild black coffee and almost chocolate notes.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
FROTHINGSLOSH (4971) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 9, 2013
From the March 2013 3R6P tasting. +++ Sampled from a 22 oz brown bottle this beer poured a black color with a medium sized soapy brown head that left a bit of lacing. The aroma was semi-sweet licorice, cocoa and a bit of coffee. The flavor was dryish and toasty with notes of Bakers chocolate, a hint of coffee and a touch of roasty malts. Medium length finish of roasty cocoa. Medium body. Disappointing.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
fidelis83 (1975) - Clinton, Iowa, USA - MAR 5, 2013
Black pour with a 3 finger, chunky tan head. Aroma is coffee, toasted white bread, milk chocolate, lactose sweetness, hints of dark fruit, berry tartness, caramel coated granola and Malt-O-Meal. Flavor starts off with lots of coffee, roasted nuts, lactose sweetness, earth, char, acidic chocolate, toast and earth and pine hops. Medium body with a creamy, sticky entry, slightly dry finish and light, somewhat blanketing carbonation. Good stuff, no real wow factor to it though.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
OmegaX (1269) - Florida, USA - MAR 3, 2013
Bomber. Aromas of chocolate, roast, coffee cake, and more cocoa powder. Tastes pretty similar with a ton of chocolate and coffee notes mixing well. Looks fantastic, with a jet black body and a thin mocha head. Overall a nice coffee stout.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Chipalsa (1310) - Florida, USA - MAR 3, 2013
22oz Bottle - Thanks OmegaX!
Appearance - Oily black, leather head
Aroma - Roasted malts, hotel coffee, cocoa powder
Taste - Mocha, caramel, dark chocolate, bitter finish

I like how smooth all the chocolate flavors melded together here. Itís a very smooth drinker with just enough bite at the end to remind you of itís 9% alcohol content.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
natesbeerz (6) - - MAR 2, 2013 does not count
UPDATED: MAR 9, 2013 Draft. Pours deep black. Rich coffee aroma with strong hints of chocolate. Hides the alcohol very well. Great beer.


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