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RATINGS: 274   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
jeremyh70 (652) - Missouri, USA - FEB 8, 2013
Poured dark brown into a snifter with half a finger of cream colored head that settled to a nice film with good lacing. Was not as viscous as I would have hoped from the style. Brewed coffee aroma with some chocolate. The coffee is predominate in taste with dark chocolate flavor, roasted malt and a hint of alcohol spiciness that provides some warming but not much else. Medium/full and semi smooth mouthfeel with moderate carbonation. Good and somewhat drinkable for an imperial stout but not very complex. Would have liked more chocolate. One of those beers that I could drink and enjoy but there are better examples of the style that I like better. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Phatdog1 (179) - Brentwood, New Hampshire, USA - FEB 7, 2013
22 oz bomber. Pours black as night with a thin brown head. Nose of coffee, toffee & burnt caramel. Super slick mouthfeel leads to creamy latte & 70% dark chocolate flavor. Burnt coffee finish. Wonderful specimen of this style. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
bagalagalaga (109) - Indiana, USA - FEB 3, 2013
I’m a fan of New Belgium, Imperial Stouts, Coffee Stouts, and Chocolate Stouts, so it didn’t take much urging to get me to try this one. It’s smooth and a bit sweet and smells like mocha. It’s got that thick oily kind of texture in the mouth, and the aftertaste lingers without getting bitter. This is an awesome beer, wish it was available all the time and in 6-packs.

4.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
mountainsoil (1) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - FEB 2, 2013 does not count
this is a great beer with a really nice start wonderful coffee and chocolate finish evenly keeled with a sweet tone and over poweringly final breath.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jcartamdg (1859) - Spring Hill, Florida, USA - FEB 1, 2013
Pours black with no head. Aroma of freshly roasted coffee, and some chocolate. Taste is coffee, very roasty with chocolate on the finish. Quite thin. Not my favorite. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
dogfish120love (912) - Westfield, Massachusetts, USA - FEB 1, 2013
Pours near black with a thick three finger rocky tan head. Rich chocolatey aroma with prominent notes of coffee and some fruitiness. Thick full bodied palate that is rather creamy

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Ibrew2or3 (6767) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - FEB 1, 2013
22oz bomber pours nice and dark with a decent looking half and inch tall mocha head of foam. The aroma offers up a pleasing load of chocolate and rich dark roasted coffee notes, wow! Smells fantastic. The taste is smooth chocolate rolling into rich yummy near oily dark roasted coffee. Toward the finish it moves back to more and more chocolate goodness to help close out the experience. Wow, good stuff.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Cybercat (3195) - Georgia, USA - JAN 31, 2013
Strong, smoky aroma announces loud and clear "This is a damn good stout!" It has notes of quality coffee, chocolate, licorice and roast malt. This beer pours a rich coffee-sable just a snip or two above midnight black with a fairly persistent tan head that leaves some good lacing. Mouth-filling flavor floods the palate with rich coffee, semi-sweet chocolate and roast-to-the-point-of-charcoal malt notes, as well as licorice, caramel, earthy and nutty hints. Downright lip-smacking! Velvety smooth texture has good fizz and thickness, and leaves a satisfying and smoky finish, as if you’ve been chewing on a slightly burnt high-quality coffee bean. Wrap your lips around this one!

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
berrya785 (441) - Kansas, USA - JAN 29, 2013
22 oz bomber poured into a snifter. Pours black with a nice two-finger brown head. Aroma is coffee and chocolate. Taste is dark chocolate, a good amount of coffee, some malt, and light hops. A nice balanced flavor.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
3fourths (7857) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - JAN 28, 2013
bottle. deep brown body, small light brown head. heavily sweet chocolate syrup, roast and muted coffee in the nose with lighter touches of black patent soy / char. syrupy, thick, goopy AND flabby, but mostly smooth and creamy, unlike most high gravity products from New Belgium.


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