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RATINGS: 288   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.79/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
anders37 (22692) - 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.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Travlr (21167) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - NOV 21, 2012
Bottle. Very dark brown color, huge brown head with decent retention. Aroma of chocolate dipped in coffee. Taste is very rich caffe macchiato and bitter cocoa. Very tasty.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
brokensail (15728) - Dublin, California, USA - JAN 3, 2013
Black in color with a tan head. Huge coffee aroma, coffee grounds, roasted malt, and dark chocolate. A little bit of toffee and caramel sweetness, earthy hops, and cocoa powder. Strong coffee flavor to the beer, though a bit more coffee grounds character than expected. Mild bitterness, dark chocolate, roasted malt, and a mild toffee sweetness.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bhensonb (13978) - Woodland, California, USA - NOV 12, 2012
Bomber from the Whole Foods in Davis, CA. Pours very dark brown/black with a creamy tan head. Aromas of smooth chocolate and coffee. Full bodied. Very fresh dark chocolate flavor - almost enough to eclipse the coffee. Some fairly smooth burnt malt beneath those. Finishes dry and flavorful.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
mcberko (13884) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 17, 2012
22 oz. bottle, pours black with a thin creamy tan head. Nose gives off exactly what you’d expect from the name: cocoa powder and freshly brewed black coffee, with not much else to speak of. Flavour of bitter cocoa powder, black unsweetened coffee, and some light roast. Actually quite a light body for the style, with considerable bitterness from the coffee and unsweetened cocoa. ABV is not detectable, so combined with the light body, I wouldn’t have guessed this was anywhere close to 10% - maybe 7%. Decent, but underwhelming impie - feels too "safe".

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ratman197 (13076) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - NOV 30, 2012
Bomber poured a clear dark reddish brown with a lasting tan head. Aromas of coffee, roastiness and bakers cocoa. Palate was medium to full bodied and smooth. Flavors of coffee, roasdtiness and bitter chocolate with a smooth lingering coffee finish.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
argo0 (13069) - Washington DC, USA - NOV 21, 2012
22oz bottle. Medium brown head atop black body. Aroma is moderately sweet, coffee/roast, some bittersweet chocolate, light earthy, faint burnt. Taste is moderately sweet, coffee, earthy, some roast, bittersweet chocolate, light burnt, alcohol. Medium-full body, smooth with low carbonation.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bu11zeye (12684) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - JUL 3, 2013
(Draught) Pours a black body with a medium beige head. Aroma of coffee, roasted malt, mint, and chocolate. Flavor of chocolate, coffee, roasted malt, earth, and mint.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ferris (12396) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 4, 2013
Bottle - Coffee and a bit of chocolate. Jet black with a mocha colored head. Like a mocha flavored coffee. Nice, but a bit one sided. Almost a drink vs. a beer.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Scopey (12227) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 10, 2013
Tap at Closed for Business, Charleston. It pours near black with a medium light tan head. The nose is roasty, freshly ground coffee, caramel, toast, vanilla, fudge, ash and light tobacco. The taste is fresh coffee, roasted malt, toast, bitter cocoa, caramel and earth with a dry, roasty finish. Medium-full body and moderate carbonation. Tasty, well-balanced and damn drinkable. Yum.


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