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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.


5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
maxwelldeux (3611) - Everett, Washington, USA - DEC 6, 2012
Bottle. Pours an extremely dark brown with a moderate tan head. Nose has a lot of coffee notes with some hints of chocolate underneath. Taste has some great mocha notes in there. I love it.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
bagalagalaga (113) - 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.

4.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Braudog (5692) - 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)

4.8
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Busick (379) - South Carolina, USA - JAN 15, 2014
New Belgium needs to just brew this beer! It is awesome and leaves you feeling like you just hit a homerun! Pours a dark chocolate and fills the room with coffee aromas! Taste is excellent and is worthy of all craft beer lovers.

4.7
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
jstraw (1917) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 14, 2013
Draft at Jerry’s. Black with big, foamy, brown head / Rich nose of chocolate, fresh roast coffee, and tobacco / Full body, chewy and creamy, light acidity, some sweetness but mostly dry with good bitterness to stand up the big body / Toasty flavors of dark roast coffee, bittersweet chocolate, cigar box, grass, lemon, and caramel / What a great stout.

4.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
StanMemTn (52) - Memphis, Tennessee, USA - JAN 3, 2013
On tap- Flying Saucer. Black pour with mild aroma and smooth yet full textured mouthfeel. Chocolate present but restrained, not cloying. Warm and satisfying.

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.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Sikash (240) - North Carolina, USA - DEC 7, 2012
Pours a nice dark body and a tan head that lasts a decent while and leaves great lacing. Aroma is stronger of coffee but you can easily note the chocolate, light earthy and burnt notes as well. Flavor is initially bittersweet with chocolate, coffee, and toasted malt with a clean and not too acidic coffee finish. Body is dry and medium overall. Carbonation is average. A delicious beverage I will buy another one of right away.

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
seymour (1414) - Maplewood, Missouri, USA - DEC 19, 2012
Shared from a brown bomber bottle into a nonic pint glass. It poured an opaque black color, reddish-brown at the edges, with HUGE everlasting beige foam and Belgian lace. Aromas of espresso, Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups, cocoa nibs, sweet malts, Russian brown bread, fruit-cake. Flavors of chocolate-covered coffee-beans, caramel, toast, roasted barley, black plum sauce, sticky-toffee pudding, wild cherries, with a subtle and tangy hops balance. Medium body and carbonation, chewy mouthfeel, complex lingering aftertaste which eventually finished dry with a crisp snap. WOAH, THIS IS ABSOLUTELY FUCKING DELICIOUS! I absolutely did not expect such a sublime experience. Well done, New Belgium, keep it up!

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
rbfishstick (141) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 6, 2013
Enjoyed via a bottled from Outpost Co-op on Capital Drive in Milwaukee. Pours a deep brown-black with a large and clingy tan head. The aroma is a mocha latte. The taste is like an iced mocha; you get the coffee flavors, chocolate, cream and some caramel. The palate is silky smooth like drinking milk or cream. There is little to no boozy flavor less a warm burn on the back and side of the tongue. The finish is chocolate caramel. This is a new favorite, for sure.


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