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RATINGS: 269   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.76   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.


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3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
BeerZack (288) - Asheville, North Carolina, USA - NOV 11, 2012
Huge fluffy tan head that laces well. Smells mostly of cocoa powder, almost like chocolate milk and coffee mix. The coffee comes out more in the flavor than on the nose. There is a peppery or green-like harshness that is pretty strong when the beer is cold, but it greatly diminishes as the beer warms.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
djd07 (2912) - Houston, Texas, USA - FEB 9, 2014
Bottle thanks to Doug. Pours a dark brown with small beige head. The aroma is strong roast, coffee bean, and toffee. Thick mouthfeel with rich chocolate and strong coffee roast. Good.

4.8
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Busick (167) - 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.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Lemke10 (678) - Waukesha, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 14, 2014
This pours a very dark brown/black color with a slight brown head. The aroma is very strong with coffee and some malt tones. The taste is heavy with malt flavors and hint of coffee. The taste starts off good but as you drink the bottle, it does get very malty and chalky. A good beer but it could use some improvement.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
phaleslu (5863) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JAN 2, 2014
22 oz. bottle, and somehow I canít remember where I got it. Wine and Cheese Place? Somewhere in St. Louis, I think. Anyway, it pours a deep, not opaque brown color with a small beige head. Notes of dark chocolate, nuts, roasted and toasted malts, coffee and cocoa beans. Medium-bodied, with a roasty, dry mouthfeel and moderate carbonation. I donít see this one getting better than it is now, and actually showed signs of not being at its prime.

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jkwalking05 (3491) - Arlington, Texas, USA - DEC 31, 2013
(Backlog) 22 oz bottle. The look is dark in color, black color, lacing tan head. The smell is coffee, roasty, nice, malt, dark chocolate, good complexity. The taste is roasty, malts, coffee, chocolate, rich, and ok.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jjgmd (1223) - Coral Springs, Florida, USA - DEC 28, 2013
Bottle with the boys, pours a dark black pour with a small java head. Nose is predominately fresh strong roasted coffee. Taste is like a cup of fresh joe with sweet chocolate. Alcohol well hidden. Finish is malty with a sweet coffee and chocolate ending. Delicious. Quaff Score 8 / 10

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
zgaier (1180) - Coral Springs, Florida, USA - DEC 28, 2013
Pours black with a brown head and nice aroma of coffee beans and espresso. Taste is all coffee and espresso, comes through nicely with chocolate and roasted malt with a coffee roast finish. Delicious beer and great for coffee lovers

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
MadRobin (1690) - Silver Spring, USA - DEC 8, 2013
Poured from 22 oz. bottle. Opaque, brown-black with a small tan head and excellent lacing. Aroma of roasted coffee, chocolate, roasted malt, caramel and toffee. Taste of dark roasted coffee, caramel, toasted/charred malt, charcoal and toffee. Full/medium body and medium carbonation. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
harrymel (1448) - Spokane, Washington, USA - DEC 5, 2013
Letís do this. Didnít see this coming off the LoF series. Pours black with a fine mocha central dome and rim. Smells of cocoa, milk chocolate, light roasted coffee and some oats. Tastes of coffee, chocolate, some biscuit and fudge brownies, but not sweet. A bit of oatmeal as well. Medium bodied with moderated carb and an off dry, a little too dry finish. This is a lighter take on the triad of coffee, chocolate and stout, and decent. It should be a one off for certain. Serving type: bottle 11-10-2012

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
jmagnus87 (2216) - Rockford, Illinois, USA - OCT 15, 2013
Bottle sampled at a tasting. From notes. Loads of coffee and chocolate with very nice roasty notes. One of my favorites.


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