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RATINGS: 49   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.84/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 279   ABV: 9.3%
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Brewed with whole bean "El Mundo" Colombian coffee from our good buddies over at ZUMBAR COFFEE on Roselle Street. This Stout is full of chocolate flavor courtesy of 22Lbs of Belgian 72% dark chocolate and the aforementioned Coffee kick in the ass all submerged in thick, black stout goodness and weighing in at 9.3% ABV.


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BucannonXC5 (1305) - San Diego, California, USA - APR 4, 2016
Type: 22-oz. bottle Glass: Figueroa Mountain pint glass From: Bine & Vine in Normal Heights (San Diego), Calif. Price: $8.99 Purchased: Feb. 26, 2016 Consumed: March 13, 2016 Misc.: No BOD on bottle Had this once and rated it at 3.75 on Untappd, but this will be my first time reviewing it. Excited to have another good beer from New English. Poured a pitch black color with 2-to-3 fingers of khaki tan, frothy head. Average amount of uneven, spotty lacing on the sides of the glass. Above average-to-good retention on the top all the way down. (Sight - 4.00) Smelled deep, dark, roasted coffee malts, dark chocolate, smoky fire, dry, dark cocoa nibs and some ashtray. (Smell - 4.00) Taste followed the nose nicely. Basically all coffee, which I always love in beer but somehow have never tried (save a half a cup one time of an espresso). Got dark, roasty coffee beans, Belgian dark chocolate, dry, dark cocoa nibs, smoky fire, ashtray and black licorice. (Taste - 4.25) Full body. Creamy texture. Average carbonation. Long, bitter finish. (Feel - 4.00) Enjoyed this one but I pretty much enjoy all coffee beers. Nice to the winter. (Overall - 4.00) 4.10 92 A-

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
MadRobin (2661) - Silver Spring, Alabama, USA - MAR 8, 2016
On nitro 4 oz. flight at the Brew Project in San Diego, CA. Opaque, brown-black with a brown head and excellent lacing. Aroma of roasted coffee, dark chocolate and licorice. Taste of chocolate liqueur, roasted coffee, dark chocolate, roasted malt, licorice and alcohol. Medium/full body and low (nitro) carbonization with a smooth mouthfeel. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
marcus (8598) - Sacramento, California, USA - FEB 25, 2016
Bottle at Extraordinary Desserts. Pours dark brown with a tiny tan head and a chivolste aroma. There is a rich chocolate flavor that stays on the palate and also some coffee.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
gregwilsonstl (1824) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - FEB 5, 2016
Loads and loads of chocolate that rounds out into dark roasted coffee. Somewhat creamy. Thanks ibrew2or3 for yet another beer I love!

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
mcberko (11944) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 31, 2016
22 oz. bottle, pours thick jet oily black with a medium brown head. Aroma is rich and complex, with dark chocolate, espresso notes and ample roasted malt. Flavour follows suit, with intense dark chocolate upfront, followed by a lovely roasted malt body, and ending on fine espresso. What a luxuriously velvety body this has. Pretty much everything I love about impies. Harmonious and amazingly drinkable. Phenomenal beer.

3.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 19/20
Ernesto987 (5289) - Arizona, USA - JAN 26, 2016
on draft at pizza port ocean beach moderate to light smokey flavors, good roastyness, Interesting and not overdone, its still a stout.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
daleharshman (1024) - San Diego, California, USA - JAN 19, 2016
First rating for this local brewery that has been around for quite a while. From notes from January 8, 2016. Draft at Burger Bench. Pours quite black with a bit of brown around edges and some creamy beige foam. AROMA of delicious artisanal coffee (slightly "green"), creamy chocolate, dark roasted nutty malts, and light vanilla. Flavor of good earthy and slightly spiced coffee with lesser notes of dark smooth and creamy chocolate...lots of dark roasty character but not burnt or bitter. Quite smooth mouthfeel, though this is not an oatmeal stout as far as I know. The big alcohol is very well concealed. I had the BA version of this just down the street at Plan 9 Alehouse right after this. (43, 1003)

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bytemesis (6011) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - JAN 13, 2016
Bottle. Pours opaque rich black, medium creamy brown head, dissipates fairly quickly, nice lacing. Aroma is rich mocha, chocolate and cold press coffee, hint of ashtray. Flavor follows, medium sweet and light plus bitter, loads of mocha chocolate with a hint of smokiness. Fullish body, creamy mouthfeel. Solid coffee stout for sure.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Tstamba (669) - Maryland, USA - NOV 28, 2015
Bomber from Bine and Vine to a snifter. Thick mahogany with thin tan head. Loads of dark chocolate with an espresso kick over a solid RIS base ... A truly outstanding brew!!!

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bhensonb (13522) - Woodland, California, USA - NOV 9, 2015
Bomber from Bine & Vine. Pours dark brown black with a foamy dark tan head. Aroma of mocha - more chocolate than coffee. A bit earthy. Near full bodied. Flavor starts dark malt, then coffee, then earthy dark chocolate. Bitter dark chocolate. This is not malty. It is quite delicious. Candy of the dark side.


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