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RATINGS: 101   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.56   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 252   ABV: 8.4%
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This is an extravagant, immoderate beer. We mixed together our three favorite things - beer, chocolate and coffee. A rich stout serves as the backbone, with organic black malt and chocolate malt providing a luscious foundation. During the boil, we add artisan chocolate from our friends at Taza. During conditioning, we add coffee from out friends at Coffee by Design. Then, this concoction is oak-aged, resulting in soft vanilla notes. We hope you enjoy this beer as much as we do.


3.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
brystmar (1238) - Dallas, Texas, USA - APR 6, 2014
Deep brown pour, tan head, sticky lace. Oxidized nose distracts from the mocha robeytones. Silky chocolate meets rounded coffee; taste buds rejoice. Seriously high end chocolate used here. Oak is more an afterthought than anything. Low carb doesn't distract from the mocha bomb deliciousness. So smooth, so drinkable. Much better than expected. Shows a level of refinement not often seen in shelf beer. I'd happily seek out another.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
alexsdad06 (5363) - Ohio, USA - APR 4, 2014
Bottle shared with friends. Pours a dark brown color with a medium sized beige colored head. The aroma and flavor had roasted malts, chocolate, oak and coffee, light vanilla notes. I would have to say I’m surprised by this although the body is thinnish.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
beechner224 (663) - Melbourne, Florida, USA - MAR 15, 2014
Bottle. Pours black with tan head. Aroma if coffee, oak, and smoke. Taste is strong smoke, not my favorite. Smoke sticks around too.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jjgmd (1409) - Coral Springs, Florida, USA - MAR 5, 2014
Bomber. Pours a dark black pour with a java head. Nose is woody, malty with some alcohol. Taste is oaky, woody with a vanilla chocolate taste and some whiskey notes as well. Finish is chocolate with woody oaky notes and moderately long. Quaff Score 8 / 10

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
zgaier (1365) - Coral Springs, Florida, USA - MAR 5, 2014
Pours black with a brown head and aroma of coffee,liquorice and oak. The oak comes through up front, along with nice liquorice, coffee, and light bourbon leading to a oaky finish. Delicous stout

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
patricks110 (1620) - Alberta, CANADA - JAN 23, 2014
A nice brew overall. The pour is a completely black colour with a thick tan head that disappears to a mere bubble thick layer. The nose is woody and earthy with big coffee notes. Mild sweetness with cocoa and espresso notes . Heavy roasted notes with mild oaky and earthy notes. A bit watery and underwhelming overall.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
puboflyons (2123) - Allenstown, New Hampshire, USA - JAN 4, 2014
From the tin foiled, capped 650 ml. bottle. The pour is jet black with am lingering soft, silky tan head that settles back after a period of time and leaves plenty of lacing on the glass. Beautiful. On the nose I get a well balanced dark chocolate and coffee note, which is expected since it is brewed with both ingredients. There is also a kind of dark fruity note. Full body for sure. The flavor evolves with the coffee introducing itself first and then the chocolate coming up quickly from behind, The two play off each other well. Bitter for sure that cannot be defined as earthy, floral, or grassy but more rambunctious than that. This is quite good.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
two7offsuit (149) - Massachusetts, USA - JAN 2, 2014
Pours dark brown in color with a tan head. Coffee aromas with coffee and dark chocolate flavors.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
chandler0201 (640) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - NOV 23, 2013
Dark brown pour with small tan head and a medium amount of glass lacing. Aroma of coffee and dark chocolate. Flavor had some coffee, vanilla, toasted malts, and hint of chocolate. Balanced finish that had a nice mix of sweet and dry. Really nice beer.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
kramer (4905) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 8, 2013
Bottle. Pours a clear dark brown, almost black, body with a small fizzy light brown head. The nose is roasty and sweet with some vanilla, coffee, dark chocolate, and light oakiness. The flavor seems to be lots of different stuff that they added added in, and very little discernible base beer. Lots and lots of coffee and chocolate and fairly heavy oak for what I was expecting, but there’s minimal actual malt flavors. There’s some roast and sweet caramel below all the flavorings, but it’s clearly in the background. The vanilla gets especially strong on the finish, lingering very long. Medium bodied with soft fizzy carbonation. An OK effort, but I think the base beer needs a little work so that it can stand up to all these flavorings. They get a little tiring on the palate mid way through the bottle.


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