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RATINGS: 99   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.55   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.


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
thb (671) - Alberta, CANADA - OCT 11, 2013
Viscous. Dark Molasses colour. Little in the way of bubbles. Thin foam appears. Aroma is toast, dark fruits, cocoa, espresso. Opens with bitter chocolate, toast, moves into a drying bitter finish. Something slightly vegetal. There’s actually some hop aroma to the finish of this - grass/citrus. Very drinkable for the abv - chalk it up to a lack of sweetness. Dangerous from that perspective.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
warhawk91 (291) - Newington, Connecticut, USA - OCT 1, 2013
22 oz. bomber. Pour is onyx with a thin but stubborn khaki head, not much lacing. Smell is coffee, dark chocolate and spice. Taste is coffee on the roof if the mouth with the chocolate sweetness on the tip of the tongue. Aftertaste is dark chocolate bitterness and hops. This one is pretty good, very drinkable for an imperial stout. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Ferris (2908) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 30, 2013
Bottle - Espresso, bitter chocolate and a tinge of alcohol. Jet black with a beautiful rich brown head. Chocolate dominates, followed by subtle vanilla and heavy oak, with a rich creamy smoothness that is just perfect. The finish is all coffee.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
doublebock (496) - California, USA - JUN 29, 2013
Appearance: black with thin tan head.Pours flat with little carbonation Aroma: port and chocolate syrup Taste: Big Hershey’s Kiss and vanilla flavor followed by tobacco. Smooth coffee finish Overall: could use some more carbonation but great combo of chocolate and coffee

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Nuffield (3657) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - JUN 20, 2013
Great in providing very clearly understood flavor dimensions of coffee and chocolate, and balanced between those two, but not balanced as to its somewhat sickly complexion. 85% opaque. Big, but not perfect. (on tap at Toronado, S.F.)

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
DuffMan (6456) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - JUN 18, 2013
Bottle, shared with Parksy ansd Faysal. Thick near-black pour. Amazing aroma of rich coffe and chocolate, sweet and deep. Big palate, bold flavours of fresh coffee beans with avegetal edge, bitter chocolate, sweet vanilla, oak, light chocolate milk, and subtle spice. SO MUCH BETTER than what I was anticipating!!

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
VictorStr (1201) - Helsingborg, SWEDEN - JUN 16, 2013
[US West Coast Trip 2013] svart med väldigt söt aroma av kaffe och chocklad. Väldigt kraftig i smaken vilket jag gillar. Välbalanserad.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
smith4498 (2980) - Miami, Florida, USA - MAY 18, 2013
Pours dark brown/black color with tan head. Aromas of roasted malts, coffee, chocolate and oak. Bittersweet mocha flavor with roasted malts and some oak. Medium to full body with minimal carbonation.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
andrewturba (944) - Alberta, CANADA - MAY 16, 2013
Pours an opaque black with it initial brown head that?s short lived and turns into a spotty top. Aroma is dark chocolate, coffee which really does make a good mocha, oak, vanilla, and a good overall roasted malt profile. Flavour is dark chocolate, creamy mouthfeel, coffee, mild bitterness, oak and vanilla. Really nice beer for what they?re going for!

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Fritz123 (907) - Boca Raton, Florida, USA - MAY 11, 2013
Draft at Sybarite Pig. Tulip. Black opaque pour with very thick dark tan head. Very nice lace throughout. Aroma of coffee, chocolate and roasted malts. Taste is rich malts, bitter coffee, chocolate, and finishes vanilla. Mouth is very smooth with a bitter aftertaste. One of the best from Peak.


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