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RATINGS: 108   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.59   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 252   ABV: 8.4%
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.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
HeadyDE (588) - Delaware, USA - FEB 3, 2013
Dark black pour from cellared bottle..aroma is quite nice with coffee and the oak on the front..vanilla noticeable as well..this is a full flavored stout with a good abv and a punch to it..oak is perhaps too overdone on this..not getting much of the chocolate..enjoyable..slight sediment rising up from end of bottle..

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
mcmisko (354) - New York, USA - JAN 11, 2013
Appears dark brown with tan head. Smells like oak, dark malts, and a little wet dog. Taste is lighter than appearance with dark malts, some oak, and cola. Wood and dark malts on after taste.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Iphonephan (4424) - McLean, Virginia, USA - JAN 9, 2013
On draft at Spacebar, Falls Church. Pours almost with a slight tan head. Coffee dominates the nose. Notes of burnt grain, coffee, chocolate, and raisins. Burnt coffee aftertaste.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
AirForceHops (4501) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - JAN 6, 2013
Cellar aged for 14 months. Purchased @ Gary’s Beverage in November 2011. Nice pitch black color with a thin tan head. No lace. Aroma is big on oak character. Vanilla, wood and bourbon. Taste is roasted malt, lots of dark chocolate, light notes of coffee beans, oak and tons of vanilla. Hints of bourbon. Alcohol is no longer noticeable at this point. Medium body, soft carbonation and light warmth after the sip. Well, overall the alcohol mellowed out, yet I seem to have lost some coffee and chocolate flavor. Body could be much more fuller. Still a decent Impy stout.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
tcane7 (1670) - Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 6, 2013
Draft at Pony Bar. Pours blackish with no head. Aroma was mild coffee and yogurt. Very thin body for a stout. Some coffee. Not much from the oak.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
WallStirctly (57) - - DEC 28, 2012
Just ok. Whiskey taste overwhelms a bit, over takes what could b a lovely brew. Smells strongly of coffee upon first pour, was hoping for the taste to be chocolate ans coffee with a hint of vanilla/ whiskey...very much the opposite. Beer is ok...nothing special.disappointed frankly.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
kevd193213 (928) - Hope Valley, Rhode Island, USA - DEC 27, 2012
Draught. Deep brown pour with a thin frothy tan head. Aroma of bitter chocolate, coffee and bread. Medium body with mild carbonation. Slightly sweet alcohol finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
hopscotch (10080) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - DEC 3, 2012
Bottle… This beer rocks!… Pours black with a mid-sized, creamy, beige head that never fully dissipates. The aroma offers lots of fudge, big-time coconut, light vanilla and a whisper of lactic acid. Full-bodied and silky with soft, airy carbonation. The flavor is loaded with chocolate and toasted oak with only a trace of bourbon. Fudge and toasted oak finish. I’m going against the grain here. What’s not to like? World class brew!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
unclemattie (4357) - Georgia, USA - OCT 2, 2012
22oz bottle, foil wrapped, twist-off. $7.50, Bruisin’ Ales. Black pour, brown foam. Aroma of coffee, mocha, chocolate, booze barrel scent, oaky vanilla, leather, woody, soy sauce, nutty, and some molasses. Mostly mocha scent with barrel aging. Roasty flavor, burnt malts, coffee roast flavors, charcoal, burnt molasses, some oaky notes, organic green coffee beans, hints of chocolate malts and even some maple syrup notes. Burnt bbq sauce character. Some lgiht acidity in the finish. This beer requires it to be fresh. Not a beer worth aging, (3477)

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Braudog (6014) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - AUG 15, 2012
Bottle. Big, brooding pour ... midnight black, massive pock-marked head. the aroma is odd ... a mix of sweet chocolate, whiskey, coffee ... This drinks with an uber-sweet character, raisins, tropical fruit even. Whatever coffee is in here is buried in sweetness. (#4735, 8/15/2012)

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