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RATINGS: 99   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.55   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 252   ABV: 8.4%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
swoopjones (5666) - Buffalo, New York, USA - APR 26, 2012
draft at Coles. Roasty malts, chocolate, vanilla notes, light coffee. Pretty flavorful. Pretty light aroma considering the multiple flavors going on. lighter mouthfeel than expected. Good flavor, body & aroma could be beefed up

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Chipalsa (1307) - Florida, USA - APR 20, 2012
Bottle share with OmegaX
Appearance - Black body, thin caramel head
Aroma - Vanilla, oak, chocolate, coffee, coconut, almonds
Taste - Smooth vanilla, roasted malts, coffee, earthy, burnt popcorn

This was a pretty damn good beer, the coffee flavor wasnt really intense but just enough to be enjoyed - not really overpowering. All in all very mellow and delectable as it warms up.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
OmegaX (1233) - Florida, USA - APR 19, 2012
A big thanks to Chipalsa for sharing this. I thoroughly enjoyed this beer. There were plenty of nice aromas here. I got a lot of coconut, some anise, chocolate, dense coffee, sweet vanilla, almond joys, some alcohol, and coconut rum. Woah. The pour was a typical dark brown body with a tan head. Medium bodied. I tasted a lot more oak in there than I thought I would. Some roasty campfire notes too. Semi-sweet with some straight up coffee and chocolate notes, too. Carbonic. Great stuff.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jcwattsrugger (11076) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - APR 17, 2012
22oz bottle-pours black with a brown head. Aroma is Anise/cocoa-dark malt, wood, 2nd earthy hops. Occasional. Taste is mocha/cocoa-dark malt, wood.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
rejtable (1236) - Ontario, CANADA - APR 16, 2012
Tap at Coles. Pours jet black with a tan head. Lots of sweet with good vanilla hints. Espresso, dark bitter chocolate.

4.2
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
jimhilt (2392) - Bow, New Hampshire, USA - APR 13, 2012
Pours a three finger light tan head that fades slowly to a thin layer leaving a good lace. Dark brown almost black color, no highlights. Medium carbonation and medium-heavy bodied. Sweet chocolate nose. Flavor is sweet chocolate with a lingering burnt chocolate aftertaste. $5.99 for a 22oz bottle from Market Basket Concord, NH.

2.1
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
craftycarl21 (2208) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - APR 11, 2012
Draft at Churchkey; seemed like it might have been an off keg. Huge diacetyl and bananas foster on both the nose and tongue. Pretty brutal.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
drowland (5981) - Valdosta, Georgia, USA - APR 6, 2012
4/6/12. 22oz bottle. Very dark brown pour, not quite what Id call pitch black, with a nice brown head that lasts forever and covers the glass almost completely with lacing. Rich chocolate and coffee aroma with a touch of acidic roasted malts that combines with the vanilla/oak aroma to make it smell almost bourbon-barrel aged-like... interesting. Very bitter flavor with the combination of chocolate, coffee, and dark malts. You also get a touch of sourness, dry cocoa powder, and some vanilla. Definitely not their worst product.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Cybercat (3228) - Georgia, USA - APR 4, 2012
Aroma has note of cocoa powder, molasses and roast coffee with a hint of oak. It pours an opaque warm sable with a fairly thick, rather persistent, fluffy tan head. Flavor has roast coffee, licorice, woody and semi-sweet chocolate notes plus a whisper of caramel. Smooth texture has some good fizz and body, and leaves a woody, smoky, slightly mocha finish.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
blipp (5967) - Newark, New Jersey, USA - APR 2, 2012
Draft. Pours near black with a beige head. Fudgey sweet chocolate aroma, with lighter oak notes. The flavor has more fudge-like chocolate, oak, lightly roasted malts, and mocha-like coffee notes. Solid.


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