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RATINGS: 114   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.59/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 252   ABV: 8.4%
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.


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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
JCB (3999) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - JUN 11, 2012
Bomber from Samís, Durham. Had a strong recommendation to buy this one and found it pretty underwhelming. Kind of a disappointing base beer, and the taste combined day old coffee with generic chocolate, with barely any barrel character.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
nick76 (4372) - Tampa, Florida, USA - JUN 3, 2012
The aroma is both sweet and dry with butter scotch, chocolate, coffee, bourbon, and molasses. The appearance is dark brown with a tan head. The taste is like the aroma. The palate is right for the style. Overall this is good but a touch too acidic.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Palidor19 (3151) - Brandon, Florida, USA - JUN 3, 2012
strong flavor. nice balance of mocha aroma and a medium thick palate. has a slight acidic feel at the end. lots of complexity all around.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
porterhouse (1580) - Boothbay, Maine, USA - MAY 20, 2012
(22 oz. from Grain and Vine) Very, very dark brown with 1/4" of tan head. Nose is sweet and woody with underlying chocolate. Mouthfeel is smooth and milk-shakey. Weepy rings and a syrupy film of lacing melt away along inside of glass. Flavor of wood, chocolate, coffee and molasses with a slight ABV burn. Sweet, tasty, not super complex but good.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
TURDFERGUSON (4043) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - MAY 14, 2012
Black with a thin tan lace. Nose is light vanilla, roast, cocoa, plastic but not much going on. Thin, light coffee and vanilla, light roast. A little thin for the style but still better than expected. A tad syrupy but no diacetyl noted which is a first for anything ive ever had brewed at Shipyard. From Carlís rating it sounds like the draft was not as lucky.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
swoopjones (7021) - 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 (1310) - 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 wasnít 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 (1372) - 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 (12140) - 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 (2302) - Ontario, CANADA - APR 16, 2012
Tap at Coleís. Pours jet black with a tan head. Lots of sweet with good vanilla hints. Espresso, dark bitter chocolate.


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