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RATINGS: 114   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.59/5   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.


bigben873's rating

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 12/20
bigben873 (205) - Virginia, USA - APR 20, 2013
Black, complex, chocolate, coffee, stout. Strong but not bitter; Chocolate versus vanilla works really well.


4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Gerbeer (3080) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 11, 2016
650 ml bottle. Pours black with full off white head. Aromas of sweet coffee. chocolate liqueur, dark berries, and sharp roasted malts. Flavors of dark chocolate, light oak, black coffee and more sharp roasted malts. Excellent.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
dfearnley (1759) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - MAY 1, 2016
Bottle to pint glass Consummation: Coffee, dark chocolate, and lots of malt. Adjunct: Slight sour chocolate aromatics; dark brown with at thin light tan head; thick and creamy; after a few pulls, some vanilla comes through. Pretty good...not top class, but close.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
trapped (2143) - New York, TURKEY - APR 25, 2016
Draught @ Malt and Mold. Opaque dark brown with small beige foamy head, strong coffee aroma, low carbonation, slightly sweet mocha taste, medium thick smooth body, long finish. Very balanced and tasty.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
rlgk (17911) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - MAR 21, 2016
Draught at Rattle & Hum, NYC. Opaque black beer with a nice beige/brownish head. Great licorice and wood aroma, caramel, raisins, dark chocolate, figs, some vanilla. Vanilla and wood flavor, licorice, raisins, figs, dark chocolate, some cocoa powder and warming alcohol. Sweet but great.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
GenDV138 (5701) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - JAN 3, 2016
4 oz pour on draft at Spacebar. Dark brownish black with light tan head. Aromas of coffee, caramel, dark chocolate. Tastes of coffee, caramel, dark chocolate. Medium body with a dry finish.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
nimbleprop (7345) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - SEP 28, 2015
On tap at Black Squirrel in DC. Pours a murky black with some tan head. Nose has roasted malts, chocolate, molasses, some brown sugar. Something a bit vegetal lurking. Flavor has malt, vanilla, brown sugar, molasses, some chocolate, mild spice, a little booze. Some clear green bell pepper though. Medium bodied and almost a bit watery on the end.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Beerdedone (3215) - Croydon, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 20, 2015
Bottle. Pours dark brown/black with a thin tan head. Aroma of roasted malts, chocolate, coffee and oak. Flavor of roasted malts, coffee, chocolate, oak and some subtle vanilla.

3.9
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
bg80 (84) - California, USA - FEB 7, 2015
On draft with nitro. Rich black color, lovely thick tan head, nice lacing. Mild chocolate and coffee aroma and flavors. Rich dark malty goodness. Medium to full body. Despite the gravity, don’t taste the alcohol. Very rich, satisfying stout.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BrewBoxer (2559) - New York, New York, USA - JAN 24, 2015
Draft at Clinton hall NYC. Deep black color with a head that lasts. Wow. Very mocha chocolate flavor with a nice aftertaste that balances it out. Good desert beer

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
SlovakSniper (4984) - Candiac, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 24, 2015
Robe noire surmontée par un col brun solidement ancré. Ses parfums de chêne fruité, de caramel et de vanille sont solidement fouettés par les arômes combinés d’espresso et de cacao. Un bel équilibre. Dans ma bouche tout est très chêne et bien fruité ou vanillé avec du chocolat riche et un café frais et fort. Au palais, le corps n’est pas nécessairement très épais. La texture est crémeuse et le pétillement est modéré. La finale m’apparaît dominée par le chêne qui garde de douces allures. Appréciable comme tout. Bouteille achetée et bue à Hollywood.


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