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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.


3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Travlr (20923) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - AUG 26, 2014
Draft at Maddy’s. Murky brown pour, small brown head. Nice aroma of burnt espresso, milk chocolate, subtle tobacco. Taste is nicely balanced coffee and cocoa.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Leighton (18074) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 15, 2014
Bottle shared with the fellas in Heaven, as the sun rose. Pours deep brown with a sudsy khaki head. OK stuff overall. Pretty sweet with somewhat sugary chocolate character, light metal, dark berries, mellow burnt wood presence. Medium bodied with fine carbonation. Lots of milk chocolate in the finish, soft roast, burnt sugars, understated barrel. Good duration on the chocolate character. Not bad on the whole.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
rlgk (17309) - 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.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Theydon_Bois (16465) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, ENGLAND - AUG 12, 2012
Tap at the Ginger Man, Manhattan - 29/02/12. The darkest of browns with a dirty tan head, about a finger initially but soon thinned. Roasted malt on the nose, bitter dark chocolate, espresso coffee. The coffee really hits you on first taste, you get wood, chocolate, oak and some maple/syrup in the background. Medium bodied and carbonation, smooth drinking for 8.4% with the alcohol very well incorporated. I really enjoyed this one.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
TBone (15918) - Pori, FINLAND - MAR 4, 2012
Bottled 665ml
Bought from NYC, sampled in Panama City. Dark opaque brown color, steady creamy brown head. Strong oak-vanilla aroma with toasted notes. Medium-bodied. Oak-wood and vanilla dominate the flavor, some coffee and toasted maltyness. Wineous tartness in finish, although soft palate. Fairly easy to drink and ok balanced.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bhensonb (13848) - Woodland, California, USA - AUG 9, 2014
Bomber from Westside Renaissance Market in Ukiah, CA. Pours dark brown with a slight tan head. Aroma is chocolate with a hint of coffee. Med body or better. Flavor is earthy chocolate with firm coffee. Seems to have vanilla, but not much. Think I’m finding oak, not a lot. Finishes rather bitter chocolate and coffee.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mcberko (13492) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 24, 2013
650ml bottle, pours black with a medium tan head. Nose brings out rich mocha, chocolate, some roasted malt, and vanilla. Flavour brings out coffee, chocolate, oak and vanilla. Very full-bodied and quite complex, with the coffee and chocolate well-balanced. Not too sweet by any means, but not dry either. Excellent stuff.

3.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
argo0 (13021) - Washington DC, USA - FEB 9, 2012
22oz bottle. Large brown head atop cola black body. Aroma is sweet, coffee, oak, bittersweet chocolate, some boozy. Taste is moderately sweet, espresso, some wood, alcohol, chocolate. Medium-full body, some effervescence. But for the booziness, I would have given this a much higher score.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Lubiere (12689) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 17, 2012
A deep dark stout with a thin dark mocha head. In aroma, smooth pungent chocolate with nice herbal hops, light vanilla notes, nice. In mouth, a nice oaked up chocolate with light woody acidity, complex and woody, very nice. Tasted at Raquette River Beer and Wine Fest, July 13 2012.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Ferris (12144) - 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.


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