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RATINGS: 70   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.01   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 315   ABV: 10.5%
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Imperial Stout blended with locally roasted Sump Coffee.


Concealer's rating

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Concealer (824) - Denver, Colorado, USA - APR 26, 2014
Bomber. Clear dark reddish brown with a dark brown head that dissipates quickly. Aromas of roasted malt, roasted coffee, light chocolate, raisin and vanilla. Flavor is chocolate, coffee, roasted malt, vanilla, and raisin. Medium to full bodied, smooth and creamy. Lingering roasted malt, coffee and chocolate.


4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
markextrae (1205) - NETHERLANDS - NOV 8, 2014
shared bottle by a friend. poured a pitch black thick colour with a nice mocha looking head. intense strong hit of dark roasted coffee, espresso beans, roasted malt, dark bitter chocolate, small hint of vanilla, this is one hell of a coffee stout! and that for a non BA version! this is one beer you need to try if you like coffee stouts! still a ton of freshly ground coffe in the taste! blended so perfect together! delicious!

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Danyel (1047) - Colorado, USA - NOV 7, 2014
Bottle. Pours black with tan head. Aroma is strong green pepper, hot, spicy, lots of heated spices. Taste is full-bodied, lots of spice, medium carbonation. Overall, very good.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Salmoniform (949) - Sweet Home, Oregon, USA - NOV 7, 2014
Poured from bottle to glass. Dark hue with brown head that settled. Aroma is peppers, coffee, chocolate, toffee, caramel. Mouthfeel is great with a medium body and crisp carbonation. Taste is dry sweet with a oak Tannin following and pepper finish. Overall this is a great brew.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jstraw (1936) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 20, 2014
Black, creamy, frothy chocolate shake head, strong lacing / Big nose of roast grain, tobacco, chocolate / Medium body, acidic and lightly sour, probably needs a touch more malts / Flavors of roast coffee, cigar box, prune, sour grass / Nice, but needs a little more oomph.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Ataraxia (383) - Massachusetts, USA - OCT 17, 2014
Opaque black, moderate brown head. Roasted coffee bean, syrupy chocolate, toffee, a little vanilla, and unfortunately, some smoky green peppers in the background. Sweet, though not overly so. Smooth, creamy, and almost full-bodied but thins out at the end. Malty, mildly boozy, and lightly bitter finish.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
kkleu357 (332) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 13, 2014
This was my first beer at the Great Amherst Beer Fest. Was excited to try it. Dark pour with minimal head. huge coffee aroma. Taste reminded me of a nice iced mocha. So delicious. Tons of sweet coffee flavor. It was excellent.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
rhsiung (800) - USA - OCT 7, 2014
750-ml bottle from wlvliquors. unique dark label, red on black. gives good head. delicious. roasty, coffee, chocolate, booze.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
AWISLguy (1373) - Wisconsin, USA - OCT 4, 2014
On tap at Jerry’s at Wicker Park. Black pour with a choc milk head. Aroma has heavy roast, chocolate, and later caramel and molasses. Luscious to a coffee lover. Rich roast flavor, smooth with bakers choc and some caramel malts. Not super deep but super tasty. Finished bitter and sweet. Quite smooth. Not really seeming like 10+abv. Nicely done! 15.8

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
after4ever (6231) - Brier, Washington, USA - OCT 2, 2014
Draft at SB. Pours jet black with a dense and creamy burnt tan head that sticks around. Big sweet caramel and chocolate nose. Sticky thick body with soft carb. Creamy dark chocolate mid palate, darkly roasted caramel, coffee notes. Long sweet finish.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
nickd717 (3562) - San Francisco, California, USA - SEP 28, 2014
Draft at Mikkeller Bar. Thick black pour with a one-finger lasting tan head. Some legs to it. Huge aroma of coffee, dark chocolate, and roast. The flavor is mildly sweet with a bitter finish. Really flavorful as hell. Lots of complex malt notes and coffee/chocolate. Loads going on. Thick as your mother with soft carbonation. Freaking legit imperial stout. Easily in the top 2% or so of the style.


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