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RATINGS: 161   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.05   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 315   ABV: 10.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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 (963) - 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.


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
tderoeck (6464) - Gent, BELGIUM - AUG 26, 2015
15/VIII/15 - 75cl bottle @ We’re drinking all of Rich’s American beers tasting - BB: n/a, bottled: I/2015 (2015-1075) Thanks to omgrich for sharing the bottle!

Clear dark brown to black beer, small creamy beige head, unstable, non adhesive. Aroma: lots of coffee, roasted, more coffee. MF: soft carbon, medium to full body. Taste: lots of coffee, very roasted, sweet, caramel. Aftertaste: very roasted, bitter, cocoa powder, bit sweet, caramel, sugary touch.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
KansaiBeerLvrs (3343) - Kyoto, JAPAN - AUG 24, 2015
At Rich’s Massive Cellar Emptying Tasting. Perennial Artisan Ales Sump 10.6% deep inky black with a great soft coffee aroma. Zesty carbonation on a medium body. A great coffee flavor with some bitter chocolates. Really good stuff. 3.8

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
sebletitje (7879) - Enghien, BELGIUM - AUG 17, 2015
Bottle @ Drink Rich’s American beer, thanks to Omgrich. Brune foncée voire noire, col café au lait. Arôme au bouquet profond de malt chocolaté, poudreux avec de belles notes de café. Palais reste ici aussi assez profond au niveau chocolaté accompagné d’un agréable profil de café. Pointe finement amer venant des houblons, retrouve un léger citronné. Le profil du café est persistant et donne une fine pointe épicée typique de ce genre de traitement.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
tom10101 (4018) - Quebec, CANADA - JUL 27, 2015
How: Bottle (750 ml) at tasting. Shared by mathieuc, thanks!

>>> A tasty imperial stout loaded with coffee but with a body strong enough to support it effectively.

+ Loads of coffee that definitely takes the spotlight, but there’s also a bunch of well integrated supporting flavors like dark chocolate, molasses, roasted malts and even some spiciness (green peppers, cinnamon)
+ The palate is nice and rich with a strong/full body to support the ton of coffee and a nice warming finish
+ The beer is looking good being pitch black with a medium dark brown head, pretty good retention and some lacing

Flavors: Coffee (dominant), roasted malts, dark chocolate, alcohol, molasses, mild spiciness (cinnnamon / green peppers)

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Minderbinder (2620) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 23, 2015
Bottle 750ml. Pours black with low beige head. Good lacing. Aroma is of roasted malt, chocolate. Taste is of coffee, chocolate, some alcohol, slight acidity. Palate: Full bodied. Soft carbonation. Overall: Good stuff.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mathieuc (2282) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 22, 2015
Pours a good black with no head and no lacing. Nose is of coffee, plain and simple coffee. Taste is moderate sweet and bitter, offers more coffee and other roasted components. Body is medium-full and carbonation low, enhancing the smooth mouthfeel. Overall a pretty good imperial stout, I’d drink a small glass of that again.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
AdamChandler (3743) - Enfield, New Hampshire, USA - JUL 20, 2015
pitch Black 2 finger coffee head. Smells like chocolate covered espresso beans. This is a complete and total coffee bomb. it’s roasty, a bit of coffee acid, raisin and cinnamon and a lot of chocolate. super roasty, great mouthfeel. If you love injecting mounds of coffee into Imperial stouts, this is it. the mouthfeel is excellent

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
JulienHuxley (4319) - Trois-Rivières, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 18, 2015
Bottle shared. Opaque black Aroma is quite coffee forward, really nice aroma, chocolate, light chilies, molasses. Taste is rich, chocolate-y, nice and decadent flavor, light chili. Palate is full bodied with good carbonation. Really tasty.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
czar (5839) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 18, 2015
pours very dark brown with a thick crema head, good retention and lacing. fresh roasted coffee, spicy coffee berries, dry and bitter chocolate and vanilla, clean yeast. light carbonation, medium to full body - oily; warming,,smooth and spicy-coffee finish. very good and dense coffee stout.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
andrewje41 (1428) - Kenmore, Washington, USA - JUL 18, 2015
750 mL bottle poured. Sent by Bob. Thanks! Was so happy to get this in a trade, and while it sat, they began distributing up here. Oh well, this one was from the local source, so it’s cool. Pours black with a thin foam head. Peppery coffee like aroma with some vanilla. Huge coffee flavor, as expected. Long coffee cocoa finish. So tasty.


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