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RATINGS: 208   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.81   EST. CALORIES: 315   ABV: 10.5%
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3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
nimbleprop (5211) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - JUL 25, 2013
22oz bottle pours a watery, opaque black with some spitty, white head. Nose of coffee and coffee beans, toast, molasses, malt, light licorice. Flavor is malty, heavy coffee, toast, licorice, brown sugar. Full bodied, sticky finish.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
radagast83 (5071) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - JUL 20, 2013
Bottle shared by nmann08. Poured a dark brown color with a nice off-white head. Aroma was coffee, chocolate. Flavor was nice roasted malt notes, coffee, choclate notes. Nice!

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Travlr (13428) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - JUL 20, 2013
Bottle courtesy of nmanntheblindone, thanks! Dark murky brown color, large bubble edge head. Aroma of burnt brownies. Taste is smooth dark rich and bittersweet chocolate syrup. Nice.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BeerandBlues2 (10099) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - JUL 20, 2013
Bottle shared by nmann08. Pours opaque black with a medium, frothy tan head, medium retention with good lacing. Aroma is coffee, chocolate and roast malt, prunes and dates with earthy hops. Flavor is dark malt, licorice, dark fruits, light alcohol, light hops and bitterness with a sweet finish. Full body and medium carbonation.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Habanero (2753) - Tranbjerg, DENMARK - JUL 13, 2013
Bottled. Pours pitch black with a medium sized brown head with fair lacings. Aroma of roasted malt, chocolate, coffee and caramel notes. Sweet flavor that ends up more dry and with some alcohol. Full bodied,oily texture and flat to soft carb. A great impy.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
caesar (5323) - Bunnik/Utrecht, NETHERLANDS - JUL 13, 2013
Bottled @ Beer Temple. Dark color, short head. Aroma of loads of grinded coffee backed up with big roasted malt and chocolate, mocha. Not much licorice and laurel, which makes me happy, as I prefer the chocolate and roast based imperial stouts. Medium sweet, medium bitter, coffee makes it a bit more dry. Although it actually has quite a lot of coffee in the nose, maybe a bit too much, the base beer is able to carry that amount. So, the balance of the beer is very nice and the coffee adds depth to the base beer. Great stuff.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ed5388 (2236) - Forked River, New Jersey, USA - JUL 5, 2013
22oz bottle shared thanks to JohnGonk. Pours pitch black color with a finger of foamy tan head. Aroma of roasted malt, chocolate, some dark fruits, and faint coffee notes. Taste of sweet caramel and roasted malts, vanilla, ash, and dark chocolate. Not bad, but too sweet for my liking. Maybe be better with more age.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Scopey (7444) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 3, 2013
Bottle, big thanks to Adrian from BA for sharing! It pours darkest brown with a small light tan head. The nose is big on the coffee, roasted malt, cocoa, dark fruit, light acidity, salted caramel and vanilla. The taste is roasted malt, coffee, alcohol heat, touch of chilli, wood, some acidity and earth with a dry, roasty finish. Medium-full body, fine carbonation and sticky mouth-feel. Perhaps a bit hot. Gets better the more you drink. Decent, but I couldn’t drink too much.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
oh6gdx (20947) - Vasa, FINLAND - JUL 2, 2013
Bottled (thanks veliempoiot!). Pitch black colour, not too much head. Aroma is coffee, some nice roasted notes as well as mild liquorice. Flavour is coffee, roasted notes as well as some mild toffee and mild ashes.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jredmond (5669) - Manhattan, New York, USA - JUN 30, 2013
Bottle at Clockwork’s 4K / 5K / 10K Gathering 2013. Pours a deep brownish black body with light lacing. Aroma is espresso. Mouthfeel is wine, chocolate, caramel and roast.


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