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RATINGS: 197   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.81   EST. CALORIES: 315   ABV: 10.5%
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4.9
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
brock1984 (20) - Troy, Ohio, USA - OCT 1, 2013
Received on trade from FB friend. AROMA: coffee, toast, roasty, chocolate, alcohol, vanilla APPEARANCE: black, minimal head TASTE: heavy cloying sweetness, medium bitterness PALATE: full body, thick feel, flat, long finish OVERALL: Excellent beer, Life Changing.

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
andyhwcinc (1433) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 27, 2013
Purchased at Binny’s in Chicago, IL, enjoyed at a friends house while watching Anaconda, for some reason. Appearance is moderately thick pitch black with a rich frothy white head. Aroma its very bitter coffee and chocolate, hazelnut, vanilla, very light sweetness. Taste is fantastic. Rich dark chocolate, hazelnut, and vanilla notes, utterly rich coffee profile, more of an espresso richness. Vanilla is pure and doesn’t taste like extract was used, more like vanilla beans were integrated. This brewery does great things with imperial stouts.

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
chris2nite (3) - Rockford, Illinois, USA - NOV 28, 2013 does not count
The aroma doesn't fully prepare you for the even smoothness of the flavor and how beautifully it plays out through ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
juicyhops (48) - Grayslake, Illinois, USA - NOV 28, 2013
Bomber. Batch 66. About a yr. old. Cocoa dominates the nose. Deep black with a thin tan head. Rich flavors of dark fruit and cocoa with a zing of black coffee and bitter hops at the end. Medium to thick body. A great beer.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Pfeezor (11) - - JUL 9, 2014
Consumed at home...pours dark brown...sweet with caramel and malt...Pipeworks again does not disappoint...another excellent beer. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
BBB63 (6011) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - JAN 10, 2013
Bottle and served in my Pipeworks snifter: Pours a deep brown with some ruby highlights topped by a beautiful tan frothy head and some lace. The aroma smacks you upside the head with charred coffee beans and a touch of chocolate, tobacco and leather, some resiny, juicy and catty hops that complement the roast. Just a touch of boozy esters too. Really it smells like a Coffee Black IPA and that is a good thing!

The taste is full force coffee, chocolate, walnuts, resiny fruity hops and a earthy undertones. It is like someone amped up Coffee Stout with more alcohol and more hops. This is a time when I am all onboard with the hop selection versus malt, UTTERLY YUMMY STUFF HERE! The mouth feel is oily but not sticky, a bit metallic on the finish. Move over Founders for Breakfast Stout has some company at the morning table. Great Job Guys for taking a very good Impy and making it even better!! My favorite brew behind North & Western and ahead of N vs U!

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Beerhunter111 (7105) - Hasborn, GERMANY - FEB 4, 2014
650ml Flasche. Ins Glas ergießt sich ein schwarzes Bier mit geringer bräunlichen Schaumkrone. Geruch röstmalzig, Schokolade, Kaffee. Geschmack röstmalzig süß nach Schokolade, Kaffee, leicht alkoholisch.

4.5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
budznsudz (555) - Audubon, New Jersey, USA - MAR 23, 2014
Dark pour with an espresso colored head. Aroma is a lovely combo of vanilla, coffee, chocolate malt, and light roast. Taste is delicious with vanilla, coffee, roast, wood, and rock candy. Really solid imp stout.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Marheb (2001) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 30, 2013
Le nez et l’arrière-goût est ce qui se rapproche le plus de la founders breakfast stout. Les notes de chocolat noir et de café au lait affluent sans retenu dans un corps onctueux et riche. Une concoction réussie.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Lognar (33) - - SEP 30, 2013
(3/5/13) Pour - Pours dark black with a half finger of biscuit colored head that is gone fast. Nose - Roast. Sweet. Vanilla. Some savory/umami. A bit of herbal/floral hoppiness and a hint of booze. Taste - Well done! Medium to dark roast coffee, maybe some espresso notes too, and vanilla blend wonderfully. Semi dry earthly, floral, citrusy, hop notes in the middle. A roasty, bitter - slightly astringent - finish. Mouthfeel - Amazingly complex. Creamy and oily - almost like a silky syrup. Full bodied and sticky. Overall - This is a superbly crafted brew. The flavors and aromas blend amazingly to create a brew that is a complex sum of its parts. Easily the best non-BA coffee stout I’ve had.


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