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I am the sword in the barkness. I am the Chocolate watcher on the walls. I am the liquid fire that burns against the cold, the maltygoodness that brings the dawn, the rich stout to wake the sleepers. I am the brewery pup Jonas, wo guards these realms of men. I am Imperial Jones Dog, and in this Game of Jones... You pet or I whine.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Lowenbrau (2640) - Asturias, Oviedo, SPAIN - MAY 14, 2015
1pt 6 fl oz bottle @El Lúpulo Feroz, Oviedo. January 2015.
Batch: 214-215.
Pours black with some tan head. Roasty, coffee aromas. Medium body, soft carbonation, oily texture. Taste is roasty, coffee, cacao, vanilla. Creamy mouthfeel.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
maltman53 (432) - Corrales, New Mexico, USA - MAR 17, 2015
Pours coffee-black with a tan, persistent head. Smells of melted chocolate. Tastes of melted chocolate, light on roasted malts.Overall, good but lacks the greatness of a tighter expression of the style.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
hopscotch (10080) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - MAR 1, 2015
Bottle... Pours murky and dark brown with a fleeting, lightly tanned head. Smells like a Snickers bar - milk chocolate, caramel, roasted peanuts and a vanilla component that is a fitting substitute for nougat. Unfortunately, a bit of oxidation transforms toasted tree nuts into peanuts, but seems totally appropriate in this case. Full-bodied and silken with soft carbonation. The flavor is deeply roasted and bittersweet, boasting dark chocolate and espresso. Warming, but not all that boozy in the burnt marshmallow finish. Thanks to BBB63 for shipping this bottle my way!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
markducommun (387) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 27, 2015
Very opaque dark brown with a light tan head. Bright coffee notes, chocolate, molasses. Some light spiciness, cinnamon, nutmeg. Quite sweet, decent amount of bitterness. Alcohol is reasonably upfront. Exceedingly creamy mouthfeel, heavy body, decent amount of acidity. Long finish. Quite good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
daknole (10279) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - DEC 28, 2014
Very dark pour, brown head. Lightly roasty, chocolate, espresso, hints of molasses. Pretty nice stout.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Christpuncher (1940) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 13, 2014
This is a very boozy rich and sort of sweet double stout. Has a nice hopy bitter finish. Smells boozy. Pours black in color with a thick brown head. Had a bomber pour at home. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Chudwick (2438) - Cincyucky, Kentucky, USA - NOV 27, 2014
Andyreynolds said: Pretty damn good stout. Unfortunately, my boy, who I have never met, Superspak, has never had it. So I can not share his super rating with you.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
andyhwcinc (1657) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 25, 2014
Purchased at West Lakeview Liquors in Chicago, IL; enjoyed at home after a frigid 3 mile run on the day I cancelled cable, and I’m scared. I think this is one of the best bottle arts I’ve seen. Appearance is thick pitch black with a thin off white rim. Aroma is strong in cacao nibs, vanilla, lots of lactose and chocolate, very much a dessert beverage. Taste is pretty damn good, nice flavor, dark dark chocolate/cacao, great vanilla mixture, very much enjoyable. I’m a big fan of Pipeworks stouts, and this one does not disappoint.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Niko100 (2239) - Illinois, USA - NOV 14, 2014
Dark brown/black color; Medium to heavy creamy body; Aroma of toasted sweet malt, vanilla, dark fruit, & chocolate; Flavor of roasted sweet malt, caramel/vanilla, molasses, dark fruit, chocolate, & licorice; Warm finish; Pretty good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
radagast83 (5657) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - NOV 11, 2014
Bottle shared at the DC Pre-Thanksgiving tasting. Thanks to Travlr. Poured a dark brown color with a small light tan head. Aroma was boooze, light chocolates. I joked that it had "more booze than there are saphires in Tarth." Not that boozy, but alcohol is apparent here. Roasted malt, chocolate, light vanilla notes.

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