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RATINGS: 69   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.95   EST. CALORIES: 303   ABV: 10.1%
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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Benzai (10558) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - AUG 19, 2014
Sampled @ GBBF day 2. Opaque pitch black color, small brown to dark brown head. Aroma is malts, roasted malts, heavy chocolate and chocolate roast. Taste malts, dark and roasted malts, warming alcohol, heavy chocolate, chocolate bitter. Full body, oily texture, firm carbonation.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
planky84 (2518) - , Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 18, 2014
Cask at GBBF 2014. Jet black pour with a dark beige head. Aromas of dark roast coffee, smoked wood and dark chocolate. Lots of dark chocolate in the flavour with a splash of coffee and licorice. Darned tasty!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
evergreen0199 (2458) - Northwood, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 17, 2014
Cask at Great British Beer Festival 2014, Olympia, London. A black coloured pour with a thin beige head on top. Rich, roasty, boozy, chocolate aroma. Tastes similar, rich, roasty, sweet, boozy, chocolate. A world class Imperial Stout.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
The_Osprey (3443) - Richmond, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 13, 2014
Cask at GBBF. Thick black, no head. Not much going on in the aroma. Body is medium, low carbonation, smooth. Taste is light vanilla bourbon, touch of neopolitan icecream, no alcohol. Finishes light, but an assertive hop bitterness builds over time. Sometimes beers in this style can be overly harsh, but this is very smooth. If anything, it is a bit underflavoured. Disappeared very quickly.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Scopey (9372) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 13, 2014
Cask as "infamous imperial chocolate stout" at GBBF2014. It pours opaque black with a tiny tan head. The nose is rich chocolate, oily, roasted malt, coffee, espresso and salted caramel. The taste is rich, hard roast, spicy, coffee, dark chocolate, alcohol heat, oily, salt liquorice, earthy, with a dry, roasty finish. Full body, fine carbonation and oily mouth-feel. Rich, slick and oily. Rather nice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ferris (8012) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 13, 2014
Cask - Dark roast and bittersweet chocolate. Jet black with no head. Inky and oily dark chocolate syrup. Nice and rich.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
harrisoni (15314) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - AUG 13, 2014
At GBBF 2014. Black beer slight head. Very smooth chocolate very drinkable. Excellent.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
klrsuds (1) - - JUL 23, 2014 does not count
chocolate, coffee, toast, black, clear, frothy, heavy cloying sweetness, very bitter, lightly sour,

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Steve_0 (3423) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAR 5, 2014
On tap at Boulder Strong Ale Fest (2014). Pour is deep black with a frothy brown head and good lacing. Big coffee, vanilla, cocoa, roast, toffee, and somewhat grassy aroma. Taste is cocoa nibs, earthy hops, Sumatra, caramel, vanilla, and toasted malt. Sweet velvety mouthfeel with soft carbonation. Awesome stout and easily one of the best offerings of the fest.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
adnielsen (10137) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - MAR 1, 2014
On tap @ Boulder Strong Ale Fest 2014. Pours a black appearance with a brown head. Dark chocolate, quite toasty aroma definitely with some spicy, piney hops. Moderate bitterness. Some sweetness but not bad. Burnt, chocolate flavor. A bit of vanilla. Pretty nice and enjoyable to drink.

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