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RATINGS: 329   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.69   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 85   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
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Take thou also unto thee wheat, and barley, and beans... and put them in one vessel. The beans of bygone brewers, united with cacao and coffee, to create a trinity of roasted, rich, and savory flavors.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
JCB (3999) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - MAY 30, 2013
Can from akurzinski - thanks, Adam! Sweet sludgy black pour with a crisp, thin beige head. Nose of very rich dark chocolate, coffee grounds almost as a complement rather than the lead voice. Thick creamy body, perhaps not quite dry enough and so it comes across as all milkshake. Flavors are pretty nice though, with burnt sugar, molasses, and hints of fruitiness from the bean, all adding to the overall richness of the base impy porter. Pretty good stuff.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
zvikar (3492) - Ramat Gan, ISRAEL - MAY 29, 2013
Bottle shared at a tasting at Dancing Camel. Pours brown to red clear with a nice head, aroma of coffee, coffee and coffee, roasted with vanilla, wood and soil, flavor of coffee, coffee liquor, irish cream and vanilla, some fruit, medium bodied, nice, I like coffee beers

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DiarmaidBHK (3455) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 28, 2013
Can from Grower and gill. Pours black with a thin khaki head that dissipates quickly but leaves a lot of sticky lacing. Slight coffee notes on the nose. Bits of roasted flavor on the tongue. Finishes clean. Solid but not spectacular.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jredmond (5451) - Manhattan, New York, USA - MAY 27, 2013
UPDATED: FEB 3, 2014 Draft at Pony Bar with Linh. Pours a deep, deep hazy brown with thick, light brown lacing. Aroma is sweet chocolate and mild coffee roast. Mouthfeel is medium and creamy with notes of sweet chocolate, sweet malts, light fruit and mild sweet coffee roast.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
CaptainCougar (7132) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - MAY 26, 2013
12oz can: pours a transparent dark mahogany with a frothy lacing beige head. Has a sweet toasty dark caramel malty nose with lots of roasted coffee notes. Starts with good fullness and sweet biscuity dark malts with good coffee flavor before a drier bittersweet finish with some lingering roasty bitterness. Has good balance and complexity.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jrodooo5 (1034) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - MAY 26, 2013
Pours nearly black with a big tan head that leaves lacing. The aroma is quite roasty but subtle. The flavor is much all roast & finishes rather bitter which makes it a little tough to drink especially at 10%. Solid & worth trying nevertheless!

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
kerenmk (2421) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - MAY 26, 2013
Bottle sample at a tasting at Dancing Camel. Thanks zvikar.Coke colour. Alcohol, coffee, a little dry aroma, tastes alcoholic, coffee sourness and deep. Slightly fizzy. full body, a little alcoholic finish.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Steverus0 (188) - Shreveport, Louisiana, USA - MAY 25, 2013
Really love the balance in malty, chocolatey sweetness and maybe a bit too subtle but clearly present earth from the coffee beans. Nose is a bit subtle and slightly earthy. Appears brilliantly dark with a robust and enduring head. Amazingly drinkable for a coffee and chocolate stout. Durable through a Texas summer ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
mixmasterob (883) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - MAY 23, 2013
Black pour with a frothy off white head. Nice cocoa laden aroma with lots of coffee and dark roasted malt. Touch of sweet vanilla in there. Flavors were roasty on the verge of burnt, tasty coffee character, slightly sweet with a lingering espresso like bitter finish. Mouthfeel was slightly thin with a creaminess to it. Light carbonation. On the list for my next beer store visit.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Nate (3740) - Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 22, 2013
From can. Chocolate malted nose, sweet with brown sugar and molasses. Tootsie Roll. Dark black opaque with foamy-rocky light tan lacing head. Medium chewy body with medium-light carbonation. Carbonic tang and light alcoholic warming. Starts sweet and malty with lots of chocolate, some coffee, and a barley wine-like sweet malt flavor. Coffee and light vanilla. Finish is sweet with a good hit of astringent bitterness. Fairly smooth after with lingering bitter.


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