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RATINGS: 333   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.7   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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
arkurzynski (1717) - Combined Locks, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 15, 2013
12 oz can. Deep brown with lasting yellow-tan head. Nose is cola and smooth roasted malt with soft notes of espresso and cocoa nibs. Flavor is velvety roasted malt with nice pop of bitter cocoa powder, Bakers chocolate, and fresh roast coffee. Nice coating mouthfeel with gritty, half melted dark/unsweetened chocolate coating the tongue in the finish. Really enjoyable, layered bitterness.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Drake (9999) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - FEB 14, 2013
UPDATED: APR 9, 2013 300th New York rating! 12 ounce can from Wine Warehouse Charlottesville. Pours a clear dark red-brown color with a large frothy tan head. Good head retention. Aroma of cocoa, coffee and a roasty, almost ashy note. The taste is intense coffee, bitter chocolate, roast. Pretty boozy. Medium bodied. Toned back a bit, this could be good, but as of now itís a bit of a mess.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
dwm1034 (695) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 13, 2013
Part of sherm1016 gift pack...thanks. Pours dark brown with dark tan head. Coffee nose and roasted malt / coffee taste. Good to very good but not great...did like the chocolate edge.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
tmongoose (1601) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - FEB 13, 2013
12oz can shared. Poured medium brown color color. The aroma is cocoa beans and coffee plus your roaste small. The flavor is different I get the roasted malt and the cocoa and coffee hints plus there is a unique sweetness to it. I donít get the Romano bean at all. This is medium bodied porter. Mild alcohol burn and some bitterness on the back end.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Travlr (15102) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - FEB 13, 2013
Draft courtesy of GT2, thanks! Very dark maroon color, large beige head, solid lacing. Aroma of Starbucks! Taste of Starbucks! Pretty straightforward.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
zathrus13 (1734) - Mount Laurel, New Jersey, USA - FEB 13, 2013
Can. Pours dark brown, with a light brown head. Aroma is roasted malt, coffee, and chocolate. Flavor is roasted malt, coffee, alcohol, and chocolate. Body is medium, with a long finish. Very nice.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
RABinCO (1399) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - FEB 13, 2013
Can. Pours brown with a persistent cream head with thick lacing. Vanilla and astringent cherry nose. No real coffee on the nose,no roast. Taste is very bitter but smooth chocolate. Long tasting bitter palate. Bit of booze on the end at the same time that the coffee starts to shine through, but they clash. Pretty disappointing.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
GT2 (9259) - San Diego County, California, USA - FEB 12, 2013
Tap at Churchkey. Pours a deep, reddish ruby. Medium tan foam. Big, webby lacing. Mega sharp gritty work coffee nose...moves to some sour cherry. Taste is spicy, hazelnut, vanilla, mega gritty work coffee with coffee filter. Palate is a tad gritty and papery, but thankfully not watery or astringent. Not my style of beer, could be confused with an actual cup of coffee and Iím not a coffee drinker. Although I love good stouts that have coffee flavors and complexity. Making a cup of coffee into a beer is not the way to achieve that go.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
zizzybalubba (1592) - Elizabeth City, North Carolina, USA - FEB 12, 2013
12 oz. can from Total Wine in Virginia Beach, VA. Dark brown cola-like pour. Rich roasted coffee dominates the nose with faint floral hops in the background. Dark cacao beans and espresso are abundant in the flavor. Slight heat from the alcohol is detected after a few sips. Really nicely done.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
sherm1016 (1234) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 11, 2013
12oz can, purchased at Downer Wine & Spirits. Pours a dark brown color with a tan head and a little bit of lacing. Aroma is chocolately, roasty, coffee. Medium to heavy on the palate with soft, creamy carbonation. Flavor is sweet, milk chocolate, bitter coffee, burnt toast, some grassy hops, with a bittersweet chocolate finish. This beer is good, but I feel like it is just a touch short in a few areas. A little heavier on the palate, a little more complexity in the flavor, and this would be world class.

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