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RATINGS: 1021   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.87   SEASONAL: Spring   EST. CALORIES: 318   ABV: 10.6%
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Three thousand feet above sea level in the misty mountains of Jamaica, some of the worlds finest Arabica beans are hand picked on their way to becoming Blue Mountain Coffee. Halfway around the world, plump spring barley grows to maturity in the loamy soil of North America while aromatic hops are cutivated to exacting standards. Here in our kettles, these three special ingredients are blended to create a heady mixture of sweet sugar, dark roast, and complex flavor. Please enjoy this brew in moderation.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
rougeau13 (2114) - Richmond, Texas, USA - JUL 6, 2013
Pretty much black with a small brownish head. Aroma of milk, coffee, and roasted grain. The taste is mildly bitter, roasty, and slightly sweet. Pretty full bodied, almost no carbonation, slight dryness, and well hidden alcohol.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
icehawk (834) - Mount Pleasant, South Carolina, USA - JUN 19, 2013
Big time coffee aroma. Fairly bitter and acidic. Bitterness lasts through the finish and sticks to the palate.

3.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Miked1687 (608) - Buffalo, New York, USA - JUN 13, 2013
Southern tier tasting at coles. Dark dark brown black thick pour with a big healthy foamy light ashy brown head. Big coffee nose with some hop bitterness. Taste is sweet coffee up front with a bitter roasted finish. Pretty thick but not too heavy. Medium short finish.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
superspak (3066) - Michigan, USA - JUN 8, 2013
22 ounce bottle into snifter, bottled on 3/6/2012. Pours pitch black color with a small dense tan head with good retention, that reduces to a thin lace cap that lingers. Light spotty lacing clings on the glass. Aromas of big dark chocolate, coffee, roasted malt, cocoa, toast, light char, dark bread, caramel, toffee, floral, light vanilla, and roasted earthiness. Damn nice aromas with good balance and complexity of roasted malt and coffee notes; with good strength. Taste of big dark chocolate, roasted malt, coffee, cocoa, milk chocolate, toast, light char, dark bread, caramel, toffee, floral, vanilla, and roasted earthiness. Light amount of coffee bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of dark/milk chocolate, roasted malt, coffee, cocoa, toast, caramel, toffee, floral, dark bread, vanilla, and roasted earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Fantastic balance and complexity of big chocolate/roasted malt and coffee flavors; with zero cloying sweetness after the finish. Light-medium carbonation and fairly full bodied; with a very creamy, slick, and slightly chalky mouthfeel that is great. Alcohol is very well hidden with hardly any warming noticed after the finish. Overall this is a highly excellent coffee stout!(even with the age). Great complexity and balance of roasted malt and coffee flavors; and very smooth to sip on for the gravity. A highly enjoyable offering.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Mrnoluv (194) - long beach, California, USA - JUN 1, 2013
Sweet chocolate, coffee, vanilla, roasted bean smell is strong, you can also smell the alcohol, coffee black look, the taste is sweet, chocolate/coffee, not very bitter, just enough bitterness to linger on your taste buds, a little warm on the swallow. This is one good stout! If you like coffee stouts this one is for you!

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Nekronos (3738) - Xalapa, MEXICO - MAY 25, 2013
Very good and nice brew. NIce aroma and features in the whole. Fine taste and very crafty.

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
EtTuCthulhu (1235) - Columbia, Missouri, USA - MAY 16, 2013
The aroma of this brew is lightly hinting at coffee and cocoa, and the color is an opaque black with a small tan head. The taste is delectable with its mild sweetness and slight bitterness, and the palate complements this nicely with its soft carbonation, bitter finish, thick creamy texture, and medium body.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Hollywoodt (239) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - MAY 11, 2013
Bomber. Thanks to Tmac220 for sharing with me! Poured a deep, dark brown with a minimal light brown head. Aroma was a little coffee and some chocolate. The flavor followed, and was fairly creamy and just a little sweet. I liked this one a lot, and would seek it out again.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Panzuriel (1378) - Westerville, Ohio, USA - MAY 5, 2013
Jah va pours a deep black brown with a thin head of light brown bubbles. Nose is raisins, mocha and molasses. Rich roasty malt with mildly sweet oat presence and a medium roasted coffee flavor. Medium silky body. Finishes with a nice roasty bitterness.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
boxofrane (2315) - Spring City, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 28, 2013
Bottle. Pours black with some brown around the edges, no head to speak of. A dense looking imperial stout. The aroma has coffee bean, some light chocolate, and a bit of alcohol. The taste has a medium roasted coffee with some additional sweetness on the finish. Of all the ST stouts, this is by far the weakest i’ve had. Not bad but not great.


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