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RATINGS: 1029   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.88/5   SEASONAL: Spring   EST. CALORIES: 318   ABV: 10.6%
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.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
SpongeRuiner (1114) - Michigan, USA - NOV 9, 2013
Pours a dark black. Smell is heavy on the alcohol and coffee beans. This is a very creamy beer. Mouthfeel is very thick. Taste is also heavy on the coffee beans. Alcohol hidden well. Not as much flavor as I was hoping for.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
bigda83 (854) - Jamestown, New York, USA - MAY 20, 2016
2012 vintage sampled at 05-15-16 Public Day. Poured a dark brown with a small off-white sudsy head. Aromas of coffee, sugar, light cream, and chocolate. Flavor had cream and sugar, chocolate, and muted older coffee. That’s to be expected with this an older vintage. Full body, slick texture, soft carbonation, pretty smooth finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Gespuccian (141) - Wisconsin, USA - MAY 4, 2016
Great stout. Pours a dark black, with very little head. Nose is coffee, dark roast, a touch of alcohol. Taste follows suit. Plenty of coffee flavor, though it’s not overly bitter. Likewise, the dark roasted malt is dark and full of flavor, but there’s a residual sweetness that cuts some of what could be bitter on the mouthfeel and creates a smooth, chocolatey, and full mouth feel. Finishes with a slightly crispness, and some burn from the high ABV. It all works together though. Great beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Underdogs88 (325) - New Jersey, USA - MAR 26, 2016
Sweet chocolate aroma. Appearance is jet black with a thick tan head. Flavor is full of milk chocolate. Mouthfeel is medium with medium carbonation. Overall, it's a good chocolate beer. It has an extract chocolate aroma and flavor, but overall it's solid. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
probstblueribbon (3722) - Nepean, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 23, 2015
Bomber from parts unknown, served at cellar temperature in a tulip glass.

App.: Deep brown-black with a decent mocha head. Aroma: Coffee, dark chocolate and nuts, dark-roasted maltiness, so much coffee, chocolate and nuts, wow, lightly boozy. Palate: Medium-full body, very creamy and very fine carbonation. Flav.: Tons of coffee, lots of dark chocolate and moderate nuttniness, boozy, so full-bodied and rich; lots of booze, and a very long coffee and dark chocolate finish.

A very big beer. Probably a poor choice for a work night.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
monk191 (1773) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUL 18, 2015
A very good, milk shake like beer. Pours a beautiful deep black with thick tan head. Smells of mocha, vanilla and cinnamon. Extremely thick taste. With lots of milk, vanilla, cinnamon and some chocolate and coffee bitterness in the finish. Had in the bottle.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
vjohans (717) - SWEDEN - MAY 30, 2015
Coffee, espresso, chocolate, , tanned head, Brownblack, medium sweet, light bitter, almost sour taste, little alcohol, Medium body, no bitterness from the coffee.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Niko100 (2700) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 5, 2015
Rich black color; Heavy creamy body; Aroma of malt, coffee, & chocolate; Flavor of roasted sweet malt, coffee, chocolate, some vanilla, and cocoa; Full body & nicely balanced; Quite satisfying.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
fugitive (1916) - Athens, GREECE - APR 26, 2015
Bottle. Color black with small brown head. Aroma some coffee, alcohol, chocolate. Taste sweet, chocolate, coffee, roasted.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
BeAndrews (30) - Barrie, Ontario, CANADA - APR 22, 2015
Pours a deep black with a small foamy light-brown head. Aroma is sweet malt, dark fruit, coffee, vanilla and light green hops-- interesting. Taste is roasty, sweet, coffee, hops and quite bitter with a significant amount of alcohol.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Camons (10441) - Hasselager, DENMARK - MAR 8, 2015
Bottle @ Home. Pours black with a light brown head. Aroma of roasted malt, coffee, expresso, little chocolate. Flavor is light sweet, malts, black coffee, expresso, dark chocolate, alcohol. Medium to full body, soft carboantion, warming alcohol in the finish. 110510

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