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RATINGS: 19   MEAN: 3.85/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.58   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 288   ABV: 9.6%
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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mcberko (6697) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 16, 2013
On tap at Mohawk Bend, pours black with a small tan head. Aroma of dark fruits, particularly cherries, roasted malts, and some chocolate. Flavour is quite chocolatey and fruity, full of sweetened milk chocolate, cherries and other dark fruits, what a wonderful balance of flavours. Sweet but not cloying. Excellent stuff.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ratman197 (9952) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - AUG 22, 2012
Poured a clear dark reddish brown with a small lasting brown head. Aromas of roastiness, coffee, bitter chocolate, light vanilla and light carmel. Palate was medium to full bodied asnd smooth. Flavors of roastiness, dark chocolate, coffee, vanilla and light carmel with a smooth lingering coffee finish.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
anders37 (16909) - Malm, SWEDEN - AUG 5, 2012
Draft @ the Brea location. Pours a black color with a small tan head. Has a roasted malty coffee and chocolate aroma. Roasted malty coffee and chocolate flavor. Has a roasted malty fruity coffee and chocolate finish.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
illidurit (2157) - Petaluma, California, USA - JUL 26, 2012
On tap at the brewpub during RBSG 2012. Tastes like bitter old coffee. Roasty and strong but not fresh-tasting. Lesser notes of chocolate and nuts. To be fair, I had the special brewers blend of BA Speedway with Vietnamese coffee earlier in the day -- now that was a perfect marriage of coffee and beer. It was lively, zesty, and well-integrated. Balinese might as well be Guinness run through a Folgers randall in comparison.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
JoeTheYounger (1144) - Lake Arrowhead, California, USA - JUL 26, 2012
Pour at TAPS in Brea for RBSG bus trip. Super dark pour with tons of coffee and acidic aroma. Taste is super black espresso. This is a coffee bomb and I love it. What a great beer.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
GT2 (8507) - San Diego County, California, USA - JUL 25, 2012
Tap at the Brea location. Inky pour. Clear highlights. Nose is very green- spicy jalapeno, green bell pepper. Salt and caramel. Much too green. Taste is very acidic coffee, lemon tea, green bell pepper, jalapeno spice. Black peppercorn. As it warms, some coffee flavor fades thankfully for toasted nut flavors. Palate is still very dry. Gets better as it warms. But overall, not the way to brew with coffee.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
KyotoLefty (6563) - Kyoto, JAPAN - JUL 21, 2012
Draught at the brewpub. Coffee nose, dry. Black with lace. Huge roasty coffee flavor. Milky and quite flavorful. Nice stuff.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
yespr (31470) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - JUL 20, 2012
From tap at the brewpub. Pours dark brown with a deep amber glare and a small tan head. Aroma is dense coffee and herbal. Solid coffee. Bitter and dark roasted malty. Lasting dense coffee.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
JohnC (3000) - Mission Viejo, California, USA - JUL 20, 2012
I had this on tap at Taps Brea during the RBSG 2012. This imperial stout has a nice complexity about it: chocoate, chilies, etc

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
jcwattsrugger (11104) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - MAY 20, 2012
on tap-pours black with a brown head. Aroma is coffee/jalapeno, dark malt. Taste is chicory/coffee/jalapeno, dark malt, hop bite.


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