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Twains Three Lies Cocoa Imperial Stout

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Twains Three Lies Cocoa Imperial Stout
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RATINGS: 14   MEAN: 3.71/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.42   EST. CALORIES: 204   ABV: 6.8%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Three Lies Imperial Stout brewed with six pounds of Ghirardelli cocoa in the kettle.


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Butters (3780) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - AUG 23, 2009
On draft at the brewery as the "limited edition aged ales 3 lies cocoa stout". Not sure if this a different rating or not. Opaque black pour with fair ring of dark brown head. Nose is a fantastic marriage of vanilla and chocolate. Oakey, faintly smokey, roasty, sweet, hot, awesome. Creamy chewy body. One of the best oak aged beers I’ve come across.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
CheersMate (1312) - Fremont (Seattle), Washington, USA - APR 4, 2009
Nice black in color. Doesn’t leave has the awesome chocolate head. Served in a TALL tulip/brandy type glass. Nice slightly smoke taste, but really this beer is all about the rost flavor. The palate as with all Twain’s beers is that it is a bit too thin. Decent aroma, but nothing ridiculous. It is a nice stout. The roast part is extremely good, but the aroma, again, is not that pungent. Overall, a pretty good stout with a strong roast flavor. They listed the ABV higher than it is on this site. Pretty good stout.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Cybercat (3342) - Georgia, USA - MAR 13, 2009
Pours opaque and nearly black with a thin tan head. Strong coffee and chocolate aroma is slightly sweet and quite tempting. Rich chocolaty and roast coffee flavor has a touch of sweetness and a hint of hops. Texture is very smooth and quite tingly and fizzy, and leaves a satisfying finish.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
unclemattie (4199) - Georgia, USA - MAR 1, 2009
Tap @ Twain’s. Nitro pour. aroma of deep dark chocolate, smells like a f’n willy wonka factory. Ooo, that smell. Flavor of roses and The darkest cocoa powder. finishes bitter, from hops?, Or chocolate? Deep roast, very potent malt character. hugely nice. 8,5,9,5,

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jrob21 (2580) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - FEB 8, 2009
Black with a thick light tan head and nice lacing down the glass. Cocoa, bittersweet chocolate flavors with a touch of sweetness and creamy texture. Very easy to drink, almost too easy. Roasted coffee aroma. Body is a little thin and the finish is a bit quick. Otherwise the cocoa is nice and tasty.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Oakes (12633) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 6, 2009
Almost black with reddish notes. Straightforward roasty stoutiness on the nose. Complex, sweet molasses, bitter chocolate, nice espresso accent. Creamy mouthfeel, dry finish. Nice stuff.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Beershine (5218) - The Sunshine State, Florida, USA - FEB 4, 2009
Pitch black. Thick tan head, looks like a nitro pour. Served in tulip. Dry, slightly metallic aroma has good amount of coffee and cocoa, some nuttiness. Smoky aroma too. Creamy mouthfeel is silky and quite thick. Nice nuanced flavors enter sweet and creamy, coasting until a lingering smoky finish kicks in. Nice. Some alcohol dryness at the end.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
decaturstevo (5079) - decatur, Tennessee, USA - JUN 3, 2008
Very dark almost black pour with creamy tan head and lace. nose of toasted malt and light burnt coffee. Tastes almost lide mixed burnt coffee and cheap coco with a nice medium finishing bitter. Med bodied with good carbonation. Just a tad thin. Pretty good beer I just did not pick up the coconut.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
KieferUGA (461) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - MAY 26, 2008
Draft. Pours a midnight black color. One finger, mocha colored head. Aroma of coffee and cocoa. Chocolate dominates the flavor, but it’s not overpowering. Some roasted malts give the beer a smoky hint. Light bitter finish.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
CaptainCougar (7132) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - MAY 10, 2008
On tap at the brewpub on 5/2/08: Pours a nearly opaque black with a large, airy clingy-lacing dark tan head. Dry roasted malty nose has a touch of dark chocolate. Body starts with about average thickness and carbonation with lots of dry roasty bittersweetness and a hint of tartness. I don’t taste much cocoa until it warms a bit, leaving a bittersweet finish. I didn’t like this as much as I thought I would after reading the description. Just didn’t have enough body and chocolate flavor.


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