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RATINGS: 3   MEAN: 3.2/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.9/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 27   EST. CALORIES: 288   ABV: 9.6%
Imperial Black Espresso Saison. Pillars Of Strength series.
Try out some spicy meatballs or foie gras for appetizers or perhaps some Gouda or Gruyere cheese varieties. For a more hearty meal a grilled ribeye steak, lamb chops, Blue cheese crusted hamburger or smoked brisket are all fantastic choices. Mounds of Grounds is a perfect companion to many deserts but we love it with Vanilla ice cream, pumpkin pie or even tiramisu. 40SRM

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
beersearcher (2382) - Glendale, California, USA - MAR 2, 2014
Loved the coffee aspect of this beer. Really had a lovely ground coffee aroma and taste to it without being bitter and burnt. On the downside the saison part was lost. Faded under the coffee.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ajnepple (4897) - Denver, Colorado, USA - OCT 14, 2013
Sampled at GABF 2013. Black with a light tan head. Coffee, roast, dark fruit, spices, herbs, light chocolate. Interesting flavor, heavy on the coffee.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
brokensail (15600) - Dublin, California, USA - JUL 3, 2013
Black pour with a khaki head. Heavy coffee aroma, but a touch acidic. Roasted malt, a lot of dark fruit, pepper, and coriander. The spice kind of clashes with the coffee, particularly on the palate. Roasted malt and coffee flavor with a hint of chocolate. Some alcohol, pepper, coriander, and pear. Really odd combination of flavors. Doesn’t exactly work.

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