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RATINGS: 78   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.6/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 279   ABV: 9.3%
We took our delicious Russian imperial stout and put another new twist on it. our brewers threw Ecuadorian cocoa nubs into the brew to create a decadent and complex beer that is sure to hit your sweet spot. you’ll find flavors of cocoa, roasted barely, and coffee balanced out by a unique hop profile. prost!

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Thisis12ptfont (1018) - Los Angeles, CA, California, USA - MAY 11, 2013
Heavy aromas of chocolate, smoke, cocoa nibs and fudge. Solid black with a thin tan foam and nice lacing. Flavors of chocolate, thick molasses, dark roasted grains and some faint mocha notes. Finish is extremely boozy and slick. Overall, the flavor seems to be a little unbalanced and the alcohol burn is pretty unsettling. Not terrible but could use a few tweaks.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
thedm (5215) - Fort Wayne, USA - JUL 19, 2015
This bottled brew from a beer festival poured a head of foamy finely sized brown colored bubbles that were very quickly diminishing and left behind a no visible carbonation opaque dark black brown colored body and a fair lacing. The mild aroma was dark malt. The vinous thick mouth feel was tingly at the start and at the finish with a lingering mild vinous hop aftertaste. The nice flavor contained notes of roasted malt mildly vinous dark malt hops and bread dough. A decent one that I would consider drinking again.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mstrcrwly (779) - New York, USA - MAY 16, 2015
Shared bomber poured into a snifter..opaque pour with a thin khaki head..aroma of chocolate,coffee,roasted nuts..initial chocolate taste followed by coffee..not a lot to it but easy drinking for 9.3%.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
koleminer20 (1372) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - JAN 21, 2015
From notes. Enjoyed at Sergio’s World Beer in Louisville, KY on 26 December. Bottle shared by a generous patron at the bar! The pour is a dark dark brown with a nice tan head with a moderate amount of lace. Aroma is heavy on chocolate with a nice malty sweetness. Flavor is good malty chocolatey and a nice bourbon character. Mouth feel is thin and light and the aftertaste is chocolatey and bourbony. There isn’t a whole lot special about this one.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
deyholla (8863) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JAN 17, 2015
Sampled from the tap at Happy Gnome. Pours black with a yellowish brown head that dissipates to the edges slowly. Aroma combines bitter dark chocolate and bitter dark grains with a good amount of roasted malts. Flavor has bitter dark grains and chocolate with roasted malts and booze underlying.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
AirForceHops (4990) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - NOV 8, 2014
22 oz. bottle shared by Eric S., dude… we killed it last night!! 2013 Vintage. Raven feather black, shiny color. Aroma is chocolate richness to boot! With coffee and rich caramel and sugar.

Very nice surprise how well this held up since bottling. Dry roasted chocolate malts, dark grain, mocha, coffee hints with a nice full body. Creamy texture over the tongue. Much better than my expectations for this brewery and its drinks real well right now.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
douglas88 (7582) - Portland, Oregon, USA - OCT 3, 2014
Bomber. Pours a jet black color with a medium beige head. A nice smoky, sweet chocolate nose. Lovely flavor: big cocoa, dry dark fruit, smoke, big bitter chocolates. Very nice, a bit oily. Great.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
hopdog (10255) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 23, 2014
22oz bottle. Poured a dark brown / black color with a smaller sized off white head. Roast, chocolate, some dark fruits, and licorice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
hopscotch (10265) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - JUL 28, 2014
Bottle... Pours black with a tiny, flimsy, lightly-tanned head. The nose offers components of mocha and toasted nuts. Full-bodied and lightly creamy with subdued carbonation. The flavor is carbonic, acrid, burnt and bitter. Big-time charcoal. Even at (south Florida in the summertime) room temperature, there is nearly zero sweetness. Scorched, acrid, semi-dry finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
kdm1984 (814) - Missouri, USA - JUL 12, 2014
Big cocoa nibs aroma with roasty coffee as a support. Taste follows suit with a bitter finish. This is not a very complex impy despite the brewery’s deScription - pretty straightforward cocoa, slight coffee, and bitter profile with little else going on. One other thing is I hardly notice the alcohol until the aftertaste when a slight burn hits. One of the lightest impies I’ve had, all things considered. While certainly not bad, it’s best as an introductory example of the style. I could see this going best with a small bit of chocolate cake after a fish meal.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
boFNjackson (4192) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUN 19, 2014
Bottle @ a recent bottle share... Poured deep, black with an off-white head. Always loved KGB so adding a touch of chocolate can’t go wrong. Nice barley grains and roast with mocha, dark chocolate, flourless chocolate cake, and subtly alcohol warmth. Enjoyed this quite a bit.

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