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RATINGS: 14   MEAN: 3.96/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.74/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 315   ABV: 10.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
This robust Chocolate Stout is brewed with roasted, crushed cocoa beans called cocoa nibs, and pale, caramel, chocolate and roasted malts. After fermentation and first aging, the cocoa nibs are added and the brew is aged again in oak to bring out the sweet roasted flavors from the malt, the rich chocolate flavors of the cocoa nibs, and the vanilla and bourbon flavors from the small batch bourbon barrels.

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drowland (9175) - Georgia, USA - MAY 31, 2017
5/31/17. 22oz bottle from Five Points - clearance rack for $1.99! Im not usually much of an Abita fan, but this is pretty damn good! Creamy black pour with a nice fluffy tan head. Mild barrel aroma, chocolate abound. Great flavor, like a glass of chocolate milk. Its pretty nuts, actually. Im surprised how much Im digging this and the 10.5% is hidden super well. Yum!

4.4
Cybercat (6239) - Georgia, USA - MAY 7, 2017
Pours opaque coffee brown with a thick tan head. Aroma presents roast malt, chocolate, bourbon, and subtle molasses and smoky wood notes. Flavor offers all that the aroma presents, plus a snip of caramel. Mouthfeel delivers firm body, good fizz, and a smoky bourbon finish with a touch of chocolate. Follow this street - responsibly.

3.5
Bebum (1102) - Massachusetts, USA - MAR 29, 2017
Dark copper, clear. Medium body, moderate flavor, refreshing mouthfeel, average length. Medium bitterness, off dry, crisp. Roasty and fruity flavors, not strongly of chocolate but more of dried fruit, coffee, bourbon and vanilla. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.7
jerseyjohn71 (308) - Corsicana, Texas, USA - MAR 4, 2017
SOO GOOD,, caramel, chocolate, roasty, resin, grass, dough, leather, earthy, alcohol, butterscotch, licorice, raisin, smoke, woody, black, clear, minimal head, white foam, light sweetness, medium body, creamy, average carbonation, soft carbonation,

3.8
crossovert (14038) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 11, 2016
650ml bottle. Black pour with a large tan head. Aroma is chocoalte, slight piney hops, oak, roasted malt. Smells nice. Flavor is heavy roasted malt, cocoa, vanilla, a touch thin and boozy but it is decent. How much is bourbon county again?

3.9
dfinney23 (3424) - Houston, Texas, USA - DEC 4, 2016
Hard to go wrong with a chocolaty, barrel-aged stout. Rich and roasty, plenty of chocolate and vanilla and a bit of wood.

3.9
Quick3Beers (1465) - East Falmouth, Massachusetts, USA - NOV 26, 2016
900th US rating! Pours a near black from a bottle with a tan head. Chocolate and vanilla/bourbon notes in the nose, similar flavor. Rather understated, but still well-balanced. Pretty good beer.

4
bluejacket74 (1995) - Reynoldsburg, Ohio, USA - NOV 19, 2016
22 ounce bottle, best by date of 10/07/17 stamped on the bottle. Served in a DFH snifter, the beer pours dark brown/black with about an inch or so tan head. Head retention and lacing are both good. Aroma is nice, the brew smells like chocolate, roasted malt, bourbon, vanilla, wood and some coconut. Taste is similar to the aroma, with chocolate, roasted malt, woody, caramel, coconut, nuts, bourbon, vanilla, and some smoky flavors. It’s certainly a sweeter tasting imperial stout. The bourbon is noticeable but not overpowering in the taste and aroma. Mouthfeel/body is medium/full, it’s a bit creamy and coating with a moderate amount of carbonation. The 10.5% ABV is well hidden, too. I thought this was a good overall brew, definitely worth a try! $9.99 a bomber.

3.7
PorterPounder (8316) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - NOV 5, 2016
Tallahassee, Fl. On tap at Momo’s Northside. Dark black khaki light lace. Chocolate bourbon. Slight boozy.

3.8
tmoreau (4679) - Lombard, Illinois, USA - NOV 5, 2016
On tap at Lunar Brewing Co., and snifter served displaying a black/brown hue, a quickly diminishing layer of tan foam to a thin, bubbly ring, light film, and some ribbons & spots of lacing. The nose was malt creaminess, roasted, soft grain, some woodiness & slight smoke, cocoa, and toffee-like sweetness. Subtle barrel hints of vanilla & coconut showed after warming. A bit more than medium bodied, with soft carbonation, the taste was similar notes, pleasantly balanced, but only moderately robust in their expression. Sealed the deal with some roasted & earthy bitterness, light dryness, and complementary, bourbony warmth, but would have appreciated a little more "imperial" hutzpah.


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