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RATINGS: 133   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.72/5   IBU: 70   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
This liquid is the alpha and the omega; you need nothing else. Our flagship imperial stout has been aged in charred American oak bourbon barrels with African cacao nibs and locally roasted coffee. Dark, bitter cocoa blends with sweet malt; robust coffee mellows in the presence of oak-imparted vanilla and bourbon flavors. Enjoy this one at the end of a fine meal with good friends.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ThisWangsChung (836) - Leonardtown, Maryland, USA - APR 7, 2013
Rated 3/24/13. Portion of a 750ml bottle into a Hunahpus snifter. From notes. A: Pours a dark brown color. The head is a thin white-shaded collar. S: Chocolaty, with a bit of coffee. I also notice slight caramel and roasted qualities. T: At first, faint chocolate gives way to a vegetal, stale coffee profile. After a couple of sips, it balances out fairly well. The finish has a bit of saltiness that I enjoy somewhat, too. Barrel influences are very subtle here. M: Rather thin, and not really creamy, either. Still, the sweet/bitter balance is nice. O: Ramp up the body, use better coffee; and we could really be talking about something kickass here. As it stands, its a pretty good imperial stout with quite a few glaring flaws.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
hershiser2 (2889) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - FEB 24, 2017
$12.29 bomber from Wine Warehouse. Pours thick and black with a small brown head. Overwhelming aroma of chocolate and dark roasted coffee. Flavor is dark chocolate, a shitload of dark roasted coffee beans. Good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Darwenus (1101) - Virginia, USA - FEB 8, 2017
I looked for this at beer stores in Charlottesville and Roanoke and couldnt find it. Then it turned up at a Kroger grocery store. Its really an odd time to be a craft beer fan. This beer pours black with very little foam. The aroma is just bakers chocolate, dark and rich and sweet and bitter. The flavor is huge dark chocolate too, I dont pick up on the coffee. The finish has a really nice, roasty, slightly hoppy twist. Its delicious.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
tsd08460 (1105) - Marshall, Virginia, USA - JAN 19, 2017
On tap at Whole Foods Market Fair Lakes Aroma: chocolate, coffee, roasty, Appearance: black with a brown head Taste: medium sweetness, medium bitterness, Palate: medium body, creamy, average carbonation, long finish, Tasty

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
mateuszk (2668) - Poznań, POLAND - AUG 16, 2016
Bottle. Pours deep black with beige head. Aroma of dark chocolate and coffee with bourbon notes. In taste mainly fine dark and bitter chocolate with nice roastiness from coffee. In aftertaste notes of vanilla. Great on the palate, the beer is really oily and creamy, full bodied. Alcohol very well hidden, finish is roasty. Not as complex as it could be but all flavours that are there are very strong and nicely mixed. Very solid brew.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DiarmaidBHK (4683) - Lewisburg, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 27, 2016
Draft at fire works. Pours black with a thin khaki head. Big bourbon on the nose. Lots of bourbon on the tongue along with the roasted malt. Not getting the coffee notes though the malt does suggest chocolate. Hides it's booze well. Nice overall but only solid for style. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
magsinva (1236) - Virginia, USA - MAY 27, 2016
Tap @ Fireworks - pours pitch, tan head. Big bourbon barrel and chocolate notes. Nice!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
DutchDrebus (5885) - Oirschot, NETHERLANDS - MAR 31, 2016
Bottle @ benzai. Black colour with a medium sized beige head. Smells coconut, coffee, roasty, chocolate, sweetish, nice. Tastes coconut, roasty, coffee. Full body, soft carbo.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Simonsen (1263) - NORWAY - MAR 24, 2016
Flaske. Svart farge. Kremet. Lavt karbonert. Smaker bourbon, vanilje, lakris. Fantastisk god

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Barrelbelly (750) - BELGIUM - JAN 23, 2016
Pitch black with dark brown head. Cocoa, roasted malts. Some vanilla. Slight bourbon finish. Great beer

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Abio (1859) - Waasland, BELGIUM - JAN 23, 2016
Decent brew for sure. Nice mixture of vanilla, coffee and chocolate. Good sweetness, the biternrs is OK. Nice one.

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