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RATINGS: 27   MEAN: 3.73/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.63/5   IBU: 60   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
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The thing about stouts made with additions of things like coffee is, while they taste "just like coffee," they taste "just like coffee." A well constructed stout is a study of potential flavors. Both bitter and sweet at once, with just four ingredients aromas can ping-pong between: coffee, chocolate, vanilla, smoke, dark fruits, molasses, and myriad others without running over each other. Drink Unjunct and donít ask us to treat this one.

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4.4
meribells1490 (2) - - JUN 14, 2017 does not count
Smooth finish atop a rich and malty base of chocolate and nuttiness. It's full bodied taste is warm and inviting in your mouth. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4
PotjeBier (3194) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - JUN 8, 2017
Can from New Beer Distributors, NYC. Brewed & canned @ Two Roads! Canned on 02/06/17, enjoyed 4 months later. Pitch black color. Brown head, dense at first, then rocky, pretty good retention. Aromaís of roast(ed malts), dark chocolate, (ground) coffee, hint of red fruit. Retronasal itís sweetish, roasted, chocolate, again light red fruit. Flavor is under moderate sweet, firm roasted, dark chocolate. Medium bodied. Choclate and roast in the finish. Good stuff!

3.9
nimbleprop (8278) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - MAY 27, 2017
16oz can pours a opaque black with some sticky, beige head. Nose is big with burnt molasses, BBQ sauce, some smoky notes, toast, burnt marshmellow, some earthy soil notes. Flavor has more molasses and burnt caramel sweetness, toast, pumpernickel dough, a little soy, some tamarind, BBQ sauce. Full bodied, lightly sweet and lightly smoky finish.

3.8
JorgeLee (2086) - Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 27, 2017
On tap, Draught 55 NYC. Deep black colour, thick, no head. Heavy, boozy but not hot, chocolate nose, roasty dry bitter finish. A very good flavoursome stout. I can only applaud the philosophy of letting a stout shine on its own merits and not putting coffee or indeed anything else in there.

3.9
rejtable (2622) - Ontario, CANADA - MAY 1, 2017
Can from Bottle Caps. Pours dark coffee with lots of initial dark tan head and minimal lacing. Nose is espresso and dark chocolate. Flavours of dark chocolate, espresso, some vanilla, some smoke. Taste med/big bitter, big sweet. Full creamy body with lively carbonation. Really well done.

3.8
Ron (3919) - Rochester, New York, USA - APR 28, 2017
Can. Pours black with a small tan head that left nice lacing on the glass. Aroma of chocolate, roasted malts and vanilla. Taste of much of the same but mostly some roast and chocolate

4.1
odinstyr (794) - Hamilton, New Jersey, USA - APR 28, 2017
Pours a velvety brown with a small but chestnut brown foamy head. Smells of chocolate, licorice, vanilla. Taste is sweet and bitter - chocolate, coffee, licorice, vanilla, molasses.

3.7
hopdog (12341) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 25, 2017
On tap at TJís. Poured a dark brown with a small sized tan head. Coffee, roast, and some earthiness.

3.8
trapped (3082) - New York, TURKEY - APR 25, 2017
Draught @ Ginger Man. Opaque dark brown with spongy tan head, mocha aroma with vanilla, medium carbonation, mocha taste with faint alcohol undertones, thick body, long bitter mocha finish. Very tasty

4.2
superspak (5497) - Michigan, USA - APR 24, 2017
16 ounce can into snifter, canned on 2/6/2017. Pours dense pitch black color with a 1-2 finger fairly dense and foamy dark tan head with good retention, that reduces to a thin cap that lingers. Light spotty soapy lacing clings on the glass, with a fair amount of streaming carbonation retaining the cap. Aromas of big dark chocolate, cocoa, coffee, molasses, raisin, plum, cherry, licorice, brown sugar, toasted dark bread, smoke, light vanilla/char, herbal, floral, and roast/toast/smokey earthiness. Damn nice aromas with great balance and complexity of dark/roast/bready malt and light-moderate fruity yeast/earthy hop notes; with great strength. Taste of huge dark chocolate, cocoa, coffee, molasses, raisin, plum, cherry, licorice, brown sugar, toasted dark bread, smoke, light vanilla/char, herbal, floral, and roast/toast/smokey earthiness. Light roast/char and herbal hop bitterness on the finish. Lingering notes of dark chocolate, cocoa, coffee, molasses, raisin, plum, cherry, licorice, brown sugar, toasted dark bread, smoke, light vanilla/char, herbal, floral, and roast/toast/smokey earthiness on the finish for a while. Fantastic complexity, robustness, and balance of dark/roast/bready malt and light-moderate fruity yeast/earthy hop flavors; with an awesome roasted bitter/sweet balance, and zero acrid/astringent roast flavors after the finish. Light dryness from roast/char bitterness, increasing through the glass. Medium carbonation and medium-full body; with a very smooth, creamy/bready/grainy, fairly silky, and lightly sticky/chalky balanced mouthfeel that is great. Minimal warming alcohol for 8.5%. Overall this a fantastic American imperial stout! All around awesome complexity, robustness, and balance of dark/roast/bready malt and light-moderate fruity yeast/earthy hop flavors; very smooth and easy to to drink with the balanced bittersweet finish. Very rich and malty with great complexity; complementing fruity yeast and earthy hop backing without being overpowering. A highly enjoyable offering.


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