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RATINGS: 185   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.61/5   IBU: 50   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
A heavy strong stout brewed with coffee, brown sugar and oats. With its powerful quality and morning ingredients it seems parallel to a solid dawn session at Blacks. An inside connection to boutique roasted fare trade beans we were granted the opportunity to make this exceptional brew.

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2.3
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
redlem (1306) - Ohio, USA - DEC 2, 2013
Opaque black with a nice dense inch dark tan head. A amateur mix of ingredients with the grass hops and roasted coffee malts giving this an unpleasant taste. A chalky residue, along with several other characteristics makes me think this did not age long enough before bottling.


3.2
mice (1045) - FINLAND - NOV 10, 2017
Bottle from Beergium. Very dark brown beer with long lasting small beige head. Aroma has roast, coffee and some chocolate. Taste has sweet malts, coffee, chocolate, paper and some fug. Not my type of IS.

3.5
ogivlado (8108) - Zagreb, CROATIA - OCT 24, 2017
Bottled 355ml. -from Beergium as Cismontane Imperial Stout with Coffee added. Black coloured, medium sized brown head, light roasty nose. Roasted malt, chocolate, dried fruits and touch of coffeewith notes of alcohol in rather bitter finish.

3.5
andrepintado (3663) - Porto, PORTUGAL - AUG 18, 2017
33cl bottle. Dark black brown. Thin brown head. Taste is medium bitter and light sweet. Aroma and flavour is coffee, fruity, roasted.

4.4
stupre (529) - Nanterre, FRANCE - AUG 15, 2017
1 pint bottle purchased @ Rock Out Shop. Robe noire avec mousse crémeuse. Attaque sur le café et le pain grillé. Belle onctuosité qui se termine sur un petit côté épicé.

3.6
mgajdaczewa (2285) - Katowice, POLAND - JUL 3, 2017
Backlog ŚFP #12 kawowo zdominowany ris, spora czekoladowość, alko nieźle ukryte, półpełne. Troszke mało ciała. W punkt.

3.1
j12601 (13099) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - JUN 27, 2017
On tap at the Phantom Carriage. Pours a deep black with a thin tan head. Coffee and roast on the nose, dusty, malt, roast. Medium bodied, thins a touch, roast, cocoa, papery roast with a bit of cooked peppers. Roast into the finish, chocolate, cocoa. Papery, and somewhat old tasting.

3.7
hman43 (1773) - Pinehurst, North Carolina, USA - JUN 22, 2017
It pours dark brown, almost black with a brown head. Initial aroma is a deep, dark roasted coffee. There are also moderate roasted elements in the aroma. There is a faint dark fruit smell well into the background. The initial flavors are a combination of coffee and roast. There is a bit of spiciness to it. The are also backgrounds hints of wood and dark fruits. It has a smooth texture to it and is moderately bitter in the finish with sweetness combining with bitterness at the end. Overall, this is a malt driven beer with coffee and roasted elements. Other flavors are well into the background and enhance the malts.

3.4
alteregoo (1749) - Kalisz, POLAND - JUN 8, 2017
Piana niewielka, sycząca, szybko opada prawie do zera. Barwa czarna, nieprzejrzysta, z brązowymi refleksami. W aromacie głównie kawa, taka parzona po turecku, lekko kwaskowa, ziemista, w tle troszkę jeżyn, czekolady... W smaku półsłodkie, tu także kawa na pierwszym planie, z kwaskowym posmakiem na finiszu, do tego ciemne leśne owoce, czekolada, dość wysoka, palono alkoholowa goryczka, średnie do niskiego wysycenie, półpełne w odbiorze.
Mieszane odczucia - niby fajna kawowość i stoutowość, ale nieco przeszkadza alkohol i podwyższone kwaskowość...

3.5
SloaneRanger (59) - - JUN 3, 2017
On lasissa hyvin tumma ja muodostaa ruskean vaahdon. Näyttää kunnon imperial stoutilta. Tuoksussa hieman kahvia ja luumua sekä paahteisuutta. Alkumaussa on mukana kahvia, mutta ei merkittävästi ja toisaalta tulee mieleen, onko se edes tarpeellista. Jälkeenpäin mukaan tulee maltaisuutta ja lopuksi humalan kitkeryyttä. Suuhun jää alkoholinen maku, joka toisaalta on lämmittävä, mutta siinä rajoilla, että onko häiritsevä. Loppumaku on pitkähkö ja jää kurkkuun.

3.5
Alengrin (5722) - BELGIUM - APR 17, 2017
My first from this Californian brewing company, heavy stout with added coffee. Bottle from Beergium, with different label than the one shown here. Yellowish pale beige, moussy head retaining as a dense rim and some flat, tan ’islands’ in the middle, crowning a black beer with hazy mahogany brown edges, the colour being visible for about five millimeters inwards. Aroma of cold coffee with milk, very old black chocolate and ’crude’ baker’s chocolate, moldy walnuts, tree leaves, old tea, cooked parsnip, brown rum, wet leather, dried fig, stewed beef with a lot of bayleaf in it, mud, freshly cut horseradish, a kind of ’green’ quality of raw spinach leaves, subtle accents of soy sauce, wet dog and dried blackcurrant. Clean onset, ’dull’ dried berry sourishness imbedding a vague fig-like sweetish core, umami effects of dry chicken stock cubes coming up shortly after that and quite expressively so, medium carbo, thick and lightly greasy mouthfeel but not as viscous as is often the case in this style. Thick nutty malt core, again vaguely sweetish but immediately turned towards a fairly strong toasted bitterness, exhibiting increasing coffeeish aspects towards the finish, where the added coffee indeed reveals itself clearly - but sadly not as aromatically and ’ethereal’ as I was hoping for. Ends a bit harsh and crude, with this toasted malt bitterness going down alongside the coffee grounds-like flavours, a herbal hop bitter aspect and softly but unmistakably warming, wodka-like alcohol. Bitter black coffee flavours remain stuck to the throat after swallowing, as I assume was the intention. Not sure about this one: it has an earthy, bit ’dirty’ quality to it which I was not expecting, and the coffee factor should have been more expressively aromatic, though the coffee flavour as such is certainly there; let’s say that I was expecting a fine Italian ristretto rather than drab, dull and ’generic’ coffee grounds from a coffee machine. Needs finetuning and a lot more personality to stand out in a sea of great American stouts.


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