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RATINGS: 881   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.1/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 360   ABV: 12%
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Few times in the history of craft beer it has happened that a highly praised beer rises beyond mortal stardom into a higher godly league. Usually the recipe to make such heavenly drops is thick fudge-like body, pitch black color, amazingly overwhelming aromas of chocolate, coffee, dark fruits and muscovado sugar, obviously only made in limited amounts and most crucial of all it must taste rare!

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4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
muydeemer (31) - Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 3, 2016
Appearance: black, thick, coffee-coloured, fine-bubbled head. Aroma: ground coffee, candied fruits, rum candy, kopiko candy. Taste: chocolate sweetness mixed with coffee bitterness Lightly carbonated and well-balanced.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
anstei (2140) - Zurich, SWITZERLAND - SEP 3, 2016
Tap at Erzbierschof Zurich. Intense sweet coffee, mocca, chocolate aroma over some vanilla. Some dried dark fruit flavour on the tongue. Chewy and boozy. A bit too much on the palate for me, definitely a sipper. Booze taste takes over after a while, even though I only had 1dl.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Arayaga2 (2188) - portland, Oregon, USA - SEP 2, 2016
Dark chocolatey brown, with an inch of golden brown head. Aroma has some malt liquor components, with a grassy hop note, and some cocoa. Taste has all of those things, and its a lot like a bitter chocolate liqueur, with borderline anise notes, and a high degree of both bitter and sweet. $4/pint can

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
bursprak (3061) - Aarhus, DENMARK - SEP 2, 2016
Bottle split a few ways. Thick, oily pitch black pour with a dark tan head. Notes of dark bitter chocolate, roast, coffee, some smooth vanilla, light port and some liquorice.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
AdolfoCC (256) - Veracruz, Veracruz, MEXICO - SEP 1, 2016
UPDATED: MAR 8, 2017 APARIENCIA: de color completamente negro, no pasa nada de luz a travs de ella; corona de espuma color marrn, de mediana a baja retencin, con burbujas compactas. AROMA: compleja y licorosa, destacan el chocolate amargo, granos de espresso, cacao, licor sin llegar a ser agresivo, azcar quemada, caramelo, algo de ahumado, umami, cuero, tabaco. SABOR: intenso, de inicio se siente dulce y ligeramente amargo, al pasar el trago quedan las notas a chocolate amargo, cacao, granos de espresso que es lo que predomina, muy fudgie como si fuera brownie, seguido de la azcar quemada, caramelo, melaza, ahumado, umami, cuero, tabaco, algunos frutos oscuros maduros de manera ligera. El retrogusto queda un amargor medio con persistencia de los sabores chocolatosos, tostados y dulces. SENSACIN: cuerpo medio alto con buena sensacin unutosa en boca, baja carbonatacin. El alcohol slo se siente como una sensacin clida en garganta al pasar el trago sin ser agresivo. RESUMEN: Buena imperial stout.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Arve_Christian (5082) - Oslo, NORWAY - SEP 1, 2016
On bottle from Vinmonopolet Norway, a while back. PItch black color, good brownish foam. Medium/high aroma intensity; licorice, dark choclate,disticinct barrel influence, port wine, some coffee. Full body & high complexity. On the sweet side, some bitterness- but does not even it out and ends up a couple of notches too sweet for me. Very enjoyable

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
altonbrownd (5898) - Chevy Chase, Maryland, USA - AUG 31, 2016
Can from jc1762 - many thanks Jon! - Darkest brown body with creamy, mocha head. Nose is toasty, caramel, chocolate and molasses. Just really nice. Taste is similar of chocolate, spices, malts, toasty notes and a good citrus kick in the finish. Very creamy and great alcohol content. An excellent beer.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Enteogenisk (162) - Blsta, SWEDEN - AUG 30, 2016
A really heavy one. The high alcohol really brings forth the caramel notes beautifully for a lush chocolate experience.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Mesjasz (1487) - Lodz, POLAND - AUG 28, 2016
W aromacie sporo słodkiej czekolady, pralinek, paloności, toffee. W smaku słodko z lekką goryczką. Niestety trochę wychodzi alkohol.

3.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
vandc01 (404) - North Branch, USA - AUG 27, 2016
16oz can poured at home - can had "Batch #004" on the bottom. Honestly, not a lot of aroma - some dark chocolate. Nothing overwhelming. Super dark pour - very motor oil like with a thick creamy head. Very smooth for such a big beer - although I think hype gives it its 100 rating and not the taste or flavor. Still a solid beer, just dont think it is worthy of the 100 rating.


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