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RATINGS: 852   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.1/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 360   ABV: 12%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 12/20
ttroha (516) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - NOV 1, 2014
Bottle shared with a friend. Im not lying when I say this: We played beer pong with this beer at a Halloween party. Yes, thats right. The beer pours a black with a toffee colored head. Aroma of coffee, dark chocolate, and roasted malts. Taste of milk chocolate, coffee, and dark roasted malts. Very delicious. I dont recommend playing beer pong with it.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Zakoon (488) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - OCT 31, 2014
33cl bottle @ home. Pours black with a mocha brown head that quickly fades. Aroma is vanilla, roasted malt, alcohol, coffee, dark fruits and chocolate. Flavour is medium sweet and a little boozy. Body is full, texture is creamy, carbonation is soft. Finish is long roasted malt, vanilla and alcohol. Alcohol could be hidden a little better, but this is still superb.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
JHeath99 (1676) - Warner Robins, Georgia, USA - OCT 27, 2014
Bottle. Pours a deep dark opaque black with a layer of toffee colored head. Aroma of coffee, smooth chocolate, and roasted malts. Taste of milk chocolate, coffee, nice dark roasted malts.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
GG (2332) - NorCal, California, USA - OCT 26, 2014
On tap @ 10 East - Pitch black, rich creamy head that likes to stick around awhile. Roasted malts, dark chocolate, mocha-ish aroma...also a welcomed rich roasted almond/nut like effect smelled. Thick, viscous body. Flavor was a little disappointing. A little more sweetness would have made this decadent, but it leans to the dry side. Bittersweet, dry chocolate, lots of black coffee and noticeable heat from the alcohol. Very good.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
ryanfolty (2521) - Bourbon County, Minnesota, USA - OCT 24, 2014
October 24, 2014 - on tap Darkness Eve at Stubs. Black pour with limited head. Aroma and taste of a dark chocolate fudge bar with some dark fruit. A little bit of alcohol was in taste but well hidden. Wow this was tasty!

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
JefVerstraete (3197) - Oosterzele, BELGIUM - OCT 22, 2014
Bottle from De Hopduvel, Gent. Dark brown, black colour, dark brown foam. Soft carbonation. Roasted malts, coffee, dark chocolate, also fruit (plum, cherry) and vinous notes. Very well balanced. Very good stout!

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
XaenDovet (1282) - British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 19, 2014
Bottle. Blackest of black with a thick rope of brown. Aroma of molasses, coffee bean, dark chocolate, a touch of lacto. Taste is pure dark chocolate bitter sweetness. Insanely creamy. Coats the mouth like a horny beast.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
portableparty (2336) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - OCT 19, 2014
22 oz. bottle. Pours oily thick black brown with a reddish mocha thick frothy head that settles to a creamy film. Aroma is bittersweet with big roasted malt dark bitter chocolate and bitter coffee some marshmallow and raisins/ plum. Taste has more bitterness smoke peat flavors with dark burnt coffee roasted malt hidden plum and prune. Palate is thick oily and coating.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Boutip (6212) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 7, 2014
Bottle: Poured a pitch-black color stout with a huge dark brown foamy head with good retention and some lacing. Aroma of black chocolate with light coffee notes and some residuals sugars is well balanced and extremely enjoyable. Taste is an incredibly well-balanced mix between some black chocolates notes with light fudge notes also noticeable with some light roasted coffee notes that is offset by some residual sugar notes. Body is full with creamy and oily like consistency with good carbonation and no apparent alcohol. A very enjoyable treat.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Darkmagus82 (2302) - - SEP 29, 2014
Poured from bottle into a snifter Appearance The beer pours a pitch black color with a one finger head of tan colored foam. The head fades over a slow amount of time leaving a great level of foamy lace on the sides of the glass. Smell The aroma of the brew is massive of a coffee and caramelized sugar smell with a very strong showing of chocolate and vanilla giving an overall rather nice mocha like smell. Along with these aromas comes smells of a good deal of roasted malt and some aromas of a more crme like smell, producing a rich and tasty smelling sweet mocha espresso smell. Taste The taste starts out strong with sweet chocolate and coffee flavor infused with a good deal of caramel sweetness. As the flavors advance creamy tastes come to the tongue with flavors of crme and vanilla both entering the taste profile. Along with these comes even more espresso with a strong showing of some candied sugar and a bit of a more molasses and a bit more burnt sugar/caramel taste. Some very light dark fruit flavors of plum and raisin peek their way into the taste, but in comparison to the other flavors, these are super light. In the end the mix of very light booze, chocolate, sugars and coffee ends up leaving a delicious and rich coffee infused chocolate cake flavor to linger on the tongue. Oh so satisfying!! Mouthfeel The body of the beer is super thick and creamy with a carbonation level that is on the lower side. The super thick body is fantastic for all the very roasted and dark as well as sweet flavors of the brew and mixed with the lighter carbonation create a thick and mouthcoating feel that baths the tongue in all the glorious and rich flavors of the beer. Overall - This is one damn fine and rich imperial stout with tons of chocolate cake and coffee like flavors which coupled with the big rich flavors of the brew make for a very nice sipping stout.


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