RATINGS: 730   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.85/5   EST. CALORIES: 312   ABV: 10.4%
English: This stout looks like soft dookie and some will say it smells and tastes like it too. If you like a thick, creamy and utterly vanillalicious stout youll like this one. If you dont, get yourself something else instead.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
CanIHave4Beers (4047) - Pouring Bus, Iowa, USA - AUG 30, 2012
Draught at The Beer Hall... Waterloo, IA.

The aroma is smoky and ashy with lots of chocolate. The kicker is the nice almond character that shows up as it warms.

The flavor is very roasty, lightly sweet, and overwhelmingly chocolaty. The beer is nicely bitter all around with a good hop character. Its extreme in almost all its elements, yet somehow balanced. This is certainly not the overly sweet imperial stout I expected it to be.

The beer is big on the palate and aided in mouthfeel by its low carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Albe (56) - ITALY - AUG 25, 2012
Black colour and fair light brown head, mostly diminishing. The aroma is very sweet, delivers mostly milk chocolate, then some mild coffee, cookie and dark malts. In the mouth is more balanced, again intense milk chocolate and coffee, with a light bitter/sweet flavor in the end. Creamy texture leaves a long flavor duration. Maybe for summer its a bit too warming.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
gramity (1625) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - AUG 24, 2012
RBAG Summer Session 2012. Pours black with a fairly large mocha head that slowly fades leaving some lace. Aroma is sweet chocolate, vanilla, coffee, molasses, and a small amount of hops. Taste is slightly bitter with hints of chocolate, coffee, and vanilla.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
BelgBeerGeek (1308) - Antwerp, BELGIUM - AUG 24, 2012
at RBBSG thx to Benzai for sharing !!

Smell: boozey, sweet, bitter, chocolate, coffee, roasty
Taste: along the line as the aroma , only not as sweet as expected, also a bit of vanilla in the flavour , pretty good ..

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
77ships (8391) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - AUG 23, 2012
RBBSG 2012 Left-over // thx to Benzai I assume but not sure // terrible name. ugly cover, seen this one around but yeah, doesnt appeal to my uppity class // dark brown with a mocha head // sweet mocha, candy, chocolate, lots of milk chocolate, very candy / cake like, bitter hop and roast finish // needs to be a bit dookier, dear lord. I said it // I mean, smoother, creamier // make it stop

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
MadRobin (2843) - Silver Spring, Alabama, USA - AUG 20, 2012
On tap at Frisco's Taphouse and Grille in Columbia, MD. Opaque, deep dark brown won't tan head and excellent lacing. Aroma of molasses, bready malts, mocha, roasted coffee, vanilla, and toffee. Taste of toffee, milk chocolate, molasses, roasted malt, vanilla and roast coffee. Medium/light body And carbonation. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
essexcalf (172) - Essex, ENGLAND - AUG 14, 2012
Bottle from Bacchanalia, Cambridge. Rather lively, had to open carefully. Opaque, almost black, pours big, thick, Creamy brown head with fine bubbles that persists well. Med-high carbonation. Aroma is thick, with rich Dark chocolate & cocoa, vanilla, caramel, some licorice, some rich alcohol (dark, woody rum) and bits of roast & coffee - A tribute to sweet, dark malts. Taste - Med sweetness, milky texture, loads of rich, dark chocolate, soft vanilla (like chocolate cake and vanilla ice cream), quite a bit of soy & salty licorice and some pineyness. Also a surprising bit of tanginess present throughout; noticeable hops (some fruity hop aroma/tastes mixed in) and some slight roasty, ashiness. Chocolate sauce sweetness aftertaste on the front of the tongue and some drier, ashy roast notes and spiciness left too, but sweetness dominates. Body is medium heavy, milky, smooth/soft. Very well done; vanilla is at a good level, not too overbearing, and not too sweet either. Rich, smooth, drinkable and the alcohol is brilliantly hidden. Lovely.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Benzai (14460) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - AUG 11, 2012
UPDATED: NOV 6, 2012 Sampled at RBBSG. Very dark brown color, small to medium sized light brown head. Smell malts, roasted malts, coffee, moccha and some alcohol. Taste roasted malts, slightly burned malts, coffee, moccha, earth, dark chocolate and bitter. Medium body and carbo.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
MrChopin (4304) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - AUG 10, 2012
UPDATED: AUG 12, 2012 tap at maxs. heavy sepia, rich, creamy coffee head that dissipates slowly. Dark chocolate dominates the nose, wood and vanilla underneath, sweet but quite balanced. Balanced flavor is quite sweet, sugary vanilla, chocolate at front, more wood and roasted malt mid with a return of vanilla at the end. Super creamy. Very sweet desert beer, neither dry or well hopped., but at least balanced and consistent.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
luttonm (4924) - Seattle, Washington, USA - AUG 9, 2012
Draft at the Pine Box, Seattle. Thick black with tall tan head. Rich lactic coffee and chocolate, heavy milkshake. Intense bitter coffee with thick, rich grape and prune, dark fruit, alcohol and barrels. Chocolate deep funk. Heavy lactic. Pretty interesting beer

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