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RATINGS: 23   MEAN: 3.89/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.76/5   EST. CALORIES: 360   ABV: 12%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
From the brewer: "A much anticipated release, with some really entertaining PR building up to it. A delicious blend of our (Totality) Imperial Stout and (Summit) Barleywine, barrel aged for over 100 days, and then infused with some locally roasted coffee. It pours dark brown wih a tan head, and has a nice dark roast coffee aroma complimented with hints of caramel. The taste is smooth dark roast coffee, strong bourbon oak, toffee, and vanilla with bitter notes and alcohol warmth coming through on the finish."

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3.6
jredmond (8517) - New York, New York, USA - SEP 21, 2017
[2015 backlog]. Sampled at GABF 2015 with Andrew. Pours a deep brown body with thin head. Mouthfeel is medium bodied, chewy with notes of sweet mocha coffee, melted caramel, vanilla and alcohol.

4.4
sir__v (2630) - FRANCE - APR 27, 2017
Bottle from Deconinck, Vichte - BE. Color: deep dark black beer with no carbonation and creamy brown head. Smell: strong roasted malt and coffee domination. Mocha notes. Taste: full body with strong roasted malt balanced with mocha and coffee explosion. Strong coffee and bitterness. Good attenuation. Aftertaste: stong bitterness, coffee blast and alcohol. Amazing a real black damnation mocha bomb!!!

3.4
JorisPPattyn (10062) - BELGIUM - MAR 31, 2017
Reddish tinted deep dark brown beer with a medium to good tan-cream head, lacerings. Coffee², mocha, Haagse Hopjes, sweetish smelling and vey roasted, bonfire. Cold, seriously sweetened coffee, again coffee sweets as Hopjes, caramel. Bit of vanilla, rather sweet and not very powerfully intense flavours. Gradually, a typical coffeedrab bitterness builds up. Good carbonation. Feels strangely light for a 12% strong ale; impression of being only medium bodied. Very light alcoholwarming. Bit disappointing. Le ramage ne vaut pas vraiment le plumage.

4
Svartvit (917) - NETHERLANDS - DEC 20, 2016
Bottle shared. Pours close to black, small tan head. Chocolate, bourbon, toffee, milk chocolate, roasted sweet malts, caramel, light bit of coffee. It’s subtle but does a lot for the drinkability. Over medium sweet, medium bitter. Over medium body, low carbonation.

3.5
Sammy (12610) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 19, 2016
Coffee aroma. Coffee taste. Drying finish. Perfect IS look, with lasting head and black. smooth tasting.

4.2
mariuspoenari (2954) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - DEC 16, 2016
Bottle shared at deanso’s. Very dark brown pour with a thin tan head. Notes of milk chocolate, rye bourbon/whiskey, honey, milk coffee, dark cherries. Not as bitter as the normal version, and with just a hint of extra coffee (wouldn’t have noticed it if it wasn’t on the label).

4.2
sjogro (4651) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - DEC 14, 2016
Wednesday tasting at deanso’s. Black with tan head. Big roasted chocolate malts, nice espresso roast, light sour pure berries and deep roasted at the same time. Medium sweet and bitter. Full body, soft carbonation. Big mocha feel. Nice.

3.6
deanso (10220) - Chiang Mai, THAILAND - DEC 14, 2016
50cl bottle shared. Thin ring tan head. Clear black pour. Lots of coffee. Very good.

4.1
Maakun (6298) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - DEC 14, 2016
Bottle shared thanks to mariuspoenari. Mahogany with beige head. Lots of honey, flowers, toffee, some coffee beans are there but not very up front, sweet malts, some milk chocolate, bitter herbs, light booze in the finish. Quite sweet and over medium bitter. Almost full bodied.

3.3
SlackerMads (3468) - DENMARK - SEP 26, 2016
Bottle. Dark brown close to black with a medium sized beige head with good retention, lace and regeneration. Nose has lots of coffee, earhty wood, twigs and flowers. Flavour has caramel, wood, chocolate, coffee and syrup. Full body, oily texture, soft carbonation, medium/heavy sweet and bitter. Sweet finish with coffee. Sweet and one tracked.


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