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RATINGS: 623   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.78/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 40   EST. CALORIES: 267   ABV: 8.9%
Deep black color with mousse-like head. Chocolate, black, and roasted malts. Vanilla and chocolate aroma and flavor. Flaked barley and oats for a creamy texture. Dry finish and slightly roasted coffee after taste. Made with Black Dog Coffee. 8.9% abv.

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   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Msavage235 (90) - - JUN 9, 2012
Powerful Russian Stout with an aroma of molasses and a dark brown, bubbly head. Initial taste is dark coffee with supporting flavors of caramel, chocolate and cream. Very enjoyable.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
leaparsons (10398) - Wigston, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - JUN 9, 2012
Bottle. Black with a beige foam. Aromas are coffee with bounty chocolate bar and dark berries. Meaty smoke with soy and liquorice. Xmas pudding with fruity, red wine. Nutty alcohol with spices. Flavours are bitter dark chocolate with blackberries and vinous notes. Marzipan with rich coffee. Smoky with salt and lots of peppery notes. Fruity and malty on the finish. Damned good.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
crossovert (12225) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 9, 2012
Sweet, sweet, sweet, with some big cocoa notes. The bitterness of the coffee is masked by all the sugars.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Vaiz (4460) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - JUN 8, 2012
Bottle at home. Thick black pour, thin tan head. Aroma full of coffee, ashy, spicy and with licorice and caramel. Flavor is again more coffee, quite harsh, a bit sweet chocolate and mostly bitter ashy roasted malts. Decent body, nice balance. Not outstanding, but a really likable brew.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
japi (159) - Neubrandenburg, GERMANY - JUN 8, 2012
A very dark, black beer with a thin medium brown head that nice lacing. The aroma is very unique with a lot of espresso or coffee bean and also with alcohol, dark chocolate and pepper. The first taste is more sour and sweet than bitter. But the finish is rather bitter with notes of coffe, vanilla and dark chocolate. The texture is oily with a full body.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
tool2scream (188) - San Diego, California, USA - JUN 5, 2012
This was a really nice coffee stout, with full, roasty malt flavors and a good, robust, quality coffee flavor which stays with you from start to finish, lingering for a good aftertaste.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
FatPhil (15552) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - JUN 5, 2012
355ml bottle (Hilpea Haukki, Helsinki)
Black, large tan head. Nice bitter coffee aroma, fits in with the roast very well. Alas its beany in the taste, not as good as the aroma. Smooth palate, soft carbonation. Finish nicely roasty and wweet, but again the coffee comes over as beany again. Passable, but not wowing me.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mjs (7046) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JUN 5, 2012
(Bottle, 0.355 l, at Hilpe Hauki, 20120605) The beer poured black. Its head was quite large and light brown. Aroma had roasted malts, coffee and chocolate. Palate was full bodied with medium carbonation. Flavours were coffee, roasted malts, sweetness, hops, liquorice and bitterness. Aftertaste had roasted malts, coffee and quite strong bitterness. A bit messy and unbalanced.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
wyzzywyz22 (2108) - Wirral, Merseyside, ENGLAND - JUN 5, 2012
Bottle, Stirchley Wines, Birmingham. Good looking Steadman artwork on the bottle. Black pour and pretty much headless with it. Superb coffee in the nose. Almost smelt better than the real thing ! Flavour had notes of chocolate, malts and more coffee. Satisfyingly smooth and fullish mouthfeel. Big roast linger. Cracking beer.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
jerohen (2240) - Bussum, NETHERLANDS - JUN 3, 2012
Bottled from Bierkoning, Amsterdam. Black appearance, brown head. Very nice nose of malts with loads of coffee, some chocolate. Complex malty flavor, coffee again, some lactic notes, sweet and bitter. Creamy mouthfeel, lasting finish. Fantastic brew, one of their absolute best.

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