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96
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RATINGS: 653   WEIGHTED AVG: 4/5   IBU: 85   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
A cocoa infused Imperial Stout Opaque black in color with a dark brown head. Big chocolate aroma with notes of espresso, blackstrap molasses, dark sweet toffee and dark fruit. Smooth dark chocolate backbone with complex notes of coffee, dark toffee and dark fruit.

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4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
nimbleprop (8176) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - MAY 18, 2008
Sampled at the Savor DC event, this beer was my very first stop and I made sure to go back for several follow up samples throughout the night. Pours a deep, thick, opaque black with a thin, beige head. Aroma is subtle, but plenty of nuts, chocolate, brown sugar and a touch of coffee inviting you in. Flavor was wonderful. Dark cacao, coffee, licorice, brown sugar and caramel. Finish is thick but sweet with little indication of the high alcohol. Very well balanced and a real pleasure to drink.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
jefcon (1790) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - MAY 16, 2008
Hum. Pours nice and black. Aromas are espresso, but also kind of sugarcube sweet. The test of this beer comes on the palate, where it is really aggressive. Tons of molasses and coffee, but a delicate finish that extends the coffee accents and invites another taste. There is some fruit lurking beneath the taste of this beer and finding it is well worthwhile. A thoughtful taste lends complexity to what otherwise would be a one dimensional companion to dessert.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
mhelgason (495) - Salem, Oregon, USA - MAY 12, 2008
Tap at moondogs (NoDa). average light brown and mostly lasting head into black body. good lacing was present. aromas of strong chocolate, coffee, and light hops. flavor is moderately sweet into light bitter. actually a bit more wateryness than I expected. the finish duration lasts forever and ever. soft on the palate velvety mouthfeel. Fn Amazing!

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
golubj (1377) - San Mateo, California, USA - MAY 12, 2008
Bottle, shared generously by rciesla. Dark brown-black pour. Aroma is roasted malt, some oats, chocolate, and coffee. Flavor is the same, the coffee roast is a little stale. Good beer, but not my style.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
PilsnerPeter (3045) - Flushing, New York, USA - MAY 12, 2008
Bottle 309/500 at Pauls Hoboken Gathering: Near black pour with a brown ring of head. Rich chocolate nose, like Bosco syrup. Slightly boozy, yet inviting aroma. Slick body with a rich flavor. Roasted dark malts, chocolate liqueur, slightly tarry with a rich long roasted cocoa finish. Pretty tasty stuff.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Rciesla (5499) - Exit 15W, New Jersey, USA - MAY 11, 2008
Bottle 309/500 brought to Pauls 1HG. Pours black with tan head.. Aroma is roasty, with some dark fruit. Flavor is dominated by roasted coffee with small notes of smoke, chocolate, and moderate etoh. Good.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
egajdzis (6436) - Pennsburg, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 11, 2008
Poured an opaque black color with a small, tan head that left nice lacing on the glass. Aroma of roasted malts, some smoke, chocolate, dried fruits, caramel, and a hint of spice. Taste of roast, charred malts, some caramel, dark chocolate, molasses, with dark fruits, and pronounced alcohol in the finish.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Oakes (17129) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 7, 2008
Dark brown colour. Chocolate syrup nose with hints of graham cracker. Chocolatey character with hints of spice, alcohol. Very smooth.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ironchefscott (357) - portland, Oregon, USA - MAY 5, 2008
a darn good imp stout...did not get a ton of choc on the taste....more on the aroma......great stuff......wish they made more than 500 bottles!

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
decaturstevo (6198) - decatur, Tennessee, USA - MAY 2, 2008
Huge chocolate aroma greets you first followed by hints of coffee. A very deep dark pour with tan head and lace. Smooth very chocolate flavor that allows hints of coffee and dates to ease through. Very solid mouthfeel and excellent carbonation. Very solid IS. Was it worth waiting in line for? Hell yeah


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