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RATINGS: 643   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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4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
slang (654) - Columbia, South Carolina, USA - FEB 14, 2010
draft. 08, 09, & 10 in succession. 08 Jet black smooth/ Very little head. Obvious choc. w/ ever slight roast backing. Perfect velvet mouth feel w/ tingling alcohol. 09 More head, more hops. Roast takes on more coffee. 10 More heat. Less tame. Less choc. & roast. More in yo Face. ~Proves the worth of patience. The older, the more layers/subtleties. New, the volume is @ 12! Too loud to hear the individual voices. Time, Time, Time. All-in-all a Great Impy. Stout!~

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TheGuy (653) - Illinois, USA - MAY 12, 2010
Sampled @ DLD 2010 thanks to Roborb From BA appearence- Black thick tight tan head Aromas- chocolates, coffee, roasted malts and hops taste- Chocolates,coffee,vanilla,roasted malts and hops to balance palate- smooth, creamy and full body, overall- very nice right in line of what you would expect from the style

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
EKGoldings (653) - Radford, Virginia, USA - JAN 5, 2015
Ya, this stuff is wicked good. Oh, Ive made better IRS myself, but it was 3 YO before it reached the heights. This pours inky black, dark brown head, the aroma is sweet wickedness. I dont get the coffee in the aroma as much as I expected, but the bottle was a few months old. Bravo.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
chandler0201 (650) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - MAR 16, 2010
Finally got a chance to try this elusive and highly rated home state beer. disappoint. Pours a nice dark black/brown with extreme beer thickness and lacing from first to last sip. Aroma of malts, roasted and toasted, dark chocolate, molasses, and some rum raisins. Flavor is mostly taken over with chocolate with hint of molasses again and a slight alcohol warming in the finish. Great imperial stout.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
mlunger12 (645) - Orlando, Florida, USA - JAN 28, 2011
2011 version, on tap at Sexy Chocolate Day 2011. Pours with a little head, tan lacing, a slight chocolate aroma, I was expecting a bit more chocolate, it was a bit subdued for me. Still, extremely smooth, well worth the hype.

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
brewski519 (644) - Morrisville, North Carolina, USA - FEB 13, 2010
2010 release on tap at Dains in Durham. Poured a dark black with a one finger brown head. LOTS of lacing. Aroma of roasted malt, dark chocolate and even a little fruitiness. Flavor was roasted malt, dark (and I mean dark) chocolate, fruit (raisin?) with a nice hoppy finish. Full body with light carbonation and a creamy mouthfeel that almost goes down like a chocolate milkshake. Alcohol sneaks up on you afterwards and warms the cheeks. Awesome.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
arjoseph (642) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 30, 2008
One of the many bottles chilled in our bathtub at GABF 2007. The pour and the head remind me of Goose Island Bourbon County Stout; fully dissipating after that. The flavor disappointed. If it’s going to be called Sexual Chocolate, it needs more chocolate, and needs more decadence. There are residual sugars here that are not integrated into the malty and sweet base, which is also nicely winey in its fruit character. The end is hoppy and bitter, which is a nice counterpoint. Still, it didn’t live up to expectation.

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Jmichael (640) - Asheville, North Carolina, USA - SEP 24, 2007
well I finally got to try this beer, batch from 2006 so it got some mellowness to it, oh and it was good. lucky me. pours a black with mild tan head. my initial response was that it reminded me of Darklord, anyway, roasted mocha aroma, great front to finish. mocha hides to the end, very good and balanced.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
wickedpete (634) - Lexington Park, Maryland, USA - FEB 2, 2008
Dark black with a creamy brown head leaving streaky lacing down the glass. Sweet, chocolate, and licorice aroma. Chocolate brownie flavor backed up by a slight roast character and bitter finish. Quite thick and chewy. I wish I could drink this all the time.

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
hamilton23 (619) - Alpine, California, USA - JUN 12, 2011
A: Black as night with a fair amount of tan head. S: Smoke, coffee, some roasted malts, more smoke. T: Did I mention smoke? Wow, this is smokier than some Smoked Porters I have had. It had way too much imitation smoke flavor for my liking. Where is the chocolate? M: Slightly oily and slick. O: This thing should not have the word "Chocolate" in the title it should be Sexual Smoke. There was very little sweetness.


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