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RATINGS: 640   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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Jamiesessions (29) - - JUL 15, 2012
Flat out prefect beer. Delicious, alcohol is well hidden, thick and hearty, but sweet and delicious

5
ertucker (1) - - FEB 16, 2013 does not count
Incredibly delicious and not too thick but still very sweet. The color is an awesome caramel. I will definitely drink this again if I find it on tap

4.9
jdh004 (2) - North Carolina, USA - MAR 19, 2012 does not count
Not only is it a great name for a beer, it is a damn great tasty beer. Perfect color and taste. So so good. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.9
Cybercat (5878) - Georgia, USA - JAN 9, 2016
Taps rich, warm sable with a thick tan head. Aroma presents rich roast malt, chocolate (loads of chocolate!) quality coffee and molasses tones plus fruity and toffee hints. Flavor is sinfully delightful - rich chocolate, roast malt, molasses, top-grade coffee, hints of toffee and fruit, both pomme and dark. Mouthfeel features viscous body and strong, persistent fizz. I’ve been chasing this for years, and at long last I have been deflowered!

4.8
ctquade (1) - Burke, Virginia, USA - MAR 7, 2009 does not count
Fantastic aroma, color. Brown head hints of intense flavor, with just a hint of chocolate. Not too much!! High alcohol evident in slight whiskey notes. A top beer.

4.8
zizzybalubba (1873) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - MAR 20, 2010
On tap at The Busy Bee in Raleigh. Black pour with a thin brown head. Dark chocolate and espresso aroma. Rich coffee, chocolate, and smoke flavor with a hint of dark fruit. Moderate alcohol warming. Nearly perfectly done. I’ve tried samples of this before but this was my first full glass. Well worth the hype.

4.8
Hussey (60) - North Carolina, USA - JUL 21, 2012
Pint @ Sticks & Stones. Pour: Dark, thick pour with beautiful thin cocoa-brown head. Great lacing. Aroma: Chocolate, espresso notes. Taste: Velvety mouth feel. Incredibly smooth from start to finish. High abv is not evident in the fantastic blending of tastes. Overall: Incredibly balanced stout. Blessed that this beast is created just up the highway from where I live. The graphic used for the stout is pretty darn cool, also. When I wear this Foothills shirt in public, it always elicits interesting comments.

4.8
maxwelldeux (4374) - Snohomish, Washington, USA - FEB 9, 2013
Draught. Pours a thick black color with a moderate tan head. Nose has some nice roasting and chocolate elements to it. Taste is super smooth and easy to drink, with the chocolate coming through just enough to make it an excellent way to start your morning.

4.8
Busick (390) - Lake Wylie, South Carolina, USA - JAN 11, 2014
The climax of this brewery! After tasting, I will always be looking for this brew every February! Very dark almost black in color with obvious chocolate and coffee aromas! Very delicious brew that I highly recommend to everyone!

4.7
DukeBrewDevil (732) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - JAN 31, 2008
Draft at Tyler’s. Pitch black with a nice tan head and heavy lacing. Intense aroma of chocolate, rich black coffee, and sugar. Excellently balanced flavors...roasted nuts, dark chocolate, nice sweetness, and a little alcohol. Actually there’s surprisingly little alcohol on the flavor and the finish for a beer that’s this strong. It goes down as smooth as many well made stouts with half the strength. Lovely stuff...now if only I could get more of it somehow.


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