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RATINGS: 642   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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4.8
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
ctquade (1) - Burke, Virginia, USA - MAR 7, 2009
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.


3.8
KansaiBeerLvrs (5567) - Kyoto, JAPAN - FEB 11, 2018
Bomber thanks to Beercation. Inky black with a rusty tan head, at first the aroma was subdued but then you get some dark chocolate. Medium to full bodied. The taste is licorice, molasses and dark chocolate. Very rich good stuff. Ap 4 at 7-8 t 8 p 4 o 14 ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.1
justinb612 (6) - - JAN 24, 2018 does not count
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4.5
BeerdedDave (2041) - Beckley, USA - AUG 24, 2017
black with a thick, tan head; roasted malt aroma with chocolate notes; fantastic dry, smooth, roasted malt flavor with bitter chocolate notes; some espresso notes; really well balanced; not at all sweet; very drinkable for such a high gravity beer

4.6
hershiser2 (3878) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - JUL 10, 2017
Tap at Sedona. Pours black, looks thick, brown head. Absolutely wonderful aroma of smoked peat, chocolate, coffee. Flavor is on par with the nose. Damn. Smoked peat, chocolate, sweet caramel, light fruity notes. The peat lingers throughout which is nice, and there’s little bitterness. This is one of the best beers I’ve had in awhile, and I just tried two others that were outstanding. Damn.

3.8
unclefrito62 (408) - Stow, Ohio, USA - JUN 10, 2017
10 ounce sniffer glass at Flying Saucer Charlotte N.C. on vacation. Smell of chocolate and malt. Pitch black in color. Little bit of beiges head with film on glass. 2017 edition of this wonderful beer. taste malt and chocolate Pretty smooth with just a tab bit of an alcohol after bite.9.6 in alcohol. Overall this is a really nice stout

2.1
geologyguy (1688) - Columbia, South Carolina, USA - JUN 7, 2017
UPDATED: JUN 7, 2017 Good smell of roasted malt and fruit with good complexity...more bitter than I would like...retains throughout... complexity there but overwhelmed by bitterness..would be much better if not so bitter...heavy liquorice as it warms...with light cherry cough syrup... VERY rough when warm

3.8
italianjohn (3334) - Penndel, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 6, 2017
Black pour with a thin off white head and lots of sticky lacing .... aroma of molasses, dark fruit, tobacco, cocoa and coffee ... taste is molasses, tobacco, dry cocoa, espresso, licorice, dark fruity yeast, semi sweet chocolate and roasted malts .... finish has dry cocoa, espresso, and tobacco ... abv hidden well ..... mouthfeel is slick and oily ... body is medium .... sessionable

4
HourGlass13 (1108) - North Carolina, USA - APR 29, 2017
Pours black with a tan head. The aroma has lots of chocolate, roasted malt, slight coffee and vanilla. Taste follows, with big milk chocolate dominating, mild coffee, and some mild caramel beneath. Long, slightly bitter finish. As far as chocolate imperial stouts go, this one is up there! Very nice

3.9
mike5326 (1789) - virginia beach, Virginia, USA - MAR 17, 2017
Poured from a bottle. Dark brown color, medium tan head. Smoky malt aroma. Full body with a hickory chocolate malt flavor and a nice finish. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.9
JBPortland (1582) - Virginia, USA - MAR 16, 2017
22oz bottle pours inky black brown with two finger tan head. Nose and taste have big licorice, molasses, dusty dark bitter cocoa, baker’s chocolate, not very sweet, dark fruity finish with nice mouthfeel and some dryness on the finish. Solid. Not worth $18 22oz though.


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