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RATINGS: 371   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.58/5   SEASONAL: Autumn   EST. CALORIES: 243   ABV: 8.1%
The most decadent creation ever to be crafted in FCB’s brewhouse. Deep roasty flavors, rich chocolate nose, coffee undertones and impeccable balance are the result of imperializing an already flawless brew.

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conway (2210) - - MAR 27, 2013
Bottle. Pours black with 2 finger white head. Aroma is very sweet with chocolate and a lot of roasted malt. Roasted malt takes over in the taste with some brief coffee notes. Moderate heat from the alcohol. Mouthfeel is a little thin with a lively carb. Would have benefited from the chocolate being more apparent in the taste. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

SudsMcDuff (8492) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - MAR 20, 2013
Oh lady - what a salad! Not like the sissy concoctions some girls serve. They’re enough to keep a man a bachelor forever!

Malty_MacHops (688) - Eastanollee, Georgia, USA - FEB 11, 2013
The aroma is dark chocolate (like the really bitter high cacao percentage kind) and roast coffee. Black with a very small fading cream head. Bitter roast coffee flavors. Medium bodied with a bittersweet finish.

boxofrane (2559) - Spring City, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 24, 2013
Bottle at craft ale house. Pours black with minimum light coming through. There is a small off white head. The aroma Is lactic with sweet milk chocolate. The taste is slightly sweet and lightly bitter chocolate, roasty notes. Solid palate.. Nice borderline imperial.

samsmith33 (772) - - JAN 22, 2013
Toasted malt, chocolate. Creamy ten head over a dark black pour. Dark chocolate, raisin; slight sour late. A tad thin for a stout. Growler pour from Joe canals. They were out of founders breakfast stout again, argh. Beer had quite the kick. Maybe should be called imperial.

jtclockwork (17264) - , New Jersey, USA - JAN 5, 2013
Bottle at Paul’s "Blind" imperial stout tasting. Pours black with a tan head. Nose and taste is almost all chocolate with a little roast. Some coffee notes. The chocolate becomes less impressive with each sip. First sip was a 3.8 and so on down from there. Medium body.

Alemax (16) - Louisville, Colorado, USA - JAN 2, 2013
Dark chocolate, bitter hops on the nose. Tastes of smokey chocolate, some spice, sweet malts. Gets old kinda fast. By the end of the beer I was not tasting any of the favors anymore. Washed out my palate.

budznsudz (584) - Audubon, New Jersey, USA - DEC 27, 2012
Pours deep and dark with a tan head that leaves some sticky webs behind. The aroma is pretty nice with strong milk chocolate and charred grain notes. The taste starts with chocolate and finishes thin on the palatte with heavily toasted/burnt malt. No real complexity or ambition. It’s definitely missing something, and I poured the last third down the drain.

dcrawlins (2) - USA - DEC 22, 2012 does not count
Beer smelled great. Upon tasting it had a burnt flavor that overpowered anything it was supposed to be. Drank 1/3 of a bottle and dumped the rest. Will use the rest for cooking. Very disapointed

ben4321 (6735) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - DEC 21, 2012
Location: 12 oz bottle from Buy Rite, 12/21/12

Aroma: The nose is dark chocolate malts mostly, with some roasted notes and coffee
Appearance: It pours a dark brown color with minimal head, and some spotty, off-white lace
Flavor: The taste is malty and roasty, with some lightly bitter chocolate and unsweetened coffee
Palate: The body is medium-plus, with a soft carbonation, a clean feel, and a dry roasted finish
Overall Impression: This is a pretty solid one. It has mostly dark chocolate and un-sweet coffee flavors, and those flavors work pretty well. Good stuff, nothing world beating, but if you are in the mood for a solid dark chocolate/coffee stout this one does the job quite nicely.

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