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RATINGS: 3453   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.15/5   SEASONAL: Autumn   IBU: 60   EST. CALORIES: 249   ABV: 8.3%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
The coffee lovers consummate beer. Brewed with an abundance of flaked oats, bitter and imported chocolates and two types of coffee, this stout has an intense fresh-roasted java nose topped with a frothy, cinnamon-colored head that goes forever.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
saxo (17590) - Hjbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - FEB 14, 2010
Bottle. Nice head with good duration. Color is black. Aroma and taste are rich with chocolate, coffee, roast malt, caramel and hops. Nice one.

4.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Tonkun (1296) - New Jersey, USA - FEB 14, 2010
Bottle. Dark brown pour with dark mocha head that disappears gently. Oat, chocolate, and dark coffee. Smooth and silky, and the bitterness makes this feel not too heavy or overpowering. Smooth and complex finish.

4.8
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
KGeraghty (2) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 13, 2010 does not count
Thick, full body with a long dark chocolate-y finish, this beer bottled is inferior to the tap, but more than worth a try if you can get your hands on it. It has deep seated aroma that keep you sniffing at the glass all the way through ranging through the gamut of sweet stouts: dark chocolate, complex coffee overtone, caramel and nut aromas were all present. I could have dealt with a little more than the minimal tan head this beer poured.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bmshaver (4) - USA - FEB 13, 2010 does not count
Bottle. Enjoyed with desert. Very dark and thick with minimal head. Smell of dark chocolate very inviting. Delicious taste with combination of smooth chocolate, oats and coffee. Warm alcohol aftertaste. Very heavy, one is enough.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
portableparty (2320) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - FEB 11, 2010
12 oz. bottle to snifter. Aroma is rich chocolate malt coffee and oatmeal. Appearance is very dark brown with nice tan head that dissapears to nothing but a ring on top. Taste is great coffee earthy creamy chocolate and oatmeal. Palate is creamy smooth and dry perfect! I love it I find myself buying it when ever I see for $9.99 great imperial stout I cant keep it in the house wife allways takes this one first!

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
thejon375 (414) - Tampa, Florida, USA - FEB 10, 2010
Holy coffee and oatmeal. What a way to wake up in the morning after a long night of drinking. If you need an amazing stout in the early am try this one.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
mingo1968 (51) - phila, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 10, 2010
From a bottle. This poured pitch black with a nice tan head that stayed with the beer the whole time. The aroma of chocolate, coffee, is very intense, It had a long finish with a coffee flavor that hung around in my mouth.

4.2
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
william146 (80) - Winterville, North Carolina, USA - FEB 9, 2010
Purchased at Winslows Tavern, Greenville, NC Small head. Smelled perfect - coffee and chocolate even wife could smell. Very rich and flavorful.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
coolpop (1394) - Birmingham, Alabama, USA - FEB 7, 2010
Bottle. Pours very dark with a small beige head. Aroma and flavor is coffee, coffee, coffee. I love it when stouts taste like coffee cuz of the malt, but not so much when its because, well, half the brew is coffee. Some chocolate, hoppy, vanilla notes also lurk in there, but this is like a fifty/fifty coffee/beer proposition. Tasty, but kinda cheating. Rates high on flavor/aroma, low on the overall score (for a good beer), since it doesnt seem quite legit.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
FatPhil (15112) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - FEB 7, 2010
355ml bottle (Pikkulintu, Helsinki)
Massive rich stale coffee aroma. Very soft palate Massive coffee retronasals. This is basically more coffee than beer. However, its pretty tasty, although the idea is rather hackneyed, and this isnt a good example compared to the best, trading slickness in the palate for the fullness of BGB, say. Big tingly finish.


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