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RATINGS: 3467   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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4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Bigmmartin (603) - Dayton, Ohio, USA - AUG 31, 2008
UPDATED: AUG 25, 2010 On draft at Chappys for Dayton Beer Week. Founders brought down a special early release. Dark black with a frothy beige head. Smells like a handful of fresh coffee beans. The strongest black coffee aroma of any beer. Flavor is dominated by black roasted coffee beans but has a touch of chocolate that comes through. Full bodied with a soft palate. This is just amazing. Better than I remembered the bottle version being.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
12many (277) - Alaska, USA - AUG 31, 2008
Bottle. Black with a small tan head. Straight up coffee aroma. Flavor is bitter coffee with a slight sweetness. Good mouthfeel, light carbonation, and long aftertaste. If you’re into drinking cold coffee this is for you.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Nephilium (1772) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - AUG 30, 2008
Nice strong coffee aroma starts this beer off. Pours an opaque black, with just a sad ring of tan head. The flavor is where this really shines. Notes of coffee, roast, a bit of chocolate, and all with a nice full mouthfeel. About the only thing that hurts with this beer is the price for it, but it is a great stout, and I’ve tossed some in the cellar to see how it holds up.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 19/20
ChuxBeer23 (10) - Chagrin Falls, Ohio, USA - AUG 27, 2008
I love this beer and it delivers consistently. Ominously dark with a mild head retention of dark brown. Pleasantly aromatic with bold notes of kona that bitters the tongue. Something that will fall into the very well crafted category as it is georgeous in appearance and elegant in delivery. Awesome.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Capa (3078) - Kitsap, Washington, USA - AUG 26, 2008
Black with a tan head. Strong molasses, coffee, cocoa, and roasted malts. Flavor is of lightly burnt coffee, chocolate, toffee, and some molasses. A little thinner than expected, still full, though. An excellent stout full of strong coffee.

4.6
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Plovmand (8095) - Helsinge, DENMARK - AUG 21, 2008
Bottle from trade with SQNfan - thanks mate! A pitch black beer with a creamy foreverlasting mocca coloured head. Awesome! As soon as I open the bottle cocoa and coffee hits my nose. In the glass its doubled and its mixed with a pleasant roastiness. Awesome! In the mouth its creamy and smooth. Awesome! The flavour is not as in-your-face as you see with lots of american Impy stouts. The coffee is very dominating with chocolate and roasted malts at the side of it. A bitter espresso like finish ends this beauty of a beer. Awesomeness!

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Beerman6686 (6570) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 19, 2008
Poured a bleak black color with a light tan head. Aroma was of a lot of chocolate and coffee with smoke notes also. Flavor was consumed by the smokey/burnt coffe flavor and not much sweetness as I had expected. Not necisarily a bad thing, just not what the label describes very much.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
LilBeerDoctor (3857) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 18, 2008
UPDATED: NOV 27, 2008 Bottle courtesy of iowaherkeye. Pours black with a dark tan head that dissipates rapidly. Aroma of coffee predominantly, followed by roasted malt, nuts, and rich sweet malt. Flavor of coffee roast, peanuts, some burnt malt. Solid body. Great beer (it didnt awe me though). 8/4/7/4/16

Rerate 11/23/08: Growler. Pours black with a small tan head that fades rapidly. Aroma of roasted malt, coffee, and roasted nuts. Flavor of sweet roasted malt and lots of coffee and nuts. Tasty and very drinkable for an imperial stout. Nice coffee presence. Lots of chocolate peanut butter. Yum!

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
fredandboboflo (1570) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 18, 2008
Bottle. Aroma strong of coffee, quite roasted coffee, some sweet alcohol, and some sort of sweet fruit, maybe black currant? Flavor again has that roasted coffee, some hop bitterness, but mostly bitterness from a malt that becomes increasingly charred although not overbearingly so for the most part. Didn’t really get the creamy, velvety feel others did as all that charred malt finished on the dry side with a strong but particularly noteworthy body. Very nice, but not wowing after that awesome coffee aroma.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BMan1113VR (7917) - Los Angeles, California, USA - AUG 17, 2008
Bottle thanks to mibirder. Ultra thick pour. Large rocky, dark brown head that leaves good lacing. Body is black as sin. Aroma is strong coffee, oatmeall, some vanilla and light chocolate. Taste is strong coffee, and finishes with bitterness from chocolate, and some oatmeal, as well as light tobbaco. Alcohol is well hidden. Creamy mouthfeel, light bubbles.


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