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RATINGS: 3484   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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4.4
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Jamesthebrit (421) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - MAR 6, 2013
UPDATED: AUG 28, 2015 Bottled Oct/2012. Poured into a snifter. A: Looks pretty solid. Super dark brown. Little head... but I had a lousy pour and plus its a snifter so... S: This is what a coffee beer should smell like... and oddly enough its coffee. Like a french roast this one: little acidity, a hint of chocolate, roasty. Very smooth. Nice. T: Bit chocolate note. Bitter throughout which is great for an imperial stout which sometimes have a lot of acidiy. Good balance. Coffee notes. Goes down pretty smooth. Finish is a bit more unbalanced that the flavors. P: As mentioned above: no acidity which is what Im looking for in an Imp. stout. Medium/full body. Overall a great beer. Drinks like a limited release, but is widely available for about half the year and I love that! Great balance, great flavors. Much better than the average imperial stout. 3 year vert Current smells more balanced. More chocolate. Coffee acidity becomes more apparent with age. 13 is softer and 12 is softer still. Vanilla notes. More in the 12. Boozier the older. Still smooth. Whiskey notes... Oak. 13 is maybe the most boring. Little chocolate. And more complex vanilla and oak flavors not as apparent. 14 is the most bitter. Bigger bolder flavors there. Well this was fun! Carmel notes in the 12. In all 12 was more whiskey like... Extremely complex and 14 was more beer like. 13 was not working well... Too much acidity in the nose. I think the 12 is the winner. Yes no doubt. Wife drank my 2012! Oh well 2013 which was two years ago. Uhhhh. Tons of coffee and chocolate taste is worse. Do not age.


4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Myonlyvice (266) - DENMARK - APR 26, 2017
Almost black with a small but persistant brown head. Good lacing and low carbonation. Aroma: Dark chocolate, oat, espresso, vanilla and malt. Sweet with a medium light roasted bitterness. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
dzudohonor (21) - POLAND - APR 26, 2017
Ocena przepisana z Untappd w ramach uzupełnienia profilu. Zrobiła na mnie wrażenie wersji beta KBS.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
randy1969 (16) - Marengo, Illinois, USA - APR 23, 2017
Motor oil brown with light brown head. Smooth flavordark roast, molasses, dark chocolate, tangy. Loads of coffee, dark chocolate,lingering bitterness.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
TEJA (2936) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - APR 22, 2017
Bottle from systembolaget Sweden. Short fluffy brown head. Clear almost completely black color. Very intense aroma of coffee chocolate and roasted malt. Sweet and chocolate taste with a big body. A smooth bitterness for such a big beer.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
emincems (80) - - APR 21, 2017
I had big expectation about this beer, but it couldnt meet mine. taste is dominated by coffee and dark chocolates, but it begins to be bored after first sips. on the other hand its really quality brew.

4.6
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
carleshxc (11) - Sabadell, SPAIN - APR 12, 2017
Strong roasted aroma. Black color, medium brown head. Strong bitterness with light sweetness, some sour notes. Tasted @ Olut Shared @ Olut Sabadell

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
bdleedahl (366) - , Saskatchewan, CANADA - APR 11, 2017
Great stout, great body. But a little to highly hopped for my preference. Tastes great on nitro. Perfect for someone who likes stouts and ipas. Willows SF.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
ozzy70 (1050) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - APR 10, 2017
12 oz. bottle. Black pour with a lasting foamy tan head. Aroma was sweet coffee, oats, licorice. Taste was bittersweet, roasted coffee, fruit, raisin.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
hamilton_w (259) - - APR 7, 2017
Strong roasted aroma. Black color, medium brown head. Strong bitterness with light sweetness, some sour notes. Full body, slick texture.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mateuszk (2668) - Poznań, POLAND - APR 5, 2017
Bottle. Very good quality coffee (on medium to high amounts), fine dark chocolate, roasted malts, just light sweetness. Medium body, very smooth with solid hoppy finish. Delicious classic stout.


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