RATINGS: 92   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.63/5   SEASONAL: Winter   IBU: 55   EST. CALORIES: 279   ABV: 9.3%
Our quest to brew the quintessential coffee beer began over a cupping with the coffee gurus from Richmonds Lamplighter Roasting Company. Their Ethiopia Sidamo coffee was masterfully roasted to highlight the single origin beans bright, crisp body and distinctive blueberry undertones, making it harmonize beautifully with our Russian Imperial Stout. May this beer warm your spirits in these brisk winter months.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
scooter520 (185) - - FEB 1, 2013
Bottle. Appearance: Black pour with ruby edges and a two finger fluffy khaki head that dissipates fairly quickly. Aroma: Deep roasted malts, coffee, chocolate, some molasses and nuttiness. Taste: big nutty roasted maltiness all the way thru, coffee, chocolate, vanilla, some dark dried fruits, ends coffee bitter dry and molasses sweet. Mouthfeel: medium to full body with medium carbonation. Overall: pretty solid. Wish it were a little thicker and I've had other stouts (not brewed WITH coffee) where coffee flavor was even more pronounced. I think some good barrel aging could do wonders with this. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Cybercat (5658) - Georgia, USA - MAY 20, 2017
Pours coffee brown with a nice buff head. Aroma features coffee, woody hop, toasted malt and coffee notes. Flavor delivers sweet mocha, roasted malt and molasses tones - delicious as all-get-out. Mouthfeel offers firm body and sassy fizz. Get yer coffee!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
drfabulous (7647) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - DEC 18, 2016
Bottle shared at Todds. Medium body with coffee and chocolate and decent carbonation.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
andyhwcinc (1871) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 12, 2016
Purchased at Once Upon a Vine in Richmond, VA; enjoyed at my hotel room after running the marathon. Appearance is pitch black, rich tan head and body. Aroma is abundant with coffee and chocolate. Taste is very good, toffee coffee and chocolate profile, goes down smooth. Good stuff.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
60minuteman (1646) - West Chester, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 25, 2016
UPDATED: OCT 28, 2016 Bottle. Dark black pour, minimal head. Big time coffee, roast, oak. Some bitterness but alcohol is hardly detectable. Lots of coffee. A lot. Good if you like bitter coffee.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
dmac (6103) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - OCT 9, 2016
Bottle from Bluedog. Poured a medium to thicker body dark black with a creamy super light tan head. Aroma seems to be older, brown paper bag, old nut shells, sugary sweetness, burnt toast and more sweetness. Flavor of coffee cups, sugar, light hint of coffee, earth, touch of pepper and bad chocolate muffins. Medium to slightly fuller body and softer carbonation.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
umich03jm (3513) - Flat Rock, Michigan, USA - OCT 7, 2016
Bottle. Aroma is huge earthy coffee with some mild raspberry and mild roast. Tastes very good. Very mild bitter yet earthy coffee with some burnt bread and mild berry. Thick and creamy mouthfeel. Very good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
hallinghansen (3065) - Odense SV, DENMARK - OCT 1, 2016
Bottle @ Himmeriget. Black body with a small white head. Bourbon, roasted malt, coffee, smooth.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
CloakedDagger (2370) - - SEP 6, 2016
Bottle 75 cl. Pours an almost opaque black only with a very vague reddish hue, head is creamy beige. Sweet vanillaish coffee aroma. Rich, sweet body, roasty, bitter chocolate and then fairly well integrated coffee accents. Finish is a little boozy. Nice if a little to the sweet side. 060916

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
JaBier (7705) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - AUG 28, 2016
Bottle shared by a friend. Pours black with a thick tan head. Aroma of malt, blackberry, chocolate and coffee. Malty and chocolatey flavor with coffee and roasty finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
metalhead0043 (207) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - MAY 31, 2016
750 ml from Total Wine (Springfield, VA) for 14 bucks. Pours black with a small tan-colored head. Aroma is some coffee with fruit underneath. Taste is some chocolate with coffee on the back end. Body is a bit thinner than I like in an imperial stout, slightly creamy though. Overall a solid imperial stout but not amazing.

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