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RATINGS: 215   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.75/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 174   ABV: 5.8%
Black ale beer, made with real coffee. This java stout goes through a unique process, involving caramelizing brown sugar to give it an intense caramel & vanilla aroma.

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   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
beertimenow (22) - - JAN 5, 2013
On tap at Hopcat. Pours black with brown head. Aroma is coffee and vanilla. Sweet. Taste follows the aroma with a good amount of coffee, vanilla, and cream. Not too sweet and very balanced. Very good beer.

JaBier (8156) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - MAR 11, 2017
Growler shared by a friend. Pours black with a thick tan head. Aroma of vanilla, caramel, chocolate and coffee. Malty flavor transitions into velvety vanilla with some chocolate smoothness before a bitter coffee finish that keeps the beer from being too sweet. Stellar.

katrinaez (2175) - norristown, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 18, 2016
Pours dark black with minimal head. Wonderful aroma of sugars and coffee. However, the coffee is much more bitter than you’d expect. A great contrast to the Southern Tier version. Full mouth feel. An excellent beer. Tap at brewery.

borre_m (1700) - NORWAY - MAY 17, 2016
Sample at cbc. Pours black. Aroma is sweet, roast, some cofffee. Taste has too much coffee...

rlgk (18852) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - MAY 16, 2016
Black beer with a nice beige brownish head. Coffee aroma, chocolate, licorice notes, some cocoa powder. Chocolate flavor, bitter coffee, espresso, floral notes, hay, some licorice. Quite nice.

Hermod (8193) - Vantaa, FINLAND - MAY 14, 2016
[email protected] CBC 2016. Pours black with a thin brown head. Roasted malt, coffee roast, dark chocolate. Mud cake, wood, sweetness, chocolate. Smooth, very nice.

Damico (3147) - Royersford, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 5, 2015
On tap at, Warren! Pours thick unclear coffee black with a creamy darker beige head. Aroma is big vanilla and creamy sweet notes so pleasant in the nose. Flavor brings roasted dark and milk chocolate, vanilla and coffee, and a sweet creamy body. This is phenomenal!

tom10101 (6223) - Quebec, CANADA - APR 18, 2015
UPDATED: APR 20, 2015 Live from NH. Growler (1L) from Tony, thanks! Split 3-ways with Julien and Chris.

Appearance: Dark brown with a small ring of beige foam and little llacing.

Aroma: Enticing crème brûlée aroma with caramel, coffee notes, light vegetal notes and light milky notes.

Taste: Light roasted acidity, low to moderate sweetness level, crème brûlée, vegetal coffee notes, milky presence and light bitterness.

Palate: Medium body. Moderate carbonation. Fluffy-chewy mouthfeel.

Overall: Wonderful crème brûlée aroma. The taste doesn’t quite lives up to the aroma, but it’s still a really tasty stout.

njager246 (697) - grand rapids, Michigan, USA - FEB 28, 2015
Wbf 15, aroma is coffee and vanilla a lot of chocolate and vanilla, very goof and creamy

BazyFresh (9) - metro detroit, Michigan, USA - FEB 6, 2015 does not count
love this beer. the imperial version is that much better. But can still enjoy this one greatly.

burg326 (5593) - Florida, USA - JAN 30, 2015
Poured a black color with aromas of vanilla, brown sugar, coffee, roast and some light earth. Flavors are vanilla and brown sugar light coffee. Solid and enjoyable light sweetness I like this a lot could drive know this a lot.

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