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RATINGS: 288   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.79/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Serving up cold and jet black, this imperial stout should be taken seriously for about one minute as the dark foam builds. Then, enjoy its velvety chocolate-covered smoothness and delicious aroma of sustainably-grown, locally-roasted coffee.

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3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
atlrizzob (225) - Aiken, South Carolina, USA - FEB 11, 2013
Pours black. smells like roasted coffee beans. A reasonably thick tan top. Very delicious imperial stout. Begins with coffee taste then chocolate takes over. Dark, nice, and robust like MCD (RIP)

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
chinchill (4423) - South Carolina, USA - FEB 10, 2013
UPDATED: FEB 12, 2013 Sampled in back-to-back comparison with a Great Divide Espresso Oak Aged Imperial Stout. The latter is noticeably sweeter, which is a good thing in this case. Pours thick black and completely opaque, even when held to direct sunlight. Large, creamy tan head is Smell: Big, roasted coffee and malt notes, with some dark chocolate notes. Taste: Roasted malt and coffee at first then ramps up into a strong, smoky espresso palate. Finishes bitter leaving the aftertaste of expresso. Mouthfeel: full body with very good carbonation. Overall: for expresso lovers only.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
decaturstevo (5897) - decatur, Tennessee, USA - FEB 9, 2013
Brown black pour with tan head and lace. Aroma of coffee and chocolate dominate. Flavor is a smooth chocolate some nice coffee tones and a very nic warmth. Medium/full bodied with smooth carbonation. Pretty damn nice.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
CaptainCougar (7133) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - FEB 8, 2013
22oz bottle: pours a mostly opaque dark mahogany with a spotty-lacing beige head. Has a sweet dark caramel and chocolate nose with fresh roasty coffee. Starts with good fullness and toasty dark caramel malts with rich coffee flavor and dark chocolate before a drier bittersweet finish. Pretty smooth and well-balanced.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jeremyh70 (1070) - Missouri, USA - FEB 8, 2013
Poured dark brown into a snifter with half a finger of cream colored head that settled to a nice film with good lacing. Was not as viscous as I would have hoped from the style. Brewed coffee aroma with some chocolate. The coffee is predominate in taste with dark chocolate flavor, roasted malt and a hint of alcohol spiciness that provides some warming but not much else. Medium/full and semi smooth mouthfeel with moderate carbonation. Good and somewhat drinkable for an imperial stout but not very complex. Would have liked more chocolate. One of those beers that I could drink and enjoy but there are better examples of the style that I like better. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Phatdog1 (179) - Brentwood, New Hampshire, USA - FEB 7, 2013
22 oz bomber. Pours black as night with a thin brown head. Nose of coffee, toffee & burnt caramel. Super slick mouthfeel leads to creamy latte & 70% dark chocolate flavor. Burnt coffee finish. Wonderful specimen of this style. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
bagalagalaga (160) - Indiana, USA - FEB 3, 2013
Im a fan of New Belgium, Imperial Stouts, Coffee Stouts, and Chocolate Stouts, so it didnt take much urging to get me to try this one. Its smooth and a bit sweet and smells like mocha. Its got that thick oily kind of texture in the mouth, and the aftertaste lingers without getting bitter. This is an awesome beer, wish it was available all the time and in 6-packs.

4.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
mountainsoil (1) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - FEB 2, 2013 does not count
this is a great beer with a really nice start wonderful coffee and chocolate finish evenly keeled with a sweet tone and over poweringly final breath.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jcartamdg (3191) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 1, 2013
Pours black with no head. Aroma of freshly roasted coffee, and some chocolate. Taste is coffee, very roasty with chocolate on the finish. Quite thin. Not my favorite. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
dogfish120love (1198) - Westfield, Massachusetts, USA - FEB 1, 2013
Pours near black with a thick three finger rocky tan head. Rich chocolatey aroma with prominent notes of coffee and some fruitiness. Thick full bodied palate that is rather creamy


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