RATINGS: 123   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.61/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 252   ABV: 8.4%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
This is an extravagant, immoderate beer. We mixed together our three favorite things - beer, chocolate and coffee. A rich stout serves as the backbone, with organic black malt and chocolate malt providing a luscious foundation. During the boil, we add artisan chocolate from our friends at Taza. During conditioning, we add coffee from out friends at Coffee by Design. Then, this concoction is oak-aged, resulting in soft vanilla notes. We hope you enjoy this beer as much as we do.

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3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 12/20
bigben873 (220) - Virginia, USA - APR 20, 2013
Black, complex, chocolate, coffee, stout. Strong but not bitter; Chocolate versus vanilla works really well.


4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DocLock (10334) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 14, 2017
Bomber from Whole Foods PM. Pours black with tan head. Nose is dark malt, cacao, coffee. Tastes rich, dense, very creamy, with great chocolate flavor, dark malt, coffee. Intense finish, complex, delicious.

4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Hubajube (17) - USA - FEB 18, 2017
Mocha is appropriate. The flavor is strong. I do like that this is an imperial that isnt quite so thick and syrupy. Very drinkable.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
tfontana (887) - Fremont, New Hampshire, USA - FEB 16, 2017
Bottle pour into tulip glass from Cigarette City. Appearance is virtually opaque black--deep brownish red with light source directly behind--with light sparkle at edge of glass, finger-width light brown head with poor retention and no lasting lacing. Aroma is chocolate, dark fruits, roasted coffee, and mild oak. Taste is strong sweet dark fruit with oak, chocolate, and bittersweet coffee ending. Palate is light bodied with thin texture, average carbonation and nice mix of sweet dark fruit and coffee bitterness in the finish. Overall, nice complexity and the oak is complementary vs. omnipresent. Taste and aroma carry the day so I didnt really notice a weak palate that could be more meaty.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Voodoo (616) - Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 15, 2017
Pours a dark brown with a small tan head which disappears quickly......aroma of carmalized sugar, dark chocolate, coffee grounds......taste is roast coffee, oak hits quickly then sweet burnt sugar, very mild bitterness, ending with toffee notes.

4.5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
bulldogops (2490) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - JAN 20, 2017
Rating #2335 - 2016.02.15 - Craft Valentine 2-Pack. Pours jet black with a luxurious velvety tan head with excellent retention. Aroma is heavy on cocoa, dark roast coffee, toffee, burnt sugar notes. Coffee flavours throughout, accented by chocolate notes and a creamier texture. Phenomenal.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
katrinaez (1705) - norristown, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 19, 2017
Aroma of oak and sweet malts. Pours dark brown with minimal head. Sweet, medium mouthfeel. A bit of bitterness in the back. Very smooth. Well done. Bottle.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
voyageurmike (356) - Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 16, 2017
Draft served in tulip glass at La Cabra. Dark brown opaque medium bodied beer, with boozy espresso nose. Mocha malty flavor and chocolate finish.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
hopdog (12083) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 5, 2017
22oz bottle. Poured a black color with a small sized tan head. Chocolate, coffee, roast, and some wood.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
fiulijn (20000) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 1, 2016
Bottle from Brewery Creek, Vancouver
Jet black, with brown generous head. At first the aroma offers strong notes of American espresso, later it gets more creamy, like a cappuccino, probably from the oak. The mouthfeel is very smooth, so the strong roastiness adds an interesting sharp edge to it; the flavor is based on roasted malt that blends with dark coffee beans; the grains and beans provide a degree of acidity that is slightly beyond my liking, and some ashes too, and overall this leaves a metallic feeling; balanced bitterness; very mild sweetness for the style; the oak is not very evident in the flavor.
Expectations met; very good coffee Imperial Stout.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Gerbeer (3451) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 11, 2016
650 ml bottle. Pours black with full off white head. Aromas of sweet coffee. chocolate liqueur, dark berries, and sharp roasted malts. Flavors of dark chocolate, light oak, black coffee and more sharp roasted malts. Excellent.


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