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3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jtclockwork (17654) - , New Jersey, USA - DEC 9, 2012
Bottle number 4 shared by Paul. Pours black with brown head. Nose/taste of chocolate malt - roasted, brownie cake, dark fruit, vanilla and chocolate bread. Medium body. Softer carbonation.


3.6
DrSilverworm (10000) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JAN 8, 2018
6/6/2016 -- from notes: 10oz on tap at BC's. Labeled 12.4% on the menu, but bartender says that this is the 11.9% Ohio version. Up front, definitely big chocolate character, much moreso than any of your typical stout flavors. Really, kind of tastes like an aged chocolate stout. Has some mild flavors of oxidization. Drinks kind of sweet, mild bitter, a lot less roasty. Alcohol is hidden pretty well. Drinks like maybe 10%. Kind of tastes like what I'd expect an aged chocolate beer to taste like, but bartender says keg is labeled from April. Hazy brown color. Thin tan head, some loose splotches of lace. Medium-plus body, kind of silky texture. Mild slick. Interesting, sweeter, chocolate-forward imperial stout, but not sugary, so it's still tolerable.

3.3
oobawa (1864) - Tennessee, USA - MAR 13, 2017
A bit mild for an Imperial Stout, more sweet than anything, putting forth a whole lotta milk chocolate and caramel without much bitterness or booze to back it up. Smells lovely, with rich mocha notes coming up from the deep, viscous black pour. Yet the taste comes across too syrupy and tame for a massive Impy stout, mostly one-note with sugary chocolate the dominant flavor. A modest bitterness adds heft to the back end, and dark fig and raisin notes peep through on the finish, yet the fade is mostly sweet and easygoing. Texture seems thin as well.

3.7
MadRobin (2989) - Silver Spring, Maryland, USA - JAN 11, 2017
On tap at Gillys Fine Wine and Craft Beer in Rockville, MD, where (unusual for them) it was served too cold. Opaque, very dark brown with a khaki head and good lacing. Aroma of roasted malt, mild mocha, licorice and leather. Taste of roasted malt, mild mocha, licorice, nuts and leather. Medium/full body and medium/high carbonation. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4
SG111 (2145) - New York, USA - DEC 21, 2016
Tap at Barcade, 24th Street. Pours pitch black, tan head, ring of lacing. Aroma is roasted malt, Molasses, coffee, chocolate. Flavor is chocolate, roasted malt, coffee, vanilla, caramel. Very good.

4.1
katrinaez (2358) - norristown, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 2, 2016
Pours dark black with some foam. Aroma of deep malts. Medium mouthfeel. A little bit of malts on the tongue. Very smooth for 10%. A nice imperial. Tap.

3.6
trapped (3786) - New York, TURKEY - JUN 13, 2016
Draught @ Malt and Mold. Inky black with small foamy beige head, very faint mocha aroma, medium carbonation, sweetish mocha taste with alcohol undertones, thin body, medium mocha finish with mild coffee beans aftertaste. Very nice and smooth.

4.2
HighlanderOne (1396) - York, SC via NJ, South Carolina, USA - MAY 27, 2016
On tap at Main Street bottle shop. Aroma of coffee ice cream. Almost stout black, lacing. Tasting cocoa, licorice, coffee, a dash of salt, caramel. Not tasting alcohol. Creamy and smooth. Outstanding.

4
GenDV138 (7899) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - MAY 26, 2016
4 oz pour on draft at Spacebar. Dark brownish black with light tan head. Aromas of dark fruit, dark chocolate, caramel. Tastes of dark fruit, dark chocolate, caramel, light roasty notes. Medium-full body with a dry finish. Nice RIS.

3.9
douglas88 (9797) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAY 20, 2016
Don’t think this is really retired. On tap at Fred Fest. Pours a jet black color with a medium white head. A big chocolate ashy nose. Roast, vanilla, light dark fruit, coffee. Quite nice.

4.3
jflopsu (1862) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - APR 29, 2016
Pours black with light brown head. A strong roasted malt aroma with chocolate and dark fruit malts. A strong mix of flavors including licorice, dark alcohol, sweet chocolate, and roasted malts. Both a sweet malt and dark alcohol aftertaste.


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