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RATINGS: 110   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.91/5   EST. CALORIES: 294   ABV: 9.8%
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4.3
GMCC2181 (1608) - Newark, Delaware, USA - JAN 24, 2013
Draft at Societe. I have to admit I didnt even want to try this beer since all their IPAs were so delicious but a friend said this stout is awesome and I can now confirm this. Black as black. Big roasted malt nose with some big smoke... Taste is roasted malts, nuts, smoke in a big way, spicey. Damn this is good. The smoke and spiceyness in this is awesome. Alcohol is hidden well. Fully bodied but creamy smooth.. Great beer!


4.3
frankR (149) - Livermore, California, USA - JUN 12, 2017
Huge chocolate malt. Aroma is coffee, coca, smoke. Dark chocolate/smoke bitter. Complex beer. What an Imperial Stout should be. Smooth light finish. Not over sweet. Finish is like a smoked porter.

4.1
Travlr (24302) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - MAY 21, 2017
Draft at the source. Opaque brown color. Aroma of fruity coffee. Taste is rich nutty fruity brownies dipped in coffee. Delicious.

4.2
bhensonb (15093) - Woodland, California, USA - APR 2, 2017
Bomber from Final Gravity in Roseville, CA. Pours dark brn/blk with a slight dark tan head. Aroma of toffee, anise, chocolate, maybe coffee. Med ++ body. Flavor is earthy chocolate, earthy dark malt, anise, dark coffee, and lots of other stuff. I call complex. It’s not dry, but it’s so earthy and decently bitter, it might as well be called dry. Or malty, malty, malty. Amazingly tasty ale. Excellent.

4.2
klm1 (1501) - Bled/SF, - JAN 17, 2017
Tap@ Toronado: pours oily black, opaque with long lasting brown creamy head. Aroma: roasted grain, dark malts, dark fruit esters, some licorice and ash. Flavor: similar to aroma: roasted grain, intense malt flavor, with notes of. Toasted toffee, dark chocolate, cocoa & coffee, supported with dark fruits esters, licorice, some ash...finish is dry, roasted bitter. Body is medium to full, texture creamy, carbonation is moderate.

3.9
Ratman197 (14680) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - DEC 1, 2016
On tap at Hops and Pie poured a clear dark reddish brown with a lasting brown head. Aromas of bakers cocoa, roasted malt, licorice and light coffee. Palate was medium bodied and smooth. Flavors of roasted malt, bitter chocolate, coffee and light earthiness with a smooth lingering bitter chocolate finish.

3.8
ajnepple (6428) - Denver, Colorado, USA - NOV 20, 2016
On tap at Hops & Pie. Black appearance with a brown head, dissipating to a ring of foam. Aroma of molasses, black licorice, roasted malt, dark fruity esters, light chocolate and light coffee. Similar flavor, rich, dark, malty, fruity and complex with moderate malt sweetness and light roasted bitterness. Medium to full body. Tasty.

3.7
yourilevesque (1829) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 12, 2016
Merci à Marc-André pour le partage. Robe parfaitement noire surmontée d’une mousse couleur café et bien tenace. Ça ne me paraît ni sirupeux ni lourd, mais plutôt léger. Arômes de cacao poudreux, de malts chauffés et bien secs, de toasts bien grillées, de chocolat noir bien amer. On est pas dans le comfort stout, bien au contraire. Ce stout me semble bien vif et vivifiant. En effet, le liquide est très sec en bouche et caractérisé par une interminable amertume de chocolat noir. Aucune fumée et Dieu merci! Corps plutôt étroit, effervescence de très fine bulles, une bière intense et froide qui n’offre aucun réconfort mais beaucoup de plaisir pour mon palais.

4.2
BeerandBlues2 (13210) - Escondido, California, USA - NOV 2, 2016
Bottle at home. Pours opaque black with a large, frothy brown head, long retention with good lacing. Aroma is heavy chocolate, roast and coffee malt, prunes, spicy alcohol, earthy hops and lactose. Flavor is silky chocolate, heavy roast and coffee malt, prunes, light earthy hops and bitterness with spicy alcohol, sweet lactose and oats with a dry finish. Full body and medium carbonation with medium alcohol warmth.

4.3
onceblind (9419) - Denver, Colorado, USA - OCT 26, 2016
UPDATED: OCT 27, 2016 Black pour that’s got a great thin but dark tan sticky head. Lovely roasty and earthy cocoa nose with a kiss of caramel. Dark and roasty flavor that’s got some earthy and rich cocoa and a thick black malty roast with a kiss of dark coffee and cocoa. Light booziness throughout. Amazing.

3.7
Percy0103 (766) - MEXICO - OCT 5, 2016
Bottle, 650ml. A dark beer with a small brown head. Aroma is of roasted malts, lactose, wood and alcohol. Taste is medium bitter and moderately sweet. Robust bodied with some carbonation, oily and astrigent. Roasted and skightly alcoholic aftertaste.


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