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RATINGS: 88   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.92/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 225   ABV: 7.5%
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Black as night, rich, full bodied, and loaded with coffee taste and aroma. It pours with a creamy brown head and has a mouthfeel that is velvety smooth. It includes Coasta Rican coffee roasted by J. Martinez coffee roasters in Atlanta. This 7.5% abv cask version has been aged for over a month on French vanilla oak chips.

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4.3
Thorpe429 (5035) - , Illinois, USA - NOV 30, 2010
On tap at Galaxy Hut in Arlington, VA - 03.09.2010 A: Pours a very, very dark brown with a nice beige head. S: Loads of roasted malt dominated by an extreme chocolate presence alongside some nice oat, oak, and coffee notes. T: Loads of chocolate and coffee, alongside a nice roasted oat tenderness. Beautifully mixed with the oakiness of this version of the beer. The regular version is quite nice, but the oak has taken it to an entirely new level. A bit sweet, and a bit dry from the oak. M: Medium bodied and slightly dry from the oak. No detectable alcohol presence. D: Very, very nice. Highly drinkable, especially with the complexities that the oak brings out. Overall, very smooth and delicious. Very glad that this was still on tap. Serving type: on-tap Reviewed on: 03-10-2010

4
NachlamSie (3507) - Denver, Colorado, USA - NOV 21, 2010
on tap at Trappeze Pub. This is a super dark beer and fairly viscous. The aroma is boozy in a pleasing whisky way. Lots of dark chocolate is very noticeable, especially in the flavor. The roasted coffee character I love so much about this beer is still present, but perhaps not as full and as sharp as a fresh standard Wake n Bake. The use of oak here is fantastic. It is certainly not overdone and adds a pleasing woody mellowness. The finish is bittersweet. Great example of how to use oak in an imperial stout.

4.1
SphinxTX (2875) - Mata Gorda, Texas, USA - AUG 29, 2010
Bottle thanks to Exile. Pours a black with tan head. Aroma of dark roast, coffee, chocolate, toasted oak. Flavor is semi-sweet, coffee, chocolate, dark roast with a dark roasted bitterness and oak. Mouth feel is heavy body with low carbonation. Overall, damn good stuff!

4
jjuf1853 (1302) - Land O Lakes, Florida, USA - AUG 18, 2010
Draft at Brass Tap. Pours nearly a perfect pitch black with a dense tan head. Lots of lacing along the glass. Tons of coffee in the aroma mixed with roasted malts and dark chocolate and hints of vanilla. The flavor is initially dominated by the coffee, but as it begins to warm a medley of other flavors make their presence known too(bitter dark chocolate, licorice, smoked almonds). This one continues to improve as the flavors open up as it begins to warm.

3.5
OldGrowth (3474) - the Containment Area, North Carolina, USA - JUL 19, 2010
@ Tylers Apex. Good aroma, sweet, roasty, chocolate, coffee, lite on vanilla. Blackish brown color, small head, minor lace. Bitter sweet flavor. medium to thick body, Creamy oily mouthfeel, bitter dry finish. Huh, don’t get alot of oak, maybe buried by other flavors, caught a little oak on aroma, not with flavor.

3.5
Beerman6686 (6607) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 14, 2010
This poured a dark brown color with a darker beige head. Aroma was very roasted almost burnt coffee with light notes of bourbon. Flavor was also very burnt and dry with lingering bourbon, but not enough to make this really enjoyable.

4.2
Collint (475) - Sylva, North Carolina, USA - JUL 12, 2010
Yes!!! Jittery joes has got me jittering. This beer is pure coffee and choco. Nice tan head and almost solid black. Better than the regular fo sho

3.6
FROTHINGSLOSH (7901) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 10, 2010
Sampled on draft at Smokin’ Joes in Pittsburgh PA this beer poured a black color with a medium sized dark brown head that lingered and produced great lacing. The aroma was invitingly strong coffee, vanilla, cocoa, wood, licorice and molasses. The flavor disappointed with bitter and dry malts, coffee, licorice, wood and touches of cocoa, tar, burnt malts and cookie dough. The finish was long with burnt malts and coffee. Full bodied. A bit lacking overall but decent.

3.6
bu11zeye (13029) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - JUN 29, 2010
(12oz hand bottle, courtesy of Exiled) Pours a dark brown body with a small beige head. Aroma of roasted malt, coffee, vanilla, and oak. Flavor of roasted malt, chocolate, oak, subtle vanilla, and coffee.

4
thirdeye11 (6160) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUN 26, 2010
(12oz bottle thanks to Exiled) near black with oily tan bubbles. Nose of cedar, coffee, espresso, sweet chocolate, and graham cracker. Taste of bitter coffee, huge wood, cocoa with an excellent smooth finish. The body was a bit thinner than expected. Had hoped for a more viscous beer. Despite this simple complaint it was excellent!


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