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RATINGS: 52   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.01/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 279   ABV: 9.3%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
2008 Great American Beer Festival Gold medal chocolate beer

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3.7
BMan1113VR (7931) - Los Angeles, California, USA - OCT 1, 2013
On tap at GABF 2012. Pours with a pitch black hued body with a large, lasting and fierce brown head with some alcohol legs. Aromas are of molasses, tar, raisins, alcohol, dark fruit and maple. Mild chocolate. Flavors are of big chocolate, dusty cocoa, vanilla, raisins, lightly leathery, dark fruits, medium-low carbonation, off-dry and viscous.

4.1
MotherBrother (945) - Aalborg, DENMARK - AUG 22, 2013
Draft @ The Great Taste. Pour is black, with a small, dense, frothy and light-mocha head.. Aroma has a lot of chocolate, slight coffee, slight roasted malts and some hoppy notes.. Actually a lot is going on in this one. (Also a little booze in here) The taste is quite sweet, with faint roasted bitter notes.. Semi-full bodied with a semi-oily texture and a semi-flat carbonation.. Quite smooth..

3.9
phaleslu (10456) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - AUG 19, 2013
Draft pour at GTMW 2013. Pours a deep, mostly opaque brown with a small tan head. Notes of chocolate, earth, fudge, molasses, and a solid hop presence throughout. Medium-bodied, with low carbonation and a chocolaty mouthfeel. Base beer for Czar Jack? Interesting; the hops don’t come through in the barrel treatment like this, or at all. I prefer the barrel-aged one for sure, though this is a nice imperial stout overall.

4
TheHOFF43 (2052) - Robbinsdale, Minnesota, USA - JUL 27, 2013
Sample at APN. Pours black with brown head. Tons of chocolate in the nose and the tongue. Sweet roasted malts, decent hops. Really awesome beer, one of the best from the day.

4.2
Bacterial (3027) - Twin Cities, Minnesota, USA - JUL 15, 2013
Draft at All Pints North. I ended up having 5 pours of this - it is so nice! Dark, dark black pour. Dark brown head. Big chocolate in the nose and again in the taste. Just enough sweetness to balance the bitterness from the chocolate and hops. Very nice. Trivia Note: This is the base beer for Czar Jack, according to the guy pouring up in Duluth!

4.1
BVery (10711) - Plymouth, Minnesota, USA - JUL 13, 2013
UPDATED: DEC 29, 2013 Sampled at All Pints North 2013 in Duluth, MN. Dark oily pour, with a brown head. Tons of chocolate. Quite rich. Great beer - one of the better ones at the festival.

4
bnielsen13 (264) - Richfield, Minnesota, USA - MAY 21, 2013
Pours black with a tan head. Aroma is chocolate, coffee, malty. Flavor is toffee, chocolate, coffee, sweet. Nice beer.

4.1
oneeighthcuban (106) - - MAY 13, 2013
Smells super chocolatey. Really smooth chocolatey taste. This is a really tasty beer. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4
nsquishee (641) - Richfield, Minnesota, USA - MAY 13, 2013
Smells like chocolate milk and and toast. Dark chocolate color and thick texture. Tastes sweet and lightly bitter. Flavors of chocolate, cocoa powder (in a good way), hops, cherry syrup, and dark malts. Very nice.

4.1
jmikolich (1477) - North Ridgeville, Ohio, USA - NOV 7, 2012
Tap at TH, ridiculous beer... if you want sweet sweet milk chocolate goodness with only a slight hint of roast.. this is it. man this is like hershey’s mixed with breakfast stout.. really good, but really sweet.. definitely have to be in the mood for a beer like this. Most chocolate I’ve tasted in a beer.


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