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RATINGS: 620   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.73/5   EST. CALORIES: 354   ABV: 11.8%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
This velvety concoction excites your senses with bottomless roasted, earthy and vinous notes.

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3.8
jw0406 (1276) - atlanta, Georgia, USA - JAN 29, 2012
750 ml pours a dark black color with an off white head. Aromas of chocolate, roased malt and belgian yeast. Full bodied a bitter chocolate finish. Very good.

3.5
TheGent (656) - , Massachusetts, USA - JAN 22, 2012
750 mL bottle, split with 3 friends. Very very dark black color, looks thick even while pouring. coffee with milk colored head that faded quick. The aroma are some dark fruits, plum, maybe some black cherry, light touches of chocolate powder and some fresh turned soil. Taste gives me touch of chocolate, rich roasted malts and an over all booze warmth filling me, sweet to an appropriate level considering the style. thick chewy palate. big, beer which gave some challenge with its heft, plus like the ironic name. Good Imp Stout if you into that sort of thing.

3.1
eshepski41 (18) - West Chester, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 22, 2012
Pours a deep, dark brown, nearly black with a brown, creamy head. Belgian yeast aroma with a very slight hint of bitter chocolate. Taste more Belgian than stout, but has a good creamy feeling throughout with an Ok finish.

3.8
reggiedunlop (3725) - The dub c, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 22, 2012
Pours pitch black with a medium dark mocha head...nice retention and lacing...lively. Aroma has dark fruit and belgian yeasty notes...some underlying smokiness...lightly boozy. Flavor is very roasty...dark fruit, burnt notes, molasses...a bit boozy. Moutnfeel is medium and lively and the finish is roasty with some dark fruit lingering.

3.5
BillWyce (1086) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 20, 2012
From notes: Poured ink-black with a very small caramel-colored head. Aroma was mostly of chocolate, with notes of coffee and yeast. Also noted a sweet malt note as it warmed. Medium-bodied but deep, with a slight syrupiness to it. Roasted malt and chocolatey flavors with a slight earthiness up front.

3.7
MBrausen (69) - Minnesota, USA - JAN 17, 2012
Pourded from a bottle into a CBS snifter. A. Pours a brownish black color, dark mocha head that was about 2mm thick, resides to a light ring of mocha foam S. Smells of heavy toffee, chocolate, and very bready and yeasty (From a Belgian? No WAY!) T. Tastes of chocolate, heavy Belgian yeast, bread, and very sweet lactose. M. Medium body, very chewy and thick feeling with a wet and coarse finish. O. An interesting beer, the Belgian yeast mated with the lactose and chocolate makes for a odd flavor combination. I’m not in love with it, but it’s worth a sample.

3.5
badnewsbeers (2312) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - JAN 15, 2012
bottle. black with medium beige head. aroma of alcohol, licorice, heavy malt, and some tobacco..flavor of big malt, vinous notes..syrupy palate

3.4
changeup45 (1731) - Lake Mary, Florida, USA - JAN 13, 2012
Bottle purchased from Knightly a while back. Probably aged 2 years or so. Pours a black color with a thick head on top. A thin film sticks around; minimal lacing. The aroma is mostly mocha, but theres some vanilla cream, ash, and a touch of dark fruit too. The flavors are roasty but also sweet, showing a little sticky alcohol heat. Sweet ripe plum, burnt wood, chocolate, with some earthy and vinous notes contributing to the taste. Im a little surprised how much heat there is to this considering how long I sat on it. Pretty solid beer but I will enjoy this one in relatively small portions.

3.3
Drake (13740) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 11, 2012
C&C 750 mL bottle from Beer Run. Huge pop when the cork is received. The dog was quite startled. Pours pretty much pitch black with a thin fizzy dark brown head. Below average head retention. Not much of an aroma but what is there is roast, chocolate, nuts and faint fruits. The taste is roasted malts, plums, cherries, citrus, earthy notes, an almost tar-like note but its faint, nuts and honey. Medium bodied, high carbonation and significant alcohol warmth. Decent.

3.7
Westmeister (2129) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JAN 9, 2012
Nose is complex with vinous notes, ripe fruits, warm brown sugar, Lots of raisin and plum. Taste is raisin, ripe fruit, velvety chocolate, still some heat after being aged a year. Quite sweet. Reminiscent more of a quad the a stout. Interesting. Good, but perhaps a bit too sweet to hide the 12%.


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