RATINGS: 25   MEAN: 3.76/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.65/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 324   ABV: 10.8%
Night fury imperial stout aged in Buffalo Trace bourbon barrels with direct trade cocoa nibs from our friends at Mindo Chocolate Makers and direct trade Black Cat Espresso beans from intelligentsia.

This varient brings flavors of bitter-sweet dark chocolate, robust Italian coffee, thick fudge, molasses, hefty bourbon and oak. A truly unique beer and dessert all in one glass!

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
tectactoe (3125) - Michigan, USA - MAR 18, 2014
UPDATED: OCT 30, 2014 Tap @ Witch’s Hat: Just like the rest of the Night Fury beers, this one is a black hole, topped with a fleeting, khaki colored film. Aroma has lovely mocha java notes, good mix of super roasted coffee with bittersweet cocoa dust pounding underneath. Slick, oily, roasted, & even quite bitter from the intense roast... Chocolate aspect errs towards the bitter/dark side, rather than the milky/sweet side, too. Bourbon character is smooth, lathering bit of wood in the finish. Taste confirms this notion; superbly roasted coffee beans pounding hard... Bitter, lightly ashy, dry, coated with a robust drizzle of unsweet cocoa powder, bourbon, & roasted barley. Warmth brings about a very mild sweetness, some maple syrup, & an intense dark fudge note... All the while, still pounding away with big-time coffee beans. Mild woody tannin & vanillin in the aftertaste to accompany the roasty finish. This variant is more of an intense, double strength, Italian blend kind of coffee, whereas the original "Coffee" variant has more of a creamy-sweet essence about it. Any way you slice it, another great Night Fury variant... Very impressive!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
deanso (10042) - Chiang Mai, THAILAND - SEP 26, 2016
Bottle courtesy of and shared with Kermis. Medium tan head. Clear black pour. Lots of coffee. Very good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
kermis (12698) - The Hague / Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - SEP 26, 2016
Bottle shared. Black with a small beige head. Aroma of big espresso, dark chocolate, boozy bourbon, oak, vanilla, caramel, molasses and toffee. Flavour is heavy sweet and moderate bitter. Full bodied with a thick texture, an alcohol burn and soft carbonation. [23-08-2016]

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jmgreenuk (9129) - Kuala Lumpur, MALAYSIA - AUG 23, 2016
Bottle courtesy of Kermis. Poured a clear dark brown with a bubbly off white head. The aroma is sweet roasty malt, creamy caramel, alcohol, bourbon. The flavour is strong sweet, alcohol bitter with a rich, oily, red berry fruit, oaky, bourbon palate. Full bodied with soft carbonation.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Mark_Eck (1921) - - JUN 12, 2016
Notes from summer. Draft. Pours black. Aroma and taste are chocolate, coffee, and bourbon.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
markextrae (4375) - Alingsås, SWEDEN, SWEDEN - MAY 30, 2016
2016 bottled version shared with 2 friends. poured a dark black colour with a creamy beige head. nose has that clear green pepper vegetable notice. the kind that reminds you of a infected coffe stout, just like the horrible coffee abraxas. after it warms there is a sweet chocolate notice, fudgy, rye spice, sharp aftertaste. can’t detect a very clear barrel notice aswell. this was the first one of the 2016 line up i popped. i hope the other versions are better, cause this was bad bad bad!

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 5/20
vtafro (7444) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - APR 4, 2016
Bottle. Black pour with tan head. Off tones, chemical, chocolate and barrel aromas. Flavors are chemical, dark, and barrel notes.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jtclockwork (16137) - , New Jersey, USA - APR 4, 2016
UPDATED: APR 15, 2016 Bottle - pours black tan head - nose and taste of bourbon, oak, fudgy chocolate, espresso and light green pepper - med body - nose has weird off note, but taste is okay.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
daknole (11035) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - DEC 23, 2015
Black colored pour, brown head. I’m guessing on tap that this is incredible. Sadly the bothers version had some green pepper notes going on. Otherwise it’s stellar. Chocolate, roast.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
50belair (3590) - Florida, USA - NOV 5, 2015
Bottle - Dark brown/black pour with a fleeting brown head. Mild green pepper and black coffee bouquet. Cheap booze muddled with low brow coffee and bitter chocolate. Below average body and mouthfeel.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ctipping (1843) - Florida, USA - NOV 2, 2015
650 mL bottle. Black body with almost no head. Thin collar. Aroma is coffee that smells like green peppers. Chocolate. Taste is sharp and bitter coffee. Less green peppers. Fudgy chocolate. Boozy bitter finish. Medium body. Not too heavy. Sharp and almost unpleasant coffee, but the fudge flavor is nice.

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