Sippin' Into Darkness
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Stout - American Imperial
Ranked #664
Ranked #4,924
4.32 | pDev: 7.18%
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Notes: Collaboration with Hoppin' Frog Brewery
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NilsAS from Norway

4.68/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Lukt: Mørk sjokolade, nøtter, vanilje.
Utseende: Sort.
Skum/kullsyre: Tynt skum.
Smak: Mørk sjokolade, nøtter, vanilje, brente mander, konfekt.
Hvor: Mellombels, Bryne ,med Untappd Jostein og Karl Dag.
Medium: [email protected], [email protected],5%, Nå[email protected]
Kommentar: Oh! yes, definily one more later.

Feb 25, 2020
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BlurryVisi0n from New York

4.59/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.25

Served in a red wine glass from the bottle.

Appearance: thick dark brown to black beer with a tan head rising maybe half a fingers length with a hard pour.

Smell: deep chocolate aroma accompanied with. Pure vanilla bean. One of the most addicting aromas I have had.

Taste: Complex Brew, sweet tonka with a hard dose of vanilla and smooth Milk chocolate. You feel warm chocolate dip.cpplies and molasses all at once.

Mouth: Smooth malts but so sticky finish.

Overall: incredible brew. Sharing it is a crime. Trust me if you love good beer yoj will understand....Salud!

Jul 17, 2019
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craftbeersweden from Sweden

4.32/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Released at Systembolaget, Sweden October 6, 2017. This beer has been resting in my beercellar for almost nine months.

The beer pours pitch black with avery thin beigebrown head. Almost no lacing stays on the glass.

Nose: Fudge, caramel, milk chocolate, honey, coocies, raspberry, dirt, banana and vanilla.
Taste: Oh so sweet! ...and I love it! Chocolate, vanilla, honey, brown sugar, a little bit of coffee, lactose and wood.
Mouth: Full body and almost no carbonation. Smooth and sweet.

Creamy, silky smooth, tasty and very well hidden ABV!

This is a GREAT stout!

Jun 28, 2018
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josanguapo from Spain

4.85/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

From Zombier. In Teku glass. Watching Blade Runner 2049. Like a dessert, a cake, in an omnipollo-like fashion. With lots of chocolate, vanilla and cheese-cake. Abv very well hidden. Low on foam

Apr 13, 2018
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Beersnake1 from California

4.28/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Poured from fridge temp. Pours jet black with very little carbonation. Nose is deep chocolate, vanilla, marshmallow and milk. Taste follows the nose - tons of chocolate, maybe a hint of dark cherries, vanilla, and maybe some slight coffee. Really good - tastes like desert. Mouthfeel is very thick and creamy, and the alcohol is almost non-existent.

Dec 22, 2017
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DJ-Hophead from England

4.49/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

330 ml bottle, Love to Brew, Bristol - Pours jet black with a very thin tanned head which quickly disappears. No appreciable lacing. Thick, oily features. Aroma - Dark chocolate forefront, light burnt sugar, vanilla notes. Taste - Sweet, thick, dark chocolate forefront, roasted coffee feel, red berry overtones, bitter finish with nice not overpowering alcoholic warmth. Lovely imperial stout.

Dec 10, 2017
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EmperorBevis from England

4.46/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Bottled and possibly bottle conditioned and I’m not worthy
Pours a jet black body with very little tan head
Aroma of a rich chocolate cheese cake
And that somehow is the flavour rich and boost and fantastic

Nov 01, 2017
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StJamesGate from New York

4.21/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

No head, black with copper highlights. 4
Chocolate cake, raspberry and roses. 4.25
Chocolate cake redux, cherry liqueur, blackberry, whiskey barrel notes, honey, Sugar Pops. 4.25
Heavy, smooth, round. 4

Deadly. All the cake! Chewy, not 12% at all, very yummy. All good! 4.25

Thanks to Simon for all the great shares!

Oct 11, 2017
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Sabtos from Ohio

4.36/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Shiny eight-ball black with a minimal, lazy tan fizz.

Smell is really forward of both chocolatey AND vanilla, amping each other up to a very well-defined, seductive level. There is also some salted caramel-like roasted malt with hints of banana skin.

Taste is super chocolatey with smooth, sweet vanilla and a dry, light roast coffee (and lots of it too!).

Feel is slick and round without much carbonation, but just enough to lighten it up a tad.

This is even better than the stateside version, and Fred didn't have any problem admitting it. In fact, he was absolutely enamored with this tasty brew.

Jun 26, 2017
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joaopmgoncalves from Portugal

3.92/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Poured into a tulip glass.

A: The body is pitch black. The head is beige and created a one finger thick head but now it's very minimal, due to the high alcoholic contents. Minor lacing.
S: The aroma is filled with vanilla, oats and coffee. And not sure if I'm biased by the label, that reads Martini Imperial Stout, but I guess I can smell some white vermute in this aroma. Still, not sure if fantasy or real.
T: The taste begins with a power vanilla and coffee profiles, going along to acid and bitter weird parts of the taste that I will actually assume it's vermute or white martini. The end has a little acidity and no bitterness cues.
M: The body is high. Carbonation is good. Bitterness is medium and sweetness is medium high.
O: The aroma is weird and funny but the taste is not very well balanced. It could use less acidic tones to improve on the sweet side of the beer. Yet, it's like grown up version of sweet candy.

Jun 13, 2017
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Martine from England

4.34/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours deep brown into a tulip glass. Chocolate head is two-three fingers high and frothy, but recedes to nothing after a short while.

The aroma is heavenly. It smells of chocolate milkshake, cocoa powder and a little expresso. The flavour surpassed my expectations; dark chocolate, cocoa powder, slight woodsmoke, brown malts and chocolate porridge. You can definately tell there's lactose in this stout as well as plenty of vanilla. It's beautifully balanced with not much hint of booze eventhough it's 12% ABV. It's so balanced it's almost thirst quenching.

Smooth like silk, medium-full bodied with minimal carbonation. A little dry in the back but not by much.

This is exquisite. Thick, sticky, warming, creamy and chocolate rich. A great stout.

Feb 16, 2017
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flaskman from New York

4.3/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Purchased on 12/16 in a 22 ounce bottle. Never had Hoppin' Frog so I bought 1 each of 2 different bottles. It poured dark brown with a generous head. The smell was what I expected based on the label description of "Chocolate Martini Imperial Stout". The first sip was quite a surprise. It was chocolate, vanilla and sweetness balanced out by the obvious booziness. It was exactly as described. The mouthfeel was spot on to me. On one end was the heavy sweet chocolate stout with strong vanilla undertones and on the other side was balanced out by the booziness that you would expect from a martini. I will say that I enjoy boozy stouts if done properly and believe that they nailed it. Personally I try to avoid the "gimmicky" flavored beers but holy smokes was it delicious. I am very disappointed that I didn't buy more when I had the chance. It was a VERY enjoyable bottle of beer.

Jan 08, 2017
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Ciocanelu from Romania

4.15/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Dark brown color with a bit of tan foam. Aroma is quite sweet and desserty, like some kind of chocolate cake. Taste follows with sweet malt, some dark fruit, caramel, cacao, really tasty. Medium, sticky body. A really different imperial stout, I expected something else.

Oct 13, 2016
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