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4.5
22 min ago

“2011 I decided to crack open tonight. Pours dark oily brown. At first it looked totally non-carbonated, but as I continued to pour a mass of small, foamy bubbles erupts from below, almost like nitro. The head is dark reddish brown, probably the darkest head I’ve seen. Coats the glass like motor oil. Cool looking beer. It also smells and tastes amazing. A dark and musty aroma, some cherry, bleu cheese. Taste is bright and fruity up front, with a sweet syrupy side to it. Some roasty bitterness. Coffee. Lots to grab onto. So good.” -- by Lectvay
See all 802 reviews
avg score: 4.28

3.8
3 hours ago

“Yeasty scent with chocolate and honey notes. Opaque dark brown colour. Flavour of molasses, figs, and milk chocolate. Medium body with high carbonation. A really tasty beer.” -- by samzim
See all 3123 reviews
avg score: 4.08

5.0
3 hours ago

“Cracked this mini-keg this afternoon and just now enjoying the first glass. Pours a medium orange-amber with light amber head floating above. Smells great and tastes better. Smooth and very well balanced. Good to the last drop. The first pour was a bit foamy but settling down nicely on subsequent draws. One of the few beers I have had that tastes as good on the fourth glass as the first. Now noticing hints of hops, beer and alcohol, with a pronounced wetness in the mouthfeel. This is a beer with serious legs - still smooth and the mini-keg has begun to float in the ice-water bucket. Not sure there is a better way to spend $28...oh gotta go, the wife’s home!” -- by kevinahcc20
See all 3204 reviews
avg score: 4.06

4.1
3 hours ago

“Nice hoppy scent, medium golden color, great IPA hoppy taste, no real aftertaste, very nice IPA ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone” -- by Tommynh
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avg score: 4.06

4.3
3 hours ago

“Transfer from BA review on 6-28-13- Poured from bottle into a chalice glass Appearance- Pours as a very hazy mahogany color with a big and billowy off white head. The head has a moderate level of retention, fading over time to leave a decent level of lace on the sides of the glass. Smell- Initially when poured the beer has a more brown bread aroma mixed with a more mild dark fruit aroma of cherry and raisin. Mixed with these smells is a lighter yeasty smell. As the brew warms the darker fruits become more potent in aroma at the expense of the more bready smell. The cherry in particular begins to shine more with the yeasty aromas intensifying as well. This mixes with a bit of spice and a lighter boozy aroma to produce a rather classic and delicious Belgian strong dark like smell. Taste – The taste begins with a bready flavor mixed with a good dark fruit mix of cherry, raisin and plum. As the flavors advance the cherry grows stronger in flavor with more yeasty and spice flavors of coriander and clove coming to the tongue. Along this time a light boozy flavor starts working its way to the taste buds, remaining at a low constant level throughout the remainder of the taste. In the end a little bit of an almost grassy like bitter flavor comes to the tongue to leave a satisfying mix of warming alcohol and dark fruit flavor to linger on the tongue. Mouthfeel –The body of the beer is on the averages side in terms of creaminess and thickness with a rather high level of carbonation. The higher carbonation mixed with the medium body create a rather crisper feel even for a brew of 9.2 % nicely complimenting the dark fruit flavors of the beer. Overall-A quite tasty brew overall. Not quite to the level of the 10 but extremely tasty none the less.” -- by Darkmagus82
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avg score: 4.08

4.5
3 hours ago

“Transfer from BA review on 6-27-13- Poured from bottle into a pint glass Appearance – Pours a clear golden color with a two finger nearly pure white head. The head has a fair level of retention, slowly fading over time to leave a very nice level of streaky lace on the sides of the glass. Smell – The aroma is heavy of a citrus aroma being both sweet and hoppy at the same time. The sweet citrus is of tangerine and orange while the hoppy is of grapefruit. Mixed with these smells is a bready aroma as well as a bit of caramel and some pine hop smells. Overall the aroma is citrusy, but yet still maintains a nice balance. Taste – The taste begins with a smooth bready and sweeter taste with the sweetness being of a caramel, tropical and citrus fruit flavors of orange and tangerine. With these flavors so too comes some grapefruit hop upfront, which starts out at a moderate strength and grows stronger to the end. Along with the grapefruit increasing some pine hop flavors also come to the tongue while the caramel flavors, that were initially present begin fading. In the end with the hop increasing and the sweet decreasing a nice crisp and mainly citrusy hop flavor to be left to linger on the tongue. Mouthfeel – The body of the beer is on the thicker and creamier side with a nice smoothness throughout. The carbonation is on the slightly lower side which when combined with the creamier body of the brew and the nice balanced sweet and hoppy taste overall create a very easy drinking feel. Overall – A very tasty IPA no doubt, but not as amazing and overshadowing of other IPA of its strength and class as many make it seem, which is likely driven by limited availability/distribution. It is certainly well worth a try though if you get a chance.” -- by Darkmagus82
See all 2476 reviews
avg score: 4.27

3.3
4 hours ago

“Overall I was disappointed with this beer. At$10 for 11 oz bottle I expected to get blown away. I did not. Aroma was coffee and chocolate. Not much coffee taste. Mostly dark chocolate with a bitter finish.” -- by Jimsal27
See all 2037 reviews
avg score: 4.1

4.2
5 hours ago

“Pours black with a little light brown head. Aroma is chocolate, vanilla, coffee, earthy, and sweet wood. Flavor is strong roasted coffee and alcohol with a bitter bite to finish it off. The coffee flavor stays with you throughout.” -- by jstonerock24
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avg score: 4.1

4.6
6 hours ago

“Clugs out of the bottle like what pours out of a 1983 Chevette that’s never had an oil change after wrenching off the drain plug. A beautiful red-brown head forms, but unfortunately falls way too quickly. So much richness in the nose. Dark roasted grain, sweet chocolate and vanilla, a touch of tobacco, coconut. Just a fade of smokiness. Big, thick, chewy mouthfeel. Chocolate, prune, Amish Bread, vanilla, and coconut flavors. Just a fade of alcohol comes forward toward the finish. Truly legendary.” -- by DocJitsu
See all 142 reviews
avg score: 4.1

4.3
6 hours ago

“Bottle from Bierkompass.de. Dark golden to amber, clear body, with a big, creamy, slightly beige head, that leaves a lot of lacing. Lovely aroma of pine, grapefruit, lots of tropical fruits, peach, biscuit, honey, slight alcohol. Taste with about the same aromas, also some nice tea notes and suprisingly smooth. Mouthfeel is medium, slick, with a medium carbonation and it finishes pretty smooth, medium bitter, dry, with lemon zest, pine, fruit notes and also some sweet malts. Overall just amazing how smooth this is for an Imperial IPA! Perfect balance, lovely and complex hop notes and with a delicious, smooth malt backbone. Close to a perfect DIPA and completely worth the high ratings!” -- by Saeglopur
See all 1217 reviews
avg score: 4.07

4.6
9 hours ago

“Honestly one of the best beers I’ve tasted. Actually prefer this one over Rochefort 10. Rich aroma and taste that changes with the temperature. Out of the 1000+ beers I’ve tasted this is still in my top 3.” -- by Tusseladd
See all 3123 reviews
avg score: 4.08

4.6
9 hours ago

“Pitch fucking black and a thin dark beige head. Chocolate and liquorice on the nose. Full body. Very smooth and soft, like silk. Starts by being sweet but slowly turns bitter and roasted still keeping a perfect balance. This is excellent. A master class beer.” -- by BitchPls
See all 1675 reviews
avg score: 4.08

4.3
9 hours ago

“650ml 2014 years vintage rated 11% ABV, label directly printed on the the brown bottle, poured into a snifter glass. Appearance is opaque brownish black with a medium sized light brown head with good retention. Aroma of dark chocolate, roasted malts, coffee and vanilla. Flavours of dark chocolate, muscovado, black currants, roasted malts, vanilla, caramel and coffee. Taste is light-medium sweet and medium bitter. Palate is full bodied, thick texture and soft carbonation. Stone Imperial Russian Stout is excellent overall, pleasant to sip and the flavours just get better when it warms up.” -- by SamTheBarrel
See all 2878 reviews
avg score: 4.19

4.2
9 hours ago

“Bottle at home. 2 years old. Has a deep, nut brown colour with a big, light brown head. Nice aroma of dried fruit, chocolate, leather, cured meat, alcohol and beech. Has a malty and rich flavour with more chocolate, rye bread, sweet malt and some leather. The mouth feel is rich and soft, and has a light bitterness. A rich, sweet and wonderful quad.” -- by Foffern
See all 3764 reviews
avg score: 4.15

4.5
9 hours ago

“Bottle, 330 ml, brewed at Lervig Aktiebryggeri. Pitch black with creamy brown head. Very rich and pleasant taste, mainly of coffee. One of my new favourite beers.” -- by Tusseladd
See all 1427 reviews
avg score: 4.22

3.9
10 hours ago

“BOD 6/17/14. Pours dark as a starless night. Very good head with exceptional lacing and very good retention. Rich nose of dark chocolate, very little roast character, over a nice citrus hop background with only a hint of coffee. As it warms, light vanilla notes are noticed. Rich full body with a creamy texture. Below normal carbonation with no effervescence on the finish. The flavor profile is complex, but the alcohol is not well hidden. It begins with rich dark chocolate that flows into notes of coffee coupled with vanilla over a rich malt sweetness. Roast is noted in the middle over a citric hop flavor and mild bitterness. The smooth finish is dominated by alcohol and leaves a warm back of throat burn and a burnt sugar lingering aftertaste. Dial the alcohol back a bit and this one becomes outstanding.” -- by tillmac62
See all 2333 reviews
avg score: 4.09

4.1
10 hours ago

“Dark brown, large head. Fruity aroma (a bit of cheese). Full body, average carbonation. Taste is bitter.” -- by Wixie
See all 3123 reviews
avg score: 4.08

5.0
10 hours ago

“I love this IPA!!! one of my favorite go to IPA’S any time of year. Its smooth, hoppy, crispy. Smells like it was brewed in heaven” -- by birdiecox12
See all 3204 reviews
avg score: 4.06

4.0
11 hours ago

“Microsample of a thimble-sized pour kindly shared by Emmanuel@5e Mondial de la Bičre, Mulhouse - merci! Unknown vintage - Pour from black miniature kettle offered at a €250 ransom. Pours a viscous, syrupy acajou brown, no head. Immensely fragrant and rich aroma noticeable from a wide distance, oozing layers and shades of caramels and macerated fruits: syrop de Ličge, grade B maple syrup, Chinese plum wine, ripe figs in brandy, aged red port with some barrel character, not too much of an ABV punch. Taste is likewise, unctuous, with more of a sweet richness of said flavours than any real yeast- or barrel-based complexity (cf. Struise Black Damnation V - Double Black in the same category). Near-cloying thick, sticky palate typical of a brandied beer liqueur-tawny port well balanced by some hop paste chtonics. Slightly gimmicky eisbocked US Strong Ale/Triple Bock by now surpassed in ABV, affordability and flavour complexity by a few other international utopias.” -- by bartlebier
See all 888 reviews
avg score: 4.04

3.6
11 hours ago

“I’m with the guys below that said this was reminiscent of wood and/or fruitcake. Both are accurate and in no way demeaning to this brew.” -- by adamnowek
See all 3123 reviews
avg score: 4.08





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