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RATINGS: 42   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.58/5   EST. CALORIES: 288   ABV: 9.6%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
grain bill: 2 Row, Wheat, Chocolate Malt, Crystal, Rolled Oats & Black Patent Malt hops: Tettnanger and Willamette, cold steeped espresso added during secondary fermentation flavor profile: Huge roasted malt and coffee nose, lots of chocolate and roasted malt flavors up front, finishes smooth with strong coffee flavors and slight hints of alcohol. Lingering chocolate and coffee flavors, with smooth malt sweetness. food pairing: This beer can be paired with many different foods; best with big flavors like game, salmon, roasts and BBQ. Also works very well paired with desserts like crème brulee, gelato, and chocolate cake.


Damico's rating

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Damico (3144) - Royersford, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 27, 2013
Pours thick, dark, almost muddy black with a cocoa head. Aroma brings smoky barbecue, roasted malts, and coffee. Body is a bit thicker with sweet roasted malty notes, smoky barbecue notes, and chocolate. Quite nice.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
sonnycheeba (5090) - Federal Hill, Baltimore, Maryland, USA - SEP 30, 2016
Bottle at tasting event. Pours deep, dark brown. Aroma and flavor are dark chocolate, roasted coffee, faint caramel and toast, and some faint dark fruit notes. Medium/full body.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
wombat23 (698) - Texas, USA - MAY 9, 2016
Draft at The Ginger Man, NYC. Dark brown, almost black with a beige head. Aroma of roasted malt and chocolate. Taste is roasted malt, chocolate, coffee and dark fruits. Acidic and alcoholic finish.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Jow (3461) - New York, USA - MAY 6, 2016
Tap at gingerman. Deep dark pour small purple head. Nose is chocolate and malt. Tastes of fudge, motor oil, cola, cocoa powder, malty, red wine residue, and brown sugar. Rich and thick palate.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
magsinva (1105) - Virginia, USA - MAR 26, 2016
Tap @ Tusky’s - pours pitch with a tan head that vanishes as it warms. Love the coffee beef jerky sweetness happening with this one. Has a nice smoothness to the finish. Nice!

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DiarmaidBHK (4189) - Lewisburg, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 26, 2016
Draft at Tuscarora mill. Pours black with a half inch of khaki foam. Doesn't leave much lacing in the glass. Lots of chocolate on the nose. Nice roasted malt on the nose with a touch of sweetness balanced by some nice hop presence. Hides it's booze well. Nice! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
brownaler (547) - Alexandria, Virginia, USA - MAR 19, 2016
Strong coffee aroma with a bold chocolate malt. Finish is smooth and velvety. M

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
pras (577) - Maryland, USA - NOV 28, 2015
Pours pitch black with aromas of roasty malt and chocolate. Flavor is more of the same, very rich and sweet. Mouthfeel is silky. Sweetness hides the alcohol well.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
mabel (8640) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 28, 2015
[7203-20150501] 1pt9.4floz bottle. Roasted wood chips and fruity roasted nuts aroma. Black body with a quick foamy tan head. Fruity wooden roasted bread flavour. Medium body. Seems almost infected? (7/3/5/3/12) 3.0
(w/ jercraigs, mds)

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BierMeHoos (576) - Maryland, USA - MAY 27, 2015
Poured from a 1 pint 9.4 fl oz bottle. This is one darn good beer. Appearance is black, pure black. Aroma is roasted malts and coffee, and lots of chocolate. Taste is similar, with some slight hints of alcohol. Palate is medium, not too thick. Overall, a really nice beer, very drinkable, right up my type of beer.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Huhzubendah (3488) - Washington DC, USA - MAY 14, 2015
Near black body with a thin ring of beige head. Aromas of charred malt, roast, smoke. Sweet malt with medium alcohol presence. Perhaps an over abundance of burnt / charred malt. Low carbonation with notes of melted chocolates and booze. Decent in small quantities. Could use a few tweaks.


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