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RATINGS: 74   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.77/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 228   ABV: 7.6%
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A hoppy stout with 90 IBU On tap at Brewpub in 2011 @ 7.6% ABV Released in Cans, March 2014 @ 8% ABV


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
madmitch76 (21560) - , Essex, ENGLAND - MAR 5, 2016
7th January 2016
Tasting at Mr Smith’s Skyflat. Thanks to our host. Opaque dark brown - black beer, good size tan head. Palate is airy and semi dry, decent fine carbonation. Fluffy dry dark malts, mildly spicy licorice. Dry and bitterish dark chocolate. Little dark fruits, almost bourbon like. Dry roasty finish. Dry but decent.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mR_fr0g (8563) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - JAN 11, 2016
Bottle shared at Leighton’s place. 7/1/2015. Many thanks to Leighton for this one. Dark pitch black coloured pour with a fading tan head. Aroma earthy roast, tart berry, dark fruit, salty. Flavour is composed of salty, smooth black roast, salty, dried fruit, grainy. Palate is semi sweet, rounded, moderate carbonation . Bitter choc, dark choc. Very good.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
The_Osprey (5816) - Richmond, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 8, 2016
Can share, many thanks to Leighton, as ’Alchemist Beelzebub’, 8%. Black, opaque, foamy brown head. Aroma is chocolate, pine, plasticky, some coffee. Body is medium, tingly carbonation, a bit foamy. Taste is coffee, piney, leafy hops, treacle, with a dry, hoppy, salty finish. Pretty tasty stuff.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Scopey (12014) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 8, 2016
Can big thanks to Leightonian. It pours jet black with a thick dark tan head. The nose is rich, fresh pine, sherbet, sweet roasted malt, rocky road, burnt toffee and coffee. The taste is rather slick, smoke, creamy, roasted malt, dark fruits, plum, Dandelion & Burdock, toast and some light alcohol warmth. Medium - full body and fine carbonation. Slick and very well-rounded. Drinks way easier than I expected.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Leighton (18082) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 7, 2016
Can shared in London - picked up in a trade in the US. Pours oily black-brown with a frothy tan head. Charred malts in the nose, scorched pine, orange rind. Medium sweet flavor with oily bittersweet dark chocolate, ash, dry wood, dark berries, burnt toffee. Full bodied, oily and chewy, with fine to average carbonation. Hard ashy roast on the finish, more baking cocoa, scorched earth, oily dark fruits, torched pine. Great depth, good and punchy.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Theydon_Bois (16485) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, ENGLAND - JAN 7, 2016
Can split at LKS, big thanks to Leighton, 07/01/16. Pitch black with a dirty tan head that quickly dissipates. Nose is rich malt, earthy hop, liquorice, spice, dark chocolate, light smoke. Taste comprises milk chocolate, light roast, lactic pangs, dark fruit rinds, light pine needle. Medium + bodied, oily feel, light warming alcohol in the close. Decent impy.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mabel (8537) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 3, 2015
[7405-20150724] Tall can. Super roasted burnt hops aroma. Black body with a quick foamy light brown head. Burnt roasted malt flavour has a bit of a coffee hops note. Full body. Good, tasty. (8/4/8/4/16) 4.0
(c/o friends, w/ them, jercraigs, wilco)

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jercraigs (9681) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 2, 2015
2015-07-24. Black body with a nice tan head. 3++ Aroma is strong with lots of roast malt and green hops. Flavour is quite bitter, similar roast and green hop character as in the aroma, quite flavourful. I wouldn’t necessarily call it balanced but the flavours work together well. Almost more Black IPA than stout at times. Age has perhaps taken a bit of the complexity but it’s fairly well rounded and rather nice. Average plus bodied palate, soft carbonation. Can shared by Tyler.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Beerman6686 (6189) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 27, 2015
This poured a darker brown color with a tan head. Aroma was of.herbal bops and roasted malt. Flavor similar, hops help up a decent bit actually.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Art (3039) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 14, 2015
Can at BA tasting. Pours a deep brown with a tan head. Aroma of pine and bakers chocolate. Taste is bitter with a kinda sweet finish that turns dry. Medium light body.


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