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RATINGS: 77   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.71   EST. CALORIES: 225   ABV: 7.5%
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4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
JahNoth (1039) - Rochester, New York, USA - APR 27, 2007
Smoky amoram wafts above this pitch black brew thick, light brown head. Very chewy, dense mouthfeel. Some lactose in the flavor, otherwise tons of roasted malts delight the senses. Slight vanilla. This is a very nice brew! André, thanks amigo.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Brewsmith (148) - Torrance, California, USA - SEP 11, 2009
Aroma is full of chocolate and plums. Jet black and a creamy tan head. Flavor is big on cocoa with a touch of sweetness to fill out the chocolate flavor. Dark fruits, plums and fig come through. Roast comes through in the finish helping it to dry. Just bitter enough to balance, and a huge, creamy mouthfeel. An awesome beer by maybe the smallest brewery out there.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Maria (9963) - Thisted, DENMARK - MAY 9, 2007
UPDATED: MAY 10, 2007 Pitch black with a huge, nougat colored, creamy head. the aroma is wonderfully smooth like in an oatmeal stout kind of way, and it has nice notes of chocolate and roasted malt. The flavour is just as smooth, and it has a very nice balance between a deep, smooth oat-like feeling, the chocolate, the coffee and the light, roasted bitter finish. Yummi - thank you After4ever/tom for this nice surprise! 2074

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
boboski (1095) - Alabama, USA - OCT 18, 2007
A very dark mocha brown head is thin and fades slowly but fully. The body is totally opaque, ultimate chocolate brown/black with brown edging, very thick looking and hysterically appetizing just from a brief glance. The aroma is no joke and requires many hearty sniffs to even begin to take it all in. Coffee from faraway and remote tiny islands, burned sweet malts, juicy fresh toffee cake, a blend of fresh Slovakian oak and scraped and dried Bordeaux barrel, cherry pits, sun-ripened tangerine rinds, heavily roasted multiple grains, chalky anise, bitter and nearly pure cocoa(awesome!!), mild oats and barely a trace of alcohol. Stunning, menacing and adorable all at once. The flavor is nearly as delectable. Sweet malt streams right down the middle of the taste, surrounded by light bitterness and plenty of char. Woody notes are lessened, fruit intensified. Mild acidity is spurned from a bitter chocolate component, coffee is steady and pleasing. Vinous character is readily available and monstrously appealing, never overshadowing the desired stout nuances. The finish is warming but not overdone, with lingering roast, coffee, fruit and hints of bitter chocolate and earth. The mouthfeel is medium bodied, very slick and very quaffable. This is a tremendous recipe.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BJP2006 (43) - Washington, USA - DEC 18, 2009
wow Tiny Brewery and what a Great beer poured out of a bottle 2 inch cascading dark head rich coffee and chocolate flavors great beet glad to have tried it

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Skyview (5109) - Papoose Jct, Minnesota, USA - AUG 10, 2007
Picked up a single 12-oz bottle from Bottleworks in Seattle, Washington. Pours an opaque dark brown (almost motoroil-ish) brew with a thin, fast dissolving tan head that leaves behind a film and a thin tan ring. Aroma of dark toasted oatmeal and toasted malt, some flowery hops, smoked hard wood, a touch of chocolate. Taste is medium to full bodied, very light carbonation with flavors of dark bittersweet chocolate, coffee, oatmeal, and some sour bourbon that would have fooled me to think this might have been barrel aged. Finish has a slight metalic taste at first but then finishes smooth, creamy and a lingering dark malt/vanilla flavor. Almost an imperial stout character.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
JK (4287) - St. Louis Park, Minnesota, USA - AUG 11, 2007
What a great surprise in this beer. Complex aroma with fruit, port, red wine and oak. Flavor has just a hint of sourness, with more like vinous character and roasted malt. Thick and heavy on the palate, this is a beer that is going to move up the ratings when people find out it exists.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
AgentSteve (1614) - SF Bay Area, California, USA - DEC 2, 2007
Received as a bonus from, um, I hate to admit it, but I’ve had it so long I forgot who gave it to me. Sorry. Pours a DEEP opaque chocolate brown with two finger fluffy camel colored head. Nice looking beer. Nose is wonderfully rich with dark chocolate, coffee, a hint of smoke, and a little leather. Flavor is equal to the aroma in complexity, with a touch more of the smoke and a touch bitter. Very nice.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
thewolf (10783) - Kolding, DENMARK - MAR 7, 2008
Bottle. [thank you, after4ever]
Pours pitch black with a wonderful, creamy brown head. Wonderful exotic aroma. Tobacco, dark chocolate, coffee, vanilla, sugar, port and roasted malts. Quite high carbonation, relatively lively. Slightly oily in feel. Flavour is to the sweet side, with a light fruitiness to the roasted malts. Lots of sweet coffee, dark, mild chocolate. Finish is relatively bitter with a great aftertaste of roasted chocolate.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
NYHarvey (2153) - New York, New York, USA - JUL 18, 2008
Courtesy of Acertain. Thank you, sir. 12 oz bottle. Huge aroma of sweet licorice, caramel, burnt sweet malts, gobs of sweet dark fruits and mild dark chocolate. Very nice aroma. The beer pours full on black and features a thumb thick mocha head that fades quickly. Massively bitter crushed aspirin, burnt malt and dark baker’s chocolate. More black licorice through the middle. It dries out a little in the finish and gets a little red wine like with faint smoky burnt notes. Very nice beer.


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