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RATINGS: 163   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.92   IBU: 40   EST. CALORIES: 390   ABV: 13%
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Brewed with Summit Hops, molasses, dark brown sugar and Italian black licorice. Aged in Rye Whiskey and Pinot Noir barrels with Brettanomyces. Triple fermented.


wedgie9's rating

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
wedgie9 (1861) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - JAN 21, 2014
Tasted on 1/21/14 from a corked and caged 750mL bottle purchased at Louisville Beer Store. Pours completely opaque black with a thin, slow-forming brown head that slowly recedes to a very thin collar of lace. The nose is molasses, anise, vanilla, brown sugar, and it is lightly funky and vinous. The flavor is fairly sweet with a whole lot of coconut and vanilla backed up by the molasses, brown sugar, and some nicely bitter roasted coffee. The body is full with just under average carbonation and a long roasted coffee, brown sugar, coconut, and lightly funky vinous finish.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jackl (4560) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - AUG 7, 2014
Sample @ RBWG Asheville After Party. Deep brown pour with a small head. Spice rack, brown pumpernickel bread. Cocoa. Slight dried wood and buggy tang. Chocolate. Some lemon. Dark roasted malts. Medium body, active carbonation.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
hopwine (288) - Bend, Oregon, USA - JUL 29, 2014
Nose is anise, whiskey soaked cherry. Flavor is same plus moderate herbaceous bitterness up front, flashes of heat, dry cacao, mild acidity, chewy oak, mild butterscotch and toffee. Slick oily mouthfeel. Dope....

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Plovmand (6348) - Helsinge, DENMARK - JUL 25, 2014
Bottle at home. Pours opaque black with a creamy beige to brown head. The aroma is chocolate milk, sweet roasted malts, berries and vanilla. The flavor is cocoa, oak, vanilla, berries, sweet roast, light coffee and it ends up light tart and cocoa sweet. Smooth cocoa milk like palate. Awesome stuff!

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
JaBier (4854) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - JUL 21, 2014
Bottle shared by hopscotch at Muckfest V on 7/12/14. Thanks Eric! Darkest brown to black in color with a thin tan head. Aroma of whiskey, chocolate and slight licorice. Malty and chocolatey flavor with whiskey and licorice before a sweet finish.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
hopscotch (9057) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - JUL 15, 2014
Pours black with a small, creamy, khaki head. Decent retention. The nose is a swirl of fudge, molasses and brownie brittle. Medium-bodied with prickly carbonation. The flavor is roasty, burnt, lightly acidic and a touch acrid. Finishes somewhat tangy, crisp and tongue-numbing. Thanks to newcigarz for providing the bottle!

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
MacBoost (1246) - Pouring Bus, New York, USA - JUL 3, 2014
750ml crushed by myself. Pours a deep brown/black with a large tan head. Aromas of dark roast, liquorish, some tart funk detected. Taste is bitter, semi dry and lightly tart. Flavors of smokey ash, some whiskey, some wine, light tartness, heavy roast, light coffee. The brett is hidden in there, but you can find it if you really try...it just kisses the corners of your mouth after you finish your sip (or chug, in my case). Drying, vinious, dark fruit, not cloying at all. Kind of a heavy ash note which I really dig. Some cigars and asphalt. Fucken great.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
jesperhammer (2859) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUN 16, 2014
05-JUN-2014, bottle @Morten, from Řlbutikken. Black with lasting Brown head. Aroma si Bourbon, chocolate. Sweet malt. Taste the same but also soy, molasses. Huge sweetness, big body, soft carbonation. Touch of tartness. GREAT!

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
gam (3210) - brisbane, AUSTRALIA - JUN 13, 2014
Medium sized light tan head dark pour soft carbonation aromas vanilla woody raisins roast coffee spice dark chocolate caramel brettanomycs note very nice liquorice the flavours woody brett is perfect as I hoped nice touch so smooth good balance for the imperial pinot noir barrelling very well done crisp notes in the stout rye is present medium bitter a lovely sweetness fruit touches are dried rich notes caramel liquorice roast coffee rich malts caramel as well the finish wonderful brewing good barrelling notes crisp the oak and brett touches rich malts hop tastes a very good bitter finish vanilla taste excellent imperial

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Sammy (8527) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 5, 2014
An above average IS with a bold edge from rye and dark malt. Very drinkable. Dark as night. Above average mouthfeel.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Yorker (1147) - Herning, DENMARK - MAY 25, 2014
corked 75 cl bottle @ home. Pours black with a tan head that leaves a little lacing. Aroma and flavour are red wine, dried fruit, chocolate, oakand liquorice - with a slightly bitter finish.


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