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RATINGS: 914   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.79/5   SEASONAL: Series   IBU: 60   EST. CALORIES: 291   ABV: 9.7%
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Barley, wheat, rye and oats provide the foundation for this big stout. Layers of complex flavors slowly emerge from the glass: espresso, roasted fig, creme brulee. Belgian yeast provides a plum-like fruitiness, noble German hops reveal spicy, herbal notes, while the rich, velvety mouthfeel mellows to a dry, smoky finish. Such a robust beer stands well by itself, but also makes a wonderful end-note to any rich, indulgent meal. Discover the secret of combining this roasty ale to sweets, by pairing with dark chocolate or caramel, or even by pouring it over ice cream.


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
larryLSB (497) - La Selva Beach, California, USA - MAR 28, 2016
Poured from 12 oz into a teku glass. Dark brown with a smallish tan head. Nose is roast and dried dark fruit; raisins, dates. Taste is more semi-sweet, with a bitterness on the tongue. Medium bodied with a nice creamy texture. Nice sipper, and not as boozy as i would expect of a 9.7%.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
avantdagare (196) - Malmö, Sweden, SWEDEN - MAR 25, 2016
3 finger beige head, black body. Nose: Dates, raisins, coffee, fudge, plum, dark chocolate, Madeira and caramel. Aroma: Chocolate, dates, figs, prunes, raisins, plum, dark chocolate, muscovado-sugar, licorice and soy-sauce. Semi-long ending with some bitterness.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
varanid99 (950) - AUSTRALIA - MAR 25, 2016
Black pour with a nice tight tan head. Roasty, plummy, dried fruit aromas. Taste is port winey, dark fruit, toffee, roast, dark chocolate, nice burnt/roasty bitterness

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
altonbrownd (5288) - Chevy Chase, Maryland, USA - MAR 18, 2016
Bottle from Perfect Pour. Dark brown body with slight tan head. Nose is ashy, malts and caramel. Taste also caramel and chocolate. Nice and toasty. Dry in the finish. Pretty good stuff.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
peponi (1323) - Mainz, GERMANY - MAR 16, 2016
Aroma: roasted dark malts, smoked notes, peated, burnt malt. Appearance: deep brown color and brown head. Taste: low bitterness, smoked notes (German style), slightly peated, ashy, roasted malt, coffee, bitter chocolate, semi-dry. Palate: full body and low carbonation, roasted smoked finish. Overall: Great stuff, complex and nicely smoked.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
TaktikMTL (6943) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 8, 2016
Bouteille de 12 oz achetée chez Craft Beer Cellar (Waterbury, VT) au coût de 3,15$. Arôme: Odeur de céréales grillées avec une pointe de petits fruits rouges. Apparence: La couleur est noire opaque. Présence d’un large col brun mousseux et d’une large dentelle sur le verre. Saveur: Goût de céréales grillées avec une pointe de cendre et de petits fruits. Durée moyenne de l’arrière goût. Palette: Le corps est moyen avec une texture légèrement crémeuse. Moyenne effervescence en bouche. Arrière goût légèrement fruité. (Rating #6730)

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
anthony850 (453) - Andover, New Jersey, USA - FEB 4, 2016
Strong fruity flavors with a hint of coffee Very complex flavors. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Mears (73) - - JAN 24, 2016
Good. Glad I ventured out of my comfort zone and got this beer. Xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
beerbastard (841) - Mesa, Arizona, USA - JAN 20, 2016
12oz bottle, Black pour with a nice lacing tan head. Dark roasted malt nose mixed with dark fruits. Unique Belgian yeast flavors upfront. A molassas sweet full bodied roasty and dark fruit taste. Some background chocolate. Nice mellow dry and bitter finish with a little burn.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
wrlangin (122) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - JAN 12, 2016
Bottle from Vail fine wine. Pours black with tan head. Excellent balance between roasted malt and sweetness. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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