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RATINGS: 926   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.79/5   SEASONAL: Series   IBU: 60   EST. CALORIES: 291   ABV: 9.7%
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
magsinva (1105) - Virginia, USA - NOV 20, 2012
Bottle from TWM Fredericksburg - reviewing from notes - pours a deep mahogany with a white head, aroma is roasty and dark, nice!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Crash (532) - Macomb, Illinois, USA - NOV 19, 2012
Aroma was very noticeable as soon as I popped the top. Was even stronger during por. Taste was a bit heavy on the smoke. Still undecided on this one. I might have to rate this one again later.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jrob21 (3455) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - NOV 16, 2012
Pour leaves you with a pretty sexy tan and leaves a long lacing. Little bit of cherry flavor hiding need a deep rich intense chocolate malt flavor. Aroma has some burned coffee and wood aspects. Finish is a touch bitter and the texture is chalky and cocoa. Milk chocolate flavors run through the hole experience. Prett tasty.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
ATM2754 (5) - Virginia, USA - NOV 11, 2012 does not count
12oz, Gorgeous color, dark pour with a flash of red, bold but delicate stout, currently in my top 5.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JohnnyJ (5419) - San Diego, California, USA - NOV 9, 2012
12oz bottle. Black, slightly reddish pour, with a dark tan head. Roasted malt, molasses, raisin, dried stone fruit, quite smoky, and light cocoa notes. I liked it, the smoke makes it a bit different. Reasonably priced as well.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
bconch (368) - - NOV 8, 2012
Jet black pour with thin beige head. Nose of chocolate and dark fruits. Taste is more of the fruit notes with some sweetness in there. Nice carbonation and hop finish.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
JDBaker11058 (1963) - Maryland, USA - NOV 6, 2012
Appearance: opaque, inky black, with a creamy chocolate milk head that lasts forever in a snifter. Aroma: bittersweet and milk chocolate vie for the forefront, over a rich bed of raisins, graham crackers, walnuts, and cracked pepper, with a hint of clove. Taste: bitter, almost lactic tang of dark chocolate, followed by a wave of chalk-dry cocoa powder, candi sugar, wild yeast bite, and plums. Finish: bitter, roasty and dry, with coffee, a hint of toasty graham cracker pie crust, dark chocolate, and booze. Notes: Interesting stout. Creamy and drinkable palate; you’d never know it was a 9.7% abv beer. Smells, looks, and feels rich, but the flavors don’t overpower after the initial blast. Increasingly better as it warms.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jonas (6863) - Garching b. München, GERMANY - NOV 5, 2012
Bottle. Nice coffee, roast and fine smoke aroma, a light mint note. Black, golden head. Dubbel spiciness and dryness, peppery, roasted coffee,allspice notes.relatively light body. Espresso retronasal. pleasant.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
zathrus13 (1765) - Mount Laurel, New Jersey, USA - NOV 1, 2012
Bottle. Pours dark brown, with a large, brown head. Aroma is dark fruit, roasted malt, chocolate, and coffee. Flavor is roasted malt, dark fruit, coffee, chocolate, smoke, and alcohol. Creamy body...on the heavy side.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
SpringsLicker (3467) - Tennessee, USA - OCT 31, 2012
I love dark beers that pour with a huge down cascading head that slowly forms an opaque black brew below. Tan head that hangs around a while. Sweet, smoky ashy aroma. Interesting flavor. Light anise come first, then a smoky roast malt, vanilla and caramel.. Sip slowly, let it warm.

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