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RATINGS: 880   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.78   SEASONAL: Series   IBU: 60   EST. CALORIES: 291   ABV: 9.7%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
budznsudz (581) - Audubon, New Jersey, USA - JUL 23, 2012
Pours a gorgeous black with a thick brown head and thick lacing. Smells like fudge, coffee grounds and anise. Tastes of dark chocolate, cream, coffee, and raisins. It’s about eight months beyond its best by date but is still rather nice and complex.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TheJestersBeer (2265) - SWEDEN - JUL 23, 2012
Bottled. Pours pitch black, with a brown head. Compact, roasted aroma, malt, chocolate, coffee, licorice, ashes, tobacco. Off-dry, full bodied, high bitterness, creamy CO2. Compact, roasted taste, malt, caramel, tobacco, ashes, espresso beans, dark chocolate, hops. Really nice one. (2012-06-14)

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
msalm (59) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 21, 2012
Strong fig, brown sugar, and alcohol in the nose. A deep brown with a tan head. Initial sweetness disappears and leaves a pleasant bitterness.Great mouthfeel--lingers as new flavors emerge and coats the tongue and gums with a prickly dark chocolate. Overall, a very nice stout I’d be happy sharing with family and friends.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ESBob (379) - Indiana, USA - JUL 21, 2012
Bottle. Pours a dark chocolate black with nice brownish head. Aroma is chocolate, toffee and slight smoke. Taste is very much the same, some complexity with the mixing of flavors, toffee and chocolate stand out with a slight smoke finish. Only the slightest alcohol tow.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
DavoleBomb (1522) - Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 20, 2012
Poured into a snifter. 4.5 A: Black color. First pour gave me a huge frothy light brown head. A couple pours later I got my glass full. Retention is very good and plenty of lacing is left. 3.5 S: Deep roastiness with tons of molasses. A little boozy with some astringency. Caramel with chocolate undertones. 3.0 T: Again a deep roastiness with molasses and caramel. About as boozy as the nose suggests and also as astringent. It’s not bad, but it’s not any better than average. 3.0 M: Medium to heavier medium body. Still overcarbonated despite much swirling. Lightly creamy, but could be moreso. 3.0 D: It’s not bad, but the roasty astringency gets old fast. Serving type: bottle Reviewed on: 07-01-2012 20:00:25

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Sarpa (1104) - FINLAND - JUL 16, 2012
bottle 355cl@king’s inn, seattle. pours black with a massive head. roasty aroma. dark chocolate in the flavor

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
laiti (7611) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JUL 16, 2012
35,5 cl bottle @ hotel room, Seattle BBE 16.04.2014
Aroma is malty and somewhat sweet with some roasted notes and English hops. Flavour has roasted malt, some dark chocolate. licorice and hints of berries. Too sticky and sweet, but good anyway.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ration (2028) - Tampere, FINLAND - JUL 16, 2012
160712. Bottle from Belmont station, Portland Oregon. Pours dark brown/black with a nice high head. Aroma fruits, roasted malts. Slightly sour weird taste. Not Bad.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
olio (7925) - Tampere, FINLAND - JUL 16, 2012
355 ml bottle @ Hotel room, Seattle.
Pours pitch black color with medium off-white head. Aroma of dark berries, dark toasted malts, caramel notes and tar. Flavor of dark dry chocolate, tar, liquorice notes, dark berries and ash. Quite interesting berryish palate, dry malty finish.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Nickls (2001) - Alexandria, Virginia, USA - JUL 15, 2012
Bottle. Rich darker tan head, nearly black body with brownish points. Nice bitter coffe notes, dark chocolate, slight sweet dark fruits in the aroma. Nicely dark chocolate, espresso, some slight figs and alcohol for the flavor. Very nicely dry medium body with bubblier carbonation.


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