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RATINGS: 923   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.78/5   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 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ration (2132) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
olio (9283) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Nickls (2374) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Arayaga2 (2122) - portland, Oregon, USA - JUL 13, 2012
Brown black with a reddish brown head. Aroma is chicory, and cocoa, while taste is more espresso and alcohol , with some woody notes. $3.5/12oz

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
boozedude (2228) - Des Moines, Iowa, USA - JUL 11, 2012
pours black (like my mom)...brown head.... coffee taste some smoke..like it..very smooth

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Jndubbs (120) - Austin, Iowa, USA - JUL 11, 2012
Deep caramel expresso flavor. Dark pour with lots of head. Very smooth. Little to no aftertaste.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Marsiblursi (3076) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JUL 9, 2012
(Bottle) Pours near black with creamy pale brown head. The aroma holds chocolaty roast, sweet liquorice and dark fruits (figs, prunes and sweet raisins) up front with undertones of spicy and grassy hops, vanilla fudge, earth, grainy bread, candi sugar and a touch of smoke. Creamy and rich on the nose. The flavor is light to medium sweet, light to medium bitter and light acidic with notes of chocolate, dark fruits, earth, grainy bread, caramelized sugar, mild hops, light spices and touch of smoke. The mouthfeel is round, light sticky and tiny tart with a soft carbonation. Tart, earthy and light fruity finish. Medium bodied.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
_angst_ (4500) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JUL 9, 2012
355 ml bottle courtesy of Marsiblursi. Pours very dark brown, almost black, with a huge frothy and fluffy pale brown head that slowly dissipates while leaving lots of trace and lacing on the glass. Smell is sweet and fruity with toasted malts, prunes, raisins, vanilla fudge, alcohol, lemon zest, sweet dark bread, fruit cake, white wine, peppery wood, pears in brandy, fruity esters and hints of marzipan, cloves and white pepper. Taste is sweet, bitter, fruity and tiny metallic with heavily roasted malts, bitter chocolate, dark roast coffee, burnt caramel, prunes, raisins, resinous wood, overripe apples and pears, roasted nuts, alcohol, cloves, black pepper and hints of smoked chili, pipe tobacco and pine. Mouthfeel is smooth, tiny oily bitter, tiny boozy, slightly tart and medium bodied. Finish is sweet, bitter and fruity with roasted malts, plums, overripe grapes, pears, cloves, marzipan, wet soil, wood, dark bread and hints of pine. Interesting and quite good. Sort of a stout quadruple blend...

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
anders37 (23044) - Malmö, SWEDEN - JUL 6, 2012
Bottle. Pours a black color with a longlasting tan head. Has a roasted malty licorice aroma with hoppy hints. Roasted malty chocolate and licorice flavor with hoppy hints. Has a roasted malty chocolate and licorice finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
dmac (5598) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - JUL 5, 2012
Bottle shared by pineypower. Poured a good looking deep dark black body that is milkshake thick with pools of foamy dark beige head. Aroma of sweet dark fruit, plum, wet chocolate, Belgian yeast, band aid, dark cherries, and a plasticy finish with an almost chemical note. Fuller bodied, creamy and thick with strong carbonation and a lingering burnt aftertaste. Flavor of light smoke, dark wet bread, hint of vanilla extract, burnt toast, dark burnt malts, dark fruit. The more I sip this one the more I like it.

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