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RATINGS: 880   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.78   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 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
robforbes (2089) - Bremerton, Washington, USA - AUG 22, 2010
pours an opaque black with a very large khaki head, and nice lacing. smell is of powdered chocolate, some coffee, roasted malt, a touch of smoke, and a hint of dark fruits. taste is of milk chocolate, some sour malt, a little coffee, some roastiness in the back, and some dark fruits, ends a little dry and a touch of bitterness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
madsberg (10801) - Søborg, DENMARK - AUG 22, 2010
Bottled. Tasted blind # 16 @ Papsoe 21. august 2010. Pitch black coloured. Small dense beige head. Aroma: Liqourice, molasses, chocolate, light roast, vague smoke. Flavour: Liqourice, roast, vague ripe fruits, light smoke, cocoa. Medium to full bodied. Has a light roasty bitterness in the end.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
joergen (23811) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - AUG 22, 2010
Bottle #16 at Papsøs blindtasting. Pitch black coloured with a medium sized beige head. Roasted aroma of dark chocolate and hops. Roasted flavour of dark chocolate, hops and cocoa powder. Dry hoppy and roasted finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
jzzbassman (1525) - Arlington, Texas, USA - AUG 21, 2010
Dark almost opaque pour with a tan tall head with lots of fine bubbles that fade to thick lace. Aroma of licorice, chocolate, oats, and molasses. Yeasty, with a big malt body, with a lot of fruit.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
yespr (36031) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - AUG 21, 2010
Bottle, blind #16. Pours black and with thick and huge brown head. Aroma is mild fruity and hoppy, mild acidic and fruity. Malty, chocolate and light chalky. Vague bitterness coming through. Malty and chocolate into a smooth. Subdued fruity finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Papsoe (25073) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - AUG 21, 2010
Bottle 75 cl. Courtesy of wavers1. Pours black with a reddish hue and a dense and lacing beige head. Sweet aroma of dark fruits and some hard roasted malts. Medium body, hard roasted malts and dark fruits. Some malt bitterness, but lacks a little refinement to be truly great. 210810

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ansermadide (1526) - Kyle, Texas, USA - AUG 20, 2010
Deep, dark solid color with a large brown head, a delicious light roasted and smoked aroma. A long-lasting head and thick, frothy lacing. An interesting alcohol presence in the midst of a burned roasted malt flavor. Light, bitter cocoa finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
unclemike (2573) - Ft. Riley, Kansas, USA - AUG 20, 2010
Pours black with tan head. Roasted malt and chocolate aroma with some hops present. Flavors of roasted malts, chocolate, dark fruits, some spiciness, slightly smokey. Full body with minimal carbonation

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
tpseabird (29) - Dickinson, Texas, USA - AUG 15, 2010
Nose of barley and nice tan head. Light lacing and hops with heavy sweetness on lips. Light body, astringent with a nutty aftertaste. Great brew.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
michael-pollack (4960) - King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 15, 2010
750ml Bottle: Aroma of chocolate, malt, light roasting, molasses, light hops, slight Belgian yeast, and oats. Poured very dark brown/black in color with a large, creamy, dense, brown head that diminished but lasted throughout. Opaque. Very sparkling. Excellent lacing. Flavor is light to medium sweet and lightly bitter. Tastes of roasted malt, light coffee, light chocolate, light Belgian yeast, light oats, slight smoke, and some lactose. Medium body. Smooth texture. Average carbonation. Roasted malt, chocolate, Belgian yeast, and oat finish is lightly sweet and slightly bitter. 9.7%ABV completely hidden throughout.

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