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RATINGS: 792   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.77   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.


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3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
edgallow (2196) - nashville, Tennessee, USA - JAN 12, 2012
UPDATED: FEB 12, 2012 750 ml pours black with a tan head. Aroma of smoky malt, cocoa and coffee. Taste is also coffee and cocoa.


4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
k0mpsa (1179) - Järvenpää, FINLAND - OCT 22, 2014
Bottle from alko arkadia, helsinki. Black color, large brown head. Wonderful aroma is roasty, sweet, balanced, vanilla, coffee. Full roasty body, long taste of coffee and chocolate, some smoke. Balanced and tasty.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Skyhawk (1) - California, USA - OCT 15, 2014 does not count
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3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mauritsio (444) - FINLAND - OCT 22, 2014
Bottle from Alko lippulaiva. Black with brown xl head. Dark berries. Roasted with alcohol notes. Lasting bitterness. Some sweetness. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Kingi (488) - - OCT 22, 2014
roast and coffee notes in aroma and taste. light sweetness and light bitterness. finish is roasty dry. Prickly feel. Maybe a hint of smoke but could be my imagination solid imp stout

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Sarlacc83 (806) - Oregon, USA - OCT 20, 2014
Bottle given to me as a gift by my parents. Thanks! A: Abyssian black. Mocha head that foams then firms. Lacing. N: Molasses, cocoa, coffee, vanilla, char, and smoke. Some earth and pine. Caramel undertones. T: Smokey, sweet, and bitter. Really pleasant balance. M: Heavy body. Alcohol is present but not unwelcome. O: A complex stout with all sorts of reason to recommend it. Reminds me a bit of the many Dutch concoctions which I’ve had this year; this is very much worth your time. Impressive as it’s not adjunct laden.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jsnicholas (175) - Woodinville, Washington, USA - OCT 23, 2014
Bottle (12oz $?): Pours black with 1 finger tan head that disappears leaving nice lacing. In this case the description pretty much nails it. Creamy mouth feel. Smokey roasted malt finish. Like it.

2.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
outlawskies (962) - - OCT 12, 2014
Julie thinks it is too smokey. H. B. b. Julie gives a 2.8 ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Aurelius (4230) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - OCT 13, 2014
12 oz bowling pin bottle. Pretty cool label. Inky pour. Huge, stiff tan head. Coffee and slightly creosotic, cashew aroma. Moderately acidic, coffee, soy, sugary, low bittering outside of the roast. Sturdy, oily mouthfeel. I wouldn’t kick this out of bed for eating crackers. ABC Liquors, Betton.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
50belair (2356) - Florida, USA - OCT 15, 2014
Bottle. Dark Truth Stout - Fark brown pour with a mocha head. Dark roasted malt aromas. Huge dark roasted malts dominate. Licorice and tangy black coffee lowlights. Average body and mouthfeel. Somewhat bitter.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
mikedR (1272) - Gilbert, Arizona, USA - OCT 16, 2014
Good. Heavy in flavor and mouthfeel. Syrupy. But, not too sweet. But, not too roasty. There are definitely better at this ABV level, but this one is indeed solid.


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