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RATINGS: 807   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.


4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
bhensonb (11491) - Woodland, California, USA - OCT 22, 2010
750 c&c from Wine & Cheese in Clayton, MO. Pours very black with a foamy 3 finger dark tan head. Heavy dark fruit aroma. Full bodied, creamy carbonation. First cut is tons of medium dark chocolate. Second is musty, burnt malt. Thirds is dark fruit. Kind of like washing down chocolate coated dark fruit with iced coffee. Why not? Wowser. Great stuff.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
rlgk (11429) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - SEP 28, 2013
Bottle at SBWF 2013. Pitch black beer with a rich beige/brownish head. Coffee aroma, licorice, hay, dark chocolate, floral, espresso, cream, yeasty, rye bread, chilli notes, vinous, salty, some tar. Roasted coffee flavor, spicy, hay, rye bread, raisins, cocoa, dark chocolate, salty, spicy, some grapes and raisins. Complex and with alcohol well hidden.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
chrisv10 (11372) - DENMARK - SEP 30, 2014
Bottle. Very dark brown with big brown head. Aroma is roasted malts, chocolate, coffee, caramel, hop and a little liquorice. Flavour is roasted malts, chocolate, coffee, liquorice, medium sweet, hop and a little bittrer.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
thewolf (11234) - Kolding, DENMARK - AUG 16, 2013
Bottle, bought @ Systembolaget, Hyltebruk. Pours deep black with a big, creamy, beige head. Aroma has tar, roasted malts, dark chocolate, light smoke, some nuttiness. Medium, rather prickly carbonation, fine creamy mouthfeel. Flavour has good roasted malts, dark chocolate, roasted almonds, mild pecan, mild smoky. Lingering warming vinious finish. Good bitterness. Wonderful balance.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jcwattsrugger (11215) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - MAR 17, 2010
RBWG@RLRL-750ml bottle-pours a retaining light brown head and black color. Aroma is dark malt-roasty/molasses. Taste is dark malt-roasty/molasses, some earthy hops. Full body.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
gunnfryd (11192) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - MAY 19, 2013
Bottle at Bakgården både &. Black colour with a tan head. Aroma is roasted malt, coffee, alcohol, hop. Flavour is coffee, roasted malt, alcohol, chocolate, fruit. bitter coffee finish. Full body. Very nice beer.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Tmoney99 (11063) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAY 19, 2010
Bottle. Poured black color with an average frothy brown head that mostly lasted with excellent lacing. Moderate toasted chocolate malt and dark fruit aroma. Medium to full body with a smooth texture and flat carbonation. Medium toasted bitter flavor with a medium bitter finish of moderate duration. My expectations where not met

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Pinball (10922) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - AUG 22, 2010
#16 at papsoe’s blind tasting pitch dark, smooth lacing light brown head sort of faint aroma, roasted grains, licorice. flavor is roasted stuff, caramel, licorice

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
kp (10884) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - DEC 25, 2011

Date: July 16, 2010
Mode: Bottle
Source: Tasting
Appearance: black, fine beige head, bits of lace
Aroma: big roasty aroma, touch of dark fruits
Flavor: rich roasted flavor, touch of black coffee bitterness, sweet fruityness come in to balance the big roast
Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 6/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 13/20
Rating: 3.2/5.0
Drinkability: 7/10
Score: **+ /4

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
bierkoning (10538) - La Tropica, NETHERLANDS - AUG 3, 2011
Bottle from Ericandersnavy, thanks! Black and opague. Apple syrup, licorice and cream in the aroma. Roasty alcoholic flavor with licorice and apple syrup. Velvety mouthfeel. Almost full bodied and well balanced.


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