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RATINGS: 869   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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Ratman197 (11074) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - APR 7, 2010
750 mnl corked and caged bottle poured a translucent dasrk brown nearly black with a las ting tan head. Aromas of dark chocolate, plum, fig, light esresso and light carmel. Palate was medium to full bodied and smooth. Flavors of dark chocolate, plum, espresso, fig and smoke with a smooth lingering smoky finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
bierkoning (11040) - 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.

   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

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BeerandBlues2 (10689) - San Diego, California, USA - APR 9, 2010
750 mL bottle. Pours opaque with good clarity; medium-high, foamy-frothy tan to brown head with good retention. Aroma is moderate dark fruity esters, plum and fig; dark roasted malt, chocolate, oat sweetness, and rye spiciness. Medium noble spicy hops with a lightly smoked nose. Flavor is moderate bitter dark malt, roasted, chocolate, oats, and rye; good balance between malt and dark fruity esters, plum, fig, and raisin. Light smoke and vanilla, licorice; light to medium spicy hop flavor and bitterness with a dry finish. Full body, moderate-high carbonation, and a silky texture.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jtclockwork (10624) - , New Jersey, USA - JUN 25, 2010
Bottle thanks to drfabulous. Trade with this guy. He’s awesome! Pours black with thinly retained tan head. Nose is roasted malts. Taste is roasted malts, sweet chocolate, light coffee and some herbal notes.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
madsberg (10618) - 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 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
FatPhil (10612) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - APR 14, 2013
355ml bottle (Kaisla, Helsinki)
Practically black, small tight tan head. Nice roast aroma, some hints of bacon. Later liquorice comes over too. Super rich roasted taste, dark toast and nice mocca burntness. Sweet, but has savoury aspects too, plenty of liquorice. Not getting the 9.7% at all, even the alcohol test doesn’t reveal much - the mellow burnt liquoricey roast covers everything Was a bit cold, so the palate was quite crisp and carbonated. I prefered this after lots of swirling. Does have some nice ale esters, but they’re most obvious in the burps! Finish is probably the best part, that roast is nice and bitter chocolatey.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Drake (10406) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - DEC 31, 2011
12 ounce bottle from Whole Foods Market Indianapolis. Slow gusher. Pours a dark brown color with a large dark brown frothy head. Good head retention. Aroma of roasted malts, lots of fruits including banana, strawberry and grape, brown sugar, treacle, anise. The taste is roasted malts, bitter hops, nuts, spice, plum, grape, coffee. The bitterness lingers a bit. Medium bodied, assertive carbonation. Nice beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
daknole (10201) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - MAR 16, 2010
Brown pour, light tan head. Light molasses, rye and some chocolate. Flavor has the rye and hops along with some chocolate and the creaminess from the oats. Lightly flavor of peat as well. I look forward to trying a big pour of this. Very nice and very different.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
hopscotch (10075) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - JUN 20, 2011
Bottle… Pours nearly black with glints of mahogany and a mid-sized, cappuccino-colored head. The complex aroma offers fresh whole grain dough, singed caramel, dark chocolate, espresso, molasses, hints of dates and plum, a whisper of licorice and a rumor of pouch tobacco. Medium to full-bodied with nearly expired carbonation. Flavors of sweet black chocolate and gooey caramel intermingle with dried dark fruits and unsweetened espresso. Finishes carbonaceous and bittersweet, then winds up fairly dry. This sample was exposed to oxygen for a good while. I’ll give it another go when I get a replacement bottle.

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