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RATINGS: 926   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.79/5   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
argo0 (13318) - Washington DC, USA - MAR 16, 2010
75cl bottle, RBWG. Red-black body topped by large brown head. Aroma is moderately sweet, roast, some bittersweet chocolate, molasses, light earthy. Taste is moderately sweet, roast, bittersweet chocolate, syrup, light burnt, earthy. Medium-full body, some stickiness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
bu11zeye (12757) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - JAN 5, 2011
(12oz bottle, courtesy of Mora2000) Pours an opaque black body with a small brown head. Aroma of roasted malt, chocolate, coffee, some dark fruits, and grass. Flavor of black licorice, dates, roasted malt, light plum, and chocolate with a somewhat chalky mouthfeel and dry finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Scopey (12720) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 3, 2013
Bottle in motel.... It pours black with a dark tan head. The nose is roasted malt, tar, motor oil, plum, date, red grape, wood, vanilla and wood. The taste is roasted malt, salted caramel, ash, dark fruit, dark chocolate, nice bitterness, vanilla and earth with a dry, roasty finish. Full body, moderate carbonation and oily mouth-feel. Damn tasty. Flavoursome, good balance and high drinkabilty. Yum.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
bierkoning (12589) - 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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jcwattsrugger (12198) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BeerandBlues2 (12198) - Escondido, 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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
DSG (12189) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - APR 12, 2015
Bottle shared at a tasting at Dror’s place. Black with a nice tan head. Aroma of roast, licorice, some dark fruits, a bit of coffee and chocolate and alcohol. Bittersweet flavor with chocolate, an acidic note, dark fruits, a bit of licorice, a bit of alcohol, and a dry finish. Full-bodied and rounded. Good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
thewolf (12136) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Drake (11961) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, 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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Pinball (11944) - 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

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