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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.


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4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 19/20
tvazteca (20) - Brighton, Massachusetts, USA - NOV 30, 2012
This is a beast. Pours a lovely black with brown head sticking to the glass. It smells of faint hops with serious malts. The taste is equally delicious, with a slight taste of belgian yeast. Mostly some amazing stout qualities. One of the best.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
linusb (54) - SWEDEN - DEC 12, 2014
Nice, big light head. Goes away slowly. Beer is pitch black. A: dark bread, light smell of coffee, liqurice T: bitter chocolate, coffee. A little sweet when it first hits your mouth but then bitter and goes to just a hint of sour in the end.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Franzen (354) - SWEDEN - NOV 29, 2014
Aroma is dark chocolate, dark fruits, liquorice with some soy and some dessert wine. Bit sweet taste with dark syrup notes, some coffe roastiness but a bit pale.. Finish is a bit of burnt smokieness. Would have prefered little less bit more roasty now it feels to much porter and too little imperial stout. Very nice head though

3.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
circinus (225) - SWEDEN - NOV 29, 2014
Bottle 35.5 cl from Barleywine, Copenhagen. Black with a light brown nice head, very good. Dark syrup, roast, toast, slight smoke, some sweetness, nice bitterness. Medium/full body, low carbonation, bitter finish.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
aracauna (3138) - Georgia, USA - NOV 27, 2014
Interesting stout. Slightly yeasty, chocolaty, rye is fairly evident. Oats in the finish.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
gerbewa (216) - - NOV 25, 2014
Pitch black. Aroma less than expected but I’ve had a cold. Very malty almost triple flavor. Had 4 pack from Kroger.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Beerdedone (2730) - Croydon, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 23, 2014
Bottle. Pours motor oil black with a creamy tan head that left spotty lacing. Aroma of roasted malts, chocolate, coffee and dark fruit. Flavor of dark chocolate, roasted malts, black coffee, smoke, licorice, dark fruit and some subtle caramel. Velvety smooth texture, full body, roasty dry finish.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
jmohno (1135) - Iowa, USA - NOV 21, 2014
Black duh. Some head short lasting. Fig raison leather aroma chocolate bready roast . hops with lots of chocolate fig and good complexity. Well worth its price was getting tired of mediocre overpriced beers till I came along to this. I see what people were raving about here this is excellent.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Nordcore (1052) - Lyngen alps, NORWAY - NOV 18, 2014
Bottle 33 cl. Black with a nice lightbrown head. Dark fruit aroma with some smoke sence. Light bitter, medium sweet with a nice soft plumb and smoke end. bb. 04.12.2015, tested. 14.09.2014

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mikkos (223) - FINLAND - NOV 15, 2014
Almost black beer with a toffee colored smallish head. Aroma is huge licorice, dark malts, coffee, cocoa, hops, sweet fruits, plums. Taste is smooth dark malts, cocoa, coffee, sweet fruit (fig?). Rather bitter finish. Smooth, but a bit hard to drink. A beer to enjoy, not to be drank in a hurry :) ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.4
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
hippiemusic (47) - Florida, USA - NOV 9, 2014
O me o my. This is a bold stout. Nice chocolate/coffee taste with a light hop finish. Be careful and g ave only one.


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