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RATINGS: 793   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.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Gachupines (917) - USA - SEP 23, 2013
Black with a thin tan head. Aroma is burnt coffee and milk with a touch of nuttiness. Flavor is smoky and a little burnt with a bittersweet finish. A tiny but cloying. Wife: 3.5

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
monk191 (989) - California, USA - SEP 24, 2013
A very unique stout. Pours a nice inky black with a dark tan head. Smells like hickory smoked beef jerky. More of that in the taste. Starts off sweet and creamy, but ends with a bunch of smoke. Maybe slightly too much in the aftertaste, but good stuff! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
rubbishystuff (1864) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 6, 2013
From WLVL. Less like drinking bourbon soaked wood like some other Imperial Stouts. The Belgian yeast gives it a little bit of a quadruple like quality, to the coffee, chocolate, licorice, still somewhat boozy woody stout. Serving: Bottle

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
tcane7 (1668) - Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 19, 2013
Bottle with Sean Tommy. Pours black with thin tan head and mild soapy lace. Nose of strong roasted malt, espresso, molasses, some chocolate, smoke, dark fruit. Medium body, bitter for the style. A bit smokey.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
HoppyBudgie (756) - SOLA, NORWAY - OCT 21, 2013
Taste at Nærbø ølfest. Very dark color with brown head. Aroma of chocolate, toffee, roasted malts.Taste of yeast, toffee, roasted malts and licorice. Nice and heavy

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
culchiem (2572) - Berlin, GERMANY - OCT 24, 2013
Bottle. Brownish black with a tan head. Aroma is burnt coffee. Flavour is sticky plum, coffee, chocolate on a dark jam finish. Texture is velvet, finish is sugar plum.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
robertjm (773) - Albany, California, USA - MAY 3, 2014
(12oz. bottle) - One finger tan head w/large bottles. Lots of bottles coating the inside of the glass. Dark brown, bordering on black, body. Mild aroma. Signature Belgian yeast character in the flavor. Traits of cocoa powder and raisins. Alcohol finish. Reminds me more of a Quad than an Imperial Stout. Still, mighty tasty.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ClubGonzo (4121) - Bergen, NORWAY - MAY 31, 2014
Bottle. Pours a pitch black body with a small off-white head. Nose is licorice, coffee, dark chocolate, alcohol, grains and hints of leather. Taste is salty licorice, dark chocolate, grains, leather and hints of coffee and dark malts. Medium body and carbonation. Very balanced, smooth and nice.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
robbienate (113) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - OCT 12, 2014
Pours black, with a thick, foamy tan head that settles to a substantial lace - dry cocoa/bakers chocolate hit the nose first, followed by some spicy notes of cinnamon and nutmeg, noticeable rye, peppery character, some notes of molasses far in the back, light hints of smoke and cloves - full carbonation, semi-soft in the mouth - some sweetness up front, but this is fairly dry for the strength - a lot of cocoa, some tobacco - some spicy, slightly bitter rye combines well with some black malt bitterness - notes of licorice/anise, warming spices - touches of smoke around the edges that taste like a product of the yeast - a few other mild, belgian-ish phenols and spiciness - finishes dry, with quite a bit of alcohol warmth - a little too much so - a fairly solid take on a belgian-style stout - it’s just a little too hot in the finish.

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.


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