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RATINGS: 751   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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3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
TheGuy (653) - Illinois, USA - AUG 7, 2011
From a 12 oz. bottle my brother in law picked this up because we were coming over for a visit ( he drinks bud lite but I’m working on him)poured black with a dark brown thick head aroma are of a heavy roast,coffee,dark chocolates


4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
beertholomeus (705) - California, USA - JUL 30, 2014
Pours black with a brown head. Yeast, roasted malt, chocolate, soy sauce, caramel, toffee and dark fruit aroma. Chocolate, plum, yeast, toffee, caramel, roasted malt soy sauce, raisin, smoke, herb and coffee flavors. Full body and moderate carbonation. Sweet taste and a smoke, chocolate, plum and roasted malt finish.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
madchemist83 (38) - USA - JUL 29, 2014
Aromas of fig, chocolate, coffee, creme brulee, alcohol. Pours dark brown with light brown head. Aroma reflects in taste but a little too dry for me. That’s what u get when u use Belgian yeast. But like description said it’s amazing with any sort of dessert. Enjoy

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
nilsas (1231) - Bryne, NORWAY - JUL 27, 2014
Duft av røyk, bek, kaffe, sjokolad og lakris. dyp mørk farge, nesten sort. Brunt dekkende skum, heng langs kant. Nydelig smak av kaffe, lakris, sjokolade og vanilje.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
kchampagne (105) - Jacksonville, Florida, USA - JUL 24, 2014
Pours a jet black color with tan head. Aroma is sweet and roasted, with coffee, chocolate, and liquorice. Slick and heavy bodied with soft carbonation. This is a great beer.

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Oldmanriver (24) - Freiburg, Baden-Württemberg, GERMANY - JUL 23, 2014
Rich malt aroma. Starts dry, becoming more complex and silky with malt, caramel, fig, nice nobel type bittering hop character to complement maltiness along with slight smokiness. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.9
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
VictorSA (168) - NORWAY - JUL 18, 2014
Sort med flott brunt skum. Kompleks aroma, som starter i det fruktige med fiken og nektarin. Videre kommer dypere toner av kakao og mørkbrent kaffe, med rosiner, plommer og noe nøtter. Også noe krydret humlepreg og røkt eik kommer frem. Silkemyk i munnen, med lett bitterhet og sødme. God fylde og lengde. Fantastisk øl! (Jomfruland, 18.07.14)

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
WillRunForBeer (564) - Massachusetts, USA - JUL 14, 2014
Bottle. Pours black with a big beige head. Aroma is dark coffee, dark chocolate, a touch of booze. Flavor is all that with oatmeal and bitter dark roast on the finish.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Aaron68 (542) - Oslo, NORWAY - JUL 8, 2014
355 ml bottle @ home, July 08, 2014. Beer from a tulip glass. Beer bought @ "Vinmonopolet Vika", Oslo. Black in color with a beige head and medium carbonation. A bit alcohol up front. Aroma is roasted malt,coffee,dark chocolate and some soy sauce and dark dried fruits. Tastes malt and coffee and has a bit crisp and bittersweet touch. Nice for us who love coffee. Probably even better in taste if served with some dark chocolate or a chocolate cake made of real Belgian chocolate. Tastes

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
gunnar (5157) - Sandnes, NORWAY - JUL 5, 2014
Bottle from Vinmonopolet, Kvadrat. Pours very dark ruby with a big creamy tanned head. Nice aroma of roasted malts, red ripe fruits, soy, liquorice and chocolate. Smoooth and full bodied. Taste is rich deep red fruits, lots of liquorice, lovely late night beer.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
solidfunk (3674) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - JUL 1, 2014
A very bitter almost herbish imperial stout. Pours black with good mocha head and lacing. Thick but slick texture that doesn’t lean too much on the side of creamy or syrupy. Dark bitter chocolate and poignant roast. Light booze and a hint of caramel. There is some light sweetness on finish. Bottle.


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