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RATINGS: 67   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.64   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 294   ABV: 9.8%
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This dark ale is fermented with a blend of two rustic Belgian yeast strains which gives the beer an up front farmhouse tartness followed by hints of coffee, dark chocolate, and black cherries. We aged the beer for over three months to give the yeast time to work its magic and let the flavors meld together. Listen to that lunatic in your head, dust off that vinyl, pour the beer into a glass and sip your way into a happy, chilled out groove.


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4.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Ostomo517 (73) - Norton Shores, Michigan, USA - MAR 20, 2013
Limited run can. Pours deep black. Nose is coffee and granny smith apples. Taste is immidiate coffee followed by sour cherries and chocolate and hoppy bitterness, chocolate, hay, barnyard. The soir character is perfect. Amazingly played Brewery Vivant!


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
flatmatt (1139) - Northville, Michigan, USA - NOV 25, 2014
16 oz can. Pours black with a tan head. Tart chocolatey, molasses aroma. Flavor has that tart leading edge, cocoa and raisin. Itís pretty tasty, though pushing up the tartness would make it really interesting. But nothing to complain about here!

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Mittenator (1380) - Michigan, USA - NOV 25, 2014
Draft at crunchy's in east Lansing. Near black with a dark head. Incredibly smooth and rich. Slightly malt and tart cherries.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DiarmaidBHK (3521) - Lewisburg, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 23, 2014
Draft at brewpub. Pours black with a thin khaki head. Big roasted malt notes on the nose. Huge dark fruits and malt on the tongue. Thus feels like the undertaker turned up to 11 which is how it should be. I gotta say itís nearly 10 and hides itís booze really well. Nice!

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
BeerBunker (725) - Burbank, Illinois, USA - NOV 23, 2014
On tap at the brewery. Pours dark brown with a small beige head. Aroma is of raisins, chocolate, and toasty malt. Taste is of raisin, chocolate, and toasty malt. All the flavors are very muted. There is a very distinct alcohol bite. As it warms up, more of a cherry flavor comes out. Overall, I was very disappointed.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
milewide (1565) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - NOV 22, 2014
New release on 11/22/14. An evening in a can because everything is MAX! 9.8% ABV in Pounder will give anyone a buzz! Huge body, and flavor is intense. Clear but black color. Flavor is malt, Belgium yeast...and TART!

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
tmoreau (2530) - Lombard, Illinois, USA - OCT 8, 2014
Shared 16 oz. can poured to snifters, displaying a black/brown color with some ruby highlighting at the base, bubbly, brownish tan head foam, and spotty lacing. The nose was roasted, mocha notes, dark fruit, molasses, woody/tannic astringency, with a bit of freezer burn scent at the back end. Medium bodied, with low carbonation, the taste was similar, less the crystals, included some vinous character, somewhat masked but noticeable alcohol, and was tart & dry. Decent.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
crossovert (7738) - Illinois, USA - FEB 22, 2014
Delicious brew. Tangy and sour yeast. Deeeep breast and cocoa malt notes. Easy drinkjn.

3.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
Sammy (8849) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 4, 2014
Outstanding beer. Somewhat imperial stout with cherry, a little farmhouse in the finish. Very drinkable and tasty.Jet black. I cannot remember how I got this one, thanks!

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
esjaygee (3903) - Oak Creek, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 25, 2013
Black with ruby lowlights a quickly setting brown cap. Aroma is spot on sour with cherry, sweet malt, yeast and some mild coffee. Smooth with a sweet taste that is mildly sour with chocolate, cherries, yeast and darker malts.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
merc7186 (2207) - North Tonawanda, New York, USA - NOV 23, 2013
Aroma: Grainy Yeast, Mild Chocolate, Mild Coffee Appaearance: Dark Opaque Hue, Passes Zero Light, Thick Brown Head, Some Lacing Taste: Mildly Tart Black Cherry, Red Plum, Milk Chocolate, Mild Yeast, Mild Coffee Mouthfeel: Decent Carbonation, Medium Bodied, Mildly Tart, Mildly Drying


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