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RATINGS: 224   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.91/5   EST. CALORIES: 264   ABV: 8.8%
Kettle Series. Brewed in late December of every year,this imperial stout ages for one whole year before its release.
Grist: Premium Two Row, Munich, Chocolate, Brown, Carafa Special, Crystal;
Spices: Brewers’ licorice;
Hops: Galena, Saaz;
Original gravity: 1.088;
Alcohol by volume: changed from 9% to 10.3% to 8.8%.
Release date: December 1.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
lusikka (7680) - Tampere, FINLAND - OCT 9, 2015
650 ml bottle. Thanks olio! Pours a black colour with a small beige. Aroma of rich roastiness, licorice root, some toffee and dark chocolate. Flavour of very rich dark roastiness, toffee fudge, licorice root, quite heavy bitterness, wood, dark chocolate, espresso, cheese cake and a bit of spiciness. Full bodied. Very rich and smooth. Wow. Extremely well balanced. Alcohol is rather well hidden. I need more.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
klm1 (853) - - OCT 7, 2015
UPDATED: OCT 8, 2015 Pours haze black color with tiny foamy light brown head, which immediately transforms itself in to a ring around the glass. Carbonation is low, with slow rising small bubbles. Aroma is without note of an alcohol, firstly slightly soapy, but immediately prevails strong note of dark chocolate, hint of coffee, caramel and soy sauce. Flavor is similar: malty sweet, with hints of caramel, coffee, with bitterness of dark chocolate and of gentle hops Galena and Saaz which produce some fruity undertones. But overall everything is almost perfectly balanced: malt sweetness is medium, also hop bitterness. Body is sticky. Overall: beer is dangerously drinkable. In the first glance it loiks like an onedimensional imperial stout, made in an English manner, but every ship reveals, that it is a more complex. And in the end I asked myself: "Was that really only 8.8%abv?!?

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
tomekboniek (468) - Warsaw, POLAND - SEP 28, 2015
Butelka. Barwa czarna, nieprzejrzysta, wydaje się klarowna z piękną drobną beżową pianą, która utrzymuje się niedługo. Po pianie pozostaje jedynie cienka obrączka. Aromat intensywny. Na pierwszym planie lukrecja, ciemne słody, czekolada, kawa, śliwka. Smak dominuje lukrecja z mleczną czekolada i delikatną kawa. W raz z ogrzewaniem piwa aromat jak i smak są coraz bardziej widoczne, coraz bardziej intensywne. Goryczka średnia do wysokiej, niezalegajaca, wysycenie wysokie. Alkohol dobrze ukryty, delikatnie gryzie podniebienie pod koniec degustacji. Piwo jest pełne, oleiste ale nie oblepiające. Bardzo dobre piwo, polecam!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
hansvf (679) - - SEP 13, 2015
Mooi zwart, prima karamel kleurig schuim laagje. Ruikt lekker, gebrand en chocola. Erg lekker, vol, zoetig, droppig, gebrande nasmaak. Mooi gebalanceerd.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Bosbouw (2593) - Gemonde, NETHERLANDS - SEP 13, 2015
Mooie zwarte kleur met een goede bruine kraag. Ruikt vol, vanille, koffie, gebrand. Smaakt vol vanille, chocolade, koffie. Mooie volle structuur.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Abijen (2458) - ’s-Hertogenbosch, NETHERLANDS - SEP 13, 2015
Zwart met een mooie licht bruine schuim kraag. Ruikt koffie, geroosterd, Smaakt chocolade, koffie, smooth. Heerlijk.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Beerhunter111 (15487) - Hasborn, GERMANY - SEP 12, 2015
65cl bottle. Pours very dark brown with a big good lasting brown head. Aroma of chocolate, coffee, licorice, sweet burned malt. Taste is sweet, many chocolate, licorice, coffee, vanilla, some alcohol, good!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
oh6gdx (24928) - Vasa, FINLAND - SEP 5, 2015
Bottled@PBF X. Black colour, small brown head. Aroma is roasted malts, some floral notes, mild liquorice, alcohol as well as some slight toasted nutty notes. Flavour is liquorice, roasted malts, coffee, chocolate, some alcohol and mild floral notes.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Barrelbelly (747) - BELGIUM - AUG 15, 2015
Pitch black with large beige brown head. Sticky licorice, high malt bitterness. Roasted malts and coffee

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Abio (1845) - Waasland, BELGIUM - AUG 15, 2015
Pitch black in the glass. Good full of taste, specially with this abv. A nice brew for sure

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