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RATINGS: 102   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.94   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 330   ABV: 11%
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2010 Vintage: Gold Wax
2011 Vintage: Silver Wax
2012 Vintage: Copper Wax
2013 Vintage: Dark Brown Wax
2014 Vintage: Blue Wax


4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
chrisv10 (9833) - DENMARK - AUG 18, 2012
Bottle, 11% @ FOneFan, Danish Ratebeer Summer Gathering 2012. Very dark brown with small beige head. Aroma is roasted malts, chocolate and caramel. Flavour is roasted malts, chocolate, bourbon, vanilla, coffee, hop, liquorice, medium sweet and a little bitter.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
saxo (13455) - HÝjbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - AUG 18, 2012
Bottle @ Summer Gathering, Ulfborg. Nice head with good duration. Color is black. Aroma and taste are bourbon, vanilla, fruits, roast malt, chocolate and coffee notes.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Rasmus40 (9836) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - AUG 18, 2012
Bottle @ TFODRBSG, Ulfborg. Copper wax. Black with a brown head. Aroma is sweet, roasted malt, chocolate, vanilla and bourbon. Flavor is very sweet and rather bitter. Dry and rather bitter finish with warming alcohol. Oily. 180812

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Meilby (6383) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - AUG 18, 2012
Bottle 650ml copper wax @ TFODRBSG12
Pours black with a off-white head. Aroma has notes of roasted malt, oak, vanilla and chocolate. Taste is medium to heavy sweet and medium bitter with a long chocolate, vanilla and oak finish. Body is full, texture is oily, carboantion is soft.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Plovmand (6176) - Helsinge, DENMARK - AUG 18, 2012
Bottle. Copper wax. Pours jet black with a medium beige head. The aroma is light smoke, hard roasted malt, sweet tobacco, light spice, chocolate, vanilla and oak. The flavour is vanilla, cocoa, bourbon and hard roasted malt. This is great!

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
yngwie (12649) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - AUG 18, 2012
Bottle, 22oz, at TFODRBSG 2012. 2010 vintage it seems, but the wax was more copper than gold, so maybe 2012? A black one, more or less, clear looking and topped by a dense, beige head. Dark chocolate, roasted malts, some coffee and a touch of vanilla. A little bit of vanilla on the palate, with roasted malts, something boozy, dark chocolate and a little bit of coffee. Full body, soft on the palate. Lasting chocolatey finish. I guess Mr Churchill couldíve had some fine hours with this one. 120818

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
anders37 (15503) - MalmŲ, SWEDEN - AUG 12, 2012
Bottle. Pours a black color with a small tan head. Has a roasted malty chocolate aroma with weak hints of licorice. Roasted malty chocolate flavor. Has a roasted malty chocolate and licorice finish.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
writerljberg (487) - Oregon, USA - AUG 2, 2012
22oz bottle of the 2012 courtesy of HopHead84. Thanks! Took a nice full pour of this since I brought it to a tasting. A: Pitch black with a quarter inch mocha head. Slides off the glass. N: Lots and lots of fudge. A little bit of prune. Caramel, vanilla, plenty of well integrated bourbon. T: Sugar, bourbon, chocolate. Plenty of ground coffee. Alcohol is evident but it doesnít detract. Some sweet cherry and molasses. M: Coating and decently thick. O: Really glad to try this. Big and round and sweeping. A full snifter is more than enough, so I was glad to share with some BAís.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
yespr (29683) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - JUL 25, 2012
22 fl oz Bottle. Pours dark brown with a small tan head. Aroma is dark malty and dense dark fruity. Smooth dark malty and liqourice. Toasted malty and sweet caramelish to liqourice. Smooth malty finish.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Tmoney99 (10080) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUL 6, 2012
Bottle shared by brew3crew. Poured a black color with an average frothy brown head that mostly lasted with excellent lacing. Moderate to heavy toasted, cherry, vanilla, licorice and woddy bourbon alcohol aroma. Medium to heavy toasted malt and cherry flavor with a heavy dark fruit sweet and alcohol bite finish of moderate to long duration. Full body with a smooth texture and soft carbonation. This is a standout complex beer.


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