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RATINGS: 130   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.07   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 450   ABV: 15%
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An imperial sweet stout brewed with cherries and cacao nibs, which is then aged in bourbon barrels. This beer is brewed in collaboration with Mikkeller our generous friend from Copenhagen, Denmark. What you have here is a modest attempt to emulate the experience of biting into a chocolate-covered cherry candy. We hope you enjoy it but you never know what youíre gonna get.



3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Apache (29) - Florida, USA - NOV 16, 2013
From a CCB branded bottle. Pours black with little thin brown head, the flavor is sweet, but lacks any cherry notes. Aftertaste of chocolate and mint.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ungstrup (29474) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - NOV 16, 2013
Draft. A black beer with a rim of dar brown head. The aroma has notes of chocolate, roasted malt, and alcohol. The flavor is sweet with notes of prunes, chocolate, roasted malt, alcohol, and exotic fruits, leading to a bitter finish. A bit over the top for me.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
jesperhammer (2926) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - NOV 15, 2013
14-NOV-2013, draft @Mikkeller, Black Sensation night. Black with no head. Aroma is mostly bourbon. Taste is bourbon, chocolate, dark berries, Plum, cake. Superfull and supersweet. Very low carbonation. Fantastic beer

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
yespr (31470) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - NOV 14, 2013
From tap. Pours pitch black, no head. Thick malty and liqourice. Bitter, thick malty and lingering liqourice. Thick malty, alcohol and liqourice. Smooth malty and liqourice finish.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Theis (13537) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - NOV 14, 2013
Draught at MikkellerBAR. Pitch black - small brown head. Nice licorice. Burned malts. Light hoppy. Red berries. Sweet cherry. Light almond notes. Dark chocolate. Light alcohol notes. Lovely.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Leighton (11319) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 14, 2013
Bottle shared at The Kernel - London. Massive thanks to Paul for lugging this over from America. This guy is an absolute hero. The beer pours oily black with a creamy, brown head. The aroma is loaded with luscious, lightly tangy cherries and thick chocolate. Big sweet flavor with gooey chocolate, some chocolate syrup, hints of brownies, further cherries, mild alcohol. Full bodied with fine carbonation. Lightly chewy. Finishes with modest warmth, rich chocolate sauce, ripe cherries, chocolate cake. Indulgent and decadent yet still well balanced. Great beer.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
EdKing (1903) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 10, 2013
Taster from a bottle care of Paul Unwin. Opaque black, thin tan head. Nose is rich velvety chocolate, black coffee, chocolate cake, cherry fruit, vanilla and bourbon whisky. Taste is soft and smooth. Rich chocolate, cocoa, chocolate cake, cherries, coffee, bourbon whiskey. Itís beautifully balanced and smooth. Superb beer.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Scopey (7054) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 10, 2013
Bottle, big thanks to Paul Unwin. It pours near black with a small tan head. The nose is soft roast, cocoa, Black Forest gateaux, vanilla, toasted coconut, ripe cherry, wood and bourbon. The taste is smooth, cherry, smooth roast, toast, wood, sticky sweetness, Black Forest gateaux, salted caramel, liquorice, cherry, chocolate, coconut and mild acidity with a dry finish. Full body, fine carbonation and sticky mouth-feel. Rich, smooth, balanced and very drinkable indeed. A very tasty offering from CCB.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
maneliquor (3154) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - NOV 10, 2013
Paul. You are a fucking legend. Goddamn this beer is luxurious. Quite sweet but I like it. Velvet smooth milk chocolate on the nose followers by a light spice - good dose of peppers in there. Almost Black Forest cake like with heavy cream notes and black cherries. So much going on. Bourbon is always in check. Absolutely perfect stuff. Sweet vanilla beans and milk chocolate coated cherries, light chilli, smooth cream, custard like, white chocolate covered raisins, red cherry. Light tart behind the overwhelming vanilla and spice. Bourbon is superbly balanced. It has bitterness and sweetness all rolled into an unbelievably big but balanced beer. One of the best beers Iíve ever had. Absolutely perfect

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
teorn88 (1923) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 9, 2013
75cl bottle at the Kernel, Paul tasting. Huge thanks to Paul for this gem! It pours deep deep brown with a large mocha head. This beer is so thick is really stains the glass with a brown coating when swirling. Arab is huge, sweet and amazing. Big cherries, big chocolate, big bourbon. Taste is sweet with loads of cherries, bourbon and chocolate. Mouthfeel is thick with medium carbonation. Simply outstanding.


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