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RATINGS: 176   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.79   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
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Born: 8-8-1902 Bristol, England. Died: 20-10-1984 Tallahassee, Florida. Paul Dirac was one of the founders of what became modern Quantum Mechanics and along with Erwin Schrodinger won the Nobel Prize in 1933. The recipe for this stout (10% ABV, brewed with raisins and spice) was conceived by Wayne Wambles, Head Brewer at Cigar City Brewing and brewed in collaboration with Mikkeller.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
gunnar (4867) - Sandnes, NORWAY - FEB 27, 2013
Bottled. Pours pitch black with a big creamy tanned head. Aroma of heavy roasted malts,vanilla, dark fruits and raisins. Taste is super smooth and silky, mild but hard roasted malts, dark fruits, coffe, raisins in rum. Light sticky and oily mouthfeel. Full bodied and very nice IS.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Glouglouburp (5929) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 18, 2013
In short: An extremely sweet viscous fruity-roasted dark ale with discordant spiciness. Acceptable at best.
How: Tap at Hill Farmstead Brewery.
The look: Black body topped by a very small beige head.
In long: Nose is sweet raisins, soy sauce, some other dark fruits, light spicy sensation. Tastes is uber-sweet, heavy sweet fig cookies, raisin pie, date squares, roast, cinnamon bun, awkward spiciness (star anise, more…), soy sauce. Very viscous, not carbonated enough, very cloying. Too sweet and viscous for me and overall just not very harmonious, a single glass was enough. Named after Paul Dirac, famous for his contributions to quantum mechanic, and I don’t know what this quantum thing is but I assume when a quantum mechanic bends over you can see his quantum mechanic buttcrack.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Leighton (9847) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 7, 2012
On tap at the Hill Farmstead Harvest Festival VIP Event, Vermont. Dark brown pour with a thick, beige cream head. Super sweet beer, tons of raisins, other dark fruits. Full bodied with fine carbonation. Lightly warming to finish, big and rich, lots of dark fruits, brown sugar. It’s an incredibly hefty beer, and certainly not one that lends itself well to a protracted drinking session, but still a damn tasty sipper.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
JulienHuxley (2515) - Hilversum, NETHERLANDS - SEP 26, 2012
On tap at VIP night HF Harvest Fest. Black pour with thin head. You can definitely tell they used raisins in the aroma, quite spicy as well, has a nice "oatmeal raisin cookie" aroma going on. Taste is where things get rough, a total sweet mess, very cloying and too spicy. Palate is poorly carbonated and body falls apart. Definitely a shame for something that started out smelling so nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
oteyj (2127) - New Hampshire, USA - SEP 26, 2012
On tap at Hill Farmstead. Black pour with a frothy brown head. Massive dark fruit and raisin with fig, date, and cherry chocolate. A bit sweet for me. Thick rich palate with a syrupy finish. Could only have one.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Huhzubendah (2262) - Washington DC, USA - AUG 29, 2012
Bottle shared by Thorpe429. Thanks Mike! Served side by side with Bohr. The beer is on the edge of blackness, with a beige cap that leaves a healthy trail of lacing on the glass. The aroma brings roasted malt, dark fruits, and subtle spice. The flavor is very enjoyable, with a light smokiness and mild chocolate flavor. The beer is slightly sweet, with a hint of the 10% abv present throughout. The feel is creamy and smooth on the palate, with the beer being very thick and viscous. Carbonation is light. Overall, this is a really good beer. I thoroughly enjoyed it and would definitely recommend it. I preferred Dirac over Bohr, but only slightly. I think they are both great beers. This collaboration was definitely a success.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Aniela (2302) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - AUG 18, 2012
Bottle at CCB Day, Sätila 2012-07-07. Black beer witha small brown head. Raisins, ashes and tar aroma. Ashes, fruity and spicy flavour.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
MadDogMD (213) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - AUG 16, 2012
Courtesy of Dak. Dark, dark brown pour. Big flavors of figs, some plum, cocoa, roasted malts. Fruity balanced w/ bitterness. Long finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Dunbar72 (133) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JUL 20, 2012
Bottle shared at Tkrjukoff’s CCB-day in Sätila. Pours black with a small brown head. Lots of licorice in the aroma, roasted malts. Licorice in the taste.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
j12601 (6585) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - JUL 17, 2012
Bottle courtesy of Andy at a tasting at Andy’s the day after doing a tasting at Paul’s. Pours a deep black with a thin tan head. Big sweet roast, cocoa and chocolate. Tons of roast. Lots of chocolate, wood and sweetness. Cocoa, sweet and malty. Lots of chocolate and cocoa. Long sweet roast and cocoa. Very smooth.

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