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RATINGS: 182   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.81/5   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
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 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Glouglouburp (6103) - 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 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
thirdeye11 (6054) - Dallas, Texas, USA - OCT 5, 2011
(750ml bottle thanks to ericandersnavy) jet black pour, deep tan edge bubbles. Nose of licorice, anise, bakers chocolate. Taste of rich dark chocolate, dry cocoa, raisin, huge flavors with an oily body. Very good beer, but falls short of excellent.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BoBoChamp (5755) - Gent, BELGIUM - AUG 22, 2011
75cl, CC version, new exclusive American brew Anno 2011, with raisins, thx to Jeppe!, complex sweet Stout, roasted/fruity and slightly vinous/spicy, balanced, hazy, small head, very good brew, yet very expensive!

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
PhillyCraft (5745) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 28, 2012
On tap. Pour was as black as night. Dark medium head. Aromas of smoked wood, roasted grain, chocolate, and nuts. Taste is over the top charred fruits, butter, roasty notes. A little too dry in the finish. Ashy, and too smoked for me.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
JulienHuxley (5590) - Trois-Rivières, Quebec, CANADA - 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 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Rciesla (5500) - Exit 15W, New Jersey, USA - MAR 28, 2011
Draft. Pours an abyss like body with no real head to speak of. Very malty roasty with coffee and licorice. Loads of roast y bitterness to the point where it gets rather ashy. Bitter and a bit oily, roasted coffee not really sweet. A modest roasted warming and again very slick and oily. Dart fruit and a bitter end. Solid offering overall.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JohnnyJ (5400) - San Diego, California, USA - JUL 12, 2011
Bottle thanks to 50belair. Heavy dark brown/black pour, with a dense tan head. Chocolate, heavily roasted malts, burnt brown sugar, spice, dark fruit, molasses, and a touch of infected sourness. It was good except for the light unpleasant sour notes. Nice heavy, sugary dessert beer. Rating 2600.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
burg326 (5368) - Florida, USA - JUL 16, 2011
Poured from a 750ml bottle that is a dark black. Has a thin tan head and has the aroma of roasted malt, choclate, figs and rasions. As the beer warms up has a nice chocolate malt start with a nice warming feeling like a nice scotch.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
markwise (5187) - North of Tampa, Florida, USA - MAR 30, 2011
Wow. 750 from CCB. Pours the typical Wambles dark black with a small tan head. Nose is raisin, chocolate, port, booze, slight rum, and sweetened chocolate. Flavor is a bit fudgy with raisins within: raisin, rum, chocolate, slight dark fruit, and slight rum. Medium-bodied stout that gains more complexity the warmer it gets. Very enjoyable imperial sweet stout.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Thorpe429 (5016) - , Illinois, USA - JUN 4, 2011
Again, thanks go out to Sean9689 for this beer. Served in a Captain Lawrence tulip at a recent tasting. Pours near black with a good creamy mocha head with a bit of spotty lacing. The nose brings forward chocolate and roast along with some light smoke. Spices linger in the background. The flavor hits pretty hard, especially combined with the feel, with some chocolate and roast. Really heavy chocolate and some spice. Creamy body with light carbonation and an uber-smooth finish. Very well done by the CCB crew and their cross-Atlantic compatriots. Serving type: bottle Reviewed on: 05-25-2011

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