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RATINGS: 79   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.6   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 405   ABV: 13.5%
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Fourth in Series: Black fig, plum, toasted almond, unsweetened cocoa. A dry, full bodied interpretation of the style.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
bigrond (1499) - factoryville, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 4, 2012
Pours ridiculously dark. Has a thickness to it. Very smooth, has a nice rich palate and a long bitter finish

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
dinkle50 (1075) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 28, 2015
Black pour with an espresso head. Aroma is sweet. Sugar, nuts & caramel. Full mouth. Taste is bitter at first, but turns to fudge. Long dark chocolate finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
boxofrane (2319) - Spring City, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 9, 2015
Bottle at craft ale house. Pours pitch black with minimal head. The aroma has huge chocolate, dark fruit, cocoa. The taste is big chocolate, medium roast but balanced by a nice sweetness.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
CardsFan25 (78) - - MAR 6, 2015
Bomber bottle. Dark black pour with little to no head. Alcohol with hint of vanilla on the nose. Dark fruit, milk chocolate, and booze on the tongue.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
reberiii (392) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 6, 2015
One of the best smelling stouts I?ve ever come across. Boozy nose with a tad of licorice and chocolate, but hard to describe. It?s almost completely flat, the flavor is of roast fruitish sweetness, chocolate, touch of coffee, and finishes malty sweet.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ron (2826) - Rochester, New York, USA - NOV 21, 2014
Bottle. Pours a deep black with a dense tan head that stays. Big heavy roast and alcohol on the nose with cocoa and dark malt. Medium to thick bodied. Lots of roast, warming alcohol with a long roast and a ton of chocolate. Dusty cocoa into the finish, chocolate, long and warm on the finish. Thanks for sharing JB.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jb (2372) - Rochester, New York, USA - NOV 20, 2014
Bottle from Vermont. Lots of coffee influence in this with the palate and the nose. Palate is simple - roasted notes, tootsie roll, dark chocolate, anise. A bit of heat/booze in the 1st sip. Nose i meh - grain, booze, dark malt. Decent lacing, rest of appearance is dark brown with orange. Overall this is a bit on the simplistic side for an RIS.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Errl (1871) - Plano, Texas, USA - OCT 15, 2014
Bottle..Pour is dark black with a tan head..Nose is spice, roast, chocolate, dark fruit..Taste is roast, cherry, chocolate, spice, thin body..

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 5/20
Jimsal27 (277) - New York, USA - SEP 2, 2014
2014 bottle. Hard to rate this. Beer was flat. Seemed like it would have been good but just couldn’t get passed the lack of carbonation.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
solidfunk (4783) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - JUL 10, 2014
Roast malt and rich dark chocolate. Well done with a good balance and good bite. Well disguised alcohol. Black pour with good head and lacing. Light caramel and a light bittersweet finish. Creamy and thick. I like this one. Tap at Max’s.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
SlovakSniper (3568) - Candiac, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 18, 2014
Grosse bouteille mais un seul verre. Le sacrifice du gars qui veut encore marcher droit. Version à 13%. Corps brun foncé et tête presque trop timide. Nez liquoreux, de vapeurs d’alcool fruité, de pruneaux et de raisins (porto) avec de la mélasse et un lointain fudge. Goût fort en mélasse et en fruits noirs avec une acidité de torréfaction qui me déplaît et un alcool peu raffiné. Bouche qui montre un corps de moyenne densité. Texture qui me fait penser à un faible porto. Pétillement presque absent. Finale comme une liqueur de fruits noirs. Ni bon ni mauvais.

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