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RATINGS: 75   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.59   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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4.2
   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


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ron (2654) - 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.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jb (2281) - 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.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Errl (1695) - 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..

1.5
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 5/20
Jimsal27 (255) - 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.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
solidfunk (4326) - 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.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
SlovakSniper (3289) - 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.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Dfonorow (1581) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 26, 2014
Bottle share at Hampton Inn pre-DLD party. Pour is black with a small mocha head. Aroma and flavor are both of roasted malts, light coffee, black licorice, chocolate, and a touch of dried fruit. Lots of booze in the finish.

4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
reit0101 (6) - Minnespolis, Minnesota, USA - JAN 19, 2014 does not count
Slight coffee aroma, but not very aromatic. Nice dark look with a good amount of light brown head. Liked this beer allot.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
JK (4587) - St. Louis Park, Minnesota, USA - DEC 15, 2013
Sampled from a bottle. Black, and low carbonation. Dry roast with some chocolate and dry. Thick and heavy on the palate. ok.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
camborne (656) - Hopkins, Minnesota, USA - DEC 12, 2013
Candi sugar, chocolate and some citrus notes on nose. Big time alcohol with this one, still pick up bittersweet chocolate, dark fruit and brown sugar notes. This really nice for the price


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