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Number one in a series of five stouts produced for the fall and winter seasons. This beer is full bodied with hints of chocolate, roasted barley, coffee flavors and a nice creamy head.


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3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ThisWangsChung (826) - Leonardtown, Maryland, USA - APR 7, 2013
Rated 3/20/13. 12 oz bottle into a Duvel tulip. A: Pours a black color; the pour itself looks quite dark and viscous. The head is a one finger light tan shade. It fades relatively quickly, leaving only minute lacing on the glass. S: I definitely get a decent amount of oats on the nose, backed by a ton of roasted barley. Hints of chocolate, vanilla, and licorice are also present. Good, if muted. T: There’s a mild smoked quality to the opening flavors that I find intriguing. Afterwards, it develops a dominant note of licorice with tones of coffee and vanilla on the finish. Moderately enjoyable, but the flavors could use more singular distinctness; they all seem to blend together. M: This one is surprisingly heavy on the palate, backed by a good silky smoothness and tons of lingering flavor. If someone called this an imperial stout, I wouldn’t think twice either way. Despite the score, I really love the texture here - but the problem is, it doesn’t match up with the mellow flavors particularly well, so I can’t give a great score here. O: Nothing amazing, but it’s a solid offering. It kind of reminds me of a mediocre imperial stout, and that’s actually a compliment in this case.


4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
grew (108) - Wrocław, POLAND - MAY 11, 2015
Tap. Very roasty, chocolate and coffee aroma. Dark black, nice lacing. Medium bodied, not so sweet.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
SlackerMads (2007) - DENMARK - MAY 9, 2015
Bottle sampled at Amager Bryghus, thanks to Papsø. Black with a medium sized brown head. Nose has charcoal and soft oats. Flavour offers earthy smoke, light salami, dark grain, wood, roasted malt, vanilla. Medium body, oily texture, soft carbonation, medium sweet and bitter, long roasted finish.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
FROMTHEBOTTLE (28) - Ontario, CANADA - MAY 7, 2015
12oz bottle. Pour is very dark . Head faded rather fast. Aroma of chocolate and roast malt. Strong flavour of rosted malt and coffee, Lots of coffee. Slight bitterness from the cocoa and vanilla.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
MarcoDL (2646) - NETHERLANDS - MAY 6, 2015
Bottle. Black pour, brown head. Nice aroma of roasted malt and chocolate. Taste of cacao, roasted malt, gritty coffee and a little vanilla. Very good.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
yiannnos (1027) - , CYPRUS - MAY 5, 2015
Bottle. Black colour. Roasty coffee vanilla aroma. Roasty chocolate flavour, very nice stout

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
lobs_ols (344) - LATVIA - MAY 4, 2015
Black, medium brown head. Roasty oats, dark caramel and some coffee on the nose. Medium bodied, roasty bitter with sweet cocoa notes. Finishes bitter and warming. Great!

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Arek (491) - Zielona Góra & Wrocław, POLAND - APR 29, 2015
Bottle 12 fl. oz., Drink Hala, Wrocław, Poland.
Czarne, mętne piwo z ciemnobeżową, obfitą i puszystą pianą oraz przyjemnym, czekoladowym, lekko przypalanym aromatem. W smaku gęste i intensywne, wyraziście wytrawne, mocno palone i kawowe.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
sic1314 (4779) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - APR 25, 2015
Poured deep dark brown with a disappearing beige head. Aroma of milk chocolate, berries and soft roast malt. Medium body, quite smooth, flavour as the aroma, coffee grinds, fudge. Dry, bittersweet finish.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
nilsas (2121) - Bryne, NORWAY - APR 23, 2015

Lukt: Kaffe, bek og lakris.
Utseende: Sort.
Skum/kullsyre: Nesten ikke skum, ring langs kant.
Smak: Kaffe og lakris.
Hvor: Kjøpt/Nydt@Amundsen Bryggeri & Spiseri, Oslo
Medium: Tapp@100ml, ABV@8%, Når@21.04.2015

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
adasko (862) - Poznan, POLAND - APR 19, 2015
Very good beer. Has a great mouth feel, nice presence. Taste really good, it is nice and creamy.


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