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RATINGS: 295   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.52   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
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A richly malty ale, with clear characteristics of dark chocolate and black malt, and hints of black licorice, ale fruitiness, and molasses in the finish.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
andyhwcinc (1490) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 14, 2013
Purchased at Evolution Wine & Spirits in Chicago, IL; enjoyed at home on a lazy Sunday afternoon. Appearance is pitch black, moderate consistency, thin off white head that rims around the glass. Aroma of molasses, rich dark chocolate, light sweetness, smells a bit soft and dessert like. Taste goes down malty, sweet, with a light bitterness, rich in chocolate, molasses, and dark fruit. It’s a nice easy drinker, very light burn, leaves a syrupy finish. Overall, good stuff.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Scrapersnbeer (1491) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - JUL 13, 2013
Aroma of chocolate, vanilla, and a touch of licorice and maybe coconut...strange. Dark, still brown. Bitter chocolate and brown sugar taste. Papery finish follows a smooth medium bodied pull. Has some unique aspects to it, none that are outstanding however.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Camons (6247) - Hasselager, DENMARK - JUL 4, 2013
Bottle @ Home. Pours dark brown with a creamy light brown head. Aroma of raosted malt, coffee and chocolate. Flavor is rich roasted malts, coffee, dark chocolate, licorice. Medium body, soft carbonation. 040713

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
ThisWangsChung (747) - Leonardtown, Maryland, USA - JUN 30, 2013
12 oz bottle into a pint glass. A: Pours a dark cola color. About one fingers of creamy mocha-colored head is formed with a creamy texture and mediocre retention. Good lacing is left on the glass, at least. S: There’s a definite vibe of stewed dark fruits. I also note chocolate (a good deal), brown sugar, and licorice. Definitely serviceable as far as the style goes; too bad my dislike towards licorice pulls the score down somewhat. T: Yeah. It’s definitely heavy on both dark fruits and licorice, especially on the opening. A definite roasted barley note creeps in on the back end, to pair with the crisp, dry finish. This doesn’t excite me too much, plus its single-dimensional flavors don’t help. M: This is very light for a 7% porter. Combined with the crisp, clean finish, the drinkability is excellent. The crispness is replaced with a bit of sweetness after a few sips, but this could still be chugged regardless. A bit undercarbonated, too. O: Any beer that I can pick up a lot of licorice flavors in is likely to get a big fat ’meh’ from me - the only reason this doesn’t is because of how damn drinkable it is. Even still, I wouldn’t seek this one out in the future.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Habanero (2721) - Tranbjerg, DENMARK - JUN 30, 2013
Pours hazy deep brown nearly black with a small lacing, tan head. Aroma of roasted malt, coffee notes and chocolate. Sweet flavor that ends up quite dry. Medium tofull bodied, oily text. and soft carb.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Dedollewaitor (14085) - Odense, DENMARK - JUN 29, 2013
Bottle @ Havnens Vin Og Tobak, Vejle. Pours black with a creamy head and lacings. Licorice , Roast, chocolate and coffee. Smooth, Roasted and bitter.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
anders37 (17212) - Malmö, SWEDEN - JUN 26, 2013
Bottle. Pours a black color with a small tan head. Has a roasted malty caramel and chocolate aroma. Roasted malty chocolate and caramel flavor. Has a roasted malty chocolate and caramel finish.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
sic1314 (3644) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - JUN 25, 2013
Poured a dark reddish brown with a frothy, disappearing beige head. Aroma of roast malt and coffee, some chocolate. Medium body, flavour is quite sweet chocolate, dry berry fruit and liquorice with a dry finish.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
chrisv10 (11333) - DENMARK - JUN 24, 2013
Bottle. Very dark brown with medium beige head. Aroma is roasted malts, chocolate, coffee and a little liquorice. Flavour is roasted malts, chocolate, coffee, medium sweet, liquorice, hop and medium bitter.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Rasmus40 (11686) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - JUN 24, 2013
Almost black with a light brown head. Aroma is roasted malt, chocolate and liquorice. Flavor is quite sweet and moderate bitter. Dry and roasted moderate bitter finish. 240613


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