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RATINGS: 38   MEAN: 3.49/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.38   SEASONAL: Winter   IBU: 60   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
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Brewed for Winter Solstice, this is DEBC’s deepest, darkest brew. Spicy, fruity hops with their favorite ale yeast.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jhamp9 (1187) - Corinth, Texas, USA - NOV 18, 2012
Very dark brown pour with a nice khaki head. Aroma is chocolate, molasses, nutty. Taste is sweet syrupy molasses with a little chocolate and coffee .Alcohol is concealed. Not real heavy on the palate.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
degbert (1247) - Austin, Texas, USA - FEB 26, 2015
Bottle. Pours an oily, swampy, opaque black with almost no head -- what there is is fine grained and cinnamon-colored. Nose is vanilla, mocha, fruitcake, anejo rum, baking spices, and chocolate-covered dried cherries. Rich and sweet, with more of a chocolate and dried fruit punch on the front of the tongue; the baked-good theme continues with elements of pumpernickel bread and fruitcake (and I mean good fruitcake, not that crap Aunt Myrna sends you every year). Finish is long and smooth with licorice and espresso coming out to play; mouthfeel is very round. Quite good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
rxeight (1605) - Illinois, USA - JAN 21, 2015
Bomber. Initially has lots of chocolate. Some spice and dark tart fruit came out as it warmed. Medium or maybe a hair on the thin side for an imperial stout.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Sammy (9128) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 5, 2015
Fresh bottle from spec’s. This listed at 11%. Does not work for the style. The texture of the mouthfeel, the dryness, balance of chocolate, hops, malt. Whole package not in synch or drinkable.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
TXBadger (1658) - Dallas, Texas, USA - APR 26, 2014
Pours very dark, almost black, grayish head. Dark fruit and spice on the nose, some cocoa too; follows onto the palate. Finishes with just a bit of smokiness, maybe more like an over roasted nuts, almost burnt.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ilovedarkbeer (2373) - Dallas, Texas, USA - DEC 2, 2013
Watery mouthfeel. Notes of smoke, milk chocolate, caramel, and burnt bread. Short finish.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
brystmar (1304) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUL 21, 2013
On tap at the Addison Saucer. Deep black, decent lace and mediocre tan head. Honestly smells of dry porter yeast and roasted malts, despite being a stout.

Malty, yet holds no defining characteristics. Just kinda "there". Disappointing, as with most DEBC beers. :/

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Errl (1824) - Plano, Texas, USA - JUN 9, 2013
aged keg..Pour is dark with a tan head..Nose is bitter chocolate, coffee, roast, earth, spice..Taste is spice, bitter chocolate, earth, roast, toffee, burnt malt..

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BMan1113VR (7884) - Los Angeles, California, USA - MAY 13, 2013
On tap at BTBF. Pours with a near black hued body with a small tan head. Aromas are of chocolate, floral, vanilla and peppery alcohol. Bready, dark fruits and plums. Quite smooth. Flavors are of licorice, bready, floral and spicy hop, chocolate and brown sugar. Dry for what it is. Creamy mouthfeel, well hidden alcohol, medium bodied.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
angrypirate06 (1387) - Texas, USA - MAY 7, 2013
Tap at BTBF. Black pour. Nose is rye, coffee, ashy. Flavor is ashy, rye, coffee, spicy and earth. Dry, bitter finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Fratto (2700) - Arlington, Texas, USA - APR 13, 2013
Big Texas Beer Fest. Dark pour with a tan head. Aroma is chocolate, roasted malt, and vanilla. Taste is dark fruit, pretty sweet, chocolate, and a little roasty. Way sweet finish.

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