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RATINGS: 35   MEAN: 3.5/5.0   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 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
TwinBeer (58) - Houston, Texas, USA - FEB 3, 2013
Dark black head and light brown head. Smells of coffee and chocolate dark malt. This is a very smooth dark malty beer with a light hop bitterness that does not linger. Over all the abv is hidden quite well and a very drinkable beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
TXBadger (1567) - 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 (2340) - 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 (1289) - 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 (1735) - 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 (7874) - 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 (2654) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Wordsworth (135) - Austin, Texas, USA - MAR 8, 2013
Dark brown pour with nice lacing. Smells of spicy fruit and molasses with a similar taste. Creamy mouthfeel. Not bad but wouldn't get again

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
SudsMcDuff (5944) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - FEB 15, 2013
dark as john does mind .. good lacing .. slick full mouthfeel .. . deep coffee grounds and tar .. good beer all around, loving this brewery! .. ..

I said we were a goddamn piazza where people could mingle and mix and be.

A piazza?

I was eloquent

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Dogbrick (8683) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - FEB 15, 2013
Sample at Hay Merchant in Houston. The beer pours brownish-black with a medium beige head that dissipates steadily. Sticky rings of lacing on the glass. Roasted malt and chocolate in the nose. Medium to full body with flavors of roasty coffee, chocolate malt and some herbal hops in the background. The finish is mildly bitter with a coffee aftertaste. Decent overall.

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