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RATINGS: 678   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.09/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 360   ABV: 12%
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Few times in the history of craft beer it has happened that a highly praised beer rises beyond mortal stardom into a higher godly league. Usually the recipe to make such heavenly drops is thick fudge-like body, pitch black color, amazingly overwhelming aromas of chocolate, coffee, dark fruits and muscovado sugar, obviously only made in limited amounts and most crucial of all – it must taste rare!


JanLaursen's rating

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
JanLaursen (3227) - Copenhagen, - NOV 15, 2012
UPDATED: NOV 21, 2012 Bottle 33 cl. Oily and massively thick black with a reddish hue and a tiny orange-brown head. Aroma is sweet Finnish licorice, and dark fermented sugary prunes. Taste is sweet roast, thickend syrup and dark dried prunes, some tobacco accents. Massive body, low carbonation, no real bitterness, but a very big, long licoricy finnish. Exceptional!


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Vells (1506) - Rîga, Latvija, LATVIA - AUG 23, 2016
Deep roasted malts, caramel, coffee, choco, dried dark fruits, figs, grassy hops, oaky. Moderate sweetness with moderate bitterness, very smooth, awesome sipper.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
dnicolaescu (1928) - Chișinău, MOLDOVA - AUG 23, 2016
Sample at a tasting. Really dark big roast, grassy, a bit peated with burnt rubber notes. Not that fruity. Rich chocolate and molasses sweetness with a good smooth grassy bitter finish. Smooth mouthfeel with spicy warming alcohol. Really good.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
MadRobin (2794) - Silver Spring, Alabama, USA - AUG 21, 2016
Poured from 16 oz. can. Opaque, near-black with a with a 3-finger brown head and very good lacing. Aroma of roasted malt, dark chocolate, dried figs, dates and toffee. Taste of chocolate syrup, roasted malt, dark chocolate, black figs and alcohol. Full body and medium carbonation with a downright chewy mouthfeel. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Andrew196 (1400) - Katy, Texas, USA - AUG 20, 2016
Bottle to glass - Pours jet black with a thin, wispy cappuccino head. Aroma is dark, roasty chocolate, deep florals, notes of chocolate. A much more sweet chocolate comes out on the tongue, chocolate cake, some raisin, a sharp lactose, with a hoppy edge. Full bodied with a slightly dry and sharp finish.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
MrOrla (2180) - Odense C, DENMARK - AUG 20, 2016
Bottle. Pitch Black. Aroma of soy and licorice, choko, light coffee. Overwhelming soy and roast, salty,slight coffe. Decent

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
mike5326 (1607) - virginia beach, Virginia, USA - AUG 20, 2016
Poured from a can. Dark brown color, medium off white head. Strong roasted malt aroma. Medium body with a creamy malt flavor and a medium finish. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Luvystypotables (1611) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - AUG 20, 2016
A subdued aroma of chocolate and cocoa. Pours a dark brown color with a brown well laced head. A thick oily feel with a taste of coffee and chocolate with a lightly bitter finish.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
bastarda (413) - Freiburg, GERMANY - AUG 20, 2016
@ Riga Craft Beer Fest on tap; aromas of coffee, smoke, bitter chocolate - and apple juice in the background. Tastes very sweet, fruity and smoky, no coffee and bitter chocolate anymore but ripe honey melon wrapped in smoked ham. Very malty. Surprising brew but too sweet for me.

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 20/20
mandaritto (238) - LATVIA - AUG 20, 2016
Pours pitch black with small head. Aroma - choco, coffee, malts. Taste - coffee, roasted malts, toffee, dried fruits, rich, higly well ballanced, good qualiry. Loved this brew.

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Panzuriel (1911) - Westerville, Ohio, USA - AUG 19, 2016
Appearance: Deep inky black. Full head of milk chocolate medium to large bubbles. Nose: Sweet dark chocolate bliss. Boozy. Earthy and roasty Taste: Rich roasted dark malt caramel, Dark chocolate bitters. A bit sweet. glorious Body: Full and satiny Parting thoughts: an amazing imperial stout. I need a case of this ASAP for emergencies


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