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RATINGS: 151   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.71   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 309   ABV: 10.3%
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Release #1 - 10% ABV
Release #2 - 9.2% ABV
Release #3,4 - 9.1% ABV
Release #5 - 9.2% ABV
Release #6 - 8.7% ABV
Release #7 - 9.7% ABV
Release #8 - 9.8% ABV
Release #9 - 9.4% ABV
Release #11 - 10.3% ABV


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
luttonm (2341) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JAN 1, 2014
From Growler in Seattle. Solid sweet coffee, mild body. Tasty enough. Solid brown black.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ajnepple (2438) - Conifer, Colorado, USA - DEC 29, 2013
On tap the the Denver taproom. Black appearance with a tan head and light lacing. Aroma of bitter chocolate, roasted malts, coffee, bread and licorice. Similar flavor with a medium to full body and a lingering finish. Good, but not epic like the Big Bad Baptist.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MadRobin (2035) - Silver Spring, USA - DEC 20, 2013
Release #10, 11.1% ABV, poured from 22 oz. bottle. Opaque, near black with a 3-finger tan head and excellent lacing. Aroma of sweet roasted malt, chocolate, mild sweet dark fruit and a touch of coffee. While these words are descriptive of the aroma, it is more like a single aroma than a complex blend. I.e., these elements are mushed together. Taste of roasted malt, molasses, peat, roasted coffee, chocolate, dark fruit and alcohol. Nice complexity of flavors. Full body and low/medium carbonization. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ASak10 (56) - Colorado, USA - DEC 14, 2013
Release 13, 10.1% ABV. Pours black with tan head. Low carbonation. Taste coffee, chocolate, and some smokiness. Very drinkable stout, the alcohol doesn't overwhelm it. Doesn't taste anywhere near 10%. Very good. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Concealer (827) - Denver, Colorado, USA - DEC 8, 2013
Bomber.. Clear dark brown with a chocolate brown head; lasting and lacing. Aroma of roasted malt, chocolate, light liquorice and coffee. Flavor is chocolate, roasted malt, liquorice, coffee and vanilla. Medium to full bodied, cream with a lingering roasted malt and chocolate. Slightly dry.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
notalush (4962) - Denver, Colorado, USA - DEC 7, 2013
Tap at Denver Tap Room - not sure of the batch, but marked as 10.6% - black pour with a fluffy tan head - nose of anise, licorice, smoke, roast, light bitterness - full and bold, but ever so soft in the mouth - dense dark malts provide a balance of sweetness and roast - touches of smoke - light balancing acidity - earth, nori/seaweed, fennel seed - complex, balanced, delicious.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mar (4940) - Dallas, Texas, USA - NOV 15, 2013
Black pour with khaki head. Nose is chocolate, coffee, roasted malts, fudge, licorice, and bitter. Great palate, heavy chocolate, roasted malts, bitter, syrup, and a hint of alcohol.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
onceblind (4472) - Denver, Colorado, USA - NOV 12, 2013
Inky black with a thin beige head. The nose has a thick sweet dark chocolate aroma, a bit of roasted barley, and some brown sugar. The flavor is big and robust and roasty, with notes of smoke and molasses, with some dark chocolate and a little anise. Bitterness in the chocolate with a thick chewy mouthfeel. Roasted cocoa finish.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
3fourths (8219) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - NOV 10, 2013
UPDATED: DEC 21, 2013 Bottle, batch #13, 10.1% ABV. Rich chocolate malt / baker’s chocolate with roast and savory black patent / soy sauce playing a softer but well-integrated role. Rich, creamy, seemingly dry, a little bit dirty / yeast. Beefy yet soft malt and carbonation. Fudge and cake-like with full, round mouth presence... I’m reminded of Thirsty Dog and Yeti and from the savoriness come memories of Stormaktsporter.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
anders37 (17224) - Malmö, SWEDEN - NOV 8, 2013
Draft @ Epic Brewing Denver Taproom, Denver, CO. Pours a black color with a small tan head. Has a roasted malty chocolate and licorice aroma. Roasted malty chocolate and licorice flavor. Has a roasted malty licorice bitter chocolate finish.


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