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RATINGS: 139   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


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4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jbruner (2285) - Athens, Georgia, USA - FEB 3, 2013
Release #9 from Appalachian Vintner. Pours an opaque black from the bottle with a thin tan brown head and moderate lacing. Aroma of vanilla, dark chocolate, roasted malts, and a hint of booze. Taste was way more roasted than the sweet scent, but still nice with vanilla chocolate sweetness. Thick on the mouth with a hint of boozy burn. Wow, damn good.


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jkwalking05 (3686) - Arlington, Texas, USA - AUG 9, 2014
22 oz bomber. Black in color with a decent tan head. Aroma is of molasses, chocolate, roasted malts, coffee. Taste is of coffee, roasted malts, molasses, booze and light smoke.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
travita (3913) - Frisco, Texas, USA - AUG 9, 2014
Bottle. The look is dark, black in color, tan head. The taste is plums, malt, burnt, prunes, and good. The smell is alcohol, malt, burnt, prunes, good.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
drsordr (1040) - Loveland, Ohio, USA - AUG 5, 2014
Bottle says release #10. 11.1% ABV. Pours opaque black with thick mocha head. Nose plum, raisin, milk chocolate, minimal light roast, and hint of alcohol. Slightly earthy. To me, more fruit forward than roast forward. Taste dark chocolate, slightly tannic, then dark fruit. Mid palate fairly sweet. Alcohol sneaks in right at the end prior to a milk chocolate finish.

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
rodenbach99 (3132) - Longueuil, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 28, 2014
(Release #15. 10.2%. SLC#1285) Merci Pat. J’ai été impressionné par ce monstre d’iode que ce n’est. On se croirait dans un laboratoire pharmacologique. Une belle réglisse en bouche sauve la mise. Très amère,

3.6
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
lownote (64) - USA - JUN 20, 2014
Delicious. Sweet with a moderate mouthfeel. White head and pitch black black color. A hint of caramel with the malt and sweetness

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
SlovakSniper (3091) - Candiac/Frelighsburg, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 5, 2014
(Release #15. 10.2%. SLC#1285) Elle est noire et sa tête brune tisse une très large dentelle. Le nez n’est surtout pas explosif mais il révèle tout de même des parfums fins de charbon de bois à travers du chocolat fruité et un alcool floral. Le goût plaît à mes papilles mais ne les reversent pas. Des malts bien noirs et amers se laissent surprendre par un sucre caramélisé résiduel. En bouche, le liquide a un corps bien dense avec une texture bien soyeuse et un pétillement bas. La finale est très amère par la torréfaction et les houblons mais demeure inutilement secouée par un alcool chaud. Ce stout est intéressant mais il manque un peu de raffinement.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
DedicatedToFun (2400) - Santa Monica, California, USA - MAY 23, 2014
Tap, pitch black pour, small tan head, smells like lots of coffee, chocolate flavors, nice.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
jesperhammer (2859) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAY 19, 2014
18-MAY-2014, bottle @home, from Whole Foods, P Street, Washington DC. Black with lasting, lacing, Brown head. Aroma is roast, coffee, alcohol, chocolate, malt. Taste the same. Very full. Full body, medium carbonation. Long roasted and hoppy aftertaste. Really nice.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
AWISLguy (1224) - Wisconsin, USA - MAY 11, 2014
Bomber from Woodmans in Waukesha. Batch #14, whatever that means. Cellar aged about 2 months. Pours an oily black with a brown head leaving spots and streaks of lace. Always love that! Aroma has chocolate and espresso and molasses, with some hints of fruit and caramel showing up further down the glass. Taste is of dark chocolate, sweet caramel, rich heavy roast and some grapes. Fairly bitter with a lot of richness in the body. Full bodied and a bit sticky. Finishes somewhat lingering, and to the bitter side of bittersweet. The chocolate/espresso bitter side is stronger/richer than the caramel maltiness can combat. A nice offering. Interested to try the Baptist that has been aging in the cellar for 3 months; assuming similar base, just barrel aged.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MIBRomeo (2555) - Wisconsin, USA - APR 13, 2014
Release 11. Big black pour with a tall fluffy brown oatmeal looking head with some thick lacing. Aroma is heavily of dry cocoa powder over a tiny bit of lactose some very heavily roasted dark malt and a hint of hops in the finish. Reminds me a bit of the hoppy hit that Imperial Gonzo has. Full well coated palate, lightly creamy on the tongue. Big roasty malt flavor some bitter cocoa powder some dark chocolates and a good amount of dry hops in the finish that really change the feel and the swallow, but don’t stand out as a specific flavor that I can pick up. As it warms a little hint of vanilla came in as well. Again reminds me of Imp Gonzo in a good way. Enjoyable beer.


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