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RATINGS: 124   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.87   EST. CALORIES: 360   ABV: 12%
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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
KingCecil (2033) - - FEB 5, 2013
Bottle @ home.... It pours pitch black beer with a medium dark brown creamy head..... The aroma is roasted malt, leather, soya sauce, licorice, coffee and wood..... The flavor is roasted malt, strong english licorice nice smooth mouthfeel, coffee and wood....

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Yorker (993) - Herning, DENMARK - APR 11, 2014
65 cl bottle @ home. Pours black with a tan head that leaves a little lacing. Aroma and flavour are chocolate, coffee, pepper, roasted malt, and liquorice - with a bitter finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Drake (7945) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - MAR 11, 2014
Bomber from Appalachian Vintner, bottled 11/6/12. Pours an inky dark brown color with a thin frothy brown head. Fair head retention. Aroma of roast, chocolate, nuts, oats, tobacco leaves, mild marzipan and herbal hops. The taste is roast, nuts, chocolate, bitter hops. Medium bodied, low carbonation, lingering bitterness, moderate booze. Solid, no sign of oxidation.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 12/20
FROTHINGSLOSH (4547) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 5, 2014
From the February 2014 3R6P tasting +++ Sampled from a 22 oz brown bottle this beer poured thick, black and oily with a large foamy dark brown head that lingered and left good lacing. The aroma was bitter and roasty with notes of coffee, wood, smoke and a bit of red wine. The flavor was bitter and roasty with moderately strong floral hops, wood, smoke and coffee. Long bitter finish of roasty malts and smoke. Thick and creamy body. Ok.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
Reynolds314 (2089) - Connecticut, USA - JAN 27, 2014
Rich robust and nutty with some cola, chocolate, and sweet grass. Really thick and chewy beer that is tough to drink quickly but coats the palate with lasting flavor.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ernesto987 (3358) - Connecticut, USA - JAN 14, 2014
Beer, very heavy and rich, tons of today with heavy roast, some old sweet flavor in there can’t call it

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
nimbleprop (4200) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - JAN 12, 2014
8oz pour at Smoke and Barrel. Pours an inky black with some spitty, white head. Nose is spot on for the style, toasted bread, molasses, some coffee grounds, roasted malt, some chocolate. Flavor had a bit more of a cherry twang than I expected, but again very true to style, roasty, toasty, sweet, chocolate, mild coffee. Full bodied finish. Straight up imperial stout.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Jur (215) - NETHERLANDS - JAN 4, 2014
Draught @ Smoke & Barrel, Washington. Very dark chestnut pour, hardly any head. Nose has sour fruit tones. Rich, boozy, flavour as you expect from a 12% stout, with some cherries popping up. Some sour as well, hop-dry finish. Well balanced and dangerously drinkable...

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
aracauna (2994) - Georgia, USA - JAN 1, 2014
Pitch black, slow building head. Very rich beer, heavy on the bitter dark chocolate. Some anise. Rich but not overly sweet. Flavor lingers for a while.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
saxo (13455) - Højbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - DEC 26, 2013
Bottle. Nice head with good duration. Color is black. Aroma and taste are rich chocolate, roast malt, bitter hops, coffee and has a long bitter finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Inbreak (1526) - Loddefjord, NORWAY - DEC 14, 2013
UPDATED: FEB 22, 2014 14.12.2013, 0,65l bottle @ home:
Nice brown creamy longlasting head. Aroma is very smooth and rich, dark malts, dark sugar, mild peat, coffee, cocoa, hay, licorice, wet leather. Taste is slightly dry, dark malts, mild peat, coffee, licorice, burnt caramel, dark sugar, leather, alcohol, cocoa, dark berries. Longlasting bitterness, dry mouthfeel. Nice one!

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