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RATINGS: 569   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.83/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
New recipe, new label, new year.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
b33r (772) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - OCT 22, 2015
Dark black color with medium brown chocolate milk colored head and little oily lacing. Aroma is sharp with deep fruits, rum, raisins, and fudge. Flavor has rich dark chocolate, creamy smooth, cocoa, roasted malts, and a slightly bitter bite. Mouthfeel is a bit oily, with tingling alcohol presence. Very good!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Changed (448) - Ithaca, New York, USA - OCT 17, 2015
12 oz bottle. Pours black, brown head, good lacing. Aroma is cereal, chocolate, coffee. Flavor is chocolate, roasted malt, some coffee, licorice, slight booziness. Finish is quite bitter, body is full, slightly creamy and smokey. This one might benefit from sitting in a temperature controlled hotel room in New York City until Christmas Eve to mellow out/come together. Still good, though.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
TEJA (1822) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - OCT 17, 2015
Bottle from systembolaget sweden. Big brown lasting head. Black color. Dark roasted malt aroma blended with a small fruity aroma. Smooth chocolate and sweet malts. Huge body.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
Hanoi (671) - Greater Manchester, ENGLAND - OCT 13, 2015
2015 Bottle. Nose is plums, blackcurrant, dark cherry, licoricem roast, hints of chocolate. Taste is dark fruits, plums, roast, soy, a touch marzipan, a little bread and hint of mint and herbal hops in the finish. A second mouthful brings forward more of the smokey notes, and a little filter coffee with a heavy dose of licorice in the finish. Surprisingly thin for the style. Nice licorice bomb, which never really becomes more than the some of it’s parts.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
klm1 (630) - - OCT 12, 2015
Pours black, opaque, with stable light brown foamy head. Visualy low carbonation with small, slow up rising bubbles. Aroma: alcohol note is evident, but well hidden behind roasted malt character like coffee, dark chocolate, and behind caramel. Fruity esters are also evident, like dark fruits, reisins etc. Flavor is very similar: intense, with moderate roasted malt flavor, with strong bittersweet note of dark chocolate, hint of coffee and cocoa. Malt is supported with caramel. Fruity esters are slightly intensive and they take on dark fruit, like plums and raisins. Hop bitterness is high, malt sweetness is medium, finish is dry and moderately sweet, slightly warming though alcohol note is not detectable. Body is full, sticky, smooth, carbonation is low.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Nijstrom (272) - Turku, FINLAND - OCT 4, 2015
Bottle. Chocolate, wood, roasted malt, liquorice and caramel. Bitter. Somewhat sweet. Dry and bitter finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Beerdedone (3062) - Croydon, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 30, 2015
Bottle. Pours black with a small brown head. Aroma of roasted malts, coffee, chocolate and vanilla. Flavor was silky smooth and nicely balanced with chocolate, black coffee, smoke, caramel, molasses and subtle dark fruit. Oily texture, full bodied, soft carbonation.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Savage_Night (244) - California, USA - SEP 27, 2015
Pours black with a khaki brown head. Head retention is ok. AROMA:, roasty, coffee, chocolate, vanilla, smoke, woody, soy sauce, clove, spice, earthy, lightly hopped, dough and dark malt. TASTE: chocolate, coffee, roasty, vanilla, smoke, soy sauce, clove, spice, earthy, alcohol, alcohol and hop bitterness. AFTER TASTE:, coffee, dark chocolate, spice, slight smoke and hop bitterness with a thick buttery finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mateuszk (1121) - Poznań, POLAND - SEP 11, 2015
Bottle. Pours black in colour with small beige head. Aroma and taste with dark chocolate and coffee, wood, vanilla, fruity notes. Full bodied, oily, sweet with strong bitterness in the finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Klimaet (978) - Aarhus N, DENMARK - AUG 27, 2015
Bottle. Pours pitch black with a small light brown head. Aromas of sweet dark fruits, roast, dark bitter chocolate, licorice, malts. Sweet dark fruits, malts, ashes, bitter chocolate, roast, licorice.

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