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RATINGS: 453   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.8   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
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New recipe, new label, new year.


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4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
pras (489) - Maryland, USA - JAN 28, 2013
Pitch black with a ton of head to start, dissipated quikly. Aroma is chocolate, molasses, vanilla, booze, roasty malt, tobacco, and rather sweet. Flavor is slightly bitter, coffee, dark chocolate. Finishes extra dry. Alcohol is nicely hidden and doesn’t come across like it does in the nose. Carbonation is rather lively, and helps release the flavor and perhaps hide the alcohol. This is a very nice brew.


3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
badgerben (4502) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - DEC 17, 2014
Black color with a small head. Light chocolate aroma. High alcohol flavor. Light roast. A bit of soy character.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Nische (896) - Saltsjö-Boo, SWEDEN - DEC 17, 2014
Pours a deep brown to black color with a light brown head. Aroma is roasted malts, toffee, light burnt chocolate. Flavor has a solid burnt roasted malt bitterness to it, light toffee. Medium body with a lingering roasted malts. Solid imperial stout.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
fantti (731) - FINLAND - DEC 17, 2014
Kaatuu snifteriin sysimustana ja hyvin paksuna, tumma vaahto on noin sormen paksuinen jääden ohuena vanana lasin reunalle. Hyvin intensiivinen tuoksu tarjoaa vahvimmin kahvista paahdetta, lakritsia ja soijamaisuutta, kevyemmin löytyy makeahkoa suklaata ja puumaista humalaa. Alkuun tuoksu on jo lähes liian hyökkäävä, mutta siihen tottuu onneksi nopeasti. Maku jatkaa samaa intensiivistä linjaa, kahvin ollessa selvästi vahvin maku. Puumaisuutta ja soijaa on myös hyvin paljon, hennommin löytyy lakritsaa. Alkoholia ei ihan täysin ole saatu pidettyä piilossa. Suutuntuma on katkerahko, lämmittävä, muttei ihan niin täyteläinen kuin tämän kaltaisesta oluesta voisi toivoa. Todella tuhdin makuinen ja tuoksuinen IS, lähes liiankin agressiivinen verottaen nautittavuutta.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ramboraffe (718) - SWEDEN - DEC 17, 2014
330 ml bottle. Solid black with tanned head. Smell is coffee, chocolate, roasted malt and dried fruit. Taste is heavy roasted with ashes, chocolate and coffee. Dry with medium bitterness and medium carbonation.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
radagast83 (5038) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - DEC 17, 2014
Draft at Churchkey. Poured a near-pitch black color with a small tan head. Aroma was coffee, some sweet raisin notes. Roasted malts, light bitter chocolate. Chocolate roast. Bitter Malt. booze. Pretty good.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Nsanders (563) - St Paul, Minnesota, USA - DEC 14, 2014
Tap at Pizza Luce. Black with no head. Soy sauce, soft alcohol, crackers and light earthiness. Flavor is savory with a light dry finish. Body is heavier with an oily feel.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
AirForceHops (3508) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - DEC 13, 2014
11.2 oz bottle purchased at 7-11, Kittery, ME. Pitch black, tiny tan head, no lacing. Aroma is cocoa powder, licorice, soy sauce and weaker roasted tones. Flavor is mostly the same as the aroma, mocha, ash, lingering licorice after the sip. Body is medium, almost full. Molasses sticky texture over the palate. Has a mild Christmas spice hiding underneath. Good but not quite top tier.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
wihlan (330) - Malmö, SWEDEN - DEC 13, 2014
Flaska från systemet - Maltig arom med en hint av whiskyfat. Mörk som natten med brunt skum. Fyllig i kroppen med tydliga brändatoner och en viss eftersmak av ekfat. Silkeslen!

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Bricks (633) - Delaware, USA - DEC 12, 2014
Huge chocolate taste on this one. Great pour. A very heavy, tasteful stout.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
blogmeabeer (19) - Hässelby, SWEDEN - DEC 12, 2014
Black, Brown head. Coffee, soy, chocolate and a light roasted note to the nose. Dense oily with loads of coffee and liqorice. Massive and packed with dark souls. Very good!


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