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RATINGS: 546   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.83   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
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New recipe, new label, new year.


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4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
fidelis83 (2196) - Clinton, Iowa, USA - OCT 31, 2013
Oily black pour with a 3 finger, dense, creamy, oily mocha brown head. Aroma is huge on roasted nuts, chocolate, mild coffee, earthy wood, smoke, roast, char, dark caramel and just a hint of herbal, floral hops. The fist sip starts of with tons of sweet milk chocolate, turning darker as it goes, lots of roasted nuts, dark coffee, dark caramel then the lightly bitter roast, char and burnt sugar kick in followed by earthiness. Finishes with cocoa and some grassy, floral, pine and herbal hop notes. Heavy body with a creamy to chewy entry, light, blanketing and slightly sharp carbonation, nice alcohol warmth without being overly boozy and a still creamy and chewy, but slightly char-dry finish. Really good stuff, probably something I will try again.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
dwyerpg (4871) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - JUL 24, 2015
The appearance is outstanding. A thick Beer that grows in sweetness as it goes along, itís good but just not great for me. I donít think I like imperial stouts as much as I used to

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
GlasgowTAD (590) - Glasgow/Aberdeen, SCOTLAND - JUL 6, 2015
Pours jet black with a small light brown head which soon disappears. Aroma is figs, dates, red berries and slight smoked malts. Taste is smokey, slight burnt sugar, hint of tarty red berry with some mild cognac notes. Body is a little thin with an oily mouthfeel. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Psytron (1583) - Turku, FINLAND - JUL 4, 2015
Smell of oak, cough mixture. Black colour, very dark brown head. Aroma of oak, armagnac, some roasted malt. Medium sweet, also slightly bitter. Oily texture, flat carbon. Heavy body. Good but nonsurprising.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Niller (933) - Hammel, DENMARK - JUN 27, 2015
Bottle@Desverger, Copenhagen. Pours black with a brown head. Aroma and taste is dark roasted malts, coffee, chocolate, some nice sweetness creeping in, caramel and vanilla nuances, roasted bitter finish. Very good.

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Prufrockstar (1500) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JUN 25, 2015
Blind RIS experiment [Sample 11 of 20, 4/23/2015] Poured by Summer. Dark with deep ruby highlights around edge; creamy khaki head with good retention. Initial aroma was strangely dusty (dust? yeah, dust). Also doughy (like chocolate chip cookie dough), some fruit, a little copper and roast, with noticeable alcohol upon a deep whiff. Bittersweet chocolate, with waves of dry roastiness and light sweetness. Lush and vinous. Mildly astringent. Full body with creamy texture, soft-to-average carbonation. Overall: hard for me to pin this one down. Some aspects seem like flaws (dust; copper; alcohol), but taken together on a whole it all kinda comes together and works. Very zen. Well, "very" is a stretch -- kinda zennish? Like the Cliffs notes to Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance. More complex than some of these, and (after acclimating) a joy to drink. Unique. Feelin the booze -- ABV guess on this would be 10% or so.

Rating: 6/4/8/4/16
Guess: Iím thinking one I havenít had -- isnít roasty enough for Mikkeller or Evil Twin [edit: looks like I was wrong on that].
Would pay: $3ish. Sort of a special one, so in the mood I could go a little higher.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Iznogud (1549) - CROATIA - JUN 25, 2015
Bottle, 330 ml from Svijet Piva, Zagreb. Pours black with medium brown head. Coffee aroma. Roasted malts, chocolate, liquorice, coffee, quite sweet. Full bodied.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Desverger (3880) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUN 21, 2015
Bottle from Kihoskh, Copenhagen (shared with Niller) - black pour with a brown head. Dark roasted malty aroma and taste, coffee, chocolate, some nice sweetness creeping in, some subtle caramel and vanilla nuances, roasted bitter finish.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
kraddel (4563) - some beerplace, BELGIUM - JUN 7, 2015
Pours pretty damn black, alright! No head mentionable. Smell is intense, roasted grainyness. Bit bitter chocolate. Taste is rather intense, bitter, chocolate( dark and pure ) as well as a mild coffee undertone. The taste is nice and long, over a less-thick-than-expected MF , and a very low carbo. Very nice indeed.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jamaty (1241) - Madrid, SPAIN - JUN 7, 2015
Negra opaca con trazas marrones. Carbonataciůn visible. Muy abundante espuma oscura, que aguanta bastante. Aroma ligero, tostado y a chocolate. Sabor de moderado a fuerte, a maltas tostadas y ahumadas. Recuerdos de chocolate. Moderado amargor. Suave. Cuerpo moderado. Alcohol bien oculto, aunque 10 grados difŪcilmente se esconden del todo.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BringMeOG (15) - - MAY 30, 2015
Aromat: Głownie czekolada/kakao, gdzieś tam lekkie nuty utlenienia śliwka/sos sojowy ale bardzo słabe Wygląd: Ciemne nieprzejzyste, olej Smak: Nie jest tak słodkie jak wskazywał aromat. Lekko oleiste ale bez przesady. Bardziej kawowe. Fajna lekka goryczka.


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