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RATINGS: 568   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.1/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 360   ABV: 12%
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Few times in the history of craft beer it has happened that a highly praised beer rises beyond mortal stardom into a higher godly league. Usually the recipe to make such heavenly drops is thick fudge-like body, pitch black color, amazingly overwhelming aromas of chocolate, coffee, dark fruits and muscovado sugar, obviously only made in limited amounts and most crucial of all – it must taste rare!


3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
annunz123 (945) - Taunton, Massachusetts, USA - JAN 12, 2014
Chocolate, coffee, and molasses in the aroma. Flavor is rich and bready, with lots of coffee and chocolate. Lots of roast coffee bitterness and alcohol in the finish. Lots of nice flavors here, but strong enough to be borderline harsh, especially to non-beer-nerds. Might be even better if you lay it down for a while before opening.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
jonas (6406) - Garching b. München, GERMANY - JAN 11, 2014
Burned espresso and turpentine aroma Crude oil black, dark brown layer with tar flecks Espresso roast and biscotti notes, caramel and sugar sweetness, somewhat sticky, viscous, a hint smoke, dry roastiness - somewhat puckering on the palate. I feel the need to cut this beer with milk or cream - not a good thing I think. Orangepeel and coffee aftertaste, dry hoppiness. Extreme in a way I don’t really enjoy that much

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Jimmythespoon (472) - - JAN 7, 2014
Perfect beer. Make sure to not drink too cold. Pitch black pour. Beige head. Very very delicate creamy velvet feel. Absolutely flawless beer.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Ughsmash (7466) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 6, 2014
Bottled. Poured very deep brown with a just-about-as-dark head. The aroma picked up burnt coffee, licorice, and cocoa with cane sugar, a touch of rum, and smoked malts around.. warm and welcoming. The flavor found syrupy burnt coffee, cocoa, and cane sugar with black peppery notes, burnt roast, and more cocoa around.. finished very roasty with a lot of belly warmth. Heavy-bodied with a thick, syrupy feel across the middle of the palate.. bitter and strong, but not too much of either.. loved it!

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
haukur (1532) - Reykjavik, ICELAND - JAN 4, 2014
draft. Black with a brown head. Some roast in the nose, some hints of chocolate. Roast with some hints of hops in the finish. Incredibly standard.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
MarcoDL (3402) - NETHERLANDS - DEC 29, 2013
I needed a spoon for this one. Oily, pitch-black, rich beer. Feast for the senses and an attack on the stomache. Very complex, diverse and quite brilliant.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Mora2000 (6132) - McKinney, Texas, USA - DEC 28, 2013
Black pour with a brown head. The aroma has some strong chocolate and roasted malt notes. The flavor is very similar. There is a good dose of milk chocolate and heavily roasted malt, as well as a bit of ash. Thick mouthfeel and medium carbonation.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BrewBoxer (2491) - New York, New York, USA - DEC 28, 2013
Draft at the growler NYC. Pours a pitch black color. Deep cocoa chocolate taste with a milkshake consistency. Very flavorful. Almost like a desert or sweet boozy coffee drink that's cold ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
sebletitje (8269) - Enghien, BELGIUM - DEC 25, 2013
Bouteille 66cl, split 4 ways at work. Noir profond, col moka élevé laissant un doré au verre. Arôme est malté très profond, note de chocolat, léger caramel et un bouquet de grains assez prononcé. Palais est très épais avec pas mal de chocolat, caramel, note chocolat noir, profond côté toffee le tout légèrement liquoreux/sucré et épais en bouche. Pointe de grillé et café avec une amertume très modérée et un léger fumé en toute fin de bouche. L’alcool se ressent bien dès les premières gorgées. Au final une bière complexe mais qui devient bcp trop au bout des ces 66cl, même avec 4 personnes en dégustation.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
pushkinwow (2434) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 25, 2013
Bomber from Capones, fitting that its opened on Christmas Day. Black with a nice creamy dark mocha head that lasts for a while. A very nice balance of semi sweet chocolate, coffee, some toffee, a hint of sarcasm, roasted malts, caramelized vanilla with a bit of liege waffle. Full body and viscous, mild carbonation, somewhat sweet at first but then becomes more bitter, coats the palate, coffee and malts, becomes more cloying and sweet on the finish.


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