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RATINGS: 512   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.1   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!


4.7
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
AndyW68 (1194) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - SEP 27, 2013
Wow. Black pour with dark brown head. Aroma is coffee and vanilla. Tasye is sweet coffee and vanilla. Great desert.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Bahumat (132) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - SEP 18, 2013
Pint bottle, September 15th Pours black with a deep brown thin head that fades to lacing. Aroma is alcohol, earthy aroma of cocoa. Taste is intensely chocolate/coffee, very sweet in front with lingering astringent coffee/cocoa notes. Mouthfeel is syrupy thick with gentle fizz in front fading to astringency in front. Overall: A very nice beer, but a little too thick and syrupy to score higher. Definitely a premium quality beer, but the price is incredibly steep for the offering. If you like this beer, hunt down some high-scoring, lower-priced porters. You’ll get the same great beer quality at half the price.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
jbruner (2828) - Athens, Georgia, USA - SEP 16, 2013
Pours a thick black on tap with fluffy tan brown head that leaves moderate lace. Aroma is big on the roasted malt and coffee, then a hint of sweet chocolate before it falls to a hint of booze. Taste follows, chocolate and coffee notes. Booze is well hidden on the tongue, thick and viscous. Good stuff.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Art (2067) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 14, 2013
Bottle thanks to icehawk. Pours a deep brown to black without much head. Aroma of chocolate, maybe slight soy but I don't get as much as others I drank this with. Tastes of coffee and roasted malts. Slight burn of alcohol and light carbonation.

3.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
charule (1475) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 14, 2013
Bottle shared from art. Poured pitch black with a ring. Soy sauce teriyaki aroma. Very smooth slight bitter taste.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
doublebock (520) - California, USA - SEP 14, 2013
Appearance: Pours thick and dark like a can of oil. Jet black with thin layer of reddish dark tan foam Aroma: Maple syrup, mocha and and roasted malt with a nice kick Taste: Monster rich and chewy mouthful. Chocolate fudge, coffee, and tobacco. Finish is sweet with port and espresso grinds. Overall: Just a big, heavy, rich, malty in your face imperial stout. Even your a fan of the imperial stout style, this one is excellent and would be great with some smores on a cold winter night.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Abijen (1621) - ’s-Hertogenbosch, NETHERLANDS - SEP 14, 2013
Pours a beautiful black beer with a good brown head. Smells coffee and roasty. Tastes coffee roasty and chocolate. Nice filthy thick body, low carbo and a very sticky texture.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Bosbouw (1584) - Gemonde, NETHERLANDS - SEP 14, 2013
Zeer mooi stroperig motorolie structuur. Volle bruine kraag. Volle geur van koffie en roasted. Smaakt erg goed. Zware volle stroperive structuur. Koffie smaak met een volle en brandende nasmaak.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
hansvf (231) - - SEP 14, 2013
Heel zwart, heel koffie achtig, goed, stroperig dik mondgevoel, smaakt goed maar nasmaak niet super

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
hallinghansen (2220) - Odense S, DENMARK - SEP 13, 2013
Bottle. Black body with a medium brown head. Aroma is coffee, lots of chocolate, dark and milk, roasted malt, molasses. Flavour is roasted malt, fresh coffee, rich chocolate, toffee, warming alcohol. Bitter coffee/dark chocolate end. Wow this is great.


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