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RATINGS: 528   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.11   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 360   ABV: 12%
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!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
andersand (529) - Malmö, SWEDEN - NOV 4, 2013
Black with a small brown head. Very intense soy dominated aroma with notes of raisins, figs, tar and cold coffee. The body is big and sticky and the flavor is very sweet, syrupy and overall heavy on the darkest aspects of beer. Overall a tad one dimensional and sugary, still an impressive big beer suitable for the right occasion, one which might be with a piece of strong cheese to enhance the drinking experience.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
PhillyCraft (4071) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 3, 2013
Bottle shared with some people during Harley’s cat funeral. Poured black with small tan head. Notes of chalk, clay, nuts, oak, char, chocolate, dark fruit, and molasses. Very sticky with a fuller body. Had a somewhat moldy thing going on that turned me off. Not digging this RIS as much as others have.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ansalon (2034) - Stockholm, SWEDEN, SWEDEN - OCT 24, 2013
Pours black with a low tan head. Aroma is chocolate, vanilla, bourbon, muscovado sugar, spirit. Taste is vanilla, chocolate, muscovado sugar, grappa, bourbon, honey. Very extreme and quite boozy. Not that balanced really. Mouthfeel is very nice though, creamy and textured. I quite like this one, warts and all ;)

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JorisPPattyn (8570) - Ursel, BELGIUM - OCT 23, 2013
Pours utterly viscous black, motoroil; small, fast gone russet-greige head. Rich velvety alcohol & fusels’ nose, much burnt notes, nuts, Madeira. Very burnt, roasted, bitterish with only alcoholic sweetness in the background; light hint at sourness. Liqueurish, dried plums or apricots’ flavours, coffee milk. Velvety MF, faint alcoholburn, sharpish edge, well-bodied. Aromatic and inviting, but a slightly less burnt character might work miracles for the balance.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Lupulucid (189) - - OCT 19, 2013
This stout is deceptively accessible and immediately seems like a superficial easy to drink beer lacking depth. On the contrary, complexity emerges and the beer continues to evolve without any change in the friendly easygoing profile established at the onset. There is some sweetness but it is well balanced and not cloying or distracting from rich flavors of chocolate, coffee, dark cherry. The balance of expression is remarkable and somewhat atypical of a stout in its lightness.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
SudsMcDuff (6932) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - OCT 18, 2013
ET is becoming a real gem of a brewery with me .. . pours a deep black .. mild lacing with a strong head .. . deep tar, chocolate, cooking chocolate, and medium roast .. . silky mouthfeel with a smooth envibed finish .. . goos solid brew .. . . you are not illiterate.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Concealer (963) - Denver, Colorado, USA - OCT 16, 2013
Tap. Dark brown near black with a dark brown head. .Smells of raisins, currants, roasted maly, light chocolate and coffee. Flavor is the same. A sweet stout that is complex. Full bodied.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
XmnwildX12 (2079) - Farmington, Minnesota, USA - OCT 13, 2013
On tap at Hops and Pie, nice black coffee pour with a creamy tan head. Aroma of chocolate and tons of roasted coffee, taste of chocolate, roasted malt and nice coffee. Beer is super thick and creamy, bit of heat on the way down. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
BRW (1538) - Barcelona, SPAIN - OCT 13, 2013
On tap at fira de la cervesa artesana de Sabadell. Black colour with brown head. Coffee, alcohol and roasted aroma. Roasted, lots of coffe taste, slightly bitter. Full body.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
TimE (4154) - Tokyo, JAPAN - OCT 12, 2013
pitch black color. Tons of molasses, rich tobacco, dark chocolate, dark fruits. Very complex. The mouth is super thick and sweet, but lacking the depth of the nose. Decent lingering molasses and dark chocolate. Really nice nose ok palate, decent finish.

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