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RATINGS: 554   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.1/5   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ctipping (539) - Florida, USA - OCT 4, 2015
650 mL bottle poured into a snifter. Pours inky black with a nice deep mocha head. Molasses, fudge, booze, dark chocolate. Pushing into soy sauce range. Taste is equally boozy. Heavy fudge and dark chocolate sweetness. Molasses and dark fruits in the finish. Roasty bitterness. Heavy with low carbonation. Boozy, but not overly so. At first I didn’t think I’d be able to finish my glass, but the sweetness never becomes cloying. Excellent.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
koleminer20 (1377) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - SEP 24, 2015
From notes. Enjoyed on September 19 at Travis’ house. Poured from a 22 oz bottle. The pour is beautiful. There is a thick, viscous, and oily black liquid with a dense dark tan bit of head and no lace. The aroma is, well, not what I’m looking for. I didn’t know this baby was going to be this smoky. It’s not my thing. There is a little roast, some nice chocolate, maybe a hint of coffee, but then it’s dominated by the smoke. There is a little alcohol burn and a sweet molasses on the back end. The flavor is a little better, but still dominated by the smoke. There is a little more of a dark fruit presence to go with the chocolate, coffee hints, and general booziness. The mouth feel is light for what the pour looks like. There is a decent viscosity, but the carbonation really makes this what it is. The aftertaste is lingeringly roasty and chocolatey with a heavy dose of campfire. I wanted more.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Bebum (565) - - SEP 16, 2015
Opaque, lacy. Full body, strong but not very distinctive flavor. Good sour/bitter/sweet balance. Roasty. Pleasant but not remarkable as the hype would lead you to believe. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
SG111 (672) - New York, USA - SEP 11, 2015
Tap at Clubhouse BFD. Pours pitch black, tan head. Aroma is lots of dark chocolate, and roasted malts. Intense. Flavor is boozy, intense chocolate, roasted malt. I like it a lot. Exceptional.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
NachlamSie (3062) - Denver, Colorado, USA - SEP 11, 2015
Bottle that I won in a friendly sports bet. Hell yea. This beer is extremely dark with a near brown head. Aroma is very malty, obviously, with hints of almonds, chocolate, espresso, dark fruits and dark rum. The palate is huge and the alcohol is well masked. Rich, malty flavors dominate with supporting notes of dark fruit and brown sugar. This isn’t super sweet and it’s not super roasty either, just a good balance of the two huge flavors. Most crucial of all, this tastes rare.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
574deadzone (1295) - North Central, Indiana, USA - SEP 10, 2015
Pours a dense dark brown with a smaller mocha head that settles quickly, leaving some fine spots of lace. Nose involves rich fudge, quite prominent alcohol vapors, nuttiness, toasted notes, and some marshmallow. Quite sweet, decently bitter. Not too heavy considering its size, pretty oily, with a drying toasty and warming finish. A nice brew, dangerously drinkable considering everything.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
arnold931 (1012) - Iowa, USA - AUG 24, 2015
Draft at Bricks. Pours black with thin dark brown head. Nose is some bourbon and chocolate. Taste is fudge, bourbon, dark fruit and coffee. Great.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
edwardbass (676) - Illinois, USA - AUG 7, 2015
Extra, extra dark brown with a small, dark tan head. Aroma makes this seem to be bourbon or wine barrel aged, but the label says this is "regular" Jesus. A decent bit of booze in the aroma also. Taste is dried fruit-sweet, some tropical fruit tartness, a bit of dark chocolate and that seemingly barrel aged character even though it’s supposedly not barrel aged. An excellent stout with a unique taste.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
yourilevesque (694) - Quebec, CANADA - AUG 3, 2015
Bière dégustée avec Marco et Mademoiselle Irina. La bière est noire noire noire. Tête peu mousseuse mais d’une teinte mocha et d’une densité plus qu’appréciable. J’aurais aimé des dentelles sur mon verre, mais qu’à cela ne tienne! Les arômes proposées par cette bière sombre sont très délicats et chauds. Je respire avidement ces notes doucement chocolatées. J’ai l’impression d’entrer dans une chocolaterie suisse. C’est léger, parfumé... Ouf! Une belle vanille en gousses fraîches et printanières. Une ganache des plus chaleureuses! En bouche le plaisir est sensationnel! La base maltée est parfaite et procure à cette Grande Bière une charpente solide mais d’une infinie souplesse! Je m’incline bien bas devant ce savant Brasseur qui a si bien su camoufler le 12% d’alcool et rendre la bière si balancée! C’est ample, soyeux, vanillé, chocolaté (je me répète), ni trop longue ni trop courte, juste assez pétillant... Je suis vraiment au paradis!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
edgallow (3077) - nashville, Tennessee, USA - JUL 26, 2015
22 oz bomber pours black with a brown head. Aroma of roasted malts, dried fruit, coffee and chocolate. Taste is coffee, chocolate and malts.

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