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RATINGS: 493   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!


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Sarlacc83 (997) - Oregon, USA - AUG 15, 2014
On tap. It feels a little blasphemous ordering this, but I’m sure that won’t come back to bite me in the ass. A: Solid black with a cappuccino head. Leggy. N: Huge chocolate, espresso and molasses. Oh, there’s the soy sauce. Everyone say "Hi, major character flaw which people inexplicably like". Roast and char. T: Restrained sweetness and bitterness. They’re there, they’re big, but they aren’t overwhelming. M: Oily and heavy. A fine treacly mouthfeel. O: After awhile, all I can taste is soy sauce. C’mon people. I want to like your IRS, but if you are going to dump Kikkoman’s in there, we are never going to get along.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Murano (10) - - AUG 11, 2014
This beer pours thick and black, like oil. It has the aroma of a Tootsie Roll tree. There are major notes of chocolate and coffee in the taste, with an aftertaste of dark coffee grounds. This beer, much like the real Jesus, does not make things easy. It is good, but a hard beer to get through. There is a sweet, syrupy taste and feel. There are notes of dark fruit and something I find I have marked as "sorghum? chicory?" If nothing else, that particular note tastes like those words sound. I first tried it with a pecan pie and vanilla ice cream. You’d think that would be too much of the same tastes, but I quite enjoyed it that way (it has to be a very good pecan pie, though--not the kind served at Waffle House). This beer may be further enjoyed on certain submarines, especially those that never go below water.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
kathouse (1139) - Nevada, USA - AUG 8, 2014
Pitch black with no head to speak of. Chocolate aroma, toast, and raisins. Creamy and heavy on the palate. Chocolate, bacon, and blackened wood flavors are delicious with a fruit finish. Yum!

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
valpoaj (648) - Valparaiso, Indiana, USA - AUG 8, 2014
Tap pour - pure black body with a robust deep brown head - looks enticing and rich. Aroma is heavily roasted on the cusp of burnt with lots of chocolate, malt and coffee - some hidden dark fruit, but the chocolate shines. Flavor is top notch - bakers chocolate, some dark fruit, coffee notes,hint of tobacco, and heavily roasted throughout. Thick, creamy palate, this beer drinks well for its potency and was a treat to have on tap. Yum!

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
gunnfryd (11421) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - AUG 8, 2014
Bottle. black colour with a brown head. Aroma is coffee, malt, hop. Flavour is coffee, malt, hop, soy sauce, alcohol. full body. Very nice beer.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
rodenbach99 (3296) - Longueuil, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 4, 2014
Un bomber partagé par Patrick. Un liquide brun foncée presque noir avec une mousse mince beige, rien de plus...mais le reste.ouf !!! Un nez de chocolat liquide avec des fruits rouges, c’est enivrant (dans le bon sens su terme et enveloppant). La bouche est tout aussi superbe, après une gorgée j’ai crié à ma femme...c’est bon ça !

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
HourGlass13 (151) - North Carolina, USA - AUG 4, 2014
Pours black as midnight, and has a brown head. Aroma is dark chocolate, dark coffee, raisin. Some other flavors come in like caramel, and raisin. This is a very dark beer and has a definite alcohol presence. It hits you hard. There is a lot of jesus in this bottle! Over all I would recommend it.

4.4
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
SlovakSniper (3387) - Candiac, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 4, 2014
Tunique presque noire aux contours rouges. Tête foncée qui ne résiste pas. Nez hallucinant de tabac, d’amandes fumées, de chocolat, de grains maltés rôtis, de torréfaction et de guimauves calcinées. Saveurs intenses et riches de raisins, de fruits foncés divers, de chocolat brun et noir, de grillades, de noix rôties et fumées, d’avoine brûlée, de copeaux de chêne et de houblons bien capables de modérer la montée des sucres. Bouche fortement densifiée avec une faible infiltration des bulles et une texture sirupeuse. Finale de chocolat mi-amer avec des noix fumées au bois de hickory. Fantastico!

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Stuu666 (4008) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - AUG 2, 2014
Bottle at Craig’s. Pours black, nose is chocolate, fruit, liquorice, taste is rich chocolate, fruity.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Advocate_Ames (448) - Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 31, 2014
Pours dark with a defined mocha foam head. The aroma is of cocoa, semi sweet malts, toasted malts, dark chocolate, soft levels of dark roasted coffee, some booze, mild vanilla, with tobacco aromas, and prune or date fruit scents. The flavor is complex leading off with a fruity date taste, followed with potent sweet roasted malts, soft bitter espresso flavor, minor vanilla, and booze. Overall this brew was different but still enjoyable. The booze was hidden nicely.


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