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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!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
wlajwl (4127) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - JUL 8, 2012
Aroma is dark malts, vinous notes and a strong hint of alcohol. The flavor is malts, dark fruit, earthiness and an alcoholic finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
after4ever (6314) - Brier, Washington, USA - JUL 7, 2012
330. Pours jet black with a towering, thick, viscous burnt tan head. Lots of sticky lace. Big heavy coffe and chocolate nose, a nice mix of bitter and sweet chocolate notes along with the complex coffeeness. Thick sticky body with sluggish carb. Big roasty totasty mid palate with coffee and chocolate everywhere. What’s best about this beer is that there’s a coherence to all of it; it’s not just a mess of big impy notes all swirling around together. It’s pleasant and pleasurable to drink, and everything’s working together harmoniously. Might have to lay in a few bottles of this one, even at these prices. Cheers!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
adrian910ss (2377) - philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 6, 2012
11.2 oz bottle. Pours a thick pitch black color with a thick and large brown head. Aroma of bitter dark chocolate, molasses, burnt sugar, fudge and dark fruit. Taste of bitter dark chocolate, burnt sugar, molasses, dark fruit and hints of fudge. Superb.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
GAManiac (1944) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JUL 4, 2012
11.2oz bottle. Pours pitch black with a small but thick mocha head that sticks to the sides of the glass on the way down. Aroma is big on bakers chocolate, coffee and caramelized sugar. There is also a bit of dark fruit but the heavy roastiness of the black malts stand out above the sweetness. Taste is like a big thick coffee, chocolate milkshake. Some sweetness, lots of roast, hints of espresso beans. Bitterness from the roast and semi-sweet chocolate linger in the finish. Mouthfeel is absolutely decadent, like a milkshake. Thick, smooth with decent carbonation and heavily roasted. This is an excellent imperial stout, one of the best I’ve have in a long time. There is a great balance of roast with chocolate and a seriously thick feel. Works on almost every level.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
thomas15 (689) - USA - JUN 30, 2012
chocolate cherry cookie roasty with tirimisu type smells.... black as hell with little to no head, but what little head that shows up is beautiful and dark brown. roasted malt with slight smoke and apparent chocolate. nice long and intricate palate some vinious type fruit amongst the roast, chocolate. very nice...

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Meilby (8409) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JUN 26, 2012
Draught @ Copenhagen Beer Celebration 2012
Pours pitch black with a tan head. Aroma has notes of roasted malt, chocolate and coffee. Taste is heavy sweet and medium bitter with a long chocolate, coffee, roasty finish. Body is full, texture is oily, carbonation is soft.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
stobbe74 (3789) - DENMARK - JUN 18, 2012
Sampled at Copenhagen Beer Celebration 2012. Pours a pitch black beer with a brown head. The aroma is malt, roasted, fruit and licorice. The flavor follows the nose with additional chocolate and coffee. The palate is sweetness with alcoholwarmth. Overall a good beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
madsberg (10480) - Søborg, DENMARK - JUN 16, 2012
Bottled. Pitch black coloured. Dense brown head. Aroma pf roast caramel, Brown sugar, chocolate, light coffee. Flavour is dense ned full of coffee, roast bron sugar, herbs, caramel and light liqourice. Medium to full bodied. Ends on a roasted bitterness. Very Nice

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
VsXsV (2546) - Linköping, SWEDEN - JUN 16, 2012
Bottle at tasting with Marc from Brill. Opaque, black liquid with small tan head. Lots of brown lacing. Smells of biscuits, licorice, chocolate, ash, uncooked bacon (umami, lots of umami) and black patent malt. Very savory/meaty. Taste is light to medium sweet with medium to high bitterness and notes of chocolate and a really umami feel. The bitterness reminds me of the kind that you experience in espresso. Full bodied with light carbonation and super sticky mouthfeel. In a way delicious, but way too savory for my liking. Really split the tasting group in a hate/love way.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Habanero (2806) - Tranbjerg, DENMARK - JUN 14, 2012
UPDATED: JAN 19, 2013 Bottled. Pours pitch black with a small tan head, leaving a fair lacing . Nose of roasted malts, chocolate and coffee. Sweet flavor with dark fruits and brown sugar and again coffee, chocolate and licorice notes. Full bodied, oly texture and soft carbonation. More dry finish with a little malt bitterness and alcohol. Excellent and very enjoyable. ★★★★

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