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RATINGS: 551   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.77   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 40   EST. CALORIES: 267   ABV: 8.9%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Deep black color with mousse-like head. Chocolate, black, and roasted malts. Vanilla and chocolate aroma and flavor. Flaked barley and oats for a creamy texture. Dry finish and slightly roasted coffee after taste. Made with Black Dog Coffee. 8.9% abv.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
SarkyNorthener (2370) - West Bromwich (Yorkshire Expat), West Midlands, ENGLAND - OCT 6, 2014
Bottle@anchorage, sheffield. Very dark brown beer with small head. Aroma of roasted malts and coffee. Taste follows the same as the aroma. Oily on the palate. Good.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DedicatedToFun (3013) - Santa Monica, California, USA - SEP 29, 2014
Tap, dark pour, tan head, nose is coffee, taste is coffee, smooth, dark chocolate, awesome.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
RichTheVillan (3460) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - SEP 27, 2014
Bottle at Anchorage Sheffield; pitch black pour with a creamy tan head, big coffee aroma, taste has chocolate, roasted malts, bitter coffee.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
s_hartshorne (1752) - wakefield, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - SEP 27, 2014
Bottle anchorage Sheff. Black thin tan head. Aroma is choc coffee vanilla roasted malts taste same nice bitter finish some smoke. Oily mouthfeel. Good stuff.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
phaleslu (6807) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - SEP 16, 2014
Draft sample at Cincy Beerfest 2014 on Fountain Square. Pours a beautiful opaque brown with a big dark tan head that takes a little while to settle. Great looking beer. Notes of chocolate, coffee, cardboard, burnt toast, tobacco, earth, and roast. Medium-bodied, with medium carbonation and a chalky, roasty mouthfeel. It seems kind of old; or at least it initially did before growing on me a little.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
slowrunner77 (6083) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 16, 2014
"Had this one bottled a while back - not sure why i didnít rate right away. A worthy beer, loads of coffee and bitterness up front, with some sweet coffee and chocolate to temper the flavor. medium to thick feel, and pretty smooth for the abv."

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
imdownthepub (10646) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - SEP 10, 2014
Bottled, 355ml at The Beer Cellar, Exeter, Devon. Black with tan head. There is a smoothness to this, full palate, rich, chocolate malts along with a smooth coffee grounds, tarry in the close. This is rather scrumptious and very drinkable, probably not for a Tuesday lunch time though.

4.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
katrinaez (117) - norristown, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 8, 2014
Tastes like crushed coffee beans....literally. strong thick imperial. Heavy but tasty. Touch of bitter and you feel the abv.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
MayumiH (175) - Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 4, 2014
" Enjoy your new pet! He said. 12hrs later, your heart is pounding with terror as you wake up to find the savage beast growling over a puddle of your neighbours organs. And thatís not coffee on your breath this morning, itís a fear. Sleep tight my friend. "

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ghendrix (121) - Cardiff, WALES - AUG 31, 2014
Bottle at home. Pours black with oily tan head, decent lacing. Aromas are chocolate, coffee, liquorice, fruit cake, berries, wood. Medium sweet and a little bitter at first, getting more bitter toward the finish. Alcohol warmth later. Mouthfeel is slick, a little cocoa powder at the end. Not much carbonation.


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