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RATINGS: 551   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.77   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 40   EST. CALORIES: 267   ABV: 8.9%
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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
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ferit (143) - Schleswig-Holstein, GERMANY - FEB 16, 2012
- geen geur - drapje, slap uiterlijk + paprika smaak, lekkere eerste smaak

3.4
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BREWMUSKCLES (2301) - New Jersey, USA - FEB 15, 2012
initial aroma of rubbing alcohol. flavor of alcohol and vanilla the beer is creamy and frothy with flavors of caramel and toffee with a fruity metallic composite that makes me think of plum pudding that is somewhat on the sweet side. a bit warming though muted the beer looks good in the pour and my bottles had a mocha head that dissapeared in some order. my kind of holiday beer. seems off balance yet with some intrigue. coffee in the alcohol with some deep dark chocolate. lingering rye hop finish.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
mcmisko (352) - New York, USA - FEB 14, 2012
Pours near black with a dark brown head. Smells like coffee and chocolate, but smell is not too lifted. Taste very smooth and creamy, with coffee, milk chocolate and sweet rich cola flavors. Pretty thick, but smooth and clean mouth feel. Coffee flavors are not over powering and not near as strong as other coffee stouts Iíve had, but this is a great brew.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
SimplySike (962) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - FEB 14, 2012
UPDATED: MAY 10, 2013 2013-05-10 355ml. Bottle. Pours pours black with cream head. Aroma coffee, alcohol, sugar, dark fruits. Taste Coffee bitter, some sweets. Mouthfeel slick. Great coffee stout. 2012-02-14 Nice coffee aroma. Dark almost black beer firm brown head. Taste: coffee little biter little fruity.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
andrejes (32) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - FEB 14, 2012
Bottle, very dark, nice brown head. Taste many coffee, malts some fruits.Light bitter

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
DrSilverworm (6946) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - FEB 12, 2012
12oz bottle, 2012 vintage. Super-dark brown color, a little brown head fading to minimal, bit of lace. Lighter, but kind of a sharp carbonation. Really dry texture... Normally I like that, but this may be too dry, takes away from the body a bit. Iím not sure how I feel about it. Really awesome bottle-art, probably the most impressive Iíve seen yet from FD. The aroma is awesome, delivers in the coffee department. You can easily detect it just from sniffing the glass, and it lasts through the aftertaste for quite a bit, along with just a bit of alcohol bite and some good oatiness. Great roasty-coffee bittersweet taste. Great beer, but itís super-fresh... Itíd be interesting to try a version of this thatís been aged for a year or more. I think the added smoothness would do wonders for this brew

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
portableparty (1955) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - FEB 11, 2012
Bottle to snifter (thanks watson1977). Pours oily black brown with a quick tan head that fades to nothing. Aroma is roasted burnt malt coffee and some vanilla and dark fruit. Taste is vanilla roasted malt and coffee with some chocolate and finishes with dark dried fruit like figs or raisins. Palate is full and slick with a oily dry finish. Nice brew!

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
jstraw (1937) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 11, 2012
Black with modest brown head / Acidic nose of roast barley and coffee / Medium body, acidity and strong carbonation leading to both weak body and brief, very bitter, finish / Simple flavors of dark roast coffee with notes of caramel and grass / Clumsy.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Lowe1983 (1361) - Dayton, Ohio, USA - FEB 10, 2012
Pours a dark brown color with a tan head. Aroma is sweet of coffee, chocolate, roasted malts, molasses, and some vanilla. Flavor is strong of coffee up front which gives way to the chocolate, roasted malts, and vanilla. Not much of a warming on the finish.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
tgncc (2890) - Bellmore, New York, USA - FEB 10, 2012
The aroma is smooth coffee, cream, chocolate, molasses. The appearance is jet black, tan head. The flavor is coffee, cream, molasses, dark fruit, chocolate (not as much as the aroma.) The finsih is roasty, sweet, light pine hops. medium/thick in body, closer to thick, creamy mouthfeel. Pretty good.


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