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RATINGS: 544   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.76   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.


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3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
hman43 (357) - Pinehurst, North Carolina, USA - JAN 30, 2014
A strong coffee aroma with a good bit of chocolate. Black in color with little head that is dark brown. A powerful black coffee taste with a bitter finish. The roasted malts make a impact with a bit a vanilla flavor mixed in.


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
RedSox2004 (1294) - Pacific Palisades, California, USA - OCT 17, 2014
On tap at The Daily Pint. Jet black, entirely opaque, two-finger tan head and minimal lace. Rich coffee, roasted malt and coca aromas with hints of dark fruit and alcohol. Flavors of roasted malts, coffee, dark chocolate, vanilla bean and warming alcohol. Heavy body, silky smooth mouthfeel, no carbonation and a rich, decadent chocolate finish.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
BeerdedDave (444) - - OCT 13, 2014
black; very smooth, especially for an 8.9% beer; roasted malt flavor with mild coffee notes

3.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
outlawskies (964) - - OCT 12, 2014
Julie a likes it not dry malty. Julie gives it a 4. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
SarkyNorthener (2121) - 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 (2716) - 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 (3163) - 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 (1514) - 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 (6609) - 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 (5983) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 16, 2014
"Had this one bottled a while back - not sure why i didn’t 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 (10488) - 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.


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