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RATINGS: 2050   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.1/5   SEASONAL: Winter   IBU: 90   EST. CALORIES: 315   ABV: 10.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
A fine companion to end a meal or relax in front of the hearth with, this robust ale will cellar well for years. Brewed with ten varieties of malted barley this stout is extremely smooth, complex and rich in body. We recommend serving at cellar temperature. Sit back and enjoy its richness and complexity, you’re about to drink the ultimate winter warmer.


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Hansen (8390) - Assentoft, DENMARK - APR 16, 2011
Choking appearance, totally black when poured into a glass. Brown head, lasting. Dark aromas, roasted syrup, Sweet flavor, dark, roasted notes too. Flavor is heavy sweet, moderate sweet, moderate bitter finish too.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
EHopper (620) - Minnesota, USA - APR 16, 2011
Poured black with a thick brown head like what’s left in the top of a great root beer float that has sat and warmed a bit. First impression is full flavored and drinkable being not as thick as experted. A bit more alcohol burn than would like, but great coffee dark fruit and malt flavor with a bit of lingering sour. Would be great if it had an aroma to match, but pretty weak.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jkwood04 (5261) - Connecticut, USA - APR 14, 2011
12oz bottle in a snifter. Pours black with a thin, tan head. Aroma of roasted malts, dark coffee, dark chocolate, and a little hops. Flavor very strong on the roasted malts, probably one of the strongest of this flavor I have tasted in a beer. In the words of Paul Wall, "Got a cup full of that oil." It’s no KBS or Breakfast stout, but it is very good.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
murphym45 (769) - New York, New York, USA - APR 13, 2011
Pours pitch black and thick with a nice brown head. Huge coffee aroma with some chocolate and roasted malt. Taste is malty with some bitter coffee, roasted malts. Very smooth with a bit of an alcoholic warmth. Very flavorful, complex, enjoyable.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
abcfan (913) - New Jersey, USA - APR 13, 2011
Awesome brew. Pours black with fluffy tan head. Coffee and malt aromas. Very smooth drinking, tastes like chocolate and iced coffee, with a light cherry finish. Chewy mouthfeel, finishes easy with a little booziness. Would drink again.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Damico (3140) - Royersford, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 7, 2011
The beer pours really dark with a beautiful caramel and bright cinnamon head. The aroma is awesome - chocolate and sweet malts. The flavor starts off with sweet and malty on top of a delicious and creamy rich body. Then settles with a bit of smooth sweet booziness. It tastes so good!

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
octo (22) - USA - APR 4, 2011
pours black with small head. thick, roasty coffee, bitter, earthy, peanut buttery?, little alcohol burn for 10.5%. good stuff.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
TheHopster (1041) - Netcong, New Jersey, USA - MAR 31, 2011
(bottle) Intensely rich and full bodied. Flavors of charred & roasted malts and coffee. Complex and smooth. Lingering finish. A sipper after dinner or anytime to take the chill away.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
chibuck (3510) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 29, 2011
On tap into a 4oz tulip at Stub & Herbs...Black pour, with not much head or retention...An aroma of all roast, not broken up enough with flavors, needs some sweetness...The taste is all very bitter and roasted coffee. Not bad, just one noted, and a very roasted imp, too much for my liking in this style.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
malrubius (2555) - Springfield, Vermont, USA - MAR 29, 2011
On tap at 4th Avenue Pub. Holy crap. Black with dark brown dense head and lace. Rich chocolate espresso earthy aroma. Rich dark chocolate bitter espresso beans mild dark fruit woody hops earthy very bitter roasted woody finish. Thick and rich, like Sarah Palin. Overbearing like her, too.


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