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RATINGS: 1539   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.08   SEASONAL: Winter   IBU: 90   EST. CALORIES: 315   ABV: 10.5%
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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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Beerhammaren (895) - FINLAND - APR 6, 2014
.355l bottle from Alko Jyväskylä Pours black with low brown head. Aroma is ash, cocoa, dark chocolate, roasted malts, bit burned, alcohol. Flavor is cocoa, dark chocolate, coffee, alcohol, ashtray, tobacco, roasted malts, burned, salty liquorice... Thick and oily mouthfeel. Swell!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
TChrome (1400) - Bedford, Texas, USA - APR 6, 2014
Beer pours black with a dark tan colored head. Aromas of roasted nuts, chocolate, and earth. Taste is both sweet and bitter. A great beer.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Sarpa (671) - FINLAND - APR 6, 2014
Bottle 35.5 clear from alko at home. Pours black with a brown head. Dry, ashy, cocoa aroma, some tobacco and coffee. Dry mouth feel. Roasted malts, licorice, dark chocolate.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Beerheart65 (895) - Pori, FINLAND - APR 5, 2014
Ooh. Looked like I was pouring motor oil, very black and thick. Head is bout one finger, creamy and medium long, looks great. Sweet and slightly bitter aroma is roasted with medical herbs, salty licorice, sea salt, coffee, alcohol. Complex and tempting. Palate is what expected, rich with full body, oily feel, strongly roasted with bit burnt notes, long roasted and semisweet finish, soft carbonation, almost as sweet as aroma suggests. Burning campfire by the seaside under a starry sky, such a great mood elevator, excellent. Only minor flaw to me is that I feel this to be just tiny bit too roasted, would have preferred it without those burnt notes. But highly recommended anyway, rich and tasty and nuanced, one with character.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Jore (2) - Tampere, FINLAND - APR 5, 2014 does not count
Taste is slightly roasted with a hint of chocolade. Very nice bit sweeter aftertase keeps you wanting for more.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
cenzu (21) - - APR 4, 2014
beautiful, dark black beer with a rich thick body that is full of taste. the strong bitter chocolate slaps you in the face and leaves a long pleasurable aftertaste.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Jayb0 (981) - Cherry Hill, New Jersey, USA - APR 3, 2014
Predictably excellent. With coaxing a bit of a brown head, but what was thee stuck around. Nose is slightly vinous and malty, slightly earthy. Silky smooth, slightly hot, rich and warming. Malty, earthy, not cloying, full of darkness.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TaktikMTL (5546) - Montréal-Nord, Quebec, CANADA - APR 3, 2014
En fût. Verre de 10 oz dégusté chez The Reservoir (Waterbury, VT) au coût de 6,50$. Arôme: Odeur de céréale grillée avec une pointe de chocolat. Apparence: La couleur est noire opaque. Présence d’un moyen col mousseux et d’une fine dentelle sur le verre. Saveur: Goût de céréale grillée et de café torréfié avec une pointe de chocolat. Durée moyenne de l’arrière goût. Palette: Le corps est plein avec une texture légèrement onctueuse. Moyenne effervescence en bouche. Légère présence de torréfaction en arrière goût. (Rating #5522)

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
spacecube (658) - Leeds, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - APR 1, 2014
355 ml bottle, pours black with a dark head. Aroma is very roasted malt, chocolate, caramel biscuit. The palate is rich and velvety. Lovely malt aromas balanced nicely with a dry bitter hop finish. So easy to drink and moreish. Superb beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mikkopen (788) - Oulu, FINLAND - APR 1, 2014
355 ml bottle. Black, with a thin brown head. Aroma of roasted malt and liquorice, notes of chocolate and smoke. The flavour is roasted malty, with liquorice and coffee, smoky notes. A little alcohol detectable in the roasted finish. Very tasty.

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