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RATINGS: 2032   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.


4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BRW (2009) - Barcelona, SPAIN - APR 19, 2016
Bottle from biercab shop. Black colour with brown head. Roasted, vanilla aroma. Roasted, sweet, vanilla, dark chocolate taste. Medium to full body.

4.2
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
alex_leit (1741) - Minsk, BELARUS - APR 18, 2016
Bottle. Black color, dark brown foam. Powerful aroma: coffee, chocolate, vanilla, whiskey, a little smoked. Taste: wine, coffee, caramel, brandy, coffee, dark chocolate, sweet, very good thing.

3.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
geologyguy (1250) - Columbia, South Carolina, USA - APR 16, 2016
Smells mostly of black licorice then very dark fruits... You get a sense of the high alcohol too...black as midnight and just as bold...first taste is a little sweet...then a touch of alcohol burn finishing with coffee and hops bitterness...so basically for me it starts good then declines...the lasting coffee taste on the palate is nice after the bitterness goes away...strong coffee tastes and alcohol with time..has depth but more about being bold/heavy and in your face! Earthiness after sitting a bit....time and warmth hurt this beer significantly

2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
westknife (69) - USA - APR 12, 2016
*~*CONTROVERSIAL OPINION ALERT*~* This beer is way too ridiculous. The ABV is out of control. Sure they hide it decently well but it still tastes way too alcoholy for a beer. I love a good stout but this is not even close to my favorite.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
markducommun (837) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 12, 2016
Deep opaque black-brown with a light tan head. Notes of molasses, light vanilla, some roasted coffee notes. Quite bitter, a bit of sweetness. Heavier body, fairly acidic, not a ton of carbonation, oily. Longer finish. Quite good. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
polo_marco (262) - milton, Vermont, USA - APR 11, 2016
Smells of roasted barley chocolate coffee, dried fruit and booze. Luxurious silly black color. Super sweet chocolate coffee milk with some warmth cause of the high ABV contents but extremely smooth. Full body with light carbonation. This was told to me it was like chocolate milk and that’s exactly what I got not to mention this is a 12 oz bottle from 2014. Nice work.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
commonshawn (1000) - Minnesota, USA - APR 8, 2016
Tap at churchkey in DC. Snifter. Black with thick tan head. Strong alcohol stout nose. Big taste of creamy malt, chocolate, dark notes . Very soft an creamy. Velvet on the tongue. Strong alcohol taste. Finish is soft and clean.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
VincentAnthony (39) - Massapequa, New York, USA - APR 7, 2016
Pours almost pitch black with beautiful espresso-like foam. Aroma is dark malts and sweet dark candy, fruit, espresso coffee, and some alcohol. Taste is dark fruit, dark toasted malts, strong coffee and dark sticky sugar & spice. Nice bite, decent carbonation. Rich delightful mouthfeel.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
daje (3469) - NORWAY - APR 7, 2016
Bottle at Cafe Sara, april 29th 2015. Full black body with dark brown lacings. Aroma is malty witch dark chocolate and roasted malt, taste has a milk chocolate sweetness, strong coffee, licorice, mild alcohol taste, solid bitterness with a roasty end. A clean and almost perfect RIS.

4.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
jampura (46) - FINLAND - APR 3, 2016
Mistä nämä suolaiset vesipisarat ovat kasvoilleni ilmestyneet? Menee hyvin yhteen suklaapähkinöiden kanssa!


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