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RATINGS: 1908   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.09   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.


oyamac's rating

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
oyamac (30) - Michigan, USA - JAN 9, 2013
UPDATED: FEB 2, 2013 Aroma: Bold chocolate and coffee notes with light notes of vanilla and alcohol. Almost smells like a chocolate cake. Appearance: Pours black as night with virtually no head. Taste: This beer is huge amount of coffee and dark chocolate. They hit you the second this beer touches your lips. There is a very slight alcohol burn. The beer finishes up with a very small hint of hop bitterness. Palate: This is not a light beer. It’s thick and coats your mouth Overall: This is how a stout should be in my opinion. The coffee and chocolate really take center stage. It is a slow sipper. I would put this one somewhere between Founders Breakfast Stout and KBS. This is a better stout then breakfast stout, but it isn’t nearly as complex as KBS. With that said, this is still a great beer and I would recommend it to anyone.


4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
nickel (632) - - AUG 2, 2015
Strong and intensive aroma of chocolate, roasted malt and coffee. Taste is the same with notes of plums. Thick and creamy. Thanks sinfull fir this beer

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
angelkostvo (899) - CZECH REPUBLIC - AUG 1, 2015
Black colour, brown head. Aroma of chocolate, cream, coffee, dark fruits and roasted malts. Taste is light to medium sweet, light bitter, medium to full body, creamy texture, soft carbonation. Very good.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
gopherfan99 (912) - CROATIA - JUL 30, 2015
Bottle; pours nearly black with thin mocha colored head; aroma of licorice, chocolate, dark fruits, and roasted malt with hints of wood and vanilla; taste is chocolate, roasted malt, and licorice with hints of wood and dark fruits; finish is bitter with some roasted malt notes; fantastic

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
MarcoDL (2900) - NETHERLANDS - JUL 26, 2015
Bottle at tasting. Black oily pour. Good aroma of chocolate, coffee and roast. Rich taste of roasted coffee, thick choco, bitter passion fruit, peach and some cinnamon. Fantastic.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
DeliriumT (384) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - JUL 25, 2015
Pours thick and black with almost no head (but I did pour it slowly). The aroma is very rich coffee, chocolate and caramel. The flavour is deliciously rich bitter dark chocolate which gives it a remarkable palate. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
BeerRenter76 (291) - Texas, USA - JUL 22, 2015
Pours out black as night with a three finger nice brown head with incredible retention with nice lacing. Smell is of dark fruits, burnt malt, and a little black liquorice, Taste is just like the nose and doesn’t let up. Mouthfeel is really thick. Although it’s not my favorite stout it is one of the best. Hard to beat.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Eberndt (234) - - JUL 19, 2015
Wow that’s a dark beer. Tan head and very thick. Strong bourbon and chocolate flavor and just a little boozy.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
rosskyle (177) - - JUL 17, 2015
12oz bottle. Black color with a dark tan head. Roasted coffee and chocolate aroma. Heavy body. Bitter up front with a milk chocolate flavor that lingers. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
mrttiimmoo (17) - FINLAND - JUL 16, 2015
Fint mörkt skum. Svartvsom olja. Hög viskositet. Läder rök rostad malt inte överhumlad. Mjuk och rund polerad ton utan motstånd i halsen. Angenäm. Fint kolsyrad. Drar fram nysningar vilket är ett bra betyg..

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Klimaet (702) - Aarhus N, DENMARK - JUL 12, 2015
Bottle. Pours pitch black with a small mocha head. Aromas of fudge, hard roast, licorice, bitter chocolate. Taste is dark roast, dark chocolate, malts, roastiness, soy.


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