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RATINGS: 90   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.6   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
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Dark, roasty, chocolatey malt flavors balanced by Noble hop aroma and subtle hoppy spice. Warm up to it. Don’t be scared to be Abominable.

Down & Dirty: Pale, Crystal, Munich, Roast Barley, Chocolate, & Carafa malts with Centennial, Willamette & Goldings hops. 8.0% ABV

Formerly 7.5%.


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
notalush (4994) - Denver, Colorado, USA - DEC 16, 2014
Can - pour is dark ruby, almost black - substantial, dense, off-white head - nose of toffee, hazelnut, tobacco, dried fruit, a hint of smoke - pretty intense flavor profile - equal parts sweet, toasty, and bitter - dark bread, toffee, roasted nuts - wintery spice profile, which is impressive, since there are not spices used - a bit of tobacco - lightly warming alcohol - spicy, moderately bitter finish - I am very much enjoying this.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Homer321 (2128) - Rock Ridge, Florida, USA - NOV 26, 2014
Can as a bonus in trade. Aroma of chocolate and light coffee. Some light pepper. Pour is nearly black with a light brown head, medium in size. Taste is rich chocolate at first, then reveals some bitterness. Lots of chocolate as you drink, balanced well. light peppery hop flavor. Pretty decent.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
cblado (247) - Washington, USA - NOV 24, 2014
22 oz bomber. Pours a deep mahogany color, with a beige head. Great lacing. Aroma is sweet caramel malt. Flavor is a caramel malt and chocolate explosion up front, with a dry backside and yeasty finish. Palate is a bit thick and chewy, but not unpleasant. Overall an excellent beer, and possibly my favorite local brew.

4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
78samh (173) - Olympia, Washington, USA - NOV 24, 2014
22 oz bottle pours dark brown, almost black with a little tan head that sticks around a while. Aroma is sweet, dark roasted malts. Taste is very stout-like with roasted malt and coffee flavors. A little burnt toast and oak. Kinda dry and very bold with moderate bitterness. I really like this beer! One of my new favorite winter ales.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jsnicholas (245) - Woodinville, Washington, USA - NOV 11, 2014
Can (12oz $3): Dark brown with tan head. Smell roasted malts. Taste roasted chocolate followed by some bitterness. subtle spice. Well balanced.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DuffMan (7028) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - MAY 20, 2014
Bottle, shared with Parksy. Hazy dark brown with golden highlights and s thick creamy ecru head. Milk chocolate, light roast, pig manure. A nice hoppy porter. Maybe some spicy nuances as I get further through it.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jtclockwork (8915) - , New Jersey, USA - FEB 26, 2014
Can thanks to Beerman6686. Pours dark brown with tan head. Nose and taste of roast chocolate malt, pine, dried citrus, chai, cinnamon cookie, light winter spices and grassy earth. Medium body.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
JK (4604) - St. Louis Park, Minnesota, USA - FEB 16, 2014
Can shared by Bob. Lightly sweet malt and some alcohol, and the hop presence is noticeable. Solid beer.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
EricTeusink (703) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - FEB 2, 2014
Does a beer drank in an Appalachian Trail shelter taste better. Damn right. Pours a just dark brown with a big tan head. Scent is grain, booze, with a hint of spicy. Flavor is excellent bittersweet blend. Medium heavy body with lots of life. Can - Trade from CaptainHook

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
stoutmaster1 (1) - - JAN 25, 2014 does not count
Good hearty flavor, dark Carmel color, rich and hoppy. A great winter ale for a cold night.


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