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RATINGS: 85   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.59   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. Donít 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%.


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
kbutler1 (1349) - Minnesota, USA - DEC 28, 2013
Bottle. Pours a dark nut brown color with a slight light tan head. Slight roast, pumpernickel bread, and chocolate. Medium mouthfeel. Sweet roast light roast coffee and chocolate notes in the flavor. Slight alcohol. Slight bitter ending.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Bacterial (1417) - Twin Cities, Minnesota, USA - DEC 23, 2013
Pour from a can. Nice dark pour with a tan head and lots of lacing. Nice roasted malt nose with hints of Belgian yeast by products. Really nice taste - slight heat on the finish with a touch of hops and spice.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
poisoneddwarf (1692) - Rathdrum, Idaho, USA - DEC 21, 2013
Bomber. Aroma is roasty, like good coffee, pussy, like good pussy, wet river rock. Pours deep mahogany with a one finger beige head with good retention. Taste is lightly sweet, roasty, a little smoky, nutty, earthy, finishing lightly bitter. Perfectly creamy mouthfeel with average carbonation. When it comes to winter warmers, this is top of the line, although I prefer the bourbon barrel version.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
radagast83 (4445) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - DEC 21, 2013
Bottle, brought into town by a co-worker, thanks Susan! Poured a dark brown color with a tan head. Aroma was nice roasted malts, some light bitter notes with some milk chocolate. Flavor was nice, roasted malts, sweet cocoa. Light bitter chocolates.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
drfabulous (3857) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - DEC 18, 2013
22 ounce bottle thanks to Prufrockstar. Dark black body. Tan head. Chocolate up front followed by a hoppy build. Roasty. Veyr nice.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
harrymel (1481) - Spokane, Washington, USA - DEC 5, 2013
Thanks Hucks for aging this for me! Bottled 18OCT11 Pours a dark brown with a sheet of tan foam and a spotty leftover of lace. Nose is lots of caramel, toffee, tawny character - surprised given the SRM here. I like the sweet nose on this one. Flavor is sharply dry with malts and hints of sweetness and a molasses character. The malts have oxidized slightly over the year and have developed a woody character. Medium bodied with moderate carb and a semi dry finish. Nice beer. Serving type: bottle 10-09-2012

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
pushkinwow (1966) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 15, 2013
On tap at the brewery. Dark mahagony with a biege creamy head. Quite malty and creamy, nutty, hints of chocolate and coffee with a slightly bitter finish that becomes dry.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Smurf2055 (1399) - Seattle, Washington, USA - NOV 6, 2013
UPDATED: DEC 8, 2013 Pours dark copper, two finger off white to khaki head. Smell fruity and winter spices. Sweet. Taste winter spices, bit sweet, coco and roast with a bitter hop finish. Mid body. Good

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
JorisPPattyn (7817) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - OCT 6, 2013
2010 vintage Small off-white head, copper-brown beer. Bourbon, vanilla, vanillabeans, sweet chocolate and caramel. Very sweet, alcohol, mint and sparadrap. Not really very balanced, despite the aging of the bottle. Very slick, viscous and oily, alcoholwarming. Quite good, if, once more, terribly sweet.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
JStax (2857) - Devola/Marietta, Ohio, USA - SEP 27, 2013
Bottle. Poured into a brandy snifter. Pours a darker brown with a beige head of foam. Aroma has a a nice coffee cake, dry, ashy thing going on. Tastes toasty and herbal. Thicker mouthfeel. Overall its really good.


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