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RATINGS: 91   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. 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%.


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.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BVery (6974) - Burnsville, Minnesota, USA - JAN 18, 2014
Can shared by Bob - thanks! Dense cola pour. Dark fruit and chocolate malty nose. Semi-sweet taste. Smooth. Nice.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Hopped_Silly (418) - California, USA - JAN 12, 2014
22oz. Bomber. Trade. No date. Tulip glass. 60-65 degrees. Subtle aromas of dark dried fruit, chocolate, coffee, roasted marshmallow, roasted nuts and spice. Flavors of roasted malt, roasted coffee, roasted NUTS and spice. Medium weight, lower creamy carbonation, medium-long finish.. Lingering flavors are best.. Roasted malt, roasted nuts, bitter coffee and bitter chocolate last for about 60+ secs! Nice! Overall, subdued aromatics, with nice roasty, toasty malt flavors, with strong bitterness and a balanced mouthfeel and good lingering flavors.. I'm definitely enjoying this more and more with each sip... Not a brash in your face beer, though more one of grace, balance and lasting impression. I can imagine this would be awesome aged in bourbon barrels. Glad I got to try this.. Needs time in the glass to open.. --- tasted while on a long journey to understand the world around me...

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
thegreenrooster (3304) - St.louis, Missouri, USA - JAN 11, 2014
Pour is a almost black with a small white head. Aroma is chocolate malt with some deep roast but also a nice hop. Flavor is more of the roasted malt with a surprisingly hoppy backbone. Finish is a little sweet and bitter. Decent winter warmer. None of the flavors really overpowers the other but they are all there.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
brenn79 (1582) - Idaho, USA - JAN 6, 2014
22 oz bottle, thanks Poisoneddwarf- Pours a very dark ruby red with a thin light tan head that reduces immediately to a collar. Aroma is caramel malt, some cinnamon, chocolate, somewhat subdued. The taste is velvety smooth, creamy, chocolate, caramel, toffee, nutty. Body is medium and mouthfeel is creamy and lasts long after the swallow. This brewery continues to impress me, great craft brewery that is quickly making a name for itself.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ericdevin (901) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - DEC 29, 2013
Bottle from BottleWorks, Seattle. Pours a dark opaque brown, slight amount of tan head. Aroma caramel, chocolate, 2-row Pale. Body full and rich without being overly thick. Finish a well-balanced bittersweet chocolate, with some treacly notes as well. Jealous this isn’t on the shelf near me.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
kbutler1 (1356) - 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 (1725) - 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 (1767) - 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 (5071) - 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.


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