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RATINGS: 102   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.63   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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%.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Pinball (11407) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAR 20, 2012
dark brown, light brown head. aroma of roasted malts, brown sugar. faint herbal biter hoppiness. flavor is roasted malts, coffee, bitter caramel.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ratman197 (11240) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - FEB 8, 2012
Bomber poured a clear dark reddish brown with a small lasting brown head. Aromas of dark chocolate. roasted malt, carmel, light vanilla, light earthiness and a hint of spice. Palate was medium bodied and smooth with a dry finish. Flavors of dark chocolate, roasted malt, light carmel, light coffee and a hint of spice with a smooth dry lingering chocolate finish.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jtclockwork (10827) - , 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.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
adnielsen (10070) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - FEB 8, 2012
Bottle @ Dan’s house, courtesy of arminjewell. Dark brown appearance with a small tan head. A little spicy, mildly roasty chocolate malty, light minty, piney aroma. Rich chocolate malty, minty, mild coffee, somewhat spicy flavor with a minty fudge finish.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
mcberko (9343) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 5, 2010
On tap at The Taphouse, pours dark amber with a beige head. Aroma of caramel malt, nutmeg, cinnamon and vanilla. Flavour of vanilla, caramel malts, and bitter (too much so) finish. Decent.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
arminjewell (8622) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - FEB 8, 2012
Pour out of 22 oz bottle at Dan’s is dark brownish almost black with thin tan head, aroma brings notes of dark fruit, caramel, toffee, some roasted caramel, earthy tones, bitter nuttiness, touch of mineral notes. Taste is a nice mix of caramel, biscuit, roasted sugar notes, touch of dark fruit with some raisins, plums, hints of chocolate, finishes fairly smooth and slightly sweet.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
3fourths (8600) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - DEC 25, 2014
Bottle. Dark brown with a billowy, lasting tan head. Fruity / malty nose of cookie batter, cola, faint roast, raisin and stewed black cherries. Some dirty fermentation off-notes of concrete and something like boiled vegetables (artichoke) which could be DMS or could be the hop profile, which otherwise seems like faint black pepper / grass. Medium-full body, sweet, syrupy and goopy with absurdly sharp bitterness. Overlong astringent herbal finish. Seriously reminds me of some nasty Kräuterlikör... Cynar, Killepitsch, Jägermeister. Gross.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DSG (8448) - Tel Aviv, - MAR 16, 2015
[3/2/15] Draught at Fremont Brewing in Seattle. Dark brown with a beige head. Aroma of roast, caramel, nuts, chocolate, some fruitiness and some spicy notes. Sweet flavor, malty, with caramel, roast, nuts, some fruitiness and a bitterish finish. Medium-bodied.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
JorisPPattyn (8434) - Ursel, 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.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
deyholla (8120) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JUL 28, 2012
Bottle thanks to Ben! Pours a clear dark brown with a gray head that dissipates completely. Aroma has a good amount of sweet dark grains with a bit of light spice and grains underlying. Flavor begins has an earthy grain backed by light sweet grains with a hint of light fruit.


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