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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%.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ratman197 (10192) - 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.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Theydon_Bois (9915) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - NOV 25, 2012
Tap at Fremont, Seattle - 08/11/12. Very dark mahogony brown with a thin tan head that clears to the edge of the glass and forms a small film atop. Nose comprises dark fruits, toffee, a little spice, nutty tones, burnt caramelised sugars. Taste follows nose with hints of liqourice, dark fruits, touch of booze. Medium bodied with soft carbonation lending towards a bitter sweet finish. Not usually taken in by ’winter/xmas’ beers but this was half decent!

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
adnielsen (9457) - 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.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jtclockwork (8897) - , 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.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
JorisPPattyn (8032) - 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.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
mcberko (7074) - 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 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DuffMan (7025) - 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.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BVery (6961) - 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.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
deyholla (6954) - 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.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Plovmand (6592) - Helsinge, DENMARK - MAR 20, 2012
Bottle at yespr. Pours brown with a medium light tan head. The aroma is very malty and has notes of roasted malt, chocolate, toasted caramel and tobacco. The flavour is hard roasted, chocolate, toasted caramel and dark fruit. Very nice!


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