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RATINGS: 102   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.63   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%.


3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BVery (7884) - Plymouth, Minnesota, USA - JAN 18, 2014
Can shared by Bob - thanks! Dense cola pour. Dark fruit and chocolate malty nose. Semi-sweet taste. Smooth. Nice.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DuffMan (7836) - 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.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Plovmand (6913) - 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!

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Ernest (6695) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - JAN 20, 2015
Bottle. Head is initially average sized, frothy, brown, mostly lasting. Body is dark brown to black. Aroma is moderately malty (caramel, chocolate, roasted grain, coffee grounds), trace yeast (sweatsocks). Flavor is heavily sweet, lightly acidic, lightly bitter. Finish is moderately sweet, lightly acidic, moderately bitter. Medium to full body, velvety/creamy texture, lively carbonation, moderately alcoholic. Looks nice and has a nice mouthfeel as well, but the aroma and flavor balance are just ok...the former doesn’t offer much and it’s overly sweet. There’s of plenty of bitterness in the finish that seems to come out of nowhere, but it doesn’t really save it. Relatively mediocre.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
after4ever (6635) - Brier, Washington, USA - FEB 5, 2011
Draft at Tap House Bellevue. Pours a murky, nearly opaque dark brown with a loose and thin dark tan head. Brown bread, molasses, and ginger cookie on the nose. Creamy medium body with soft carb. Brown bread, molasses, and cookie dough on the mid palate. Mild sweet malty finish. Nice enough.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
AmEricanbrew (6320) - Same Trailer, Different Park, Louisiana, USA - JAN 9, 2012
On tap@ Fremont. Dark brown color with tan foam. Spicy caramel, floral, mild chocolate aromas. Medium body. Nice semi-sweet chocolate flavors with spicy caramel, floral hoppage--good.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
5000 (6300) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - NOV 29, 2012
Bottle:   For an English Strong Ale, its very Stout looking.   Black, moderate to large frothy light beige head, nice lacing.   Soft roasted malts, a little bit of biscuit and burnt caramel malts.   A little spicy on the tongue, very soft roasted malts, smidgen of alcohol.   Its like a pale Stout, with a Pale English Strong Ale, mated with some muted or dulled all-spice like flavors.   Body and mouthfeel are moderate.   Clean finish, soft roasted malts and a bit of spicy biscuity malt background.   Somewhat of an odd duck, but all the flavors blend well.   I enjoyed it more than I thought I would as it wasn’t overly sticky or heavy.


3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
blutt59 (6231) - Dallas, Texas, USA - MAR 9, 2012
bottle, thanks to bitbucket, murky dark brown color with nice roast coffee and cocoa aroma, flavor is malty brown sugar and coffee, chocolate, nice

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Mora2000 (5930) - McKinney, Texas, USA - MAR 10, 2012
Thanks to blutt59 for sharing this beer and for 5000 for sending me another bottle of it. The beer pours a dark brown color with red highlights and a tan head. The aroma is full of roasted malt and chocolate with some nice cream notes mixed in as well. The flavor is similar. The beer is very chocolatey tasting and there is also a nice amount of roasted malt. There is also a little bit of mint in the flavor, which goes well with the other flavors. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
thirdeye11 (5773) - Dallas, Texas, USA - FEB 17, 2013
(22oz bomber) rich dark brown with dark tan bubbles. Nose of cream, gingerbread, toasty, sweet, graham cracker. Taste is toasty, sweet, gingerbread, anise, spicy, medium body and rich linger.


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