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


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
luttonm (2908) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JAN 5, 2013
Nitro at The Pine Box, Seattle. Deep brown, foamy tight head. Porter sweetness, some coffee. Roasty, smooth body. Sweet esters, coffee, milk chocolate. Medium body. Hops are a little too subtle in this nitro version. Nice beer.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jake65 (2871) - Boise, Idaho, USA - SEP 29, 2012
Bottle: Deep brown and auburn color with a small creamy beige head. Nose is sweet of caramel malts and light florals. Flavor is sweet and robust with caramel, toffee, faded citrus hops, and chocolate. I let this sit in the cellar longer than I wanted to, but in it’s (presumably) more mellow state the flavor still comes through strong and well balanced.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
umich03jm (2548) - Flat Rock, Michigan, USA - DEC 23, 2012
Can from trade with michaelinwa. Pours a very dark brown color with a small like that lingers a bit. Aromas are cocoa, chocolate, light roast, and grass. Taste is great. Chocolaty, roasty, and slightly hoppy with some spicy and grassy hops. Almost like a Black IPA or a hoppy black lager. Finish is smooth and crisp. Mouthfeel is a bit thin but makes it easy to drink. Really good beer. Thanks Mike!

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Homer321 (2543) - Melboring, Florida, USA - NOV 26, 2014
Can as a bonus in trade. Aroma of chocolate and light coffee. Some light pepper. Pour is nearly black with a light brown head, medium in size. Taste is rich chocolate at first, then reveals some bitterness. Lots of chocolate as you drink, balanced well. light peppery hop flavor. Pretty decent.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
dimenhetfield (2487) - , Florida, USA - MAR 22, 2013
12oz can poured into glass. Dark brown color with a thin bubbly head. Nice aroma of caramel, chocolate and roasted malts. Easy to drink despite the 8%ABV, it’s masked very well.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Gription79 (2434) - Bountiful, Utah, USA - JAN 6, 2013
Poured from a 22 ounce bomber. Chocolate, coffee, nutty, earthy. A nice malty beer for a cold winter night.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
drpimento (2419) - La Crosse, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 6, 2013
Excellent brew!! Bottle was room temp when I poured it with a thick, foamy, tan head that lasts a while and plenty of lace. Color is a clear, dark mahoganey with lots of tiny bubble trails. Aroma is malt, roast, fruit, hop. Flavor’s like nose, plus brandy and is bitter up front with slight sweetness way in back and good carbonic tang to balance. Full body with a few high points and great carbonation. Finish is a tad long and boozy. Very drinkable.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Beerona97 (2397) - Washington, USA - MAR 14, 2012
Pours black with a creamy looking brown head. Aroma of some hops, more malt, light roast. Taste has a great balance of hop and toffee malt, light bitterness, some hop, but more roast. Smooth texture, soft carbonation. Great beer, awesome price. I’m really liking everything this brewery does.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
savnac (2391) - Anchorage, Alaska, USA - JUL 3, 2013
Draft @ Fremont. Deep amber brown with a tiny head. Aroma of biscuits, cocoa, holiday spice and brown sugar. Flavor is cocoa, dark bread, spice and light alcohol. Medium body with a smooth mouth feel. Not bad.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
pushkinwow (2214) - 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.


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