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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%.


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.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
pinkzambia (1530) - Boise, Idaho, USA - FEB 13, 2012
Tap: Brown with a mild head and sticky lacing. Spicy aroma with cloves and cinnamon. Good well balanced flavor and a pleasantly mild aftertaste. Even though the malts dominate, it still is well balanced.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
harrymel (1503) - Spokane, Washington, USA - DEC 5, 2013
Thanks Hucks for aging this for me! Bottled 18OCT11 Pours a dark brown with a sheet of tan foam and a spotty leftover of lace. Nose is lots of caramel, toffee, tawny character - surprised given the SRM here. I like the sweet nose on this one. Flavor is sharply dry with malts and hints of sweetness and a molasses character. The malts have oxidized slightly over the year and have developed a woody character. Medium bodied with moderate carb and a semi dry finish. Nice beer. Serving type: bottle 10-09-2012

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
carruthm (1401) - Seattle, Washington, USA - DEC 30, 2009
tap at brouwer’s, not the oaked version. creamy palate, and a nice initial aroma.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Smurf2055 (1400) - Seattle, Washington, USA - NOV 6, 2013
UPDATED: DEC 8, 2013 Pours dark copper, two finger off white to khaki head. Smell fruity and winter spices. Sweet. Taste winter spices, bit sweet, coco and roast with a bitter hop finish. Mid body. Good

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Zeswaft (1399) - Seattle, Washington, USA - NOV 27, 2010
Very roasty and chocolaty. Tastes more or less like a decent porter. 7.5% abv was appreciated and well disguised. Overall, not that impressive.

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.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
mikedR (1346) - Gilbert, Arizona, USA - DEC 24, 2012
A lovely and splendid ale. Reminds me of a strong dark Belgian without the super high ABV. Very balanced throughout: hoppy but not bitter, maltiness present but not overbearing, and the spices superb. Highly recommended! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
trevor211 (1338) - Seattle, Washington, USA - DEC 18, 2011
Bomber from the brewery. Pours a deep, cola brown, with a smallish tan head. Over-toasted marshmallows, dry roasted malts, some super-mild coffee, and chocolate-covered pine cones in the background. Definitely plenty of hops in here, but at first it tastes like the flavor is balanced more with dry roastiness than with hops, which wait to come through until the aftertaste. Tastes more like a stout than it looks. I wish more sweetness came through, and that it was a tad weightier.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
bvc (1161) - Kenmore, Washington, USA - NOV 20, 2009
Draft at brewpub. Super dark mahogany brown with a small grayish head. Nose is very much roasted/toasted malt with nice chocolate, floral hops, earthy cinnamon spiciness and roasted chestnut. Also pick up some light banana esters as it warms. Nice tight carbonation an medium body feel. Kind of earthy and sweet up front with roasted nutty malt, banana and light cocoa. Some peppery and cinnamon spiciness throughout. Looking forward to trying the BA version.


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