Serve in Snifter, Tulip


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RATINGS: 107   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.63/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
Dark, roasty, chocolatey malt flavors balanced by Noble hop aroma and subtle hoppy spice. Warm up to it. Donít 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%.

   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 brouwerís, not the oaked version. creamy palate, and a nice initial aroma.

   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

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
kbutler1 (1378) - North Carolina, 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ACHops (1374) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAR 4, 2013
On tap @ Chuckís 85th. Hard to believe I havenít rated this yet. Pours inky brown with medium thin off white head. Aroma is sweet chocolate malt with a hint of floral hops. Taste is big rich chocolate malt balanced with spicy earthy hops. ABV is substantial, but doesnít dominate. Much darker than most winter beers, more akin to a hoppy robust porter. Takes to barrel aging very well. Quite a bargain for the price too, as opposed to BBomb. One of my favorite winter beers, canít get enough of this.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Salmoniform (1272) - Sweet Home, Oregon, USA - MAR 18, 2015
Poured from can to glass. Dark hue with creamy tan head that lingered. Aroma is caramel, toffee, roast, chocolate. Mouthfeel is great with a full body and smooth carbonation. Taste is sweet with a slightly astringent bitterness following. Overall this is a nice beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
bvc (1241) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
crajun (1182) - , Texas, USA - MAR 24, 2013
UPDATED: MAR 25, 2013 can recíd in trade from. michaelinwa darrrrrk pour - like a stout. big foamy head with long lacing. great aroma - I get roasted malts and coffee beans. 4 for palate. taste is roasted malt with slight alcohol and slight fudge plus a couple other things - this is a complex beer. I like this and now want to search down the bBomb!! Also finding I like this style.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Sammer (1118) - Plano, Texas, USA - MAR 1, 2013
Draft. Taste was creamy malt, christmas cookie, charred wood and roasted coffee beans. Really enjoyed this one.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
cstuartj (1020) - Washington, USA - NOV 18, 2011
Nice dark brown with red highlighs and a dense tight head. Good earthy bitter nose. Crisp bitter attack and clean finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ericdevin (988) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - DEC 29, 2013
Bottle from BottleWorks, Seattle. Pours a dark opaque brown, slight amount of tan head. Aroma caramel, chocolate, 2-row Pale. Body full and rich without being overly thick. Finish a well-balanced bittersweet chocolate, with some treacly notes as well. Jealous this isnít on the shelf near me.

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