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RATINGS: 94   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%.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DuffMan (7138) - 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 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
bvc (1173) - 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.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
trevor211 (1356) - 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 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
1FastSTi (3341) - Glendale, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 30, 2011
Tap at pike. Pours brown with a light tan head. Notes of pine and dark roasted malts in the flavor and aroma. Notes of spice. Was more like a winter warmer + stout. Clean medium bodied palate.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Beershine (5218) - The Sunshine State, Florida, USA - JAN 12, 2012
Draft @ Collins Pub, I think. Black and stout looking. Tan scattered lace. Chocolate malts and minty hops blend in the aromas. Silky palate. And flavors also no nonsense chocolate malt and unpretentious.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Oakes (12809) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 15, 2012
Dark brown with a thin head. The aroma is mostly woody cascadey hops. Straightforward and earthy/toasty in character.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Pinball (10962) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAR 20, 2012
dark brown, light brown head. aroma of roasted malts, brown sugar. faint herbal biter hoppiness. flavor is roasted malts, coffee, bitter caramel.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
deyholla (7154) - 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.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Theydon_Bois (10351) - 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!

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
robforbes (2084) - Bremerton, Washington, USA - DEC 9, 2012
pours a brown with a ruby tint, a small tan head, and great lacing. smell is of cocoa, spice, and sweet malt. taste is creamy, cocoa, dark fruit, spice, some caramel, and hops in the back. ends smooth and a lingering bitterness.


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