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RATINGS: 38   MEAN: 3.41/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.32   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 252   ABV: 8.4%
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Editor’s note: it was 7.5% in Winter 2010, then passed to 8.4% in 2011 and 2012


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
joergen (21072) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAR 17, 2013
Bottle at Papsø. Clear red-brown coloured with a small beige head. Sweet and roasted aroma of dark chocolate and cocoa powder. Sweet and roasted flavour of caramel, cocoa powder and dark chocolate. Roasted finish of chocolate.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
yespr (31470) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - MAR 15, 2013
22 fl oz bottle. Pours hazy dark brown with a small tan head. Aroma is dense dark malty, solid vanilla. Mild sweet, toasted malty and caramelish. Bitter and sweet vanilla impression. Roasted finish.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Rasmus40 (11341) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - MAR 15, 2013
Bottle @ Papsoe tasting. Clear very dark reddish brown with a beige head. Aroma is sweet, roasted malt, caramel, chocolate and vanilla. Flavor is quite sweet and moderate bitter. Sweet and roasted moderate bitter finish. 150313

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Papsoe (25085) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAR 15, 2013
Bottle 65 cl. Courtesy of fiulijn. Pours a clear dark brown with a reddish hue and a small beige head. Sweet, chocolate aroma. Medium body, sweet roast, thick vanilla yet the roastiness really grows towards the finish. 150313

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
cards04 (1801) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - FEB 18, 2013
Pours a dark brown with creamy light brown head. Great aromas of vanilla, milk chocolate, banana bread, and some booze. More vanilla and milk chocolate flavours before a nice dark chocoate finish. Palate is thin, but still a solid effort.

3.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
dreamflower (584) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - FEB 17, 2013
Bottle shared with northropfrye. Aroma seems a little bit like rubbing alcohol or something, with a bit of chocolate. Appearance was nice, head was nice at first before dissipating. Taste of bitter chocolate, not very strong, pleasant, chicory at the back. I liked it well enough.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
northropfrye (2246) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - FEB 17, 2013
Warm, bready, faintly chocolate aroma...kind of like a hot chocolate. Appearance is pretty nice, dark with a brown head and okay lacing. Taste is semi-sweet, faintly dark chocolate, but not very intense. Abv is masked pretty well, but this is a bit disappointing actually. Not very flavourful. Flying monkeys BNL kicks this one’s ass.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
WoodersonMB (26) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - FEB 14, 2013
Looks beautiful. Tan head with swirls of darker notes. Huge chocolate aroma and an even bigger chocolate taste. Instead of pairing with a dessert, serve this as the dessert. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
yrcrz (11) - - FEB 9, 2013
Fantastic aroma with chocolate and carob. Pours dark and good colour of head. Tastes of chocolate and alcohol.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
reebtogi (4237) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - FEB 3, 2013
650ml bottle pours almost black in color with a 2 finger light beige head that leaves some spotty lacing on the glass. Aroma is dominated by chocolate with a light roasted grain also coming through. Taste is sweet chocolate with some light roasted bitterness. Alcohol is well hidden. Overall, a little too much chocolate and not enough roasted bitterness for my liking.


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