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RATINGS: 176   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.78   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
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This beer is a thug. Big and chock full of tender embrace.

A specialty brew. Grab it when you see it. 10% ABV.


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3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mlunger12 (645) - Orlando, Florida, USA - MAR 16, 2012
Bottle, GREAT label. Pours jet black. Sweet malty aroma, nothing special, a bit sweet taste.... Ahhh this is nothing special


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
tderoeck (6464) - Gent, BELGIUM - AUG 26, 2015
15/VIII/15 - 1Pt. 6Fl. Oz. bottle @ We’re drinking all of Rich’s American beers tasting - BB: n/a (2015-1081) Thanks to omgrich for sharing the bottle!

Clear dark brown to black beer, small creamy beige head, unstable, non adhesive. Aroma: sweet, caramel, dried fruits, alcohol. MF: ok carbon, medium to full body. Taste: very roasted, coffee, alcohol, bit sourish, hoppy, some dried fruits. Aftertaste: bitter hops, coffee, cocoa powder, bit sourish, alcohol.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
maneliquor (3474) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - AUG 25, 2015
Opened for El’s housewarming. The artwork on this beer is insanely good. This stout comes across typically American. Big and ballsy with that distinct vanilla thread running through it. Sweet and plummy with loads of milk chocolate and mild sultana. Hides the strength very well. Solid as drop

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
KansaiBeerLvrs (3329) - Kyoto, JAPAN - AUG 25, 2015
At Rich’s Massive Cellar Emptying Tasting, not sure which year but I was grateful to try this Chicago classic. Deep black with ruby highlights, umami, herbal, dark cocoa. Medium bodied with a soft mouthfeel. Coffee, dark chocolate fairly dry finish and tannic bitterness. Good stuff 10% but well hidden.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
cbfobes (2731) - Quad Cities, Illinois, USA - AUG 9, 2015
On tap at 2015 GTMW, pours a very dark brown almost black with a thin brown head and some lacing, the aroma has a decent amount of chocolate and roast with cocoa touch too, the flavor has a decent amount of chocolate at first with as sweeter finish, mouthfeel seems a little thin but still not bad, enjoyable.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jkwood04 (4805) - Connecticut, USA - JUL 7, 2015
22oz bottle in a tulip. Pours black with a beige head. Aroma of roasted malts, chocolate, light notes of coffee, some molasses, hints of dark fruits, a light bitterness, and some dough. Flavor the same with a great malt profile, balanced very nicely. Thick texture. A good imperial stout.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
BMMillsy (1756) - Florida, USA - APR 4, 2015
2014 bottle courtesy of a free beer contest. THANKS! Pours pitch black with a nice deep brown head. Aroma is only light coffee, roast, dark fruits, molasses. Flavor follows only light on the coffee, nice big body, rich, sweet, chocolate, molasses, some dark fruit. Overall very nice beer but I expected more from the coffee.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
drdisque (655) - Illinois, USA - MAR 8, 2015
Pour in a snifter from a 22 oz. Aroma is weak coffee and light citrus. Flavor is of strong coffee but not overbearing. Not bitter. Slight fruitiness. Dry finish. I’m not usually a coffee stout guy but this was surprisingly decent.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ddemmingjr (784) - Chagrin Falls, Ohio, USA - FEB 13, 2015
Bottle aged from 4/13 - pours black with minimal head but a persistent tan ring of head and nice lacing. Nose of coffee, roasted and caramel malts, cocoa, vanilla and milk. Lively carbonation which is nice to see after 2 yrs in the cellar. Vanilla, roasted malts, nuttiness, subtle raisins, milk chocolate splendidness. Drinkable and surprised at the ABV so well balanced ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jbrana (590) - NASHVILLE, Tennessee, USA - FEB 11, 2015
Pretty good sweet stout with nice coffee and roasty notes. Slightly creamy body with some mild vanilla and caramel.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Countbeer (5337) - Best of E-Town mit 2 Brauhausen, NETHERLANDS - JAN 9, 2015
Bomber@Luxury tasting#1: Served at roomtemperature in a Chouffe glass: North Pole version: Thanks to Ferillo: Medium sized creamy beige head on top of a black colored beer. Aromas of cacoa, chocolate (milk and dark), coffee, light vinous, toffee, nuts, mocha, raisin/prunes, some bay leaf and vanilla leaves. Flavours of chocolate, mocha, light vinous, toffee, bitters, smooth roast, nuts, hints of liquorice, raisin, mocha, praline and some leaf toast. Aftertaste is a mix of bitters, different chocolate, some roast, coffee, hint of mocha and something else sweet with a hint of raisin. Low carbo, soft light creamy close to silky mouthfeel and almost full bodied.


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