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RATINGS: 164   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.76   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.

mlunger12's rating

   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

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
GreatDane1632 (565) - North Dakota, USA - DEC 16, 2014
Big Hugs Day 2014 -- Had Normal and on Nitro. The standard Big Hugs in, in fact, intense and in your face. An opaque black, with tan lacing peaking through the beer. Strong roast malt and roast coffee aroma. Flavor follows suit, strong roast stout flavor that is almost enveloped in deep rich coffee flavors. These combine to completely mask the alcohol. The nitro smooths the "in your face" of the normal a little bit. Creamier and still very enjoyable to drink.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Gription79 (2309) - Bountiful, Utah, USA - OCT 11, 2014
Poured from a large format bottle. Big rich chocolate, coffee. I was surprised that there was no green pepper flavors. Notes of roasted malts and dark chocolate. Nice beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Beerman6686 (4672) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 18, 2014
This poured a darker brown with a tan head. Aroma of dark.chocolate, green hops, toasted malt and caramel. Flavor was bold, light lactose, milk chocolate medium roast and mild dark fruit.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
orangesol (913) - Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 4, 2014
I brought this one to our Stout Day party. I believe this one was a 2010 bottle. I donít even like cats and this label is awesome.

A - Pours ink black with a nice one finger tall off white head leaving spotty streaks of lace down the glass.

S - Smells of dark roasted malt, coffee grounds, dark chocolate, and some light smoke.

T - Starts off with lots of rich coffee quickly giving way to hints of chocolate, light smoke, and dark roast. There is a bit of dark fruits hidden in the shadows of this one. The finish has quite a bit of dark roast to it, lingering on the pallet for quite awhile.

M - Heavy body and flavor with moderate carbonation. Smooth, roasty, feel with very little booze for such a high ABV.

O - I enjoyed this one. It had plenty of flavor and the smooth feel really made it easy to drink. Thanks to whoever gave me this as an extra.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Sparky (2243) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - JUL 31, 2014
Sampled at 2011 RBWG. Near black pour with tan head. The nose is roasty, light cocoa, coffee and a light lactose. The taste is coffee, cocoa, roasted malt, molasses. Medium body.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
tectactoe (2293) - Michigan, USA - JUL 14, 2014
Tap @ Half Acre: 2012 edition. Black as hell, slowly settling mocha foam on top - looks nice. Aroma of sweet coffee beans with a light, underlying roasty element. Hints of bitter cacao & a little burnt, caramelized sugar at the bottom. Taste full of sweet & creamy, almost milky coffee with a roasted bean aspect & an inherent sweetness. Possibly lactose. A small kiss of dark fruit in the finish; ends kind of bittersweet, with roast & sugar, a nice compliment. Milk chocolate mouth coat. Delicious!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
johnnnniee (2446) - Bedford, New Hampshire, USA - JUL 6, 2014
Bottle shared by HopasaurusRex, thanks for the opportunity! Pours a solid black with a creamy tan head that dissipates rather quickly. Huge coffee aromas as well as some chocolate roast and light brown sugar. Light earthy aromas and a very faint dark dried fruitiness round out the aroma quite well. The flavor is rich dark chocolate maltiness with a bunch of creamed coffee poured over it. Light fruit and earth round out the flavor quite nicely. Medium body with a light to moderate level of carbonation. Really nice coffee brew, Iím glad I got to try this.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Klimaet (294) - Aarhus N, DENMARK - JUN 11, 2014
Tap @ Mikkeller Bar, Viktoriagade. Pours a pitch black with a small beige head. Very oily. Nose of roast, light chocolate, earthy and licorice. Hay and toffee. Flavours of chocolate, nice roastedness with slight vanilla and coffee. Itís quite buttery and creamy.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
Pyrmir (3529) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - MAY 15, 2014
On tap at mikkeller. Black with tan head. Aroma of chili, dark chocolate, red bellpepper and red berries. Taste is rich and full, alcohol, lots of chili and bell pepper notes and mild acidity. Finish has chocolate, alcohol and tanginess

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
chrisv10 (11372) - DENMARK - MAY 11, 2014
Tap @ Mikkeller. Black with small beige head. Aroma is roasted malts, chocolate, coffee, liquorice and caramel. Flavour is roasted malts, chocolate, coffee, liquorice, caramel, medium bitter, little wood and medium sweet.

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