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RATINGS: 172   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.78   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
This beer is a thug. Big and chock full of tender embrace.

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

DrnkMcDermott's rating

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DrnkMcDermott (2903) - Downers Grove, Illinois, USA - JAN 9, 2012
Another chance to catch on Half Acre while dropped in to Maria’s Community Bar. On draft, and on Monday’s it’s $5! Deal me in! Solid black of course, but with a thin, tan head. Smell starts with coffee and black licorice, which can be a little out of my comfort zone. Taste, though, is silky and oily at the same time. A lower bubble level helps bring in the impression of Kahlua with vanilla, as the anise on the nose is not found on the tongue. Still potent, but oddly not as forceful with the alcohol as the Chairman I just has was. Despite the potential for harsh roastiness, this beer is very very mellow. May not have all the bells and whistles as a Dark Lord, and you may still only be get bottles one day a year, but by George, you can find some on tap afterwards/

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jkwood04 (4785) - 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.

   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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
drdisque (632) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ddemmingjr (783) - 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

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jbrana (580) - 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.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Countbeer (5316) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Benzai (10067) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - JAN 9, 2015
Bottle (north pole label) @ luxury tasting 1-2015 shared by Countbeer. Opaque pitch black color, full sized creamy caramel brown head that lasts for a long time. Aroma is malts, earthy, milk chocolate, caramel. Taste malts, milk chocolate, cocoa, chocolate bitter, lightly roasted malts and the slightest hint of laurel and liquorice. After a while some raisins and sweetness come through. Medium body, medium carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bytemesis (4641) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - JAN 2, 2015
Bottle, thanks Nathan for the share! Pours dark clear black, small tan head, dissipates quickly, some head. Aroma is roasty, coffee, cocoa. Flavor is medium sweet, light plus bitter, roasty and chocolate. Medium body, really good.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
GreatDane1632 (1026) - Alabama, 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 (2614) - 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.

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