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RATINGS: 211   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.78/5   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.


DrnkMcDermott's rating

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DrnkMcDermott (3003) - 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/


4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
daje (3999) - NORWAY - AUG 5, 2016
CBC 2016 Red session. Black body with a small beige head. Aroma is roasty with fresh coffee, smoke, cocoa. Taste is semisweet chocolate, dark fruit, coffee and walnut. Strong roasty finish with a smooth coffee aftertaste.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
NikkTwist (2714) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 16, 2016
UPDATED: JUN 16, 2016 Draft at Bru Craft. Opaque black pour with soft camel foam that left slipping lace. Unexpected sweet shiny sugar candy taste up front. Beneath it are some inexact notes of coffee, chocolate and vanilla bean. Burnt marshmallows. Hints of blackberries and peat. 10% ABV is well hidden. Finishes smooth enough. Not your normal Stout.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Jorn69 (2671) - Ängelholm, SWEDEN - JUN 12, 2016
Sample @ Copenhagen Beer Celebration 2016 Red session 20160514. Roasted malty with coffee, coffee beans and chocolate. The finish is dry and roasted with coffee.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
olsvammel (5976) - Örebro, SWEDEN - MAY 24, 2016
Sample at CBC 2016. Smell of chocolate, toasted sugar and caramel. Similar taste. Sweet and toasted. Light-medium body.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
GothGargoyle (2367) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 21, 2016
On tap at Copenhagen Beer Celebration 2016. Black with a light beige head. Aroma is chocolate, vanilla, maltesers. Full bodied, lightly creamy mouthfeel, slightly sweet on the palate. Taste is chocolate, vanilla, chocolate mini-wheats.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Vestergaard (1696) - Aarhus C, DENMARK - MAY 20, 2016
On tap. Pours a pitch black with a thick, brown, long lasting head. Aroma is really sweet. Lots of hard candy, chocolate, milk chocolate, roast, marshmallows or lactose. Taste is super sugary sweet. Reminds me of the m&m's dragee surface. Light bitter roast, but just very sweet. Average carb and a full body ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
RasmusOtt (2311) - Aarhus, DENMARK - MAY 20, 2016
Freebie tap. Pours black with a creamy brown head. Aroma of gummy bears. Hard candy, roasted malts, vanilla and sweet liquorice. The taste is sweet with notes of sweet liquorice, roasted ashy malts, bitter coffee and dark chocolate. Just a stout which is nice.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
martin00sr (2751) - Haderslev, DENMARK - MAY 17, 2016
Tap @CBC16. Black, small beige head. Aroma has roast and light coffee. Similar flavour, some slightly syrupy sweetness. Not bad.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Beerhunter111 (17008) - Hasborn, GERMANY - MAY 15, 2016
CBC2016. Schwarze Farbe, geringe beige Schaumkrone. Geruch röstmalzig, Schokolade, Vanille. Geschmack süß röstmalzig, Vanille, Schokolade, lecker.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
VastActiv (5673) - Oulu/Helsinki, FINLAND - MAY 14, 2016
Tap at CBC2016, Copenhagen. Colour is almost black with brownish head. Aromas and flavors: Chocolate, dark chocolate and roasted malts.


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