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RATINGS: 77   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.39   SEASONAL: Winter   IBU: 20   EST. CALORIES: 246   ABV: 8.2%
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Blind Spot - Dark Specialty Ale: Blind Spot is ideal for the colder months, but perfectly enjoyable any time of the year. Fermented with a traditional English yeast. Wonderfully robust, full-bodied with a rich and warming finish. We have added a light dosing of dried ginger, cardamon, grain of paradise and star anise to the whirpool for some enjoyable spicing.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Christian (11276) - Odense, DENMARK - DEC 17, 2014
Bottle at home. Dark chestnut brown with a fluffy off-white head. Dark malty aroma with chocolate, caramel, dried fruit and a touch of licorice along with various spice notes. Sweet malty flavour with roasted notes, chocolate, licorice and light coffee, along with spice that tends to get a little dominating after a few sips

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
angel77 (1092) - oviedo, SPAIN - DEC 5, 2014
Botella de 65 cl en el lúpulo en febrero de 2014 sabores maltosos y herbáceos con un cuerpo medio de 8.2 vol. Original.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Bov (9763) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - NOV 22, 2014
from Erzbierschof - pours a very dark beer under a long lasting creamy beige foam; nice lacework; aroma of marzipan, molasses and ginger; sweet and rich; full-bodied, spicy earthyness, lot of residual sugars and a long aftertaste of plums, molasses and mocha - quite cloying

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 9/20
nudiebear (124) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - AUG 17, 2014
Bottle.. Poured opaque dark with no head to speak of. Aromatics of peppermint, ginger and after eight chocolate. Tasted mostly sweet with fresh notes. OK

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
yngwie (14146) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - AUG 15, 2014
Bottle, 22oz. A very dark brown beer, topped by a creamy, light tan head of moderate size. The aroma has a light spiced touch, some licorice and roasted malts, and a good dash of chocolate and treacle. Dark sugar too. It’s full-bodied and lightly warming, soft and almost sticky sweet on the palate, Lasting finish with licorice, treacle, chocolate and spices. Not sure about this one. Sure, it’s nice, but perhaps too sweet. Well, it’s nice. 140815

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Meilby (8271) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - AUG 15, 2014
Bottle 650ml @ Geokkjer
Pours dark brown with a tan head. Aroma has notes of malt, caramel, cinnamon, ginger, chocolate and hint of licorice. Taste is medium sweet and light bitter with a ginger, chocolate and hint of licorice finish. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Geokkjer (6016) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - AUG 15, 2014
Bottle. Pours dark brown with a small off-white head. Aroma of malt, caramel, licorice, ginger and roasted malt, Flavor is sweet and malty with some brown sugar, ginger and spices. Medium body, average carbonation.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Vighals (1396) - Sørumsand, NORWAY - AUG 8, 2014
Svart med lys brunt tykt lavt skum. Brent sjokolademalt, mørke bær, gjær, alkohol, kakao, mye på gang her. Noe bær også. Smaken er overraskende rund og fin. Fruktsmaker og bær, tørket frukt. Syrlig lett bitter avslutning.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
arsol (608) - NORWAY - AUG 8, 2014
Svart farge med lyst beige skum. Lukter karamell, brent malt og alkohol. Smaken preges av sødme og modne kirsebær. Fruktig og fyldig ettersmak.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
jmgreenuk (4973) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - JUN 20, 2014
Bottle at the DTE tasting, Den Haag. Poured a dark mahogany with a thin broken off white head. The aroma is big resin hop, slightly medicinal. The flavour is light sour light bitter with a veggie medicinal band aid palate. Medium bodied with average carbonation.

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