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RATINGS: 80   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Nocturne (1074) - Cheshire, ENGLAND - JAN 2, 2014
650ml bottle. Dark brown/black pour with large head. Aroma is earthy roast, cocoa, ginger, chili. Tastes malty with lots of liquorice, cardamom, blackberry, mint. Thick mouthfeel. Itís a bit unusual, so I can see why people might not like it, but it won me over sufficiently.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
dEnk (4178) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - JAN 2, 2014
Bottle @ tasting. Aroma is soy sauce, burned molasse, liquorice, caramel, ashy something etc. Flavour is iodine, liquorice, molasses, deep roast. Sharp and burney yet nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
olio (7344) - Tampere, FINLAND - DEC 26, 2013
65 cl bottle.
Pours dark mahogany color with a large off-white head. Aroma is spicy and malty, some fruity notes with caramel and wood. Flavor has caramel malts, lots of spices, orange, distant pumpkin notes, mild wooden notes and yeast. Medium carbonation, full-bodied. Mildly bitter malty palate with a spicy kick. Decent.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ansalon (1763) - Stockholm, SWEDEN, SWEDEN - DEC 25, 2013
Pours black with a low cream head. Aroma is milk chocolate, vanilla, coffee, hazelnuts, brown sugar, honey. Taste is milk chocolate, vanilla, honey, brown sugar. Alright, though nothing special. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 8/20
Benzai (9773) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - DEC 10, 2013
Sampled from bottle @ monthly De Molen tasting. Opaque pitch black color, small light brown head. Aroma has a lot of herbs or spices. Not my thing at all. Taste also has those herbs or spices, with sojasaus and other weird food. Iím pretty sure Dutchdrebus would taste Chinese food in this. Medium body and carbonation. Not my thing at all.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
kermis (6568) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - DEC 10, 2013
Bottle shared at the De Molen monthly tasting. Pours dark brown with a tiny ring tan head. Aroma is meaty. Meaty and gravy and herbs and vegetables. Mixed with soy. Itís like a roast chicken dinner, if a roast chicken dinner didnít smell good. With chips. Flavor is moderate to heavy sweet, moderate bitter, and moderate umami. Medium bodied with soft carbonation. Weird.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Vaiz (3740) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - DEC 10, 2013
Bottle at 2nd tuesday tasting @ De Molen, hosted by dEnk. Brown pour, thin off-white head. Aroma has anise, spices, gravy, soy sauce and slightly roasty. Flavor is sweetish, very spicy and with a hint of iodine. Quite strange and a little offensive.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
deanso (6321) - the Hague, NETHERLANDS - DEC 10, 2013
Sample at the Molen monthly tasting. very thin tan head. Low carbonation. Herbal aftertaste.. an odd beer but ok

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Idiosynkrasie (4659) - Bielefeld, GERMANY - DEC 8, 2013
650ml bottle. Darkest brown colour with average, frothy to creamy, diminishing, minimally lacing, beige to tan head. Dark malty aroma, hints of treacle, almost tar, anise, a cautious spicy-soapy touch. Taste is minimally sweet dark malty, a anise-liquorice note, cautious spicy hints with a minimally soapy touch; sticky palate.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Lowenbrau (2518) - Asturias, Oviedo, SPAIN - NOV 26, 2013
65cl bottle @Lķpulo Feroz, Oviedo. Weird one, some brett aromas.Pours black,some tan head. Silky texture. Lot of raisins, liquorice, some cardamon.

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