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RATINGS: 65   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.38   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.


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2.4
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Fatehunter (1089) - Corbett, Oregon, USA - FEB 24, 2013
Poured a thin head on a black colored body. Well, the ginger comes through strong in the smell. The cardamon and the roasted malt are there too. The taste is roasted malt at first and then the spices take off with the rest of the profile. The texture is smooth with a crispiness and moderate carbonation. The does not do it for me. The smell is way off and the taste has to many spices.


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
tomekk1978 (272) - POLAND - MAR 26, 2014
Barwa: ciemna, wręcz nieprzejrzysta (pod światło rubinowa). Piana kremowa, drobno pęcherzykowa, znikoma i szybko opadająca. Aromat: alkohol, owoce suszone, wino jabłkkowe, potem ciemne słody i czekolada. Smak: słodki, alkoholowy, owocowy, nieco winny, ale i z wyraźnym akcentem czekoladowym i rozgrzewająca końcówką. Dość mocne i złożone piw. wyraźnie alkoholowy czy wręcz winny aromat nie przeszkadza. Kolejne conajmniej solidne piwo z High Water.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
mgajdaczewa (303) - Katowice, POLAND - FEB 28, 2014
UPDATED: MAR 7, 2014 W aromacie dzieje się dużo, jest czekolada gorzka, sporo czerwonych owoców, przyprawy - przypomina to quadrupla, choć nie jest tak intensywne. W smaku jest wyraźna słodowo - owocowa słodycz, porzeczki, wiśnie, poza tym wyraźna kwaskowość nadana przez ciemne słody, ale i ona jest w posmaku winno owocowa. Do tego dochodzi wyraźna gorzka czekolada i kawa z mlekiem, wszystko spina przyjemna waniliowa nuta.Lekko rozgrzewające. Gładko pijalne mimo woltażu, co czyni to piwo niebezpiecznym. Bardzo smaczne!

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
MrHangover (2142) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - FEB 12, 2014
Bottle @ 2nd Tuesday Tasting. Pours a brownish, reddish beer with a small off white head on top. Aroma of coffee, licorice and cloves. Slight herbal. Flavor is medium sweet with touches of laurel and very faint touches of chocolate in the background. A bit unbalanced to the herbal side, but that’s the style I guess. Slight sour taste in the background. Quite a decent beer!

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
Proeferius (94) - Delft, NETHERLANDS - FEB 4, 2014
bottle@home, pours black with very little head, medium body, medium carbonation. Spicy nice beer.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Fin (7029) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - JAN 19, 2014
Bottle, Craft Clapham, with Liz, Simon & Ang on Friday 17th January 2014 Pale gold, very American IPA nose but this is a DIPA I note. Sweet malt and big hops, liking this it is enjoyable. A7 A4 T7 P4 Ov14 3.6

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Nocturne (632) - 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. It’s a bit unusual, so I can see why people might not like it, but it won me over sufficiently.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
dEnk (3484) - 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.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
olio (5278) - 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.
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3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ansalon (946) - 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

2.3
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 8/20
Benzai (6432) - 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. I’m pretty sure Dutchdrebus would taste Chinese food in this. Medium body and carbonation. Not my thing at all.


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