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RATINGS: 18   MEAN: 3.73/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.48   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 63   EST. CALORIES: 288   ABV: 9.6%
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3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
SlovakSniper (3088) - Candiac/Frelighsburg, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 24, 2014
Version à 9.8%. Noire, vicieuse et têtue. Quelques traces observées. Nez de réglisse, très doux, chocolaté avec une montée fruitée. Très malté, houblons en sourdine. Goût bien sucré avec son chocolat, sa réglisse et son caramel. Calqué sur les parfums. Axé sur les céréales. On demande des houblons pour couper le sucre résiduel. Bouche collante avec des bulles molles. Gros corps. Finale douce, fruitée et chocolatée. Une bière que j’ai trouvée trop sucrée. Pas mauvaise mais trop obèse. Du côté du dessert.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
KansaiBeerLvrs (1843) - Kyoto, JAPAN - MAY 14, 2014
Bottle from Sake no Taniguchi I believe. Served in a snifter it pours a dark brown pour that’s pitch black in the glass with a thick tan head. The aroma is anise, cherry & creamy chocolate. Exceptionally full bodied with a smooth thick mouthfeel. I almost feel a spoon would stand up straight in this beer! The taste has a bit of boozy heat which is no surprise at 9.8% the taste is chocolate, mild cherries, anise, roasted, sweet with some warming in my belly. I wish I’d bought another bottle of this for winter!

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
5000 (6239) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - APR 16, 2014
Bottle:   Black, moderate frothy sandy head, fairly nice lacing.   Soft graham cracker and hop start, followed by roastiness, biscuit, strong maltiness, with a light to moderate hop bite.   Smooth, fairly rich.   Has a strong pine background, yet its not bitter.   Full bodied.   Solid RIS.   Bigger than most.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Theis (13353) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAR 31, 2014
Bottle at Beer Pub Bamboo, Shinjuku. Black - offwhite head. Licorice. Roasted. Nice malty. Sweet notes. Light bitterness. Dry cocoa powder-ish body. Ok.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
50belair (2205) - Florida, USA - MAR 24, 2014
Bottle. Dark brown pour with a kaki head. Roasted malt aromas. Dark roasted malts, mild caramel and bitter chocolate notes. Average body and mouthfeel.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Frahmo (283) - Idaho, USA - MAR 17, 2014
Pitch black pour with a fading dark brown head. Roast malts with a back drop of stone fruit. Sweet flavor throughout that fades to a bitter coffee finish. Not as smooth as I wanted it to be.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
IndianaRed (2372) - Boise, Idaho, USA - MAR 1, 2014
22oz bottle at Brewforia, Eagle. Black and viscous. Small fleeting tan head. Lots of sweet roasted malt aroma. The residual sweetness is not quite balanced by the minimal IBUs. Needs to be a little lower FG or another 25 IBUs....or both. Especially considering that it is nearly %10

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
luttonm (2192) - Belgrade, SERBIA - FEB 28, 2014
22oz in Seattle. Gorgeous rich black-brown tall foam. Lactic sweet malt. Strong alc note, warming, but very full flavor. chocolate milk. Rich like much stronger RIS. Licorice, grape and mocha. Very interesting, tasty and drinkable big RIS. Cool.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
cobaink2 (60) - seattle, Washington, USA - FEB 26, 2014
Bottle from Beer junction west Seattle. Lots of dark roast and chocolate. Slight bit of coffee. No lingering taste good or bad on this one. Was a good buy but maybe not something I would have again. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JohnGalt1 (476) - , Idaho, USA - JAN 22, 2014
22 picked up last week at the COOP... Finally getting around to it tonight (Very cool label)... Standard black brew... dark brown head rises up about 1/2" and falls back leaving nice lace sheets. Nose shows bigger dark chocolate with a little milk chocolate... "big roastiness" isn’t really present, instead a light coffee element with warmth... The aromas are surprisingly subdued... soft all around, but well integrated (if that makes sense). Flavor has some dark fruitiness that makes me think fig and dried cherries... a bit of brewer’s licorice (I don’t appreciate the anise flavor).. "RIS" flavors are there, but weird and not focused on what most breweries target... sweeter than most mid palate.. almost a melted bittersweet chocolate essence... finish drops off a little too quick. Body is nice medium/full ... carbonation is about dead on. Again... This one is a little weird compared to what I was expecting, but it is unique and I guess that is a positive... Nothing wrong, just unique.


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