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RATINGS: 37   MEAN: 3.31/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.23   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 204   ABV: 6.8%
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The days are shorter, the nights are colder, the stars are brighter, and the beers are bolder. Island’s Brewing Company Brewmaster Paul Wright took an abundance of roasted grains to brew a foreign style stout that sustains complex malt flavors, a prominent roasted malt finish and just enough hop bitterness to balance the big and bold flavors within this limited release edition. Enjoy the hints of chocolate, the smoky essence, as well as the bracing effects and count yourself among the privileged few.


3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
madmitch76 (16890) - , Essex, ENGLAND - MAR 8, 2015
23rd February 2015
Opaque black - brown beer, good fluffy tan head. Palate is airy and a little soft and dry. Mild fine carbonation. Mild tangy dark malts with a little tangy dark fruits. Trace if bitterness in thee light finish. Okay.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
arminjewell (7588) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - FEB 28, 2015
Pour on tap at the brewery, dark brownish black pour with tan head, aroma brought notes of roast, toffee, slight anise into some dark fruit, touch of cocoa powder, slight vanilla, slight ash as well. Taste was a mix of ash, roast, slight smoke into anise, vanilla, hints of cocoa, finishing slightly roasted, dry.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bierkoning (10800) - La Tropica, NETHERLANDS - NOV 17, 2014
2014 bottle @ ZZTX. Almost black and opague. Roast and a hint of ash in the aroma. Roasty bitter flavor with a limited sweetness. Malty alcoholic. Vanilla. Nice!

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Beerhunter111 (9300) - Hasborn, GERMANY - NOV 16, 2014
Ins Glas ergießt sich ein sehr sehr dunkelbraunes Bier mit geringer bräunlichen Schaumkrone. Geruch sehr röstmalzig, Kaffee, Vanille. Geschmack bitter röstmalzig, Kaffee, Vanille, bittere Schokolade.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
caesar (5504) - Bunnik/Utrecht, NETHERLANDS - NOV 16, 2014
Bottle @ ZZT X, small sample, thanks all for sharing! Dark color, short head. Aroma of roasted malts, licorice, chocolate. Bit sweet, bit bitter. Nice stuff.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Benzai (9439) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - NOV 15, 2014
Bottle @ ZZT X shared by Dutchdrebus. Opaque very dark brown to black color with a brown head. Aroma and taste are malts, roasted malts, bitter, a hint of coffee, a touch of vanilla somehow. Medium body and carbonation.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
MrHangover (2996) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - NOV 15, 2014
Bottle @ ZZT X, courtesy of DutchDrebus. Pours a very dark, almost black beer with a small tanned head on top. Aroma of cinnamon, herbal, roasty. Flavor is medium sweet, big roasty characters going on. Coffee is present for sure, as well as some dark chocolate features. Very decent stout, but not too impressive.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
kermis (6077) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - NOV 15, 2014
Bottle shared at ZZT 10. Pours clear dark brown with a small beige head. Aroma of chocolate, roast, caramel, licorice. Flavor is over moderate sweet and bitter. Medium to full bodied with soft carbonation.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
DutchDrebus (4473) - Oirschot, NETHERLANDS - NOV 15, 2014
Bottle @ ZZT 10 shared by me or Ansjelaah. Dark brown to black colour with a small beige head. Smells roasty, some liquorice, chocolate, coffee. Tastes roasty, liquorice.. Nothing crazy. Medium body, soft carbo.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ansjelaah (1614) - Westelbeers, NETHERLANDS - NOV 15, 2014
Bottle @zzt10 shared by me or dutchdrebus. Black color with a light brown head. Smells and tastes roasty, chocolate, coffee, dark fruit. Mwah.


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