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RATINGS: 69   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.72   SEASONAL: Winter   IBU: 55   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
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Big, Bold, and Black. This unusual lager style has many similarities to Imperial Stouts. A lengthy conditioning period creates a silky smooth chocolatey mouth feel enhanced by the use of oats and brown sugar. Noticeable sweetness gets balanced by roasted malt and hop bitterness. At 10% alcohol by volume, this beer is sure to keep you warm on a cold winter night.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
MadIndian (2562) - Levittown, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 23, 2015
Bottle from SJ. I’m starting to like this company. Nice roasted / chocolate malts, some smoke, brown sugar and vanilla. It really is well balanced with a medium body. Excellent representation of the style.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 20/20
PhatB420 (714) - Pittsfield, Massachusetts, USA - APR 4, 2015
Bomber into a taster. Bold dark coffee presence. Bold frontal stout presence, huge prominent abv touch. Wow, huge

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
NikkTwist (1890) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 2, 2015
Draft at Moriartys. Top of a keg. Black pour (actually a very dark clear brown under bright light.) Thick tan head. Rings of lace. Silky body. Dark cocoa. Mocha. The high ABV is well hidden. Smooth - but maybe too much so. It needs more of an edge.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
williamstome (1214) - Somerville, Massachusetts, USA - MAR 30, 2015
Black pour, great brown head. great roasty sweet aroma, flavor of chocolate, cocoa, oats, great sweet smooth body

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
rjplumer (605) - Foxboro, Massachusetts, USA - MAR 30, 2015
Aroma is of coffee and chocolate. Body is pitch black with a thin tan head. Taste is heavy dry chocolate with coffee mixed in. Hint of caramel sweetness in the background though you have to pay attention to notice. Medium bitterness. Warms the palate with it’s heavy 10% ABV otherwise it’s power is not noticeable. Thick and slick feeling so best enjoyed slowly. Enjoyable and well balanced. I’d be happy to have many more of these.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
MacBoost (1452) - Pouring Bus, New York, USA - MAR 25, 2015
12oz chugged in under 10 seconds. Notes of thick Alabama black wood and full metal jacket. Coffe. Round with figs. Lifts. Easy chugger.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
mtdewa1 (441) - rome, New York, USA - MAR 22, 2015
Black oily pour. Aroma of hops, caramel, chocolate and vanilla. Taste is roasted malts, chocolate, vanilla, caramel, hops and citrus. Oily and thick, stout like. Alcohol is hidden well. Overall very good Baltic porter.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
dmac (4510) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - MAR 21, 2015
Solid beer. Poured a deep dark brown, with a foamy beige head. Aroma is just okay, dark breads, earhty, ight roast and a hint of chocolate coffee. Flavor is earthty, dirt, well done toast, burmt pudding. Creamy body, soft carbonation.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
raoul_duke (131) - - MAR 15, 2015
12 oz bottle from Rosey. Smells really good, chocolate and malt. Really nice vanilla notes with yeast. Looks a little thinner than your average porter. Really nice, not exceptional.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
GenDV138 (2777) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - MAR 5, 2015
4 oz pour on draft at Jack’s Abby. Black with tan head. Aromas of roast, chocolate, light smoke. Tastes of roast, dark chocolate, smoke, light dark fruit. Medium-full body with a dry finish.

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