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RATINGS: 39   MEAN: 3.75/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.61   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.


3.6
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
lag91 (55) - Milton, Massachusetts, USA - APR 18, 2014
Dark brown color with a creamy tan head. I didn’t pick up much from the aroma but the flavor is robust roasted chocolate malt, touches of vanilla, milk chocolate, boozy but at 10-12% to be expected. Almost silky mouthfeel. Nice beer

2.8
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Berard (291) - Salem, New Hampshire, USA - APR 15, 2014
Draft. Pours black with thin white head that dissipates. Mild chocolate aroma over little carbonation. A bit boozy with chocolate and vanilla flavors. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Lukaduke (2118) - Portland, Maine, USA - MAR 3, 2014
Wow, I always thought the BA version was amazingly smooth and layered because of the barrel, but after drinking this I was pleasantly surprised just how good this base beer is ! Roasted chocolate malt, silky mouthfeel, touches of vanilla, milk chocolate and a long smooth finish. Really tasty brew !

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
suprchunk (2160) - Crestview, Florida, USA - FEB 27, 2014
Dark brown almost black. Big tan head. Plenty of lacing. Roasty malt aroma. Creamy malt flavor with some mild roasted notes. Sweet finish.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Reynolds314 (2278) - Connecticut, USA - FEB 22, 2014
This is great. Aroma is light cocoa, coffee, and heath bar. Tastes so smooth and full of cocoa, oats, and toffee. Great beer.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
JBPortland (734) - Portland, Maine, USA - FEB 17, 2014
500ml bottle thanks to NHhophead, pours dark rich brown with light edges and a finger of eggshell head. Nose is nutty cocoa and cold coffee beans. Taste is coffee, cocoa, almond, nuts, cream. A touch thin. Hides the 10% well. Finish is medium bitter dusty chocolate and subtle vanilla notes. Solid.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
demmbonz (512) - Erin, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 13, 2014
Bottle to snifter. Thanks to Dan. Somewhat thick and black with a nice tan head that fades to a ring. Dark and roasty. Some coffee and licorice. Roasty malt goodness. Just a bit of alcohol bite. Slight hop bitterness. .

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
after4ever (6108) - Brier, Washington, USA - FEB 7, 2014
500. Thanks d! Pours an opaque black with no head or lace. Big sweet coffee and licorice nose. Creamy thick body with soft carb. Roasty coffee mid palate. Long rich coffee finish.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Beerathon (1131) - Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 2, 2014
Black, silky, boozy, sweet but balanced with a great hop bitterness. Chocolate and coffee in the flavor. Great porter!

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Errl (1559) - Plano, Texas, USA - FEB 1, 2014
Bottle..Pour is dark black with a thin head..Nose is chocolate, dry, bitter, chocolate powder..Taste is spice, chocolate powder, dry, bitter,


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