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RATINGS: 46   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
suprchunk (2349) - 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 (2440) - 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 (934) - 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 (593) - 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 (6265) - 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 (1291) - 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 (1735) - 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,

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
anthony850 (285) - Andover, New Jersey, USA - JAN 26, 2014
Great tasting porter smooth with hint of chocolate and oatmeal. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ModeEngage (152) - Lowell, Massachusetts, USA - JAN 24, 2014
Bottle. Pours opaque black with off-white head. Smells of coffee, chocolate, and astringency. Drinks smoothly with mild lingering hop bitterness. Medium to full bodied. Tastes of coffee, milk, and pepper.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
umich03jm (2183) - Flat Rock, Michigan, USA - JAN 21, 2014
500 ml bottle thanks to WillRunForBeer. Pours pitch black with a small head that fades to a bubbly ring. Aromas are sweet cream, brown sugar, oats, nuts, and roasted malt. Taste is sweet brown sugar and cream at first with some chocolate and cocoa. Bitter roast and hops take over in the finish. Medium to thick body, creamy mouthfeel. Abv well hidden but you can tell this it’s big by the intensity. A little sweet but this is a very smooth and tasty beer. Take away some brown sugar and it would be top notch.


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