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RATINGS: 235   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.55   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 540   ABV: 18%
Bottled version clocked in at 18% ABV. Draught version, december 07, was 17%.

Lothore's rating

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
Lothore (595) - California, USA - MAY 21, 2009
A- Pours a deep black color, I could tell this was almost a gusher. The head is out of hand ... almost like overcarbonated homebrew status. S- Sweet, roasted malt notes with a tangy mettalic smell followed by a caramel scent, hints of baby diaper. I should note that the smell is a little off and because of the carbonation at this point it’s possible the bottle could be infected but lets press on and find out. T- Taste is lots of roasted malt followed by a thick mettalic taste. Alcohol is well hidden. At this point I don’t necessarily think it is infected but it just seems off to me. M- Thick with lots of carbonation. D- This was not drinkable for me at all. I loved trying it but there were multiple things in the taste and smell that made me want to run from the hills. The high alcohol was very well hidden but that’s the least of this beers concern at this point. I have to believe it was better fresh.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
djd07 (6058) - Houston, Texas, USA - APR 14, 2015
2010 bottle. Pours a cloudy brown with small frothy beige head that lasts. The aroma is vanilla, roast, raisin, wood. Thin mouthfeel, strong chocolate, roast, very boozy, good.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
AmEricanbrew (6331) - Same Trailer, Different Park, Louisiana, USA - DEC 13, 2014
Bottle from 2007. Pours black with tan foam. Chocolate, dark roast, dark fruit, cardboard aromas. Light bodied with average carbonation. Dark chocolate, Kahlua, dark coffee, deep roast malt, dark fruit flavors___warming boozy finish----not bad.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
adnielsen (10089) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - NOV 1, 2014
Bottle @ Darkness Day eve, thanks to StFun for sharing. Pours a black appearance with a thin brown head. Dark chocolate, burnt sugar, caramel, and some booze in the nose. Fairly clean but a little boozy flavor. A little roast and more dark chocolate in the flavor. Fun.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
thomashall (313) - New Hope, Minnesota, USA - OCT 26, 2014
2008 Bottle shared at Darkness day. Pours black with minimal head. Strong bourbon and alcohol smell with some roasted malts. Taste some smoke with hint of chocolate. Bitter alcohol finish. Good beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BVery (7961) - Plymouth, Minnesota, USA - OCT 24, 2014
2008 bottle. Super dark pour. Fruity and dark. This is crazy good. Love it!

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
knickskicks (911) - - SEP 7, 2014
2010 bottle. Black pour. Nose is veggies, metal, oxidation. Taste is the same and very boozy.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
wchesser (1476) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAY 19, 2014
’14 b-day tasting party. ’10 bottle from FlandersNed-thanks, Steve! Much thinner than I expected given the OG. Alcohol well integrated though. Nose of light soy, dark roast malts. Burnt malts, some light prune, light tartness on the finish, almost like a belgian style stout. Good, but perhaps on its way out...

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jkwood04 (4786) - Connecticut, USA - APR 7, 2014
2012 12oz bottle in a teku. Pours black with a small, beige head. Aroma of dark malts, some oak and alcohol, light dough, some dark fruits, and vanilla and chocolate. Flavor the same with a decent blend of everything, but a lot of ethanol. Smooth, thicker texture. A decent beer for 18%

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 8/20
Ataraxia (415) - Massachusetts, USA - MAR 30, 2014
Almost black, thin beige head. Fairly strong soy sauce aroma from the oxidation, along with herbal elements, some anise, and toffee. Light sweetness overridden by a powerful umami taste and slightly salty twang in the back. Heavy, full-bodied, and low in carbonation. It was probably a decent enough beer at the time of its release but I could not go beyond a few sips.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
hotstuff (4403) - Indiana, USA - MAR 22, 2014
Rated on 10-24-2010 (Bottle) This 18%ABV beer pours a very small very fizzy light brown head that quickly dissipates, opaque brown-black body and no lacing. The aroma is roasted malt, chocolate, sweet, fruity, and alcohol. The taste is sweet, alcohol, roasted malt, and chocolate. The mouth feel is thick and this beer burns as it is digested. This beer is medium bodied. This is without a doubt a sipping beer as it packs a punch! This is a beer that would be enjoyed in front of a fireplace on a cold, snowy day. Definitely worth trying and a beer I would drink again.

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