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RATINGS: 459   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.84   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 360   ABV: 12%
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Called "Black Chocolate" in the U.S.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Zita (4740) - Assentoft, DENMARK - APR 28, 2013
light chocolate aroma,red, off white foam, light sweetness, lightly bitter, fizzy, oily feel, soft carbonation, sweet light malty finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
zvikar (3492) - Ramat Gan, ISRAEL - APR 24, 2013
Bottle sample at a tasting at the Beer & Beyond shop. Thanks beerandbeyond. Pours red to deep brown with a nice head, aroma of brett, mint, nice acidity, flavor is sweet with some brett, mint, bitterness, medium bodied

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jaghana (4017) - Strasbourg (France), FRANCE - APR 12, 2013
Bottle 75cl, dark amber beer with huge head, light gushing. Nose is dark malt, yeast with sour notes. Aroma is very drinkable, medium sweet, dark chocolate, smooth, vinous, Saison yeast notes. Body on red fruits, cherry, currant. Finish has some anise touch. Extremely easy to drink and the alcohol is well hidden.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Rasmus40 (11341) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - MAR 30, 2013
Bottle. Clear dark brown with a lasting beige head. Aroma is sweet, malty, caramel, dried fruit, yeasty and alcohol. Flavor is quite sweet and moderate bitter. Dry and moderate bitter finish with warming alcohol. 290313

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
hallinghansen (2067) - Odense S, DENMARK - MAR 26, 2013
Bottle. Dark brown body with a medium offwhite head. Aroma is dark fruit, tart berry notes, yeast. Flavour is dark fruit, yeast, toffee. High carbonation. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
maekchu (2196) - Hirakata, JAPAN - MAR 21, 2013
Bottle. Aged around five years. Thanks to Kyoto Lefty. Sweet candy, heavy caramel, honey aroma. Clear tea brown, almost no head. Sweet dark caramel / mid palate goes very sugary, with raisins and dark fruit and hot alcohol / finish is solid and rich. Thin medium body. Pleasant moderate flavors, all working well together.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jbruner (2356) - Athens, Georgia, USA - MAR 20, 2013
2010 bottle thanks to Paul. Pours a dark brown from the bottle with bubbly tan cap and light lacing. Aaron’s is like a champagne with a hint of dark roasted malts. Taste is Belgian yeast, booze, dark fruity esters, hint of roast. Bubbly on the tongue but a big burn in the way down. Weird, interesting.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Viper666 (2763) - Quebec, CANADA - FEB 24, 2013
Bouteille, provenant d’un échange effectué en 2006. De couleur brune et voilée. Nez de caramel avec des notes de sucre brun et de chocolat noir, léger de levures fruitées (léger de cerises, de prunes et de raisins vineux) aux notes épicées et léger d’alcool. Moyennement ronde et assez pétillante en bouche avec une texture rappelant le champagne. Goût de levures fruitées (cerises sucrées, léger de raisins vineux, notes de prunes et de cerises noires) et légèrement épicé (clou de girofle et coriandre) lors de l’entrée en bouche suivi d’un goût de caramel aux notes rôtis avec un léger goût de chocolat noir ainsi que des notes de sucre brun puis en finale l’on retrouve un léger goût d’alcool aux notes vineuses avec des notes épicées (poivrées) et de houblon floral asséchant. Post-goût moyen-long et un peu sec, légèrement amer d’alcool, de houblon et de chocolat avec un léger goût de levures fruitées (notes de cerises sucrées et de raisins).

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
olio (6273) - Tampere, FINLAND - JAN 10, 2013
75 cl bottle.
Originally rated on 20101206.
Pours dark brown color with a medium sized head. Aroma of dark malts, dark ripe fruits, some citrus notes too, caramel, toffee and mild spices, not too yeasty. Flavor of dark malts, caramel, some toffee, spices, nice licorice notes, ripe fruits and some alcohol notes on finish. Very complex yet well balanced beer. Top notch.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Minderbinder (1885) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 9, 2013
Bottle 750ml. Poursdar brown with beige head. Aroma is malt, sweet, caramel. Taste is of malt, sligth caramel, some candies, yeast. Overall: Not that much "brut" character. Pretty good anyways.

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