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RATINGS: 497   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.85/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 360   ABV: 12%
Called "Black Chocolate" in the U.S.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
fkoolen (808) - Maastricht, NETHERLANDS - FEB 7, 2015
15cl taster at Brugs Bierfestival. Dark brown colour, beige foamy head. Dried fruits and chocolate in the nose, and taste along with sweet red wine-like tones, vanilla, caramel, clove. Medium carbonation, good body. Very enjoyable.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Gerbeer (2811) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 7, 2015
750 ml bottle. Pours a dark reddish brown with full head. Aromas of dark dry fruit, port, and toasted malts. Flavors of raisins, toasted bready malts, light spice, and light Belgian yeast. Tons of scrubbing carbonation.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Metalchopz (2954) - Cantley, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 25, 2015
Best before 01/01/2015. Pours a darker brown colour, but not on the black side. Light beige head, bubbly, good retention and a little lacing. Yeasty nose reminding me of Champagne. Then, other scents comes out: nutty, raisins, caramel and dates. The taste is quite smooth with some lighter fruits, but still dark notes, yeast, caramel and roasted malts. Very smooth mouthfeel with just a little warmth. Not sure why they call this one "Black Chocolate" in the US, as I do not feel much chocolate malt. After eating some food, seems like a mix of coconut and vanilla lingers after the soft grassy finish. Quite nice overall.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ferris (10524) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 12, 2015
Bottle - Boozy, toast, molasses, light licorice and raisin. Deep muddy brown with a decent light brown head. Plum, raisin, toasted malts and bitter sweet. Bit of boozy finish with a nice touch of sweetness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
PriorL (3041) - Gent, BELGIUM - DEC 31, 2014
Bottle at home, shared with Mathieu87. APPEARANCE: dark brown beer, small unstable beige head. NOSE: caramel, alcohol, herbs. TASTE: caramel, some anise, herbs, alcohol.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
markoijelena (1930) - Belgrade, SERBIA - DEC 8, 2014
Bottle 0.75l taste sample at Malheur stand Horeca Expo Ghent Belgium 2014.Pour it dark color with big white head.On the nose baking yeast.Taste and aroma of dark fruits, chocolate,spices,champagne flavour, Belgian yeast.Perfect complexed .Perfection

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Meilby (10487) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - NOV 16, 2014
Bottle 750ml @ home
Pours hazy dark amber with a beige head. Aroma has notes of malt, dried fruits, yeast and hint of chocolate and alcohol. Taste is medium to heavy sweet and light bitter with a long warm, milk chocolate, cocoa and dried fruity finish. Body is medium to full, texture is oily, carbonation is fizzy

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
RickTheRick (852) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 9, 2014
Un liquide brun, légèrement marécageux et aux reflets acajou se laisse dominer par une mousse beige onctueuse. Caramel brûlé, raisins secs et sucre candi forment un bouquet qui laisse présager un liquide cochon en bouche. Des saveurs exquises de chocolat fourré au caramel, de fruits confits et de malt bien joufflu tapissent la bouche à chaque gorgée. Une astringence plutôt prononcée est venue couper le sucré un peu, mais ce ne fut pas désagréable. Grosse bière belge bien liquoreuse comme je les aime.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Sissio (1126) - Orsenigo, ITALY - OCT 16, 2014
Clear brown, brown head Toffee, caramel, chocolate, mandel, roasted malts A hint of sour, chocolate, ash, passito, sweet wine, Marsala

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Rune (10504) - Tromsø, NORWAY - AUG 21, 2014
750ml bottle, 12.5 % abv, with a cork and a wire cradle and a golden neck. Ordered through Vinmonopolet bestillingsutvalget. Shared with Finn, Stefan and Elisabeth. Pours a huge creamy beige head over a rustic brown coloured body. Brown malty aroma, sweet. Herbal hops and dried fruits together with dark chocolate malts to the taste profile with sweet fruits to the ending. Soapy in the mouth. Very much on the sweety side, but alright as a slow sipper (session at Finns 07.08.2014).

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