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RATINGS: 473   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.85   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 360   ABV: 12%
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Called "Black Chocolate" in the U.S.


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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Hairofthedog (419) - San Diego, California, USA - DEC 5, 2004
Slightly citrus and barnyard on the nose, slight chocolate/ citrus finish w/ horseblanket on tongue. Major effervesence and a rich color w/ really good head and minor lacing.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Jeppe (2631) - Brooklyn, Alabama, USA - DEC 5, 2004
Pours a tall frothy light tan head on a dark brown body. Nice fruity aroma with malt notes. Sweet, full and complex. Flavor is also mostly sweet with a good bitterness behind. Malt and fruit with a roasted tone and notes of hop and spices. Sharp taste but still a soft mouthfull. Warming from the alcohol. A very well balanced and tasty beer!

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Crosling (1864) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - DEC 1, 2004
UPDATED: MAY 1, 2005 Dark burgundy color. Small, compacted, light mocha colored head. Lightly aromatic, strange, funky aroma with dark, roasty tones. Hazelnut flavors abound with light chestnut flavors along with roasty and toasted tones and a touch of raisins. Well hidden alcohol and nice mouthfeel.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
radiomgb (2481) - Peterborough, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 28, 2004
Celebration November 2004 at CapFlu’s place. Dark brown in colour with a long lasting head. Aroma was yeasty, some chocolate, malt, slight sourness, cherries and grapes. Flavour was yeasty, musty, malty, some dark chocolate, slight sweetness. Large body, high carbonation, alcohol is not noticable. Finishes with a light alcohol warmth. Beautiful beer, thanks for bringing this muzzlehatch.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jerohen (2062) - Bussum, NETHERLANDS - NOV 26, 2004
Let me first say the label looks fantastic, very classy. Dark coloured, lasting head. Malty, spicy and yeasty aroma, some alcohol. Dry malty flavour. Well brewed, but nevertheless none of these brut beers could really impress me so far. And it’s pretty damn expensive.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
footy (345) - scottsdale, Arizona, USA - NOV 24, 2004
bottled 750ml. 2003. Dark brown with massive tan head. Chocolate and yeast smell. Medium bodied Not much chocolate taste. Well carbonated with a nice bitterness through out. Hides the alcohol content well. Smooth. multiple tastings. a very nice beer.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Vac (2445) - San Diego, California, USA - NOV 20, 2004
This brew pours with a cloudy, dark amber body topped by a thick, fizzy head with some lacing. The aroma is slightly sour and vinious with a slight barnyard and a touch of alcohol. Nice. The flavor is slightly sweet yet slightly sour with a touch of barnyard and a touch of sourness. A nice chocolate flavor shows through after a few tastes. Meidum bodied, smooth and a touch dry.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Mads Langtved (2244) - Copenhagen K, DENMARK - NOV 13, 2004
Brown dark appearance. Choccolate, sweet, prune finish. A really great beer for a dessert. Elegant well-balanced beer. Velvety finish. Thanks to www.belgiskbryg.dk for the sample.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
beerhugger (542) - Oshawa, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 11, 2004
Wow - this was an extra from beandip, so kudos to her, in a deal with muzzlehatch, so thanks to Barry for bringing this one and sharing it with CapFlu, tiggmtl, radiomgb, Rastacouere and DumDum in Ottawa. 2003 Reserve bottle. Had this not been the second-last bottle in a long line of sampled beers I might have had the palate to better appreciate this one. As it was my tongue still seemed to discern its quality. Great aromas of black/sour cherry, malt and hop, chocolate and then some barnyard gueuziness too. Nice. Big head atop a cloudy brown body. Sweet malts are offset slightly with the bitter chocolate until it becomes a touch medicinally alcoholic. I think the wonderful tingling mouthfeel actually woke my mouth up a little, and I would definitely want this one again with fresher senses.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
tiggmtl (4545) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 10, 2004
UPDATED: DEC 19, 2005 Barnyard, pit fruit - notably cherries, horse-blanket, a light cinammon spiciness and of course, bittersweet, dark chocolate all intermingle in the wonderfully complex aroma. Solid-looking, opaque brown with thin but lasting, tan head. Perfume-like, saffron, tart, bitter chocolate flavour is initially malt dominated but a strong balancing bitterness emerges to counterpoint nicely. Touches of alcohol waft through the presentation without ever being dominant, though definitely warming. Crunchy mouthfeel - strong carbonation, fine-bubbled, engaging. More please! Bottle enjoyed with beerhugger, CapFlu, DumDum, muzzlehatch, radiomgb and Rastacouere.


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