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RATINGS: 82   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.69   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 324   ABV: 10.8%
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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jbeatty (1098) - New York, USA - AUG 5, 2013
Bottle, thanks to Jeffo, 08/04/2013. Black pour, fine espresso cream head, dies to a haze on the surface and then to stillness. Aroma is rich chocolate cake, touch of vanilla and dark berries, long smooth roast coffee finish, fairly dark and bitter. Taste is dark chocolate, cocoa nut, sweet dark fruit, licorice, lingering coffee and bitterness. Thick body, but needs a bit more heft (ie carbonation) to carry everything. Brings me back, definitely classic Menno brew but some of the typical flaws as well. Still, can’t complain too much, fairly tasty.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Bov (9815) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - JUL 22, 2013
courtesy of fiulijn - black beer with no head; cacao and corn, toasted; very sweet and full-bodied; thick; pretty bitter ; cacao and earth with some hop presence

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Pinball (10932) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUL 13, 2013
tap at cbc. pitch dark, small brown head. aroma of roasted malts. Flavor is Roasted malty , licorice, very nice imp. stout.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
fiulijn (15371) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 10, 2013
Corked bottle from De Molen beershop, Bodegraven, bottled 18 Apr 2013, bottle n. 13, 11.2% ABV
Black color with small beige creamy head. Quite strong and nice aroma of roasted malts and coffee, strong yeast too, some cardboard. Full bodied, with good flavor of roasted malts, moderate sweetness, some coffee, light leather, correct bitterness.
Many elements here, very good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
dEnk (4052) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - JUL 2, 2013
Bottle. Aroma is huge roast, liquorice, burned bread, chocolate, caramel and more. Flavour is huge roasty malt bitterness, liquorice, coffee, molasses and more. Palate could use more body imho to carry the hefty flavours but still awesome.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Christian (11282) - Odense, DENMARK - JUN 29, 2013
CBC. Black with a small off-white head. Aroma of toffee, dark sugar and licorice. Sweet licorice dominated flavour with an ashy note

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
madmitch76 (16117) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JUN 22, 2013
3rd May 2013
CBC. Opaque dark brown beer, good tan head. Palate is soft and airy. Semi dry. Light touch of dark malts. Little smoke and coffee. Some malt cream. Semi dry finish. Rich and satisfying.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 19/20
MrHangover (2792) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - JUN 22, 2013
Bottle, courtesy of Kermis, @ Rampkrot tasting. Pours a pitch black beer with a small short lasting tanned head. Aroma of coffee, licorice, molasses and roast. Oily texture, deep dark flavor of coffee and chocolate with a slight hint of vanilla. Quite good actually.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
kraddel (3630) - some beerplace, BELGIUM - JUN 22, 2013
thnx to kermis, at rampkrot whale tasting. pours black , no foam. smell is sweet, high alcohol feel, sweet, nuts, bitter, kinda light mouthfeel. OK ..

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
77ships (4305) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - JUN 21, 2013
UPDATED: JUN 22, 2013 Thx to Kermis @ Rampkrot Whale tasting – 75 cl. Bottle sampled. Nr. 181. Black, looks flat, almost no tanned head. Nose is roasted, mellow mocha, touch vinous, chocolate, hint dark fruits & liquorish,… Taste is bitter roast, slick vinous, bitter chocolate, liquorish, sugar thick, bitter herbs, quite simple, pure coffee, flat coffee, hint sour, bitter finish, quite simple, coffee ground,… Flat, meh. Below par, flat messy RIS, heavily overpriced. Glad to try one of their beers but this is not worth it.

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