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RATINGS: 567   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.9/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 50   EST. CALORIES: 330   ABV: 11%
Black Xantus is a rare bird and the first new release from Nectar Ales in Years. It is the First ever “big-beer” to be released under the Nectar Ales line. Barrel aged for 6 months in combination of Bourbon, retired Firestone Union and wine barrels and Infused with fair-trade, organic coffee from local roaster Jobella. Rich bourbon and coffee aromas greet the senses. Complex chocolate and tobacco flavors fill the palate. This beer displays a full-bodied mouth-feel and an overall balanced presentation. It would be a perfect pairing to rich chocolate desserts.
Style: Imperial Java Stout IBUs: 50 Color: Black ABV: 11%

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
thetomG (246) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 17, 2010
Review #100! WooHoo! Pours a nice deep brown with minimal head and basically no lacing. Aroma is enticing - some sweet molasses, a bit of coffee, and malts really shine through. Flavor is very similar but the sweetness comes through a bit more with some vanilla notes as an added bonus. Carbonation seems spot on for the style. Very nice beer. Split this bottle with my buddy mishuggah and we both agree that this beer very much reminds us of Dark Lord with regard to the flavor profile. We’re both calling this one Dark Lord Lite, and I like it. Will definitely drink this again. YUM!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
mabel (7712) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 16, 2010
[3074-20100702] Sample. Mild boozy aroma has tons of fruity roast. Dark brown black body with a medium-lasting foamy tan head. Sherry sweet roast malt flavour seems to be red wine barrel aged with hints of vanilla. Full body. Very tasty.
(@ SIB 2010, Seattle, WA)

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BuckeyeBoy (4068) - Boise, Idaho, USA - JUL 14, 2010
Bottle Pours out black topped with a tan head. Aroma of roast malts, milk chocolate, vanilla, wood and caramel. Taste was more of the sweetness vanilla, chocolate, almond joy, pit fruit, all in a great body. Very glad I got to try this one.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jtclockwork (11793) - , New Jersey, USA - JUL 13, 2010
Bottle thanks to hopscotch. Pours black with off white almost tan head. Nose is plum, licorice, bourbon, oak and chocolate. Taste is mostly plum and licorice, some bourbon (no burn), chocolate and black coffee. A bit oily. Good stout!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Chalsk (1097) - North Caldwell, New Jersey, USA - JUL 10, 2010
Pours a black color with a tan soapy head. Has an aroma of caramel, dark fruit, chocolate, and wood, with hints of cherry. Starts sweet, some cherry notes, then a nice level of carbonation and malt in the middle. Then that oh so perfect velvety chocolate finish with some additional cherry notes on the finish. Some licorice notes mixed in as well. Very tasty IS.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
fonefan (40504) - VestJylland, DENMARK - JUL 8, 2010

Bottle 22fl.oz.

Clear dark brown color with a average, frothy, good lacing, mostly diminishing, light brown to beige head. Aroma is light light heavy malty, roasted, caramel, chocolate, wood, toffee, vanilla, english licorice. Flavor is moderate to heavy sweet and bitter with a long duration, chocolate. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. [20100624]

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
mcberko (10568) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 3, 2010
Bottle sampled at SIB, pours black with a small beige head. Aroma of oat, roasted malt, espresso and some chocolate notes. Flavour is an extremely rich, complex mix of these, with a very smooth palate. ABV hidden well. Phenomenal brew.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Nena (963) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JUN 28, 2010
Black, light tan head. Rather sweet aroma on it, caramel, some dark dried fruits, chocolate, wood. Moderate char and coffee on the flavor, more caramel, chocolate, dried cherry, wood, a little boozy. Pretty sticky and rich. Pretty big and sweet, but not bad.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Theis (14660) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JUN 28, 2010
Bottle at Yespr - Thanks. Almost black - brown head. Lots of wood, barrel, burned, licorice, smokey, fruity, caramel, lakridskonfekt, light milkey notes, coffee, grnded coffee, chocolate. OK.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
scrizzz (2223) - Bothell, Washington, USA - JUN 26, 2010
Licorice and charcoal aroma. sweet molasses. Little hot nose. Light tan, creamy head. Still sweet, wet with bourbon. Very sweet, yet also comes across as a bit flabby.

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