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RATINGS: 510   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.9   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 50   EST. CALORIES: 330   ABV: 11%
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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%


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
fonefan (35959) - 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]

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
yespr (31922) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - JUN 24, 2010
22 fl oz bottle, courtesy of kappldav123. Pours dark brown with a small amber glare with a small tan head. Aroma is roasted malty, caramelish and mild hoppy. Roasted caramel and toffee, mild fruity note. Lasting caramelish and subdued bitterness into a roasted malty finish.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ungstrup (29837) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - JUN 24, 2010
Bottled. A deep red beer with a thin orangey head. The aroma has notes of roasted malt, caramel, soy sauce, and wood. The flavor is sweet with strong notes of roasted malt as well as medium notes of hops, soy sauce, and wood, leading to a dry roasted finish. Thanks yespr for sharing.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Papsoe (25083) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JUN 24, 2010
Bottle 65 cl. Courtesy of yespr. Pours black with an orange hue with a beige head. Aroma has a little sweet oak, hard roasted malt and licorice all-sorts and a vague tartness. Solid body, hard roasted malts, sweet vanilla and Bourbon with some licorice. Discreet bitterness. Pleasant. 240610

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
joergen (21498) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JUN 25, 2010
Bottle at yespr. Clear dark brown coloured with a medium sized beige head. Roasted aroma of liquorice, oak, bourbon and vanilla with notes of dark chocolate. Roasted flavour of dark chocolate, coffee, vanilla and bourbon with notes of liquorice. Roasted finish.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
oh6gdx (20902) - Vasa, FINLAND - SEP 25, 2012
Bottled@Chriso "Donkey Dork Lord" pre-gbbf shindig 2011. I think this rating might take the price for me in hard encryption on my rating. More or less pitch black colour with a small beigeish brown head that vanishes quickly. Aroma is roast, alcohol, coffee and liquorice. Flavour is coffee and roast. Big and beautiful imperial stout. (the last phrase written in capitals...)

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
anders37 (17520) - Malmö, SWEDEN - SEP 8, 2010
Bottle. Pours a black color with a small tan head. Has a roasted malty chocolate and licorice aroma. Roasted malty malt chocolate and coffee flavor with some weak bourbon hints. Has a roasted malty chocolate and licorice finish with some hints of bourbon in the aftertaste.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
madmitch76 (16111) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JUN 5, 2012
1st January 2010
Opaque black beer, dark brown edges. Semi dry softish palate. Starts with spicy licorice, then a little creamy malt. A light light touch of vanilla and very subtle red fruits - well buried. Complex beer embedded in a soft palate. Finishes semi dry and with fruity aniseed alcohol. Very drinkable and a little different.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
cgarvieuk (15163) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUL 24, 2010
Bottle at home ... deep brown ... thin tan head ... sweet roast toffee malts ... big front ... heavy roast ... light wine ... hint of vanilla bourbon ... definite chocolate ... light coffee ... nice

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
harrisoni (14114) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - APR 7, 2012
Bottle at Chriso Easter Tasting 2012. Black beer ruby edges lasting tan head. Decent impy stout some decent choc. Some choc sponge cake. Bit one dimensional.


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