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RATINGS: 222   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.83/5   EST. CALORIES: 315   ABV: 10.5%
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3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MrHangover (3717) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - NOV 4, 2014
Bottle at the "Dean is a cheap bastard tasting cos he let Rene buy a beer from the shop and then asked to taste it for the tick" tasting. Pours a pitch black beer with a small ring of tanned head on top. Aroma of loads of coffee, light caramel and some booze detected. Flavor has loads and loads of coffee, caramel, molasses and has a quite bitter aftertaste. Nicely balanced, very decent.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
TheEpeeist (3709) - Media, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 31, 2013
22 oz bottle. Ebony with tan foam. Nose is coffee, lightly smoked molasses, chocolate and vanilla. Thick and creamy with a buzz, almost a whipped mouthfeel. Taste is coffee bean and plum then dark roast and licorice. Woody drying with hints of vanilla.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Habanero (3698) - Tranbjerg, DENMARK - JUL 13, 2013
Bottled. Pours pitch black with a medium sized brown head with fair lacings. Aroma of roasted malt, chocolate, coffee and caramel notes. Sweet flavor that ends up more dry and with some alcohol. Full bodied,oily texture and flat to soft carb. A great impy.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
queenholly (3609) - South Whitley, Indiana, USA - APR 28, 2013
Bottle share at DLD. Dark roast coffee, ash, and light chocolate aroma, a hint of minty hops. Black with a small tan head. Coffee grounds and chocolate flavor with a slight roasty bitter finish. Full body.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
GRM (3581) - Aylmer, Quebec, CANADA - APR 18, 2016
Sample, brown bottle, 1 pint 6 ounces, batch 689-690, from and with Luc Bourbonnière (merci!), savoured on October 14 2015; eye: black, opaque, minuscule ring of beige head, no lacing; nose: roasted malt, coffee, light green pepper, slight burnt barley; mouth: roasted malt, coffee, light green pepper, slight burnt barley, finale in coffee, average carbonation, lightly sweet, slick texture; overall: quite good FRANÇAIS Échantillon, bouteille brune, 1 pinte 6 onces, lot 689-690, de et avec Luc Bourbonnière, savourée le 14 octobre 2015; œil : noire, opaque, minuscule anneau de mousse beige, pas de dentelle; nez : orge torréfiée, café, léger poivron vert, très léger orge brûlée; bouche : orge torréfiée, café, léger poivron vert, très léger orge brûlée, finale en café, carbonatation moyenne, légèrement sucrée, texture coulante; en résumé : bien bon

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
maneliquor (3482) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - DEC 11, 2013
Bottle with a big thanks to Ken. Pours dark brown with a small off white head which quickly disappears. Nose is big and bitter espresso, vanilla essence and pepper and spice. Taste is very espresso like, moderate dates, big tobacco, rich and burnt brown sugar sweetness. Very ashy. Balanced ok for a big coffee beer. Not bad

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
SirLimpsalot (3450) - SWEDEN - JUN 5, 2013
@ basunen: lite diskret doft av kaffesump men vilken härlig smak av stark kaffe och vanilj. Len och lång eftersmak. Sofistikerat. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
NobleSquirrel (3439) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 24, 2013
Bottle shared by the guys. Thanks! Pours a deep black with a dark brown head. The nose is nice, shows a big hit of creamy coffee, on the mellower cocoa side. Some roasted barley and toasted malt as well. Light hopping. On tasting, the coffee is much weaker. Some faint ashy notes, char and cocoa. Herbal coffee. Would like a bigger hit of coffee flavor to match up with the nose. Decent. Bit thinnish body.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
smith4498 (3434) - Miami, Florida, USA - JUL 5, 2014
Bottle from a trade with jingledell. Pours dark brown/black color with tan head. Aromas of coffee, chocolate, vanilla and roasted malt. Similar flavors that work well together. Medium to full body with moderate carbonation. Thanks Chris.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
tmoreau (3413) - Lombard, Illinois, USA - MAR 26, 2014
Shared bomber, poured to snifters, and displayed a darkest brown color, with a modest layer of tan head foam, and light dots & dashes of lacing. The nose was subtle, but noticeable enough notes of roasted malt, mocha, and vanilla. Medium bodied, with low carbonation, low hop bitterness, hidden alcohol, and pleasant sweetness into the finish. Not wowed, but decently drinkable.


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