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RATINGS: 208   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.81   EST. CALORIES: 315   ABV: 10.5%
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3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
nimbleprop (5212) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - JUL 25, 2013
22oz bottle pours a watery, opaque black with some spitty, white head. Nose of coffee and coffee beans, toast, molasses, malt, light licorice. Flavor is malty, heavy coffee, toast, licorice, brown sugar. Full bodied, sticky finish.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
tderoeck (5148) - Gent, BELGIUM - DEC 20, 2013
9/XII/13 - 1Pt. 6Fl. Oz. bottle @ home - BB: n/a (2013-1133) Thanks to Bobochamp for sharing the bottle!

Clear dark brown to black beer, no head. Aroma: sweet malts, caramel, mocha, coffee grit, burnt caramel, vanilla. MF: soft to no carbon, medium to full body. Taste: pretty sweet, heavy caramel, alcohol, sugary, fudge, dark chocolate. Aftertaste: overripe banana, sweet, caramel, dark chocolate, mocha, some coffee, vanilla, sugary. Not bad, but a bit too sweet for my liking.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Sledutah (5104) - Utah, USA - FEB 26, 2013
Bottle shared on the bus, RBWG
Appearance: Black with a small tan head and some lacing
Aroma of Roasted malts and coffee
Taste: Roasted malts, grainy and coffee
Nice and tasty

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Pailhead (5097) - Brownstown, Michigan, USA - MAR 15, 2013
Courtesy of tectactoe

Bottle: The aroma consists of moderate dark chocolate, roasted coffee, faint molasses, and vanilla. It pours a dark brown some faint orange highlights and a small soapy beige head. The flavor starts with moderate sweet chocolate and a hint of fruit. The finish has moderate vanilla and lighter roasted coffee. It’s medium bodied with a mild carbonation and a somewhat soft mouthfeel.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
radagast83 (5086) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - JUL 20, 2013
Bottle shared by nmann08. Poured a dark brown color with a nice off-white head. Aroma was coffee, chocolate. Flavor was nice roasted malt notes, coffee, choclate notes. Nice!

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Strykzone (5074) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - MAY 8, 2013
Sampled at esbls. Very dark red brown. Almost no head. A nose of coffee and a bit of ash. First sip is kind of freezer burn. Malta are huge but the coffee has faded some. It is surprisingly bitter. Background fruit.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
gyllenbock (5031) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - JUN 6, 2013
Black with a small tan head. A lot of coffee both in the aroma and taste. Also some vanilla, chcolate and roasted malt. The mouthfeel was creamy. A nice beer.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jmgreenuk (4990) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - OCT 17, 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. Poured a clear dark brown with a thin whispy tan head. The aroma is dry earthy mineral zesty citrus aspirin. The flavour is moderate bitter with a rich liqouruce bitter alcoholic palate. Full bodied with soft carbonation.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
thedm (4972) - Fort Wayne, USA - FEB 22, 2013
This bottled brew from a rating party poured a small sized head of foamy fine to medium sized brown colored bubbles that were and left behind a no visible carbonation opaque dark brown colored body and a fair lacing. . The mouth feel was weakly tingly at the start and at the finish with a lingering mild roasted malt aftertaste. The strong flavor contained notes of mildly vinous roasted malt coffee brown malt and hops. Delicious and one I would certainly like to have again.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Cunningham (4936) - Halden, NORWAY - NOV 10, 2013
Appearance: Black color with a nice frothy beige head.
Aroma: Chocolate and coffee.
Palate: Full body. Tad sweet and an ok bitterness. Average carbonation.
Taste: Coffee, licorice, roasted malt and chocolate. Some alcohol.
Overall impression: Powerful stuff. Some alcohol, but mostly warming, not so disturbing.
Personal stats: Bottle @ Geokkjer.


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