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RATINGS: 177   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.82   EST. CALORIES: 315   ABV: 10.5%
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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ksurkin (1021) - Norfolk, Virginia, USA - APR 21, 2013
22oz bottle, batch #112, courtesy of Ratebeer Brackets. pours a deep, dark brown that sits black in the glass with a thin ring of khaki lace around the edges. aroma is great with heavy, rich black coffee, espresso beans, and cocoa powder backed by earthy topsoil, cake batter, roast, and very subtle vanilla. flavor is really delicious with a heavy dose of dark chocolate cake layered atop hazelnuts, espresso, roasted malts, and smoke backed by smooth lactose sugar, vanilla pudding, and even a touch of caramel. palate is full bodied and creamy with smooth carbonation and a lingering finish of roast and cocoa. overall, a damn nice effort from pipeworks.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Karstenborg (163) - DENMARK - APR 25, 2013
Pours a dark brown. Aroma is black coffee and roast. Flavor is dark chocolate and roasted malts

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
burg326 (3243) - Florida, USA - APR 30, 2013
Bottle shared at the Tampa Tasting, poured a dark black color with aromas of fresh pressed coffee, light roast, some light hops and some earth. Flavors are the same, mostly black coffee, light bitterness and roast in the aftertaste. Pretty amazed at this beer for such a high abv, didn’t taste like it, a great beer.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Ataraxia (302) - Massachusetts, USA - MAY 25, 2013
Almost black, thin beige lacing. Very pleasant aroma of roasted coffee with hints of vanilla, chocolate malt, and caramel. Sweet, but in a balanced manner. Smooth, full-bodied, and masks the alcohol quite well.

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   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
laiti (4945) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JUN 29, 2013
65 cl bottle @ home, Batch #74?, bottled 14.01.2013
Aroma has mocha coffee, some jalopeno‐like vegetables, chocolate and hints of licorice. Flavour has mocha, ashy notes, soy sauce and salty licorice. Rather smooth and silky palate. Too salty but definitely not bad anyway.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Habanero (2151) - 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.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Pinball (10607) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - AUG 8, 2013
bottle from ølbutikken. pitch dark, smooth large brown head. roasted malts, vanilal beans, coffee, chocolate, moderate hops in the aroma. Quite smooth and dessert-like. Flavor is herbal, roasted malts, coffee, balanced with hops, but very delicately, palate is very smooth, a "plain" very tasty imp stout with some coffee notes. aftertaste is coffee, chocolate, sort of like an espresso chocolate with a bit of roasted malts and hops.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
chrisv10 (9835) - DENMARK - SEP 26, 2013
Bottle. Black with small dark beige head. Aroma is roasted malts, chocolate and strong coffee. Flavour is roasted malts, chocolate, coffee, medium sweet, espresso, hops, pine and medium bitter.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
TrappistenOli (320) - Bern, SWITZERLAND - OCT 10, 2013
Schwarz, hellbeiger schaum, röstmakz/kafig im aroma, gehaltvoll cremig, geschmack von schokolade, kaffe und leicht vanille, geringere rezenz ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
NHhophead (3) - Rollinsford, New Hampshire, USA - NOV 28, 2013 does not count
Bottle to a snifter. Pours black with a thin Carmel head the dissipates quickly. Smells of coffee, malts and slight chocolate. Taste is the same nice hints of coffee, malts, chocolate leaves a sweet aftertaste. Overall a great beer!


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