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RATINGS: 1349   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.96   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
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Definitely not your Dad’s Wimpy 30 weight. An enormous & luscious dark ale that’s as opaque and dark as the most well used motor oils.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
AdiBeer (1354) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 16, 2014
Aroma: coffee and toasted malts. Appearance: black, beige, small head. Taste: light sweet. Palate: light vanilla coming up, intense caramel, toasted malts. Overall: very interesting American Strong Ale, almost though this more an Imperial Stout. Pint at Lost Abbey/Port Brewing, San Marcos.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jookos (2313) - FINLAND - OCT 15, 2014
Bottle@rotterdam. Soft roasty, oaky, light vinous, deep caramelly nose. Soft smooth body, well hidden abv. Herbs, coffee malty, cedary. Pretty nice, complex drink.

-- bierbäshöör

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Tsekouratos (285) - Nea Filadelfeia, Athens, GREECE - OCT 15, 2014
650 ml bottle shared @ The Local Pub, Athens Greece. Pitch-black color with a big brown head. Aromas of coffe, dark chocolate, oak and dark berries. Bittersweet taste, with coffee, chocolate and oak up front, followed by burnt caramel, dark fruits, liquorice, some roasted notes and some alcohol. Very nice aftertaste, lingering. Full body with low to medium carbonation.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
slowrunner77 (5805) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 14, 2014
"that’s a nice beer...must...get...older...viscosity. pours brown-black, very stoutish. all the aspects the brewer describes...cocoa, wood, vanilla, and ash are all there. complex, but not overhelming. smooth for 10%. the aroma is more stout than anything else, but the flavor defies categorization. very very good beer."

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
DSG (6105) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - OCT 13, 2014
Bottle shared at a tasting at Beer Market Jaffa. Black, almost completely opaque, with a big tan head. Aroma of roast, wood, vanilla and a bit of cocoa. Bittersweetish flavor, roasty, with wood, coffee, vanilla, a bit of licorice notes and a light hoppy bitterness with a tart touch. Pretty full-bodied, well-carbonated. Very nice.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Alengrin (2060) - BELGIUM - SEP 28, 2014
Californian provision ale with deep brownish beige, creamy, thin head and blackish colour with a wine-red hue which becomes visible only under bright light. Complex aroma of coffee, dry sherry, fondant, bitter chocolate, liquorice, whisky, pistachio nuts, vanilla, sweet paprika, banana, wood, orange peel. Candied fruits, banana and walnuts in the mouth, spicy notes (pepper, bayleaf), smooth and syrupy, thick mouthfeel, powdery too, finish complex with oaky tannins, assertive American citrussy hops, some cloying sweetness an warming, bourbon-like alcohol. Very rich and tasteful beer, somewhere between an old ale and an imperial porter.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
MRodgers1982 (101) - USA - SEP 24, 2014
Kinda more of a imp stout, but not as roasty, but not as hoppy or red like a Double Bastard. Great brew but doesnt seem to fit in this go around. Really thick hence the name. Really good too.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
Davros (1991) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - SEP 21, 2014
Pours black/very dark brown with a large tan head. Nose shows cocoa, toasty malt, figs and nutty malt. Flavours include more roast, sweet burnt toast, some pine and resin. Too highly carbonated.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
freretoc (731) - Besançon, FRANCE - SEP 21, 2014
Bue en bouteille de 37.5, couleur noire pétrole, pas de mousse ni d’effervescence, nez complexe sur le côté bois de chêne et la vanille, en bouche c’est ultra puissant, ça commence avec le café, puis le café au lait et ensuite gros côté grillé très noir

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
TheJester (1912) - Peterborough, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 21, 2014
750 mL bottle. I’m assuming that this is mis-labelled here. It’s not an ASA. Or a barleywine, which is what the name led me to believe. Way too much dark/chocolate/black/roasted malt flavour. If I had to label it I’d say it’s a double black IPA. And a darn good one.

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