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RATINGS: 1327   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.96   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
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Definitely not your Dadís Wimpy 30 weight. An enormous & luscious dark ale thatís as opaque and dark as the most well used motor oils.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Benfi (519) - DENMARK - MAY 15, 2014
Nice aroma of roasted malts, coffee. Tastes of roasted malts, bit dry with dried fruits. Nice body with a bite of alcohol and a dry aftertaste.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Prufrockstar (813) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAY 14, 2014
Pour from a small growler purchased last night at the Beer Authority, 2013 vintage. If I was smarter about this Iíd have picked up a bottle of older viscosity to drink at midnight for my birthday. Oh well, Iíll find something else thatís suitable. Anyway, pours dark, opaque with mocha head; decent retention, spotty lacing. Aroma brings chocolate covered hazelnuts, graham crackers and plums with a little bit of copper before it warms. Milk and cookies. Taste: moderately sweet milk chocolate to start, followed by a rich, roasty bitter finish. Oily, slick texture with medium body and appropriate carbonation. Some alcohol warmth in the end, but overall well-integrated. Overall: quite nice, and this $6 / 32 oz fill was too good a bargain to pass up. Despite being an American strong ale, this is basically an imperial stout in my book.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
RussianDragon (321) - - MAY 11, 2014
Bottle, unknown vintage. Pours an oily black with a thin beige head. Aroma is bourbon upfront, with roasted malt, bitter chocolate, a slight booziness. Flavor is massive, with emphasis on malt and bourbon. Alcohol is well hidden. Awesome. From notes 2/15/10.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Alusmamuts (193) - LATVIA - MAY 10, 2014
Dark brown / black with medium yellow cap. Rich taste with smoked chockolade notes.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Stew41 (1725) - Woodend, AUSTRALIA - MAY 9, 2014
My first Port Brewing beer and what a way to start. Plenty of layers - cola, coffee, alcohol warm, aniseed, rich chocolate. The 10% is not particularly noticeable, partly due to the fizz keeping the palate light(ish). ($8 650ml, Best Damn Beer Store San Diego).

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
78samh (119) - Olympia, Washington, USA - MAY 9, 2014
22 oz bottle poured dark and thick with lots of head. Aroma of roasty and sweet malts. Taste is awesome! Coffee, oak, vanilla, bourbon flavors dominate. Great smooth finish for being 10%.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
baraciisch (1699) - USA - MAY 8, 2014
Dark black in color... Aroma of dark chocolate malts... Flavor is licorice, dark chocolate, roasted malts... Solid ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
maxwelldeux (3487) - Everett, Washington, USA - MAY 6, 2014
Bottle. Pours a fairly thick dark brown color with a large tan head on there. Nose is dangerously close to a stout; I get a fair amount of roasting in here with a tad bit of caramel to sweeten it up. Taste is somewhat thick, with a very light roasting to it that makes it a really easy drink thatís slightly bitter and extremely palatable. Really pleasant.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
ZombieDuster (4) - Hebron, Indiana, USA - MAY 6, 2014 does not count
A special experience. Pours literally like used motor oil. Mouth feel is like wet silk, flavor.....well there's so much going on here it's hard to put into words. A unique beer to say the least. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
aenima (242) - Askim, SWEDEN - MAY 5, 2014
A complex aroma of wood, bourbon, vanilla, caramel and oak. The taste is similar. Very balanced. Maybe a little to balanced and boring?

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