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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.


5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
ZombieDuster (7) - 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

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
aenima (258) - 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?

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
JefVerstraete (1296) - BELGIUM - MAY 5, 2014
Bottle from De Hopduvel, vintage 2011. Dark brown colour, beige foam. Aroma of caramel and roasted malts. Some hints of coffee. Bitter hoppy finish. Decent beer.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Concealer (775) - Denver, Colorado, USA - APR 27, 2014
Bomber. Clear dark reddish brown with a foamy brown head that lasts and laces. Aromas of roasted malt, coffee, chocolate, oak, dark fruit, plum and raisin and light vanilla notes. Flavor is the same. Full bodied, smooth with a slightly dry and bitter finish. Lingering roasted malt.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Advocate_Ames (429) - Pennsylvania, USA - APR 26, 2014
2 yr old bottle, 1/24/12. Pours dark with a reddish hue. There is an appealing sticky and defined tan brown head. The aroma is of semi sweet malts, soft smoke, hints of chocolate, and a nice bitter coffee like scent. In tasting I picked on a medium roasted malt flavor with bitter and sweet notes. It is sweet like carmel and bitter like an espresso. The finish is bitter, malty, semi sweet, with a very soft dryness, and had an almost acidic like taste. Overall a very interesting brew. It seemed to be a cross between a sweet porter and a roasty bitter stout. I?d have this one again and age was very kind to my bottle.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Beerhunter111 (7421) - Hasborn, GERMANY - APR 25, 2014
Ins Glas ergießt sich ein dunkel braunes Bier mit schöner Schaumkrone. Geruch sehr röstmalzig, Karamell, fruchtig, hopfig. Geschmack röstmalzig, fruchtig hopfig, Karamell, leicht alkoholisch.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Sevenlee (1320) - Central Coast, NSW, AUSTRALIA - APR 18, 2014
Pours totally black with a frothy brown head. Aroma is malt, roastiness, caramel, chocolate, woody notes with hints of bourbon. Taste is light to medium sweet leading to a roasty and woody finish. Awesome.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
auee92 (14) - Lawrenceville, USA - APR 11, 2014
Aroma: light hints of chocolate, oily coffee and alcohol Appearance: black, frothy luxurious head, fine and rich tan foam Taste: medium sweetness up front, giving way to a medium bitterness, lightly sour on the finish Palate: medium body, creamy, slick mouth feel, softly carbonated, long and bitter finish

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
reberiii (329) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 19, 2014
Not too thick, comes on like a stout without the glut. Shares features with a barleywine. Dark, dark pour from draft, three fingers of foam, and you taste the booze. I like that. Notes of cocoa on the nose with a background of bitter coffee. Tastes of chocolate and hop bitter finish.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
bwa5879 (655) - Portage, Michigan, USA - MAR 12, 2014
Dark brown pour with quarter inch carmel brown head, looks a lot like cola. Smells along the lines of a porter or strong brown ale - Strong root beer/cola syrup, sasparilla, and licorice aroma, some chocolate as well. Foamy mouthfeel, lively carbonation, pretty clean finish. Flavor similar to an imperial porter. Robust roasted malts, piney hops, taste of dark bitter espresso, boozy woody oak, some molasses as well.


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