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RATINGS: 1364   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.


DutchDrebus' rating

4.3
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
DutchDrebus (4312) - Oirschot, - NOV 15, 2012
Bottle thx to Benzai, thx for sharing! Pitch black oil with a brown head that doesn’t last long. Smells dark chocolate, roasty, coffee. This will be a treat. Tastes chocolate, roasty, coffee, sweet. Great taste. This beer could use a little bit less carbo and a bit more body, but other than that it’s great. I’m going to enjoy this one.


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
zvikar (3737) - Ramat Gan, ISRAEL - DEC 27, 2014
Bottle shared at a tasting at Beer Market Jaffa. Pours black with a nice brown head, aroma of smoke, coffee, wood, chocolate, brandy, flavor of chocolate, brandy, coffee, wood, medium to full bodied, Nice.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
marcogrind (60) - Milano, ITALY - DEC 26, 2014
Black, brown head. Nose of dark malts, chocolate, coffee. Taste is coffee, chocolate, roastiness, a bit smoked. A kind of imperial porter, difficult to drink an entire bottle, yes complex.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
sir__v (726) - Lille, FRANCE - DEC 26, 2014
Bottle shared with friends from Saveur-Biere - Color: deep dark black liquid. High viscosity and no carbonation with small brown head. Smell: caramel, toffee notes, roasted malt, black bread and high coffee nose. High complexity on nose. Taste: nice sweet palate with good viscosity. Roasted malt domination with coffee and chocolate notes. High sweet sensation. Small alcohol taste. Explosive sensation! Aftertaste: nice coffee taste with malt balance. Really nice work! Amazing beer!

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
g_georgiou (293) - CYPRUS - DEC 12, 2014
Clear dark brown body with a medium to large brown head. Aroma is roasted malt, dark chocolate, some caramel, coffee, some dark fruit, some woody bourbon aroma too. Taste is medium sweet with medium bitterness. Long finish, full body. Nice strong ale. Really liked it.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Yorker (1351) - Herning, DENMARK - NOV 19, 2014
65 cl bottle @ home. Pours black with a little sediment and a tan head that leaves some lacing. Aroma and flavour are roasted malt, chocolate, liquorice, and alcohol - with a bitter finish.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Renobob (883) - Besançon, FRANCE - NOV 18, 2014
Bue en bouteille. Une tuerie absolue ! Bière noir profond, complexité incroyable au palais. Boisé, grillé, les saveurs se mélangent. Pointe vanillé et café sur la finale. Wahou !

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
GenDV138 (1835) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - NOV 13, 2014
22 oz bottle poured into a snifter. Bottled 10/23/2013. Black with 2.5 fingers of frothy tan head. Aromas of dark chocolate, roasted coffee, caramel, subtle dark fruit, a bit of amaretto. Tastes of dark chocolate, roasted coffee, some floral hops, caramel, some oats. Full body with a dry finish. Nice thick oily mouthfeel. Medium-low carbonation. Very nice even with a bit over a year on it, don’t really get much barrel character if any so maybe that’s faded.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Bule (873) - California, USA - NOV 13, 2014
22oz bottle pours a dark black color with a bit of beige head. Smooth maltiness with a bit of hop bitterness. Loads of bitter chocolate.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
hawanna (2333) - GERMANY - OCT 29, 2014
0,65 l bottle caramel, chocolate, coffee, roasty, herbs, earthy, alcohol, woody, brown, hazy, rocky head, brown foam, medium sweetness, lightly bitter, full body, oily feel, thick feel, soft carbonation, long finish,

3.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jsnicholas (252) - Woodinville, Washington, USA - OCT 27, 2014
Bottle (22oz $6.50): Color black with two finger light brown head the disapeears leaving lacing. Did not get a lot of armonas. Taste is strong roasted chocolate and a little bit of coffee. Little sweetness. Seemed similar to an imperial stout.


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