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RATINGS: 1371   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.


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3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Thechasm442 (357) - Wilmington, Illinois, USA - NOV 15, 2012
22 oz bottle, bottled 9/7/02 served in a Duvel tulip. Pours a rich black with a thick. dark tan head that takes forever to shrink down and leaves ok lacing. Aroma is roasted malts, oak, raisins, molasses, and a sharp hoppiness. Taste is more malts. Roasted barley, smoke, wood, and somewhat piney hops dominate. There is coffee and bakers chocolate as well. Mouthfeel is medium and alcohol is well hidden. It drinks like a porter meets black ipa. Real good.


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
jackl (5057) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - JAN 21, 2015
Bottle @ Three Notch’d Tasting. Strong caramel and toffee. Cofee. Earthy brown sugar. Taste is very rich, smooth and supple. Coffee creamer. Chocolate. Rich and smooth, nice. Soft.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mstrcrwly (369) - New York, USA - JAN 17, 2015
Bomber dated 8/24/14 poured into a snifter..jet black with a fluffy 1 finger tan head..aroma of coffee,chocolate,roasted nuts..smoky, thick, malty,dry..really good.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
WABeerFiend (271) - - JAN 16, 2015
Bottled date of 10.23.13. Poured from a bomber into a tulip on 06.20.14. A: 5 finger tan head that stays. Midnight black with no red in the glass. S: Lots of chocolate. Also dark fruit, cherry, and cream. It’s almost mousse-like. T: Chocolate, mousse, and cream dominate. Cherry and a tiny bit of oak woodiness are subtle. M: Creamy smooth. O: Wow, this blew me away! I was not expecting such complexity and flavor. The cherry really comes on strong to mix with the chocolate and slight oak. The alcohol is hidden very well and nothing throws off the balance. This is a favorite for sure.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
dexcansino (474) - Andalucía, SPAIN - JAN 16, 2015
Negraa negraaa negraaa. Curioso olor más ácido de lo esperado. Cuidado que es de la que suben los coloretes en los mofletes de la cara. Sabor muy complejo, achocolatada, especiada. Mejor dejar que se vaya calentando. Gran cuerpo y muy equilibrada. Esto es para terminar y cerrar la noche con esto.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
zoucrew102 (659) - - JAN 3, 2015
Bomber, 2014 vintage. Roasted malt aroma with notes of chocolate, coffee, oak, and smoke. Pours deep black with 2 fingers of off white head with excellent retention and some lacing. Starts with rich chocolate, roasted malt and coffee flavors with a rich body and smooth mouthfeel. Finishes smooth with all the above flavors and well as a good amount of oak and smoke that lingers on the palate. Really, really good.

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
chuckstout (286) - Washington, USA - DEC 31, 2014
Pours like used filtered motor oil with big caramelized head and good lacing. Nice full mouthfeel, with good body an excellent stout with limited oak character, tons of flavor in this one. Roast, smoke, chocolate, espresso.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
John25 (731) - Middletown, New Jersey, USA - DEC 28, 2014
Bottle. Over a year old. Black, thin mocha head. Dark syrupy, roasty oak aroma. Smooth smokey taste. Really good. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
zvikar (3881) - 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 (69) - 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 (754) - 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!


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