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RATINGS: 1328   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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4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
MadDogMD (213) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - SEP 23, 2012
Hadn’t had this in quite awhile. And I don’t know why- this is a great, big beer! Malty, boozy w/ hints of coffee & roast. Almost more like a stout than American Strong. Love this stuff.


3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
fcjack1 (122) - Washington, USA - JUL 25, 2014
Bomber from MSM. Pours black thick tan head. Scent is a roasty chocolate one. Taste is dark chocolate, alcohol and cherries. Roasty flavor hangs around a bit. Good beer.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
venom666 (309) - Alicante, SPAIN - JUL 22, 2014
Jet black color with beige medium-lasting head. Dark chocolate on the aroma, roasted malts and ripe fruits are also present. Style is similar than an imperial Stout. Medium bodied. taste is full of roasted malts, chocolate and toffeee. Aftertaste has a persistent bitterness, full of coffee and chocolate. Well balanced.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
RedSox2004 (1214) - Pacific Palisades, California, USA - JUL 19, 2014
Opaque black; no light gets through, two-finger, dense, coffee colored head and nice lace. Aroma of dark chocolate, pound cake, oatmeal, roasted grains, and dark fruit. Similarly complex flavor profile that includes chocolate cake, molasses, chocolate chip cookie dough, brownies, coffee and toffee. Gentle hop bitterness and a slightly warming alcohol presence also play a part. Full body, minimal carbonation, silky smooth mouthfeel, and a wll balanced finish.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ansalon (1280) - Stockholm, SWEDEN, SWEDEN - JUL 5, 2014
Pours black with a fairly large frothy tan head. Aromas of coffee, dark chocolate, muscovado sugar, honey. Taste is coffee, dark chocolate, honey, vanilla, dárk red berries. Mouthfeel is smooth and creamybwith medium carbonation.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
chinchill (1700) - South Carolina, USA - JUL 3, 2014
On tap at the brewery in San Marcos. Pours black with a beige head that soon reduces to a ring but leaves a little lacing. Aroma: enticing aroma with a good malt base; hints of white wine. Flavor: rich but not particularly complex dark malts. No burnt elements. Feel: medium-full body; medium carbonation. O: recommended

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
TET (1570) - FINLAND - JUN 14, 2014
UPDATED: JUN 15, 2014 A colablack beer with a big, light brown and slightly soapy head. The nose is strongly roasted, black coffee, milky sourness and liquirice, vanilla, hint of chocolate and dark fruits. Nice aroma.´Taste has liquirice, coffee, quite strong bitterness, nice roastiness, vanilla, the end is herbal. Medium bodied, easy to drink. The strong flavours, still easy to enjoy. Good beer.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
jonas (5595) - Garching b. München, GERMANY - JUN 13, 2014
Black, brown head. Chocolate roast aroma. Brilliantly well balanced. Really nice chocolate, coffee. Fine sparkly sweetness. Super pleasant. Nice spicy drink.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Muggus69 (1143) - Yarram, Vic, AUSTRALIA - JUN 4, 2014
650mL bottle Bottled 10/23/13’ Pours a deep, near-opaque ruby body. A small whispy tan head hangs around. Nose is rich, complex; burnt caramel, dates, roast nuts, cocoa, charred oak, whiskey undertones, dried fruits, spice. Carbonation is low, substantial weight on the palate without being overly heavy or cloying. Lingers long, warming. Body opens out with rich dark malty goodness; notes of cocoa, nuts, dark crystal malt toffee, with dark fruits, raisins, figs & sticky date pudding. Finishes surprisingly dry, savoury, high bitterness but smooth overall. Really good stuff; not over the top, as many of these American Strong ales can be.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
capali1234 (272) - HUNGARY - MAY 25, 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.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
sudomorph (511) - Barrie, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 19, 2014
Bomber bottle shared. Pours black with a half finger, beige head that laces. Aroma has big notes of caramel, faint roasted malts, and subtle barrel flavours. Taste is on the sweet side with some nice roasted malts, mild alcohol and barrel notes, and a drawn out, espresso bitterness. Very slight booze as well. Full body with a medium carbonation. Creamy in the mouth with a dry finish. Overall awesome. Perfect for a cool night. Smooth roasted notes with an espresso bitterness at the end.


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