Serve in Snifter, Tulip


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RATINGS: 1405   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.96   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
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.

Illini08's rating

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Illini08 (542) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - SEP 9, 2009
My first rating in quite a while. Absolutely black pour with a frothy mocha colored head. Lightly hoppy, chocolate aromas. chocolate, bourbon, woody flavors. very thick and chewy mouthfeel. lightly hoppy finish with some booze in there as well. not a beer that i would drink very often though just because it’s so chewy and thick. not to mention 22oz of this stuff to yourself spells trouble!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ryanfolty (2071) - Bourbon County, Minnesota, USA - JUL 25, 2015
July 25, 2015 - 2011 bottle from Binnys. Black pour with large head and some sediment. Aroma was dark fruit, malt and oak. Taste was fruity and sweet with the oak coming in late. The finish was very dry and a little too much bitterness for me.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
dhatton (188) - Mendham, New Jersey, USA - JUL 21, 2015
Pours a creamy, tan head on a dark mahogany body with red highlights. Peaty, licorice aroma that yields vanilla undertones as it warms. Robust taste of raw earth, mildly bitter dark chocolate and coffee grounds. Wood and roasted nuts are noticeable with a sharp black pepper finish. Very nice overall.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
BeerFunGuy (845) - California, USA - JUL 20, 2015
Amazing black brown color and vanilla aromas with a chocolate and coffee flavor. Amazing and I must have another right now!!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
dfearnley (1257) - Alberta, CANADA - JUL 12, 2015
Bottle to tulip...thank Ferris Chocolate, nutmeg, and a touch of vanilla. Dark brown with a thin light head. Chocolate, nutmeg and whatever.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ferris (7679) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 11, 2015
Bottle - Raisins and some caramel notes. Deep brown with a nice brown head. Sweet, dark sugary malts and bitter notes. Lots of wood and bitterness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Iznogud (1549) - CROATIA - JUL 7, 2015
Bottle, 650 ml at Svijet Piva, shared with Marko and others. Pours dark brown, brownish head. Roasted malts, licorice, bit of alcohol, fruity, chocolate. Sweet. Medium to full bodied.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
SinH4 (1087) - SWITZERLAND - JUL 4, 2015
On tap at the brewery. Black color with fine beige head. Aroma is dark malts, bready. Taste is malty, sweet, perfectly balanced. Viscous motor oil mouthfeel. Amazing, such a dark beer without these aggressive coffee flavors. A real winner!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
neongolden (758) - Linköping, Sweden/Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 7, 2015
(650ml bottle @ VilleValla Pub, Linköping, June 4 2015) Pours somewhere between mahogany and black with a decent sized head of dark tan foam that lingered with some lace. Aroma is has a lot of roasted malts with a slight ash tone, toffee, semisweet chocolate, fairly subtle dark fruit, a bit woody/earthy, light herbal hop overtone. Flavour has toffee and molasses core matched by fairly hard roasts, with coffee and cacao bean, burnt wood, touch of tobacco and dark fruit. Towards the finish, dries a lot, wood and earth, roast, pine, cacao, a bit of toffee lingering. Long dry aftertaste is moderately bitter and roasty. Full bodied with soft carb. Very impressive, the wood and roast makes this much drier than I was expecting, pretty complex but not cloyingly fruity. A really good American strong for not going over to the hoppy side. Great sipper.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Mittenator (1605) - Michigan, USA - JUN 5, 2015
Bomber at GGW 2015. Deep mahogany with a gigantic, dark head. Brown sugar, molasses, and caramel. Sweet and thick.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
ogniskowicz (438) - POLAND - JUN 1, 2015
Aromat: potężne uderzenie czekolady, kakao, kawy, w tle paloność i leśne owoce pod postacią jeżyn, borówek. Nuta alkoholowa delikatnie obecna, do tego czuć aromaty beczkowe, drewno, skórę i odrobinę wanilii. Wygląd: czerń z przepiękną beżową pianą, świetny lacing Smak: początkowe uderzenie sosu czekoladowego, pralin i kawy szybko ustępuje zdecydowanie owocowym nutom. Prym wiodą jeżyny i borówki, w tle nuta cherry. Piwo ewoluuje z każdym łykiem, przewijają się nuty drewniane, palone, waniliowe, lekko kwaskowate (mniemam, że od palonych słodów). Finisz to dość wysoka, wspaniała, lekko ziołowa goryczka i delikatnie grzejąca, szlachetna nuta alkoholowa. Całość jest dość wytrawna, bardzo pijalna, aż chce się brać kolejne łyki, zapał dość szybko studzi dość wysoki procent alkoholu. Może galopuję z oceną, ale to jest jedno z najlepszych Piw jakie dane mi było degustować, zdecydowanie warte każdej wydanej złotówki.

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