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RATINGS: 1327   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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   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
venom666 (308) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
RedSox2004 (1210) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ansalon (1269) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
chinchill (1642) - 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

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
TET (1565) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
jonas (5594) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Muggus69 (1139) - 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.

   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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
sudomorph (508) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
tomekk1978 (418) - POLAND - MAY 19, 2014
Barwa: ciemno brązowa, praktycznie nie przejrzysta. Piana jasno brązowa, początkowo grubo, następnie średnio i drobno pęcherzykowa. Dość obfita i ładnie oblepiająca szkło. Całość jest gęsta i oleista. Aromat: melanoidyny, orzech, karmel, ciemne i palone słody, suszone śliwki. Może niewielkie nuty "drewniane". Alkohol dobrze zamaskowany. Smak: pełny, słodowy, ale umiarkowanie słodki.Gorzka czekolada, spieczone ciasto, lekka kwaskowość. Wytrawny, palony i alkoholowy (nieco rozgrzewający) finisz. Tym razem ciemne mocne piwo leżakowane w dębowych beczkach. Spodziewałem się zatem wanilii czy taniny, niestety aromatów typowych dla piw leżakowanych w ten sposób jest bardzo niewiele, natomiast w smaku nie ma ich praktycznie wcale. Jest to konkretne i mocne piwo, co zdecydowanie czuć przy każdym łyku. Dla mnie początkowo było nieco zbyt wytrawne, jednak pod koniec przestało mi to przeszkadzać. Mimo tego spodziewałem się więcej.

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