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RATINGS: 1361   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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3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
BMMillsy (1524) - Florida, USA - NOV 9, 2012
Smells like roasted grain with a hint of cocoa coffee. Lighter on the palate than expected. A hop bite after some smokey roasted malt. Very flavorful. Probably best described as a porter. But has enough hop bite for the black ipa category. A good changeup from overly sweet stouts. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
g_georgiou (289) - 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 (1347) - 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 (830) - 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 (1789) - 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 (865) - 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 (2323) - 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 (245) - 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.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
dambor (76) - Berlin, GERMANY - OCT 26, 2014
Pours pitch black with a beautiful head. Aroma: chocolate, espresso, raisins, with a touch of alcohol. Taste: very well balance between the coffee (sourness) and chocolate (sweetness) with some alcohol (generally well hidden 10% ABV). The beer is pretty thick although I have expected more thickness from "motor oil" (as advertised on the cover). Generally this is a very good beer. Something between a strong ale and a russian imperial stout. I was expecting it to have more features of the latter and therefore was a bit disappointed. On the other hand that was not a wise expectation since there is not a single word on the cover mentioning it is a RIS.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
thomashall (159) - New Hope, Minnesota, USA - OCT 26, 2014
Bottle shared at Darkness day. Pourd dark brown with minimal head. Light oak smell with roastiness. Taste of bitter dry malts and hops. Okay beer.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bigbish (552) - California, USA - OCT 23, 2014
This is a really great strong beer. Lots of strong toasted, roasty notes, a hint of hops bitterness, dry finish. Pours nice and dark with a thick head. Great beer.


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