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RATINGS: 1393   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.96   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
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Definitely not your Dadís Wimpy 30 weight. An enormous & luscious dark ale thatís as opaque and dark as the most well used motor oils.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
UltraViolence (23) - USA - JUL 1, 2009
Only your favorite beer should be eligible for the perfect score, and this one is the Chosen One. Dense as a forest, strong coffee and alcohol on the attack smoothing into the sweetening finish provided by the bourbon barrel aging. Power, finesse, aggressiveness, and class.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
dpatchen (15) - - AUG 24, 2012
Everyone else provided all the detailed tasting notes so I wonít bother talking about the mid-palette lavender aroma balanced with the tarry undertones that transitioned quickly to a sweet toasted hoppy finish...or whatever. I will add that after spending the last 9 months or so only drinking craft-brew stouts, this is one of my all-time favorites. A spectacular, big, complex and bold stout-style ale.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
MHOSKINS (82) - Cleveland, Tennessee, USA - DEC 12, 2013
Simply a great Ale!! Smooth, dark and serious. Very smooth and not Boozy for 10%ABV. As a strong ale fan, I love this beer. Just sip and savor! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
ZombieDuster (9) - Hebron, Indiana, USA - MAY 6, 2014 does not count
A special experience. Pours literally like used motor oil. Mouth feel is like wet silk, flavor.....well there's so much going on here it's hard to put into words. A unique beer to say the least. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 20/20
GreatLibations (1854) - Last Supper, Arizona, USA - APR 18, 2007
Pours thick and black w/ a full, semi creamy chocolate froth. Superb hang time. Just sits there like a stuborn mule that needs a good kicken. The lacisual aftermath renders a thick blanket. Aroma is highly roasted w/ espresso, leather, and bitter cocoa. Full nectar w/ very mild residual effers giving off a thick, silky texture. Upon further inspection I notice a residual sludge at the bottom of the bottle only after half of it ended up in my mug. Dense chocolate malts scortched beyond recognition. Huge hops drowned by a malted lava flow. A moderate sweetness holds it all together. Man, this is thick and nasty. Charcoal, pipe resin, molases, steak, a cloak of citrus velvet, and the holy scripture. The finish is bludgeoned w/ a hopsy, molases mallet. Seriously nasty from start to finsh. I love this brew. Highly recommended.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
robinvboyer (3391) - Sturgeon Falls, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 24, 2007
650ml bottle from dsnowden! Wow, iím excited, thank you! Pour BLACK, looks like an imperial stout. Soft beige head, nice lacing on the inside of my snifter. Aroma is smokey, and chocolatey. The hops come through, and add a nice dimension. There are also some coffee notes with some slight fruitness.......plums, and figs. Flavour is awesome! The hops are there, along with a wicked coffee taste, that finished with a great bitter chocolate that lasts forever. This is like liquid chocolate/coffee brownie, with hints of molasses. The mouthfeel is NUTS! Viscosity is dead on, this stuff is THICK. It just coats my mouth, after i swallow i can still feel the coating in the top of my mouth. The 10% is nowhere to be found, What an amazing beer, i canít find anything wrong with it.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
ReverendNathan (4) - West Hills, California, USA - OCT 21, 2011 does not count
I dug around for a flashlight and cast light into the tulip glass I filled with the beer... pitch black; I couldnít see to the other side. The taste is so delicious with flavors of chocolate and a little bit of licorice. The big surprise is a generous amount of carbonation which remains hidden under the blackness of this beer... it complements the beverage well, but may be a bit of a surprise to the uninitiated. I canít think of a much greater beer than this for the price. For an even more intense experience, try Older Viscosity, where the flavor increases tenfold. I would place this beer somewhere between "youíve got to really try this" to "why havenít you gone to the liquor store right now?!".

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Squizzle (172) - Idaho, USA - FEB 2, 2014
Scored this shit from a bevmo in Sacramento. Shared it at super bowl party. I drive from Oregon to California just for this. Its thick. But flavorful. Not too much. Kicks your ass in all the right ways.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Bohica (36) - British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 15, 2006
2001 Vintage, 750ML Bottle. Wow! What an honor to sample this rarity! Shared w/ Tomme, Dr. Bill and esteemed beer writer Steven B from Toronto. Amazing aroma, very port-like. Deep rich black color, no roastiness, just wonderful malty flavors. Tastes almost like it was wood aged, but it has never touched wood. Lotís of fruitiness and vanilla throughout. Tremendous! Thanks Tomme!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
kenb (1102) - Oregon, USA - APR 26, 2007
22 oz bottle VIA Saarlander (thanks man!). Pours black with a small tan head. Nose is subdued with just a bit of caramel, plum and chocolate. This is another one tonight in which i am having trouble discerning just exactly what i am tasting. as there is a lot going on. It is very roasty, i think a lot of black patent malt, some chocolate, graham crackers, smores, licorice and piney hops. Finish is crisp and dry. ABV is well hidden. Mouthfeel is at first silky, then creamy, then chewy lol....all in the same drink...Body is medium to full, and carbonation is low, such as i prefer in this style.....speaking of which....this is a weird beer. I donít think it fits whithin a ístyleí. It seems to be one part IIPA, one part Imp Stout, one part Belgian Strong Ale, and one part.....something else altogether. It does remind me a little of Deschutes Abyss but much more subdued and smooth.......Style be damned, it is an intersting and quite wonderful late night sipper and the 10% abv is well-hidden!

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