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RATINGS: 1419   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.96   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
Definitely not your Dadís Wimpy 30 weight. An enormous & luscious dark ale thatís as opaque and dark as the most well used motor oils.

TheGB's rating

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
TheGB (572) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - DEC 30, 2010
Iíd put this beer more in the stout category. Pours black with little head. Nice aroma of malt, molasses and hops. Full bodied with a really nice smooth palate. Well balanced with sweetness, malt and hops. Excellent beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Zakoon (322) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - OCT 2, 2015
650ml bottle enjoyed @ home. Pours black with a nice tan head, Aroma is roasted malt, chocolate, coffee, caramel, tobacco, ashes and oak. Flavour is light sweet and medium bitter. Medium bodied, semi oily texture, soft carbonation. Finish is dry, ashy, roasted and woody.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
markextrae (2354) - NETHERLANDS - SEP 27, 2015
bottle at borefts afterpaty 15. poured a black colour with a tanned head. nose is filled with dark chocolate, burned caramel, red fruits. milk chocolate, and sticky syrup. molasses, medium bodied mouthfeel.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
voyageurmike (161) - Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 10, 2015
Dark brown with a beige head, moderate carbonation and coffee aroma. Roasted malts, dark chocolate, coffee, bourbon, even anise notes to the complex flavor. Nice long malty finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
matthewjk (1002) - San Diego, California, USA - SEP 10, 2015
Maybe a little on the heavy-handed side, but this damn thing is a huge malt monster. Carmel, roast, lactose, and a little of anise in there I believe. Just donít mess around with this one! Delicious. 22oz bottle.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Wombata (550) - Kobe, JAPAN - SEP 7, 2015
Bottle bought in 2011. Aroma: Rich chocolate, hint of molasses, and graham cracker-like aroma. Palate: Oh, so smooth! Flavor: Chocolate, graham cracker-like flavors, touch of molasses, cinnamon note. Finishes with dark semi-bitter chocolate, subtle molasses and wood notes. Comment: Superb and glad I aged it.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
BucannonXC5 (1131) - San Diego, California, USA - SEP 4, 2015
Type: 22-oz. bottle Glass: Karl Strauss 26th anniversary snifter glass From: Barons Market in Alpine, Calif. Price: $6.99 Purchased: Aug. 28, 2015 Consumed: Aug. 28, 2015 Misc.: Bottled on March 25, 2015 Poured a black color with six fingers of frothy, tan head. Not usual for Port as it wasnít a gusher. Very good semi-layered foamy lacing on the sides of the glass. Very good retention. (Sight - 4.13) Smelled dark chocolate, dark fruits, light tobacco, toasty nuts, toffee, caramel, dark cocoa nibs, chocolate syrup, hazelnut, some coffee and dark plum. (Smell - 3.88) Taste followed the nose somewhat, but felt a bit more like a Russian Imperial Stout. Got thick dark chocolate, coffee, roasty malts, toasty nuts, toffee, caramel, toasty oak, chocolate candy and hazelnut. Alcohol was well hidden. (Taste - 3.88) Full body. Creamy-to-sticky texture. Average carbonation. Long, smooth finish. (Feel - 4.00) Slightly disappointed in this one, but Iíd probably have it again. Great value for $6.99. 3.90 88 B+

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
GriffDaddy (95) - - SEP 2, 2015
Oh yes, yes yes. This is the stuff wot I love. Dark, inky black pour with a darkish tan head. Sweet choco-coffee-toasted malty goodness with a particularly sharp finish that tastes of wood and a touch of burnt. But not too much, even though this is thick, dark, over the top in every other way. My favorite style and will drink this again and again.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
rouhlas (1475) - GREECE - AUG 31, 2015
650ml bottle. Black color with Beige brown head. Roasted malty aroma, chocolate, cocoa, coffee, caramel, dark fruits, alcohol. Sweet and bitter taste like aroma. Full oily body with soft carbonation.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
dnicolaescu (1377) - Chișinău, MOLDOVA - AUG 23, 2015
BOTTLE 22 OZ. Almost black with clear red highlights. Smooth aroma of coffee, some sweetness and aged spirits, a hint of fresh fruit and just a touch of booze. Something nice and oily like home-made cookies. The taste is intense, mellow roasted malts, moderate molasses and caramel, light hops bitterness that melts into the roastiness. Warming alcohol. All, in a nice rich yet drinkable and velvety smooth body. A touch of ashes in the finish. Excellent!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Swaroga (1826) - Brussels, BELGIUM - AUG 21, 2015
Almost pitch black in color with a brown or dark beige head. Aroma is huge with chocolate and fruits, mostly dark plums, raisins but also apple and cherry. The beer is oily and creamy as intended by the brewer. Lots of chocolate cake, toffee and dried fruits. Some clove and wood in the finish. Itís a huge beer that is somewhere between a RIS, Belgian quad and old English ale. Good stuff.

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