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RATINGS: 1386   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.


ghawener's rating

4.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
ghawener (1484) - San Salvador, - DEC 11, 2008
Bottle: Heaven on earth... full body, smooth, abv well hidden, flavorful, rounded, nice, good, waiter one more!


4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Reconqvista (100) - Madrid, SPAIN - MAR 29, 2015
Pure black color with a frothy brown lasting head. Liquorice, toasted malt, chocolate and caramel aromas. Flavor is very sweet with vanilla notes. Body is very dense and carbonation is low.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mmahut (1333) - CZECH REPUBLIC - MAR 29, 2015
Botte. RB Tasting Vienna March Edition. Black body with low tean head. Aroma has pear notes, coffee, caramel, roasty with light alcohol touch. Taste has roasty sweetness, none to low earthy bitterness. Body is heavy, oily, medium soft carbonation.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Gurthnar (2479) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - MAR 28, 2015
Bottle. Aroma dark chocolate, cocoa, general roastiness. Pitch black colour, nice brown head. Taste is mostly roasted, balanced sweetness and roastiness. Ashy, burnt a bit. Very good.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Cuso (5439) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - MAR 28, 2015
Bottle kindly shared by Sebilinz, many thanks. Very dark brown color with thick beige head. Candies, roasted malt, dark chocolate in aroma. Candies, roasted malt, coffee in taste together with licorice, red fruits, alcohol. Good.

3.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Werckmeister (405) - Vienna, AUSTRIA - MAR 28, 2015
bottle shared by Sebilinz at RB Vienna March Tasting. black color, very dark nice coffee colored head. fruity smell, dried fruits, light sourish, light smoked, malty sweetness, liqueurish smell, a bit like glue (but not in a bad way), quite nice smell. very full body, quite bubbly, good carbonation, some smoky taste, lot of malty backbone, some malty sweetness, some roastiness, alcoholic. light dry / malty / roasty finish. quite good, overall a bit too malty.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
MisoW (2072) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - MAR 28, 2015
Bottle at RateBeer Tasting Vienna March 2015 edition. Pours dark brown color, beige head. Aroma of caramel, roasted malt, coffee, alcohol. Taste is medium sweet, coffee, caramel, chocolate, roasted malt.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BIK89 (22) - SWEDEN - MAR 28, 2015
Testad på Linköping Beer Expo. Djupt brun nästan svart i färgen. Mörk beige färg på skummet. Kaffe och choklad toner i smaken.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Zwiebel88 (423) - GERMANY - MAR 1, 2015
Kaffee, Bitterschokolade, relativ viele dunkle Früchte in der Nase, Röstmalz. AM Gaumen sehr trocken, kaffeebitter, dunkle Früchte, Schokolade. Cremig. Etwas zu kaffeebitter.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ogivlado (6100) - Zagreb, CROATIA - FEB 23, 2015
Bottled 650ml. -from Svijet Piva Zagreb. Pitch black, medium sized brown head, chocolate in the nose. Heavy roasted malt, chocolate, licorice, dried fruits and alcohol with rather sweet finish. Dried fruits and roastiness in the aftertaste with back up alcohol. Couldn’t find myself in this one.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
esox (1164) - Oulu, FINLAND - FEB 20, 2015
Bottled @ Roosteri. Bottled 07/06/12. Almost black beer, dark beige head. Truly intense malt flavor, oily liquid bread, sweet dough, raw cocoa and loads of fragrant, light dried fruits and slightly acidic berries. Deep, deep maltiness, liquid bread, sticky and slightly acrid toast. Long aftertaste with cold coffee and loads of raw chocolate. Slightly oaky finish has aged sherry notes with firm, clean bitterness. Full body, velvety soft texture with woody dry finish.


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