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RATINGS: 1332   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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4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
rajendra82 (949) - Alpharetta, Georgia, USA - JAN 13, 2013
The body was dark brown (27 SRM) in color, with ruby highlights when held against a light. The head was beige in color, with a craggy appearance and clumpy lace. The smell was dominated by cocoa powder, with a minor contribution by vanilla, and just a hint of toffee. The taste had coffee, maple syrup, vanilla, and burnt toast in it. The beer was quite astringent and drying in the finish, with lingering, warm, alcohol burn. The oak barrel aging was quite evident in the character of this beer. The fresh beer drank a little hot for my tastes, and would probably be better with some age on it.


3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
adster (203) - HUNGARY - AUG 17, 2014
Illatában pirított magvak, lágyan pörkölt kávészemek, kesudió, mandula, mogyoró gömbölyű aromái jelentkeznek elsőként, melyhez egy égetett fás, kissé fanyar karakter csatlakozik. Éjfekete színű testére egy kakaószínű hab telepszik, mely egy testes, közepesen szénsavas és igencsak száraz jelleget takar. Kávés, fás, karcos jegyek simulnak össze krémesen, majd hamuszerűen kesernyés, karcos komponensek vadítják meg az összképet. Fázós esték melengető italaként képzelném el leginkább, mely a porterek, stoutok, old ale-ek szerelmeseit egyszerre elégíti ki bámulatos sokszínűsége által.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
VictorStr (1258) - Helsingborg, SWEDEN - AUG 15, 2014
Drack older i USA, CA. Old pĺ hamnmästaren, fyllig kropp och smak. Mycket humle.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
motelpogo (6453) - Plzen, CZECH REPUBLIC - AUG 10, 2014
bottle shared with mowbeer and skykob, picked up at pivni rozmanitost in prague - on sale due to being 2 years old, not that we were complaining. almost black with a purple tinge and minimal beige head; aroma of choc-coated caramel; hints of tobacco, ash, vanilla cream; some alcohol showing but warming and pleasant. good stuff

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Stuu666 (1988) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - AUG 2, 2014
Bottle at home. Pours black, nose is vanilla, toffee, chocolate, taste is more of the same, quite sweet.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
fcjack1 (134) - Washington, USA - JUL 25, 2014
Bomber from MSM. Pours black thick tan head. Scent is a roasty chocolate one. Taste is dark chocolate, alcohol and cherries. Roasty flavor hangs around a bit. Good beer.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
venom666 (328) - 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.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
RedSox2004 (1228) - 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.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ansalon (1314) - 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.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
chinchill (1756) - 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

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
TET (1602) - 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.


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