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RATINGS: 1388   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 (970) - 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.


3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
JBPortland (1027) - Portland, Maine, USA - MAR 29, 2015
22oz bottle pours dark brown black with 2 finger light tan head. Nose has some soft rounded whiskey oak, dark fruit, touch of cocoa, some pine. Taste is medium bodied, dark malt fruit with a touch of cocoa and soft roast, finishes with some bitter earthy pine, hoppier than expected, and bits of vanilla, touch of wood and chocolate.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Saeglopur (638) - Vienna Woods, AUSTRIA - MAR 29, 2015
650 ml bottle shared by Sebilinz at RB Tasting Vienna March Edition. Thanks!
Black body, with a big, creamy, brown head.
Aroma with lots of dried fruits, coffee, alcohol.
Tastes of roasty coffee, dried fruits, lots of sweet malts, some smoke, fruity hops.
Medium, oily mouthfeel, with an average carbonation.
Finishes roasty, a bit smokey, with coffee, dried fruits, subtle hops.

Very nice. The nose isn’t that special in my opinion, but the taste is enjoyably full malty, without forgetting about the hops. Overall not the best American Strong I’ve had, but one I would gladly drink again.

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 (1340) - 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 (2493) - 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 (5452) - 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 (425) - 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 (2073) - 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 (25) - 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 (424) - 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.


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