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RATINGS: 1099   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.89/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Everything but the kitchen sink…Great Western Premium Two Row, Wheat, Carvienne, Caramunich, 95-115, 135-165L Crystal Malts, Chocolate, Roasted and Black Barley and Pale Chocolate. We also add some Brown Sugar and some Dark Belgian Candi Sugar to boost the Original Gravity. The beer is hopped with East Kent Goldings, Mt. Hood, Liberty, and Challenger. It is unfiltered with an OG of 1.094 and 10.0% ABV. Proprietary Ale Yeast.


TheHopster's rating

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
TheHopster (1041) - Netcong, New Jersey, USA - NOV 30, 2012
(bottle) Fluffy and persistent tan head which explosively billows over the glass unless poured carefully. Aroma is mild with alcohol and malt. Diverse flavors include multiple malt characters, roasted chicory, anise or black liquorish with a hop bite and warming alcohol. A unique and successful seasonal by this brewer!


3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
sjogro (2504) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - AUG 27, 2016
Sampled at THT August. Black with light tan head. Big sweet roasted malts. Toffee. Over medium sweet, light bitter. Medium bitter. Low carbonation.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jmgreenuk (7475) - Kuala Lumpur, MALAYSIA - AUG 26, 2016
Bottle at the August THT, Den Haag. Poured a clear dark brown with a frothy light tan head. The aroma is rich roasty malt alcohol, floral hop. The flavour is moderate alcohol liqourice bitter sweet with a big roasty sweet alcoholic vanilla chocolate palate. Full bodied with soft carbonation.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Maakun (3632) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - AUG 26, 2016
Bottle at THT. Almost black with dark beige head. Roasted malts, raisins, quite mineral, some coffee and dried leaves. Medium sweet and over medium bitter. Over medium bodied.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
deanso (8681) - the Hague, NETHERLANDS - AUG 26, 2016
75cl bottle shared at August THT. Thin creamy tan head. Clear black pour. Very good

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mariuspoenari (1425) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - AUG 26, 2016
Bottle shared at August THT. Pitch black with a medium height tan head. Notes of roasted malts, dark cherries, molasses. Medium to full bodied with a roasty bitter finish.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
chinchill (4208) - South Carolina, USA - JUL 29, 2016
22 oz bottle served in a goblet in July 2016. Black, opaque body with a thick, durable tan head. Appealing aroma of toffee and dark malts with hints of vanilla, dark chocolate and brown sugar. The flavor largely follows. Excellent balance. Plenty of dark roasted grain without significant smoke, char or other burnt qualities. Excellent mouthfeel from the full bodied, well (medium) carbonated liquid, although there is some mild alcohol heat. Overall: no need to restrict this beer to winter, it’s more than good enough to enjoy year around.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Mark_Eck (1921) - - JUL 27, 2016
Bottle. Pours black. Aroma and taste are dark chocolate, roasted malts, and some dark fruits.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Maarten1993 (935) - Nijmegen, NETHERLANDS - JUL 16, 2016
Drank with Bram and Kaspar after the BBQ 15-7-2016. Very nice stout. Good taste, very comprehensive. Alcohol, malt, a bit bitter. Nice.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
OminouSC2 (426) - SWEDEN - JUL 10, 2016
Dark brown color, brown head. Heavy chocolate and brown sugar aromas. Taste the same, with some added fruit, yeast and spice. Bitter finish.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Dr_MedievAle (201) - Alabama, USA - JUL 9, 2016
Pours pitch black with a decent amount of beige foam. Charbucks and subtle licorice on the nose. Tastes of acidic coffee, bitter licorice, and dark chocolate ganache. Not that bad.


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