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RATINGS: 1105   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.91   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
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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.


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
saxo (14058) - Højbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - JAN 21, 2011
Bottle from Vinspecialisten, Randers 2008 version. Nice head with medium duration. Color is black. Aroma and taste are chocolate, coffee, roast malt and hops. Nice and oily palate.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Dedollewaitor (13925) - Odense, DENMARK - APR 29, 2009
22oz bottle at VV tasting, Odense. Pitch black with a creamy brown head and lacings. Nose is roasted coffee and milky chocolate. Taste is roasted malts and liquorice with some ashy notes. Smooth and full bodied. Vinous, oily and sticky palate. Rather simple - just damm tasty and drinkable.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
yngwie (13616) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - MAY 31, 2009
UPDATED: JUL 11, 2010 Bottle, 22oz, thx to tarjei. A next to black beer with a small, tan head. Vanilla, alcohol, coffee, some chocolate and roasted malts in the aroma. The flavor is rather sweet, with alcohol, vanilla, roasted malts and coffee-like bitterness. Full-bodied and warming. Long, roasted finish with a good bitterness. A quite intense beer, maybe a bit too much, but really lovely and tasteful. Rating: 8-4-8-4-17-4.1. 090508

Bottle, 22oz. It pours next to black, with a small, tan head on top. The aroma has mocha, licorice and some meaty scents, all well integrated and smooth. The flavor is lightly meaty, with roasted malts, mocha and a pleasant hoppy bitterness. Full-bodied and quite dry-ish. Bitter finish, both hop-bitter and roasted malts-bitter. Mocha too in the finish. A nice little Christmas beer this one. 100326

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Theis (13437) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - DEC 10, 2008
Bottle at ØLbaren - thanks. Black - brown head. Licorice, burned, syrup, spicy, nice hoppy, cocoa, brown sugar, sharpness, high malty, chocolate. Very nice !!!!

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Oakes (12633) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 18, 2006
Pretty near black. Dense chocolatey, fruity aroma with fruitcake, dark malts and alcohol. Fatty, tangy body with loads of luscious malt. Chocolatey and dense, like a cheesecake. Somewhat unassertive, but some very nice and fairly unique flavours.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TBone (12562) - Pori, FINLAND - JUL 23, 2009
Bottled (Konttori, vintage 2008). Opaque black, tiny beige head. Strong licorice-tobacco, sweetish malty aroma. Full-bodied. Lots of licorice, sweet toastyness, some chocolate. High drinkabilty, very good.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Travlr (11976) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - JAN 17, 2011
Tap at the brewery. Aroma of chocolate liqueur. Tate is thick syrupy chocolate and booze.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bu11zeye (11952) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - MAR 1, 2005
(750 ml bottle) Pours a black body with a medium-sized tan head. Aroma of roasted malt, chocolate, coffee, and some spices. Smooth, creamy palate. Flavor of rasted malt and chocolate. Enjoyable!

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
argo0 (11555) - Washington DC, USA - FEB 6, 2005
(750ml bottle, shared courtesy of jeffin7) Frothy tan head atop a brown-black motor oil body. Aroma is moderately sweet, semi-sweet chocolate, some bitterness, roasty, light vinous, faint alcohol. Taste is moderately sweet, chocolate, some roasty, alcohol, light coffee. Full body that holds the alcohol well.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Rasmus40 (11253) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - JUN 30, 2011
Almost black with a light brown head. Aroma is sweet, roasted malt and dark chocolate. Flavor is quite sweet and moderate bitter. Dry and roasted bitter finish with warming alcohol. 290611


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