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RATINGS: 1089   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.


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Christian (12578) - Odense, DENMARK - APR 3, 2009
UPDATED: DEC 15, 2015 Black with a small light brown head. Aroma has sweet licorice and a touch smoke, weak citrus hops and some alcohol. Very sweet with dark and roasted flavours, licorice, charcoal and smoke. The alcohol is noticed and gets cloying

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bierkoning (12100) - La Tropica, NETHERLANDS - FEB 18, 2008
UPDATED: MAR 16, 2009 Bottle shared @ jbrus’s place. Pure chocolate and cacao powder in the aroma. Pure chocolate, coffee and oily hops in the flavor, the latter lingering on in the aftertaste. Delicious and well balanced. Re-rate 2008 bottle. Pitch black and opague. Coffee and milk chocolate in the aroma. Creamy roasty bitter flavor with coffee, anis and dark chocolate. Roastbitter finish with some berries. Laurel. Huge beer, but the alcohol is fairly well hidden.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jcwattsrugger (12014) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - FEB 21, 2008
@Mels YEHA-pours a light brown head and black color. Aroma is dark malt-licorice/roasty. Taste is dark malt-licorice/roasty, some acidic hops-slight bite. Occasional.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
thewolf (11931) - Kolding, DENMARK - DEC 27, 2008
Bottle, bought at Ølbutikken, Cph. Pours completely black with a medium, staying, creamy, cappucino head. Lovely coffee aroma with some sweet chocolate and vanilla mixed in. Low carbonation, great creamy mouthfeel. Flavour begins with a lot of coffee, rather dry, chocolate and light viniousness, cocoa, vanilla and a little caramel. Lovely dry aftertaste, really balanced. The alcohol gets more pronounced as it heats up, giving me that good, warming and tingling Christmas feeling :o]

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BeerandBlues2 (11860) - Escondido, California, USA - DEC 29, 2007
22 oz bottle received via trade with bmartin08. Pours opaque with a small, frothy, dark brown head, mostly diminishing with spare lacing. Aroma is heavy malt (molasses, chocolate, coffee), average hops (perfume), average yeast (leather) with notes of alcohol, prunes, and tar. Full bodied, creamy texture, average carbonation, and a bitter finish. Long duration, moderate sweetness, acidity, and bitterness.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Pinball (11840) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUN 24, 2009
pitch dark, large thick smooth brown head. aroma of hops, spices, licorice, roasted grains, faint fruits, caramle, toffee. flavor is sweet, licorice, malts, toffee, anise, chocolate (faint), hops. ends nicely roasted grains, have a very long roasted grains aftertaste.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Scopey (11790) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 1, 2012
Bottle at Brewdog Aberdeen. It pours jet black, with a thin tan head. The nose is varnish, salted caramel, tar, ash, treacle and liquorice. The taste is burnt malt, charcoal, smoke, soy sauce, toffee, tar, ash, touch of spice, salted caramel, treacle and liquorice, with a tarry finish. Full body and fine carbonation. Good stuff.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Bov (11689) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - SEP 11, 2009
from crackedkettle.com - black coloured and with a little elusive beige foam; fair aroma of roasted malts with strong notes of black chocolate, some licorice, prune and hop presence too; quite thick, solid malt backbone and a robust sweetness; some balance comes from the hops; bitter/sweet finish with strong notes of chocolate, licorice and a touch of vanilla

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Drake (11500) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - JAN 17, 2014
Bomber. Pours inky black with a large foamy brown head. Good head retention. Aroma of chocolate, roasted malts and a bit of umami and green hops. The taste is roasted malts, dark chocolate, coffee, green coffee, mild hints of vanilla and caramel. Medium bodied, low carbonation, slight alcohol warmth. Straightforward, solid imperial stout.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
madsberg (11283) - Søborg, DENMARK - DEC 28, 2008
Bottled. Pitch black coloured. Dense brown head. Chocolate, roast, alcohol, coffee and berries in the aroma. Flavour of chocolate, roast, caramel, alcohol, herbs. Full bodied. Very smooth and silky on the palate. Cocoa, sweetness and bitterness in the end. Very balanced and easy to drink. Very nice one.


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