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RATINGS: 1096   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 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
faroeviking (10293) - FAROE ISLANDS - DEC 14, 2008
Bottella. Thanks to Emil/Sk8viking and Joergen for sharing. Black colour good steady light brown head leaving a good lacing. Roasty maltiness in the aroma with chocolate. Very good mouthfeel. the flavour has a a good soft roasted maltiness with chocolate, some liquorice and soem coffee. Roasty bit dry chocolatey finish. Tasty brew indeed.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
gunnfryd (10186) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JUL 20, 2010
Bottle. Brown amber colour with a beige head. Aroma is alcohol, hop, coffee, chocolate. Flavour is alcohol, hop, coffee, roasted malt, oily, chocolate. Full body. Very nice beer.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Maria (10120) - Thisted, DENMARK - MAY 8, 2009
Courtesy of Nbutler11, thanks Nick. It is a vintage 08 and now it’s April 09. It is pitch black with a dark brown, creamy head. The aroma has notes of roasted malt, chocolate, dark, preserved fruits and light alcohol. The flavour has a light sweetness and notes of roasted malt, chocolate, preserved fruits and light wood. It is smooth, harmonic and delicious and a light bitter finish.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
madsberg (10107) - 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.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
rlgk (10044) - Göteborg/Jönköping, SWEDEN - SEP 18, 2011
Bottle. Black beer, brown head. Malty chocolate aroma, tar and cocoa, fruits, figs, some raisins. Malty chocolate flavor, figs, some grass, tar notes.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bierkoning (9999) - 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.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Travlr (9999) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - JAN 17, 2011
Tap at the brewery. Aroma of chocolate liqueur. Tate is thick syrupy chocolate and booze.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Ratman197 (9440) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - DEC 4, 2008
Bomber poured a nearly opaque black with lasting brown head. Aromas of coffee, licorice, bitter chocolate, light carmel ands light vanilla. Palate was medium to full bodied and smooth with a dry fin ish. Flavors of bitter chocolate, coffee, vanilla, light oak and a hint of licorice with a smooth dry lingering chocolate finish.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BeerandBlues2 (9355) - Hanover, Maryland, 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.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Bov (9245) - 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


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