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RATINGS: 15   MEAN: 3.88/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.52   EST. CALORIES: 360   ABV: 12%
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High gravity malty stout brewed and bottled by Pretty Things Beer and Ale Project.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
TommyFi (101) - ITALY - SEP 8, 2014
Nera impenetrabile con una schiuma densa e pannosa. Al naso riporta aroma prevalente di liquirizia, caff e pi lievi di cioccolato. In bocca calda, di gran corpo, si percepiscono tutti i 12 gradi alcoolici. Da meditazione.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
annunz123 (855) - Taunton, Massachusetts, USA - JUL 26, 2014
Chocolate, coffee, molasses, pipe tobacco, and dark fruit in the aroma. Taste starts creamy, malty and sweet, with bitter chocolate/coffee and a fair amount of alcohol in the finish. Really good effort from a really good brewery.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bytemesis (3152) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - JUL 9, 2014
Bottle from Wine Club. Pours opaque black with a medium creamy dark brown head that dissipates slowly with nice lacing. Aroma is very roasty, cooca, anise, molasses, charred wood. Flavor is fairly sweet but with a strong compensating bitterness, anise, burned malts, baking cocoa prominent. Fullish body, creamy mouthfeel. A pretty solid effort.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bbbeer (586) - Massachusetts, USA - JUN 14, 2014
Very dark brown with minimal brown head. Strong aroma of roasted malt, coffee and caramel. Full body, just a little alcohol. Flavor of coffee, nuts, toasty malt, chocolate, butterscotch. Flavor is not the most complex but its very rich and quite smooth as well for the high ABV.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ROBC3366 (650) - north reading, Massachusetts, USA - JUN 10, 2014
Bottle shared with my dad on Festivus. Pours a deep black with a thick tan head that settles very slowly. Gorgeous. Big heavy roast and a bunch of cocoa on the nose. Medium to thick bodied, lots of big chocolate and roast, a hint of coffee. Chocolate and roast lingers into the finish with a hint of warming alcohol. Great slow drinking cold weather beer. Long cocoa on the finish. Very nice. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
thornecb (4396) - Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA - APR 11, 2014
Pours black into a snifter. Mocha head with good retention pancakes and recedes leaving scant trailing sheets. Soy, licorice, chocolate and dark pit fruit aromas. Thick with hot chocolate and soy upfront turning to licorice before the lasting espresso finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
CanIHave4Beers (3262) - Pouring Bus, Iowa, USA - MAR 11, 2014
Pours basically black with a decent head and good lacing on the glass.

The aroma is plum & roasty malt mostly. Its got a mild spiciness, chocolate, & dark fruit.

The flavor is sort of coffe forward, its got a light smokiness, some raisin and a whole bunch of dark chocolate. Its decently bitter all around and isnt especially sweet.

12% abv? You jokin? Gracious thats a lot higher boost than I had perceived drinking the beer.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
allfreej (552) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - FEB 23, 2014
Bottled. Black pour. Large, active light brown head. Lots of lacing. Nose is roasty malt. Chocolate. Coffee. Yeasty. Creamy, full mouthfeel. Viscous. Flavor is dark roasted coffee. Bittersweet chocolate. Slight alcohol warmth. Delicious RIS. this one definitely rates a repeat. Balanced and hides its strength well. Dangerously drinkable. ---Rated via Beer Buddy from my iPad.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Hopped_Silly (418) - California, USA - JAN 30, 2014
UPDATED: FEB 21, 2014 22oz Bottle. 60-65 degrees. Guinness glass. Overall, a well made IRS. Initial aromas of milk CHOCOLATE syrup, roasted nuts, nougat, roasted grain, dark fruit , prune and ash.. Big, creamy, rich, smooth, full mouthfeel, with balanced bitterness, well integrated 12% abv. and fine, creamy carbonation. Flavors of dark fruit, raisin, roasted nuts, chocolate malt, chocolate syrup, vanilla and ash. Very balanced, with a sight sweetness, which balances out slight bitterness. Good finish. Glad to see this distributed beer in CA. Solid. Enjoyable stuff. --- tasted while on a long journey to understand the world around me...

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
Concealer (770) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JAN 27, 2014
Bottle. Clear dark brown with hints of red in it, little tan head that lasts on the sides and laces Oily.. Aromas of roasted malt, toasted malt, chocolate, light coffee and dark fruit. Flavor is roasted malt, caramel, chocolate, coffee, and dark fruit (raisins and currants.) Full bodied, thick mouth feel with a dry and warm finish.

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