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RATINGS: 483   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.53/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
A dark Belgian-style stout with notes of spice, coffee, chocolate & oak The 13th Hour Is The Witching Hour and a time when strange brews can occur With 13 ingredients, we combine the roasted chocolate and coffee notes of a stout with the complex spicy character of a Belgian-style ale aged in oak for a dark, robust, and bewitching brew.


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
mikedR (1561) - Gilbert, Arizona, USA - MAR 15, 2013
Interesting hybrid. I would call this a stout-inspired quad. The Belgian notes are all there: carbonation, fruit, and spiciness. A bit of bourbon from the aging. Added to this is some hints of stout notes, chocolate, coffee, roastiness, and so on. Mouthfeel is Belgian all the way, not thick or heavy like you'd expect in a comparable ABV stout. As a quad, it's pretty good, but I wouldn't go into this expecting a stout, regardless of what the label says. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
puboflyons (2919) - Allenstown, New Hampshire, USA - MAR 15, 2013
The corked, caged bottle. The pour is dark brown to about black with a moderate, lingering beige head. The aroma reminds me more of dark fruits than chocolate and coffee as advertised but I am clearly getting the oak barrel. Some dark malts. There is an acidic, fruit juice character to the body. But it still lands in the medium to full range. The taste is an improvement over the aroma with a sweet but smooth fruitiness, a sour or tartness, and a moderate lingering bitterness. This was not what I would expect from a stout.

2.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 6/20
LewSmith (7) - Michigan, USA - MAR 10, 2013 does not count
Caramel, woody, strong alcohol taste with rich full flavor, roasty, coffee notes. Very good beer

4.8
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
leah2974 (453) - Georgia, USA - MAR 9, 2013
Very deep red, ring of beige head. Smells like cherries, wine, macerated fruit. Sweet, fruity, medium-to-full bodied. Prunes and raisins. Caramelized sugar.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
annunz123 (947) - Taunton, Massachusetts, USA - MAR 3, 2013
Roast coffee, chocolate, and Belgian yeast in the aroma. Flavor starts sweet with fruit and Belgian candy flavor, then finishes with roast coffee and chocolate bitterness. Certainly a decent effort, but I think they would have been better served trying to brew a chocolate stout or a Belgian dubbel.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
mbgrayson (696) - Anaconda, Montana, USA - MAR 1, 2013
Pours very dark, with tan head. Aroma of a Belgian, mixed with Stout. Interesting blend, but not my favorite. Notes of dark fruit, coffee, and chocolate. Still, a thumbs up.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
VALIS (229) - Nashua, New Hampshire, USA - MAR 1, 2013
Dates, raisins, molasses, brown sugar, but not overly sweet, with a liquory finish. A little sticky aftertaste. Love these Barrel Room Collection bottle shapes.

3.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
sjohnny (470) - - FEB 27, 2013
Fruit (cherries?), yeast, vanilla aroma. Pours black with a thick foamy light tan head. Fruit, raisins, a little chocolate and booze on the finish. Lighter bodied than I would have expected.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
SpringsLicker (3382) - Tennessee, USA - FEB 27, 2013
Thanks to decaturstevo for sharing this. Very black, clear body with a tan head. Roasty aroma with some licorice and cut grass. Very sweet and spicy.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
brokensail (15271) - San Leandro, California, USA - FEB 25, 2013
Dark brown pour with tan head. Sweet brown sugar, molasses, and chocolate on the nose. A bit of vanilla, roasted malt, coffee, lots of dark fruits, and an interesting banana note. The flavor is pleasantly sweet with good vanilla, dark fruit, and sugar notes. Some banana, coffee, mild roasted malt, chocolate, spices, and a subtle tartness of plum on the finish.


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