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RATINGS: 378   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.53   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
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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.


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
BillHick420 (400) - North Dakota, NORWAY - OCT 6, 2012
Pours dark black with a tanned head. Aroma of sweet chocolate and hints of spice, also some coffee notes. Good beer, perhaps somewhat unbalanced, but sometimes, I like it sweet!

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
dwyerpg (4354) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - OCT 6, 2012
This beer is pretty good, with a nice appearance and a strong chocolate flavor but the sweetness is too much, almost to make you taste the sugar more than the alcohol. Okay.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Sikash (230) - North Carolina, USA - OCT 5, 2012
Pours a nice dark color with a light tan head that lasts a decent while. Aroma is of banana, dark fruit, chocolate, and a hint of roasted malt and vanilla. Taste is of moderate sweetness and good complexity. It seems to be a very complex taste of banana, dark fruit, chocolate, ester, spice and a background of bitterness. The bitterness tends to linger on the backend. The mouthfeel overall is moderate with decent carbonation. I would drink this again but not sure if I would buy the bottle. I like Alagash Black better

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
TheBeerGod (5045) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - OCT 5, 2012
Bottle - 750mL corked and caged. Black pour with a tall, foamy tan head. Aroma is black cherries, dark fruit, chocolate, molasses and soy sauce. Taste is big cherry notes, dark fruit, sweet malt, caramel, molasses, and chocolate. Body is medium-full with a strong bubbly carbonation and a moderate stickiness. Ends with more sweet malt, caramel, molasses, dark fruit, black cherries, candied fruit, soy sauce and chocolate. More a foreign stout than an imperial stout.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 17/20
nyindiansfan (463) - rochester, New York, USA - OCT 4, 2012
Bottle pours a brown nice head. Smells tastes of dark fruits caramel spices not a whole lot of oak Judy enough sweet spice. Good blend of beer. I like it a lot

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 16/20
ksosh (6) - California, USA - OCT 2, 2012 does not count
Aroma was pretty intense, with a deep chocolately/roasty smell, with hints of banana and possibly cherries. Appearance was as expected from a stout - dark opaque brownish black, with minimal head. Taste is interesting... not sure Iím a huge fan. A light sweetness at first, followed by a combination of medium bitter taste and a light sour taste, with the sour finishing out the aftertaste. Palate has a full body that actually feels somewhat lighter due to a little carbonation on the tongue. Has a thick, creamy texture, almost oily? Finish is pretty long, especially in the back of the throat. Overall a pretty good beer, although definitely not my favorite. Without the sourness and with a little more sweetness, it would probably bump up the taste quite a bit (in my opinion).

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
daknole (8537) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - SEP 30, 2012
Dark brown pour, chocolate brown head. Roast, cocoa, prunes, raisin aroma. Flavor is sweet up front, asphalt, charred wood, chocolate.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
TheJester (1726) - Peterborough, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 29, 2012
Beautiful 750 mL bottle. (Even if the beers arenít always top notch, you can always count on the Boston Beer Company for a beautiful bottle. Frankly, Iíd rather they go with a plain bottle and drop the price.) This one is different - kinda like a Belgian Brown mixed with a sweet stout. The oak is present, but not overdone, which is nice. Body is thinner than it perhaps should be. Really interesting, though.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bhensonb (10345) - Woodland, California, USA - SEP 28, 2012
750 c&c from BevMo in Folsom, CA. Pours very dark brown with a foamy/fizzy light tan head. Aromas of yeast/spice, cacao, and wood. Med body or better. Flavor has yeast/spice, dark fruit, dark chocolate, espresso. Itís very "fresh". Finishes with coffee bitterness. And with oaky astringency. Donít think thereís any booze associated with the oak. Seem purely oak. Which is ok. A mild and flavorful beer which provides no hint of a 9% ABV. Likely to be deadly drinkable.

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
KAggie97 (3529) - Ugly, Hot, and Humid Spring, Texas, USA - SEP 27, 2012
Bottle.
Pours a deep, rich black with a nice head. Nose is plastic chocolate, movie set berries, and dollar store coffee. Flavor is retarded berries soaked in a dollar store coffee/chocolate sauce. Average mouthfeel. Thank goodness it was only $8.


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