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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.


3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
kathouse (811) - Nevada, USA - AUG 25, 2012
Beer is black but can see red all the way thru. Head is a khaki foam that thins out but clings to the edges. Oak and cola aromas with some spiciness. Good carbonation levels and mouthfeel. Yeasty spice predominates followed by dried dark fruits. Pairs well with chocolates. Palate is light with more of the fruitiness. Good complexity.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Daytonbeer (582) - Ohio, USA - AUG 24, 2012
Pours black with a red hue. Brown foam with some lacing. Aroma of dark fruit, cocoa, and spice. Taste is plum, soy sauce, cough syrup, alcohol, yeast and chocolate. Not bad.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
scottw86 (1068) - Maryland, USA - AUG 23, 2012
Poured a very dark brown with a touch of red. Aroma has some Belgian yeast with chocolate and some alcohol. Some plums and raisins with a little brown sugar. Taste is a little thick and syrupy with chocolate, caramel, and some fruits. Finish has some alcohol with a touch of wood and plums. Overall itís a little boozy tasting, and the balance of the flavors is ok. Not bad.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
SphinxTX (2876) - Mata Gorda, Texas, USA - AUG 21, 2012
750 ml bottle. Pours black with a somewhat fizzy tan head. Aroma of dark roasted grain, some coffee, hints of chocolate, fruit esters and a touch of funk. Flavor is actually much the same with a light tartness and very light sweetness with hints of alcohol and spices. Mouthfeel is medium body with fizzy carbonation, on the slight watery side. Overall, I really enjoyed this brew!

3
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
libertine (177) - rochester hills, Michigan, USA - AUG 20, 2012
pours black with a large tan head.very little lacing on my glass.when the beer was first poured the aroma was a little sour.that aroma decreased as the head went down.definitly picking up the spice,chocolate,licorice and the oak is very faint as well with the coffee.flavor is chocolate,coffee,slight oak and licorice.medium body with heavy carbonation.oily fizzy mouthfeel with a bitter astringent finish.alchohol is well hidden but is warming in the finish.overall this beer is unique but not well balanced.the astrigency of this beer seems to take center stage throughout drinking it.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
maxwelldeux (3070) - Everett, Washington, USA - AUG 20, 2012
Pours a very dark brown with a moderate head. Interesting notes of sweetness and malts to the nose. In the taste, I get the sweetness from the Belgian style with some slight undertones of chocolate. The oak aging is pervasive throughout the smell and taste, without being overpowering.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
AdamJackson (2100) - Enfield, New Hampshire, USA - AUG 19, 2012
Picked up this bottle earlier this year. Itís still on the shelf at my co-op so guess Iíll drink it to see if I want to get another. Enjoyed in a wine goblet.

A - Black in the glass with some brown edges. 2 finger tan head that fades quickly. Decent lacing.

S - Smells like a slightly soured oatmeal stout. Has this flanders red sort of sour scent and hints of oak and lacto. I donít get any chocolate or coffee on the nose.

T - Taste is a different story. I get some cocoa and mocha taste. Creaminess with some roasted nutty malts. Tehre is some coffee but not much. Finish is very much like a belgian dubbel with hints of bread.

M - 80% carbonation on the mouth swish. Medium body and slight tangy finish.

O - The scent made me think this beer was sour. The taste is not. Itís a stout but not a great one.


3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
zizzybalubba (1317) - Elizabeth City, North Carolina, USA - AUG 18, 2012
750 mL bottle from SoHo Organic Market in Elizabeth City, NC. Dark brown pour with a frothy khaki head. Aroma of dark fruit with hints of dark chocolate. The flavor is mostly that of a Belgian dark ale with predominant flavors of raisin and dark fruits but features an undercurrent of chocolate. As I taste this more the oak comes through adding another level of complexity. Overall, this is a good Belgian-style ale that suffers from a name problem (stout should not be on the label at all).

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Lubiere (9430) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 17, 2012
A deep dark Belgian stout with a thick brown head. In aroma, sweet dark fruits with licorice and molasses, woody notes, light Brett, nice. In mouth, a nice smooth chocolate and plums, Brett, molasses, aniseed, quite nice. Tasted with GRM, Probstblueribbon and Ian, July 20 2012.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
wxman (1340) - OíFallon, Illinois, USA - AUG 17, 2012
Pours a clear not quite opaque reddish dark cola color with a nice full light tan head. Aroma of a farmhouse wild ale. Taste comes through as a mild sour ale with sweet roasted malt character and a bit of chewing tobacco. Very much in the vein of a Flemish ale, and very good, but it ainít no stout.


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