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RATINGS: 486   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.53/5   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.


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
AWISLguy (2408) - Wisconsin, USA - OCT 30, 2015
Corked and caged 750ml bottle from Breeze Thru, cellar aged 15 months served a bit colder than cellar temp. Black pour with a bit of a brown head that rapidly dissippated. Surprised so little head in a corked bottle. Aroma has choco-caramel and grapes. Light molasses further down the glass. Taste is of cocoa, sweet caramel and solid grape with a tangy spice presence. Some possible coffee down in the glass. Medium to full bodied with some alcohol. Finishes tangy sweetly fruity, with some length. No clue if the aging was a positive or not. Grapey? The tangy yeast was a net negative. 13.4

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
teorn88 (6047) - Out of the EU, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 20, 2015
Backlog rating. 75cl bottle at BottleDog, London. It pours a dark brown color with medium beige head. Aroma is coffee, roasted malts, chocolate, vanilla, light tart red berries. Taste has more tart cherries and lactose, vanilla and chocolate. Medium to full bodied with good carbonation. Overall, tasty and lightly sour

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
MaBeer1972 (1757) - Taunton, Massachusetts, USA - AUG 18, 2015
Bottle from Julio’s. Rated from the bottom of the bottle, after it has warmed a bit. Pours jet black into a tulip with a frothy deep tan head. Deep fruity-roasty aromas. Flavor is complex with notes of chocolate and spice, vanilla-oak, and fruity yeast. Body is on the thin side for a stout. Subtle earthy sweetness. Earthy-sweet finish.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
AshtonMcCobb (5043) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - AUG 12, 2015
Bottle thanks to allmyvinyl. Appearance - close to opaque black with a thin head. Nose - coffee bean and earthiness. Taste - smoke, tar salty liquorice. Palate - medium bodied with a dry tangy texture and a long dry finish. Overall - definitely very gnarly. Interesting but a bit too challenging.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jsporrer (583) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 9, 2015
Pours a deep brown with a good sized light brown head that disappears quickly. Nice aroma of dark chocolate and fruity malts. Very smooth. Lots of fruitiness and a hint of chocolate flavor with some mild spices. Nothing too over powering yet very enjoyable taste. Similar to a good Belgian ale. Not too oily like some other stouts, just smooth and refreshing. Great to just sip and savor the subtle flavors.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
McNeillR (2170) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - AUG 6, 2015
Clear dark woody varnish brown, no real head - slim bubbled ring - wink of lacing. Nose is kola cubes, worn socks, dusty and softly spicy. Fizzy enough, greasy nutty malt and finishes very bright lemony good times. Finishes clean, oddly sweet lemon tea (as has a lot this evening...) and linger is clean bright spicy.

Bottle, Beerhive, Decantillon Tasting

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BenH (3438) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - AUG 6, 2015
Bottle. Darkest red/purple with off white head. Aroma of berries, funk, spice. Taste of berries, dried fruit, cherry and spice.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
allmyvinyl (9255) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - AUG 6, 2015
Bottle at Craig’s. Pours dark red brown with a thin head. Aromas of dark sugar, light cocoa. Taste is sweet, oak. Dry finish.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Stuu666 (9989) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - AUG 6, 2015
Bottle at craig’s. Pours deep ruby, nose is chocolate, oak, taste is sweet, chocolate, light fruit.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
cgarvieuk (20763) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - AUG 6, 2015
bottle at home ... dark brown ... thin tan lacing ... soft sweet berries ... soft toffee malt nose ... big oak .. soft funk ... soft balasmic... green rasisn .. soft tffee ...


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