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RATINGS: 396   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.52   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.


3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
rejtable (1272) - Ontario, CANADA - MAR 3, 2014
Pours coffee with a fast-disappearing tan foamy head and no lacing. Nose is sweet like figs. Notes of raisins, candy, fruit, some yeast, some tart cherries. Lots going on. Taste is medium/heavy sweet and low bitter. Lightish body, somewhat oily, with medium carbonation. Alcohol is there, but not too aggressive.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DuffMan (6669) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - FEB 28, 2014
Bottle shared with Grippitis and Parksy. Dark brown with a lively light brown head. Aroma is sweet dark malts, a little coffee, and a lot of dark fruits. Yeasty fruity esters and dark malts share the stage. Nice flavours, a tad thinnish but maybe that’s the carbo. Nice enough.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DSG (5731) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - FEB 28, 2014
Bottle sample at a tasting at the Beer & Beyond shop. Thanks avrashi. Dark brown to black with a beige head. Aroma of lots of dark fruits, mild funk, oak, a light chocolate hint and a bit of alcohol. Sweetish flavor with dark fruits, caramel, oak, light sourish funky notes and a slightly alcoholic finish. Medium-bodied. Tastes more like a barrel aged Quad than an Imperial Stout.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
beertholomeus (764) - California, USA - FEB 27, 2014
Pours black with a khaki head. Yeast, chocolate, roasted malt and dark fruit aroma. Plum, raisin, cherry, yeast, chocolate and roasted malt flavors. Full body and average carbonation. Very sweet taste with a dark fruit and slight oak finish. More oak and chocolate flavors with age. Fresh bottle reminded me of a quad more than an imperial stout.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Fred82 (2114) - Québec City, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 22, 2014
Deep amber with small foamy head. Nose slightly acidic with some spices light cloves and a tiny bit of hot peppers. Light chocolate and some red fruits. Light green apples slightly cidery. Taste slightly acidic with red fruits and light chocolate. Finish red fruits acidic fruits light chocolate and light coffee. Interesting but a bit too acidic and mineral. Very light vegetal notes.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
kramer (4905) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 20, 2014
Bottle. Pours clear dark brown body under a small fizzy light brown head that faded to a thin film. The nose is lightly spicy with a light hint of oak over some roast and chocolate malt. The flavor comes across as a bit thin, which is surprising given the 9% ABV. Lightly spicy, but with no real distinct single quality, light notes of coffee, roast, and oak. The best quality to me is the oakiness. Light bodied for the style, with fizzy spritzy carbonation. Decent beer, but not the most distinctive.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Gription79 (2253) - Bountiful, Utah, USA - FEB 13, 2014
Poured from a 750ml bottle. Pours black with a dense tan head. The aroma is filled with dark stone fruits. Notes of black cherries, dried cherries, prune. The flavors are sweet malts, cherries, toffee, some nutty notes that add to the complexity. Very tasty, rich with stone fruits. The alcohol is noticeable, warming.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Beerandhockey8 (228) - Three Forks, Montana, USA - FEB 10, 2014
From 22oz bottle to snifter. Pour is a dark brown, almost black with a thick tan head. Nose is odd; fruity, roasted malt, slight malt character, almost candy like. Taste is medium bodied, dominated by sour with but hints of sweetness. Finishes surprisingly crisp, thicker texture. Interesting beer. Deceptive in the appearance, but the Belgian ales are great at tricking the senses. Definitely recommended, love beers that are complex and push boundaries.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Gonzoforbeer (22) - Coram, New York, USA - FEB 7, 2014
Great beer one of the best from me Adams that's I've drank recently please shell out the 10 bucks and give it a try. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
solidfunk (3892) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - FEB 7, 2014
Weak imperial stout. More boozy, sweet and sugary than anything else. Some fruit in the end, raspberry but nothing special. Pours black without any head or lacing - pours like coca cola. Finishes sweet with a touch of bitterness. Some roast malt but even that’s a stretch here. LCBO in three pack.


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