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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.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
fcjack1 (105) - Washington, USA - JAN 19, 2014
Bottle from Costco. Pours dark brown. Thin tan head. Scents of caramel and booze. Taste is chocolate, caramel and a nice roasty flavor. Nice finish. Good beer.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
OKplus (787) - Oklahoma, USA - JAN 18, 2014
750ml bottle served in a Chimay chalice. 2012 vintage. A - Pours opaque with 1 finger of sandy head dying down to a wispy cap. S - Woody Belgian yeast, bananas, dates soaked in rum, plums, currants, chocolate syrup, pears, juicy fruit gum. T - Roasted malts, more acidic than the nose let on. Some toasted cocoa powder, toasted coconut, tart candy flavors, tangy fruit, currants, plums, green figs, pears, bananas, cola, allspice, finishes fruity and sweet with some acidity. M - Moderate carbonation, prickly upfront but then smooths out. An interesting mix of flavors. The aroma is very inviting. Itís a mix of sweet and acidic fruit. The oak is very subtle and stays in the background, almost unnoticeable. Serving type: bottle 06-01-2013

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
radagast83 (4126) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - JAN 18, 2014
Split the 750ml bottle with friends. Poured a nice dark brown color with a medium sized tan head. Aroma was some nice oak barrel notes. Aroma was notes of coffee, roasted malt notes, chocolate, robust spice notes. Pretty darn enjoyable. Aroma was coffee, chocolate notes, roast. Pretty enjoyable.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
JoeMcPhee (8188) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 15, 2014
Deep black/brown pour with a thin tan head. The nose is lightly leathery with some notes of licorice and a bit of cocoa. Lightly spicy with a touch of herbal character and some oaky/earthy flavour. A light whiff of vanilla and a touch of tart character. There is a little bit of soft dark fruitiness and a touch of light rummy character. Has a little bit of lingering tartness and a touch of soft cherry and chocolate. Pretty lovely brew.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Dan269605 (209) - Rocky Hill, Connecticut, USA - JAN 14, 2014
Cola like appearance, perhaps slightly darker, about a finger of beige head. On the nose I get mostly cherry upfront, then some strawberry, a little chocolate, slight coffee, kind of more Quad like. The taste is almost a straight up chocolate covered cherry cordial. The chocolate and coffee, more "stout characteristics come out more as it warms. I feel it gets better as it warms, but a very weird beer, the end of the bomber was getting difficult to get down. Iím not a huge fan of "Belgian-style Stouts", I prefer Russian Imperial Stouts or big Quads, this gets lost in the mix.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Westmeister (1524) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JAN 6, 2014
This was a strange one. Thanks to the brother in law for provided a nice brew. Pours dark clear cola with lots of light at the edges. Huh. Smell is kind of quad-like. Fruity and boozy yeast. Taste shows more stout components, but still more belgian strong/quad like than your typical stout. Booze, cocoa, fruity, yeast. Thinner. Just ok, but a confused beer.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
hayduke (3159) - Eureka, California, USA - DEC 31, 2013
Purchased at Safeway in Grass Valley, CA. Pours very dark being nearly black with a foamy light tan head. Nose of ripe fruit, chocolate,. and spices. Medium to full body. Creamy mouthfeel. Flavor is dark ripe fruit, chocolate, coffee, and some floral hops. A bit of oak. Very drinkable for a beer of this ABV.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
kevinsenn (977) - Waterloo, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 30, 2013
Bottle. Aroma of cherry, Belgian spice, and dark fruit. Taste is spicy with a slightly sour taste, with coffee and dark fruit. Smooth mouthfeel with good carbonation. I like it.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
tnkw01 (955) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - DEC 28, 2013
Bottle. A gift from my brother. Actually, not bad. Aroma was chocolate, coffee, spice and raisins. Taste was dried fruit, spice and bitter chocolate.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
neuromatt (1016) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 24, 2013
750 mL bottle from the brewery, served in a snifter. Pours black with a moderate dense tan head that remains and laces well. The nose has big chocolate, anise, fig and honey, along with cherry, coffee and earth. The flavour is moderately sweet throughout, with big cherry, fig, cocoa and black licorice. There is just a touch of herbal hops for balance. The finish is long and roasty with huge anise and oak notes. On the palate it is full in body with a milky texture and average carbonation. Overall, this is a nice, anise-y stout with nice Belgian notes. Well done. 2013-12-24


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