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RATINGS: 400   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.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
hfmejias (722) - Dover, Delaware, USA - MAR 16, 2014
Bottle. Poured almost black brown, with a thick tan head (about 2 fingers) that dissipates quickly but leaves nice lacing on the glass. Aroma of malts, spices and dark fruit. Taste is sweet and spicy; malts, light notes of coffee and chocolate, maybe a bit watery (I wasn’t expecting that), alcohol well hiden. Nice and enjoyable, not bad...

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
brigg (512) - Washington DC, USA - MAR 14, 2014
(bottle) Black body; large, disappearing brown head, light lace. Sweet, fruity, brett aroma, some chocolate. Medium body, creamy, but leaves the mouth sticky. Sweet, strong acidity, dark fruit, moderate spice; not much coffee and chocolate, but a tiny bit, though the coffee comes through more in the aftertaste. I like the taste, but grow tired of it rather quickly.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Arayaga2 (1783) - portland, Oregon, USA - MAR 9, 2014
Opaque dark brown with a half inch of very dense tan head. Aroma is light and sweet with ginger. Taste is sweet, and a bit tart with a coffee edge and an odd minerality. $8/750

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BeerandBlues2 (9701) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - MAR 4, 2014
Bottle at home. Pours clear dark brown with deep garnet highlights and a large, creamy light tan head, long retention with good lacing. Aroma is vanilla, cookie and toast malt with figs, dates, and raisins, light roast malt and earthy hops. Flavor is dark malt, lightly tart dark fruits, vanilla, light hops and bitterness with a sweet finish. Medium to full body and medium carbonation.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
rejtable (1300) - 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 (6752) - 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 (5827) - 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 (791) - 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 (2115) - 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 (4994) - 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.


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