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RATINGS: 486   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.53/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
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.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
SDalkoholic (2331) - Linda Vista, California, USA - FEB 1, 2013
Bottle from South Bay Liquor: Poured a dark black stout with a thick development of foam head which eventually retreated. Aroma is surprisingly faint with all traces of this being an impy stout have been erased from the barrel aging process, however, the oak barrels are the only noticeable smell I gain through my nose. The drink is harsh with a stinging taste of tart tannins while a semi-sweet sugary taste of malts and slight burn from the alcohol finish this beer on a wrong note. Maybe it has too many months on the shelf since this was released awhile ago and hasn’t had the most ideal bottle aging conditions but this is my current standing.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Cajun (291) - Lafayette, Louisiana, USA - JUL 15, 2016
Bottle - Pours dark brown to black...creamy offwhite head. Coffee, chocolate muffin, nuts; spicy character, vanilla... hops in the finish. Somewhat sweet.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Boutip (5795) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 5, 2016
Bottle: Poured a dark black color ale with a large light brown foamy head with good retention and some lacing. Aroma of roasted malt with some chocolate notes and fruity ester from the yeast is pretty awesome. Taste is a nice mix of roasted malt with loads of black chocolate notes and some residual sugar with nice fruity ester notes. Body is about average with good carbonation. Pretty solid take on the Belgian style stout IMHO.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
moderrnlifeiswar (26) - Maryland, USA - JUL 2, 2016
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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
drpimento (3009) - La Crosse, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 1, 2016
We think that this is a bad bottle as it has a sour edge to it. Pretty far from an imperial stout. Disappointed.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
GC1379 (19) - - MAY 24, 2016
Not a big fan of the barrel series as a rule. This is the one exception. Pours dark burgundy with a nice fluffy head. Nice Belgian-style taste with chocolate notes and a good barrel flavor. Coffee flavor is less pronounced than advertised.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 2/20
SuitcaseHead (1) - - MAY 23, 2016 does not count
I was excited to try this - an oak-barrel aged, dark stout with coffee, chocolate and more. Served it chilled but not cold, so the best flavor and aroma would stand out. What I met at the nose, then sipped, was sour, yeasty and unappealing. The excessive carbonation and yeast masked any other flavors. I kept quiet,as the three other tasters sipped theirs. Offered to add a splash to their glasses. All refused. We poured out the rest.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
zgaier (1884) - Coral Springs, Florida, USA - MAY 11, 2016
Bomber. Pours a dark brown with a tan head and aroma of strong oak and spices. Taste is of oak and spices as well, with dark fruits, raisins, chocolate, and coffee notes into the finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
jjgmd (1960) - Coral Springs, Florida, USA - MAY 11, 2016
Pours a rich black pour with a huge Java colored head. Nose is malt, chocolate and oak . Taste is full of oak with some tartness and alcohol, and a nice confluence of spices . Ends on the oaky alcohol notes with a tart finish. Nice . Quaff Score 8 / 10

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
delnoche (503) - Alamogordo, New Mexico, USA - MAY 9, 2016
1pt 9.4fl oz bottle poured into an English pint. Deep ruby with a thick tan head. Strong alcohol aroma fills the air on the pour. Upon further inspection, oak barrel, caramel, figs, and vanilla make themselves known. The flavor consists mainly of coffee, oak, and big alcohol. This is definitely a sipper. Reminds me more of a bourbon than a beer. Though an interesting brew, the strong alcohol presence prevents me from really enjoying it.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
rollsrace (81) - - MAY 7, 2016
It says stout, but seems more like a porter. The first swig is awesome with hints of bourbon, but then it becomes sour after a few sips. Got it for $11 a pint. Tasted on 3/10/2014

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