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RATINGS: 415   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.


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4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Lemke10 (826) - Waukesha, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 3, 2013
This pours a dark brown color with a light brown, foamy head that leaves behind some decent lacing. Aroma is yeast, malts, some cocoa, and sweetness. There is a lesser robust taste than expected with a decent amount of spices mixed with sweet malts. The texture is very Belgian indeed. Probably the most interesting of the Barrel Room Collection brews.


4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Oscbert (1062) - Sacramento, California, USA - DEC 26, 2014
Cherry aroma with lots of belgian yeast, spice, dark fruit from malt, appealing aroma of fruit and yeast Pours black with frothy lasting small yellowish head Cherry flavored with chocolate, spice, light roast, sourness. Medium bodied with medium co2, quick sour finish, dry. Interesting and complex beer. Enjoying this one. Would buy again to drink with a friend ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
NikkTwist (1747) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 19, 2014
Draft at Moriartys. Black pour. Slight head of off-white foam. Clean chocolate liquorice stout with a notable amount of dark red fruit. Blackberries. Plums. Dark chocolate covered cherries. Black jelly beans. Some molasses. Bit sweet. Bit tart. Enough drying wood tannins to dry out the finish.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mabel (6830) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 12, 2014
[6142-20140121] Bottle. Fruity wood aroma. Hazy, dark brown cola body with a medium-lasting foamy off-white head. Fruity wood citrus peel flavour has a fruity coffee finish. Medium-full body. A bit odd. (7/3/6/3/13) 3.2
(c/o HogTownHarry, w/ him, blankboy, jercraigs)

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
voyageurmike (64) - Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 5, 2014
Served from growler in tulip glass. Dark ruby with thin head, more carbonated than typical stouts. Licorice/chocolate nose, pleasant enough. Tart fruit notes within the taste, somewhat cloying. Thin body for this style, but not watery. The long finish is that cloying part of the flavor that hangs around too long for this to be a great beer.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
mar (4960) - Dallas, Texas, USA - DEC 2, 2014
Black with a khaki head. Roasted malts, dried fruits, spice, florals and chocolate. Chewy palate, heavy yeast, dried fruits, chocolate, spice, sweet finish

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
trapped (908) - New York City, TURKEY - DEC 1, 2014
Bottle. Dark brown with reddish tint, beige spongy head with long retention, light caramel aroma, slightly bitter caramel-mocha taste, high carbonation, medium finish with caramel aftertaste. The high alcohol content is nicley masked; quite easy to drink.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Clarkdvm (176) - Florida, USA - DEC 1, 2014
Bottle in FL. Not as thick as desired. The oak flavor tastes somewhat artificial- overly sweet. Good beer but definitely not bourbon county.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
sonnycheeba (3784) - Federal Hill, Baltimore, Maryland, USA - NOV 27, 2014
Tap. Pours deep, dark brown with thick, creamy beige head. Aroma is chocolate, black cherries, raisins, plums, faint oak, light booze, and some caramel. Flavor is chewy, thick malt base with heavy dark fruit notes, some light caramel sweetness, and a touch of booze. Medium/full body and medium carbonation.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
snoworsummer (2499) - baltimore, Maryland, USA - NOV 27, 2014
Draft at Savannah WOB. Pours black brown with a creamy bubbly beige head and lots of lacing. Tastes like sweet raisin, sweet cherry, dried dark fruits, sweet malt, and some booze. Light body and low carbonation. Smells like sweet fermenting raisins, sweet fermenting cherries, and sweet malt.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Beerdedone (2743) - Croydon, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 13, 2014
Bottle. Pours dark brown with a dense tan head. Aroma of roasted malts, dark fruit, yeast, chocolate and coffee. Flavor of chocolate, coffee, oak, cherries, dark fruit, spice and had some light acidity. Medium body, average carbonation, dry finish.


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