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RATINGS: 439   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.


AdamGott's rating

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
AdamGott (386) - Idaho Falls, Idaho, USA - JAN 13, 2013
near black pour with thick brown head - notes of molasses in the nose - flavors are of coffee, chocolate, molasses and spice - finishes with a mix of all of those spices.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
gam (3518) - brisbane, AUSTRALIA - MAY 10, 2015
Beige head dark pour aromas coffee molasses dark fruits oak very spicy chocolate yeast note caramel the flavours malt chocolate caramel oak vanilla coffee smooth touch molasses sweet spices dark fruits cinnamon clove love the bottle design taste of port plums mild bitter five spice yeast note the finish missing some good body but okay best tastes spices fruits alcohol note sweetness goes down okay a decent imperial

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
chucklemation (696) - Pontiac, Michigan, USA - MAY 5, 2015
Pours a dark mahogany with a foamy, long-lasting tan head. Aroma is dark fruits, Belgian yeast, and spice. Flavor is lots of dark fruit and Belgian yeast. Begins sweet, but the finish is a touch tart. Nothing about this, except the color, is like a stout. I would call it a Belgian strong, but nonetheless it tastes good.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
TheCaptMatey (179) - Ohio, USA - MAY 3, 2015
Poured a copper to brown colour with an off white head. Aroma is a bit sour with dark fruits and spice. Flavor is dark fruits, coffee, sour yeast, and woody vanilla. Is an interesting blend of belgian dark and Flanders brune.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
DCLawyer (1755) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - APR 17, 2015
750ml->snifter. Deep brown with huge tan head (exactly like a Coke). A: dark fruit, cocoa, sour citrus notes, spice; tons of stuff going on here, with a definite Belgian effect. T: dark fruit, cocoa, coffee, bright citrus, sour milk (as others have noted). Pretty messy overall. Fairly lively palate. More interesting than good.

2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 3/20
Renntag (7) - - APR 11, 2015 does not count
Nice fruity aroma. Not much coffee. I was expecting more coffee stout like body and mouthfeel. The finish is dry and bitter. Not being a fan of bitter, this one was a disappointment.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Bill Becker (511) - Casper, Wyoming, USA - APR 5, 2015
It’s a very dark brown colour with an inch of tannish foam and good lacing. The smell brings me lots of oak and vanilla backed up by dark fruits and chocolate of the sweet kind. The taste starts off very sweet, just on the edge of being overly so when the other elements kick in. The woody notes from the oak, vanilla, chocolate, some caramel malt, spice, and a light level of tartness. Medium body with medium carbonation. Very tasty brew that does have the alcohol a bit heavy handed but slow sipping works fine.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
IrishBoy (3926) - Bakersfield, California, USA - MAR 29, 2015
750 ml bottle a Christmas present from my daughter’s family. Nose is red winy oak, fruity, and hints of dark chocolate. Clear dark brown with a big heavy lacing beige head. Flavor is wood, fruity, and lightly sweet.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
njager246 (506) - grand rapids, Michigan, USA - MAR 19, 2015
Aroma is malt and fruits, taste has some hints of chocolate and spice, fairly tart, cannot find any oak.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
mfhennig (114) - McHenry County, Illinois, USA - MAR 15, 2015
3rd beer from the Barrel Room Collection. Pours a nice reddish brown, nice beige head. Aroma is fruity, cherries, fig and a bit flowery. Some sourness in the flavor despite the fruity aroma. This is listed as an Imperial Stout here, not so sure, maybe a Belgium Style Stout. It’s thin, has lively carbonation and a nice long finish. I liked this beer, it’s an easy sipper and fits well in the Barrel Room Collection. It’s just not my type of Stout.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
demannu (143) - New Jersey, USA - MAR 7, 2015
I enjoyed the complexity of this beer very much. Love the spiced earthiness which I feel tied everything together. Had the sweet stout elements with a sour touch. Overall enjoyable but not something i would drink regularly.


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