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RATINGS: 471   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.53/5   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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4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BiddleBrau (1078) - Fort Washington, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 25, 2013
Quite dark brown, not black but no light comes through.. Nice tan head. Very enticing cocoa aroma, rich and malty. Palate is comforting and flavors satisfying; cocoa, malty sweetness, toffee and a hint of roast. Finishes with just enough to keep me wanting more. Not the complexity one might expect from a Belgian but very nice. This is what I call a winter warmer. Nice job Sammy.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
tmoreau (3263) - Lombard, Illinois, USA - FEB 2, 2016
Shared 25. 4 oz. bottle poured to snifters, showing a black/brown hue, with a presentable layer of light tan head foam, and spots & clingy spray of lacing. The nose was prune & fig, with cocoa, a touch of dark caramel sweetness, spices, and just a bit of coffee on the back. Medium+ bodied, with moderate carbonation, the taste was similar notes, adding an extra fruit note of dark grape skins, with a bit of tannic astringency to the finish. A pleasant blend of Stout notes, with a Quad-like nature.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
MadRobin (2541) - Silver Spring, USA - JAN 25, 2016
Poured from 750ml bottle. Opaque, black-brown with a huge tan head and good lacing. Aroma of berries, dark fruit, menthol, yeast, chocolate, alcohol and a light spiciness. Taste of slightly sour berries, chocolate, dark fruit, menthol, coffee, yeast, alcohol, oak and roasted malt. Full/medium body and medium/low carbonization with a slightly slick mouthfeel. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
radio_nowhere (1287) - Maryland, USA - JAN 21, 2016
Cool shaped caged-corked bomber into snifter glass; opaque deep dark brown (black) color with tan head. Aroma notes of yeasty fruitiness, cherry, chocolate, vanilla, lightly vinous, roast and caramel. Taste adds coffee, molasses, chocolate nougat, dark fruits (prune heavy), some raisins, light oak and faint Belgian spices. Heavy-medium body, moderate carbonation, sticky, tad dry with lingering fruity roast finish. Interesting dark Belgian stout, need to know there’s a fruity-sour element going into it.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
wrlangin (67) - Texas, USA - JAN 12, 2016
I really enjoyed this beer. Good combination of fruit and chocolate. Well balanced. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
wombat23 (134) - Texas, USA - JAN 7, 2016
Shared 25.4 oz. bottle. Pours dark brown with a beige, airy cola-like head. Aroma of chocolate, yeast, booze, dark fruit, and a bit of sourness. Tastes of Belgian yeast, mild chocolate, oak, a bit of booze, and a bit of dark fruit; no single flavor dominates. Finish is slightly tart. A complex beer, but unfortunately, the whole is considerably less than the sum of its individual components.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
darbeer75 (120) - Round Rock, Texas, USA - JAN 6, 2016
Aroma: malty, coffee notes; Appearance: black with tan head; large bubbles dissipate fairly quickly; Taste: unexpectedly sour for a stout and not in a pleasant way, although it does mellow after sitting for awhile; some Belgian yeasty undertones; Palate: medium body with a bitter/sour finish; Overall: very disappointing; would not buy again.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mansquito (4649) - Nueva York, New York, USA - JAN 1, 2016
Somewhere in NOVA probably a total wine: pours dark brown with a light beige head. Aroma is chocolate, vanilla, tree, and roast and yeast. Taste is pretty sweet and creamy. Not particulary roasty or bitter. Alcohol is well covered though it can certainly be felt. Kind of fruity actually like a BSA. Gets you a bit crunk.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Radek Kliber (6876) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - DEC 31, 2015
Bottle 750 ml
Aroma: deep vinous with noticeable barrel tartness to it. Whiff of heat on top. Plum, molasses and dark caramel.
Look: poured as dark brown with initial large foamy tanned cap. Receded quickly into light fizzy fizz.
Body and Palate: heavy with average carbonation. Mid plus finish. Thad thin on walls.
Taste: front id straight prune spread, barrel walls with tannin notes behind. Mellow sipping darkness with short burst of vodka.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Theydon_Bois (14964) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, ENGLAND - DEC 30, 2015
Bottle thanks to James, 30/12/15. Black with a decent tan covering. Nose is dark fruits, toffee, light menthol, spice, jammy berry fruit, light chocolate. Taste comprises rich dark fruits, spice, dates, toffee, yeast esters, nana, light chocolate. Full bodied, prickly carbonation but aids the drinkability, light warming booze in the close. Ok ... more a Belgian strong for me, an adequate one at that. Low end for an impy.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BeerViking (3589) - Brentford, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 3, 2015
750ml bottle, pours black with a tan crema. Tart treacley nose with hints of old wine. Roasty and lambic-tart, with undertones of candy sugar and coffee, light oaky notes and a burnt bitterness. As if you crossed a stout with a black lambic.


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