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RATINGS: 329   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.69   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 85   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
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Take thou also unto thee wheat, and barley, and beans... and put them in one vessel. The beans of bygone brewers, united with cacao and coffee, to create a trinity of roasted, rich, and savory flavors.


2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Sarlacc83 (806) - Oregon, USA - FEB 16, 2013
UPDATED: AUG 1, 2014 Thanks to claspada for this. Sorry to say it didnít measure up. 12 oz can. A: Opaque brown verging on black. Thick speckled creme head. Looks just about right. N: Faint coffee and bittersweet cacao. Deep smell of malted barley. Thereís noticeable smokiness and a hint of peat. Touch of vanilla and milk. Tons of grains. T: Sharp. Really sharp. Has a burnt, acrid chocolate flavor and pronounced ash, like they charred the oak barrel. Coffee has gotten lost on its way. Caramel shows, and there are hints of honey and flowers. Red grapes and uncooked macaroni? Not great. Under-attenuated? M: Lots of alcohol and a medium mouthfeel I wasnít expecting. O: really misses a lot of what should make it good. Very bitter, and yet, somehow backed up by nutrasweet. Iíll age the other can in hopes this mellows out or in case I got a bad one because this never comes together.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
gripweed57 (728) - Hamilton Square, New Jersey, USA - FEB 16, 2013
12 ounce can. Translucent dark brown color with deep red highlights. Small creamy beige head with lovely clinging Belgian lace. Rich roasted malt aroma has notes of dark roasted coffee and chocolate. Flavor of strong French Roast coffee and dark bakerís chocolate. Lotís of bitter hops as well. This is a beer to sip slowly and savor. Itís that big!

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
MacBoost (1323) - Pouring Bus, New York, USA - FEB 16, 2013
Pours almost completely black with only a small tinge of red on the edge of the glass when held up to the light. Strong roasty aromas, green coffee, some floral hops. Very, very bitter taste, but it stems not from the hops, but from the immense amount of coffee in this beer. Jesus. I canít imagine how much caffeine this thing has in it. This is basically cold, carbonated coffee with a shot of liquor in it. That being said, its also pretty good. Worth a try.

3.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
UDBeernut (1768) - Moving to Jax, Florida, USA - FEB 16, 2013
Minimal head with a tan foam ring. Nose of black coffee and heavy roast. Moderate astringency and strong booze in the mouth. Booze is upfront and warming and gives a nail polish like property. Meh

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
demmbonz (542) - Erin, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 16, 2013
Can to sampler glass. Nice dark rich pour with pillowy head. Booze and coffee with a little malt on the nose. Nice coffee bitterness. Coffee and chocolate flavors. Texture resembles an oatmeal. Very nice.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
pianotu (65) - USA - FEB 15, 2013
Wished for more aroma--a nice sipping beer with strong coffee flavor. It gives away more sweetness as warms up. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
arkurzynski (1540) - Combined Locks, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 15, 2013
12 oz can. Deep brown with lasting yellow-tan head. Nose is cola and smooth roasted malt with soft notes of espresso and cocoa nibs. Flavor is velvety roasted malt with nice pop of bitter cocoa powder, Bakers chocolate, and fresh roast coffee. Nice coating mouthfeel with gritty, half melted dark/unsweetened chocolate coating the tongue in the finish. Really enjoyable, layered bitterness.

2.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Drake (8617) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - FEB 14, 2013
UPDATED: APR 9, 2013 300th New York rating! 12 ounce can from Wine Warehouse Charlottesville. Pours a clear dark red-brown color with a large frothy tan head. Good head retention. Aroma of cocoa, coffee and a roasty, almost ashy note. The taste is intense coffee, bitter chocolate, roast. Pretty boozy. Medium bodied. Toned back a bit, this could be good, but as of now itís a bit of a mess.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
dwm1034 (650) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 13, 2013
Part of sherm1016 gift pack...thanks. Pours dark brown with dark tan head. Coffee nose and roasted malt / coffee taste. Good to very good but not great...did like the chocolate edge.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
tmongoose (1327) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - FEB 13, 2013
12oz can shared. Poured medium brown color color. The aroma is cocoa beans and coffee plus your roaste small. The flavor is different I get the roasted malt and the cocoa and coffee hints plus there is a unique sweetness to it. I donít get the Romano bean at all. This is medium bodied porter. Mild alcohol burn and some bitterness on the back end.


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