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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.


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
hopscotch (9490) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - DEC 12, 2013
Bottle... Pours black with a small, creamy, khaki head. Decent retention. More-so than coffee, the aroma is constructed of deep, dark malts, molasses and leather. Full-bodied with bristly carbonation. The bittersweet flavor and finish are loaded with scorched malt and blackstrap molasses with only a rumor of coffee.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Beergeek23322 (2470) - Chesapeake, Virginia, USA - DEC 12, 2013
2/9/2013. From can. pours deep mahogany with a tan head. Chocolate, coffee, roasted malt aromas. Rich flavors of coffee, chocolate and dark fruit with a bitter finish.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ron (2680) - Rochester, New York, USA - DEC 11, 2013
Pours a roasty porter brown color with a fluffy tan head. Nose is roast, vanilla, chocolate, chocolatey coffee, some earth, but mostly coffee and milk with some mild vanilla and chocolate. Flavor is similar: coffee and milk up front with chocolate in the mid followed by some earth and cocoa in the finish. Medium in body.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ataraxia (389) - Massachusetts, USA - DEC 5, 2013
Translucent dark brown, frothy beige head. Strong aroma of vanilla, mocha, and syrup. Sweet hazelnut taste. Smooth, but surprisingly thin - almost watery, and medium-bodied at most. Small alcohol presence.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
puboflyons (2220) - Allenstown, New Hampshire, USA - NOV 27, 2013
From the can labeled Best Before 10 Jul 2013. I am trying this a few months after that. It pours nice with its dark brown to nearly black look with a slightly lingering beige head. The nose of coffee and chocolate for the most part but letting me know they’re there are the cherry fruit notes. No booze considering it is 10% ABV. Creamy and above average body. While the chocolate and coffee present their egos ahead of everything else on the nose, the cherry bides its time and sneaks up behind those two characters. No booze taste hut I’ll feel the 10% ABV later I bet.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
TBone (12989) - Pori, FINLAND - NOV 18, 2013
Draught@RNH. Dark amber-brown color, good creamy brownish head. Light milk chocolaty aroma. Medium-bodied. Sweetish flavor. Chocolate, caramalt, cocoa, light ashy toastyness. Quite easy drinking for this ABV. Certainly more a porter than a stout.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
StefanSD (2190) - Lakeside, California, USA - NOV 12, 2013
12 oz can. Pours a dark brown color with a large beige head that has great retention. The aroma is rich with mocha, coffee and vanilla. The taste, like the nose, is loaded with mocha, vanilla, coffee, saccharine and biter walnuts. The palate is full and creamy with soft carbonation. The finish is long with lingering bitter coffee grounds. Overall: Decent coffee brew but a touch to sweet for me. Note--I found this can of beer in the bottom of an old trade box as I was reusing packing peanuts. This was a very pleasant surprise, but I have no idea who sent it to me, sorry.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
SpringsLicker (3169) - Tennessee, USA - NOV 12, 2013
Very dark brown body, just shy of opaque. Thin tan head. The aroma is roast malts and cocoa powder. Rich and roasty flavor. Stops right before a burnt flavor. Minimal sweetness to balance.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
rougeau13 (2024) - Richmond, Texas, USA - NOV 12, 2013
Very dark brown. Tan head. Aroma of strong molasses, with coffee and toffee. Medium bodied, a little dry, some booze tingle. Lots of coffee flavor; moderate bitterness, a little sweet.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
finol (2249) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - NOV 8, 2013
Can from Beer Table Pantry. Pours dark brown with a big tan head. Nice roasted malt, some coffee and chocolate.


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