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RATINGS: 1320   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.82   EST. CALORIES: 198   ABV: 6.6%
A hearty ebony colored ale that starts with a rich malty palate finished with clean hops and notes of coffee and chocolate.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
mfdros (35) - , New York, USA - DEC 6, 2010
coffee, caramel aroma. pours black/brown, lacy head. taste roasty caramel and malt, nice amount of bitterness. goodbalance. not overly sweet. better than fullers imho.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
WillemsUrenkel (1008) - Oldenburg, GERMANY - OCT 2, 2015
355 ml bottle bought at Grebhan´s, Bremen. Pours out black and oily. Nearly no head. Choco and leather on the nose. Strong start with toffee, malt and hop in the second row. Some bitterness. Hints of citrus. Long aftertaste. Really nice one.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Jado (685) - Camp Hill, AUSTRALIA - SEP 27, 2015
From 355 ml bottle. In the glass it’s a solid black with just a hint of brown highlight at the edge and a thick lasting tan head. I get aromas of chocolate, cherries, raisins, coffee nibs, walnuts and toffee. In the mouth, the first thing is a burst of fresh cherry, stewed fruit and dark chocolate. A strong coffee bitterness with a smoky overtone kicks in. There’s also a sharp fruity note similar to something from a good espresso. That leads to a chocolate and coffee finish with a lingering fruity aftertaste. Phenomenal.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Abijen (2086) - ’s-Hertogenbosch, NETHERLANDS - SEP 23, 2015
Donker rood bruin bier met een goede beige schuim kraag. Ruikt koffie, chocolade, geroosterd, koek deeg. Smaakt koffie, geroosterd, chocolade, zacht.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Gonzin (86) - ARGENTINA - SEP 20, 2015
Adquirida en Whole Foods, LES, New York. Tomo oscuro casi negro con espuma media amarronada. Aroma y sabor complejos. Predominan el chocolate, tabaco y café. Cerveza premium. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ringer1966 (7) - cph, DENMARK - SEP 20, 2015 does not count
Light Brown head that stays there for a while, black body. Bitter chocolate taste which is deeper than expected from a beer with this alcohol level.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
alexsdad06 (7225) - Ohio, USA - SEP 13, 2015
12 oz. bottle picked up locally. Strange that I haven’t rated this yet (well, not really, just got caught in the backlog). Pours a dark brown color with a large frothy khaki head that diminishes into a thin layer with sporadic lacing. The aroma has roasted malts, some coffee, nice dark chocolate, and earth. The flavor is much of the same; roasted malts, chocolate, coffee, earth, and a subtle nutty character. Pretty much your basic robust porter, but well done, light medium bodied with a smooth mouthfeel.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
drmet (427) - Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, GERMANY - SEP 12, 2015
L: pours the darkest of brown with no light coming through and a medium to big,frothy,beige head S: coffee,chocolate,tobacco,faint dark fruits T: -Follows the nose plus mocha F: -medium carbonation -medium body O: Good, but couldve popped a bit more

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
PartyFowle (705) - - SEP 5, 2015
Bottle. Nearly black with a frothy tan head. Nice milk chocolate plate in the aroma, with a bit of smokiness and honey-tinged graham crackers. A little toasted marshmallow as well, plus a little prune. Flavor kicks off with dark fruits and bitterness, while dry burnt malt makes up the finish. A little bitter dark chocolate and smoke as well. Lingering roast. Smooth medium-light body; moderate prickly bitterness. Outstanding flavor and balance. Great example of the style.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Vaiz (3987) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - SEP 5, 2015
Bottle at home. Black pour, thin tan head. Aroma of roasted malts, licorice, slightly spicy and some molasses. Flavor is quite bitter, roasted and with loads of licorice. Nice brew.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
The_Osprey (3839) - Richmond, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 31, 2015
355ml bottle at a BYOB, no date or ABV details. Black, small brown head endures. Aroma is treacle, ash, a little raspberry and some bbq sauce. Also a little metallic. Body is medium, light carbonation, slightly foamy. Taste is twiggy, roast malts, very astringent and ashy, burnt wood, metallic, soft sweetness. Pretty nice stuff.

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