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RATINGS: 82   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.68   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
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Boris pours black and opaque like a moonless sky over Siberia. Eight different malts bring a complex aroma and flavor of chocolate, coffee and roasty sweetness. And just in case the winter gets too cold, we brewed this giant spider to 10% abv. So grab you snifter and ushanka and enjoy. ты был укушен


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4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
zdk (1809) - New York, New York, USA - JAN 4, 2012
tap at Bierkraft - mahogany dark pour. Small tan head. Nose is rich malts and touch of espresso. Dark malts sweet decadent candy, toffee and brown sugar. Bubblegum note and chocolate chip cookie dough, milk chocolate shake. Roasty malts. Smooth, creamy body with the perfect level of carbonation. Sweet into the finish with a light piney finish. And a touch of astringency. Beautiful beer... itís like all my favorite stout qualities packed into one gem of a beer. And barely any perceptible alcohol in the taste. Watch out, beertopia, in Soviet Russia, beer drinks spider!


3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Homer321 (1868) - Rock Ridge, Florida, USA - JUL 3, 2014
Bottle from Brewtopia. Nose is a powdered chocolate and ovaltine with an underlying tar and tabacco. pour is pitch black with a medium brown head that dies and leaves a thin layer of bubbles on top. Taste is a sharp, bitter, almost burnt coffee that warms you up. Smooths out as it warms, but still is sharp and a little hot, like fusels and not just ethanol. leaves a stickiness on your lips but isnít overly sweet, probably due to the high bitterness. overall ok, but I would like to see this mellowed out.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Tmoney99 (10581) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUN 6, 2014
Bottle shared by alexsdad06. Poured a black color with an average frothy tan head that lasted with fair lacing. Moderate to heavy roasted coffee and chocolate aroma. Medium to heavy toasted dark chocolate malt flavor with a medium to heavy dark sweet and small alcohol bite finish of moderate duration. Medium to full body with a smooth texture and flat carbonation. This is a solid beer.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
alexsdad06 (5363) - Ohio, USA - MAY 31, 2014
12 oz bottle from Nimbleprop. Pours dark brown to black in color with a medium sized khaki/tan head. The aroma and flavor have big roasted malts, dark Bakers chocolate, cocoa powder, a nutty character with some char and earthy bitterness to the finish. Lighter bodied than you would expect from 10%.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
zaxtreme (10) - - APR 10, 2014
Pours an opaque darkness. Beautiful brown head. Nose is pretty boozy. Definite chocolate notes on the taste. Very malty. Roasty and just dark. Lives up to its name.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Spab (2353) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - APR 7, 2014
Growler from Premier Gourmet. Pours an ultra dark brown with modest-sized brown head. Aroma is full of roasted coffee and chocolate, with some nuttiness and a little dark fruit. Flavour is big roasty cocoa, coffee, hints of cherry and nuts. Body is medium-full. Slick mouthfeel. Nice.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Frank (2830) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 6, 2014
Black with a fine-bubbled brown head. It tastes like a big porter w/ a good amount of roast and bitter, dark chocolate. This seems to drink way lighter than itís 10% ABV would have you think. This is really good but might disappoint some folks looking for a huge stout.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
swoopjones (5725) - Buffalo, New York, USA - APR 5, 2014
draft at Blue Monk, fuller bodied, pitch black pour, chocolate, coffee & roasted malts in both aroma & flavor. Exactly what it should be. big flavors & mouthfeel. nice

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
drfabulous (3921) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - MAR 12, 2014
22 ounce thanks to Greg. Black pour. Tan head. Rich chocolate tones. A bit creamy overall. Cocoa. Nice.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
zach8270 (3435) - Henrietta, New York, USA - FEB 28, 2014
(draft @ AJís Beer Warehouse - Rochester, NY) Dark brown pour with a thin tan head. Light aroma of malt and chocolate with a touch of coffee. Flavor is much the same. Roasted chocolate malts with some coffee. A bit thin at the end and the flavor fades a bit too quickly.

2.7
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
olr1984 (1061) - fort wayne, Indiana, USA - FEB 11, 2014
12oz bottle pours dark black with a tan head. Roasted malts and coffee aroma. Taste is the same.


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