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RATINGS: 1065   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.87/5   SEASONAL: Series   EST. CALORIES: 276   ABV: 9.2%
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Who knew a worldwide hop shortage in 2008 would give rise to such a memorable, delicious beer? When it came time to craft a commemorative offering for our 12th anniversary, we decided to trade in the bitterness of hops for the bitterness of unsweetened chocolate, and paired that with flaked oats. Featuring a thick, rich, roasty mouthfeel and chocolate-heavy flavors and aromas, this onyx-colored, malt-forward beauty became an instant classic that shares space on our liquid trophy case alongside our hop-focused fan favorites. Rebrewed for our 20th Anniversary Encore Series.

Hops: Summit, Willamette, Galena & Ahtanum


hapjydeuce's rating

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
hapjydeuce (996) - Carlsbad, California, USA - JUL 24, 2013
Bottled. Tucked away in the closet for the past 5 years, got some age on it. Pours silky black with minimal carbonation. Aroma of anise, dark fruit and chocolate. There is a slight character of wet cardboard/band-aid that I take as slight oxidation. Flavor is tasty sweet and smoky up front with tones of coffee and chocolates underneath. Fades rather quickly and overall seems a bit thin. Could be the age. More strange funk notes on the end of the flavor profile. Medium mouthfeel. Pretty good; I really wish I would have rated it fresh.


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mateuszk (1784) - Poznań, POLAND - AUG 31, 2016
Draught. Pitch black with thick beige head. Dark chocolate, oatmeal, coffee, oats in aroma. In taste medium sweet, roasty, lots of dark chocolate and coffee. Full body, oily palate, finish is dry and bitter.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
onceblind (7141) - Denver, Colorado, USA - AUG 28, 2016
Inky black pour with a thin tan sticky head. Lovely roast and bitter cocoa aromas with a kiss of booze and earthy tones. Mellow and boozy flavor that’s got some roast and bittersweet dark chocolate, a kiss of coffee, and dark black malts. Boozy roasty bittersweet chocolate finish.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
sjogro (2504) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - AUG 26, 2016
Sampled at THT August. Bottle thanks to mariuspunari. Sweet roasted choco malts. Bitter black chcocolate. Molasses. Little alcoholic. Over medium sweet, light bitter. Over medium body, soft carbonation.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Vaiz (4248) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - AUG 26, 2016
Bottle at THT tasting. Black pour, thick tan head. Aroma of roasted malts, chocolate, licorice and coffee. Flavor is quite bitter, roasted, spicy, smooth and with a decent body. Nice balance.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Maakun (3632) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - AUG 26, 2016
Bottle at THT. Almost black with thick light brown head. Looks good! Indeed quite some chocolate, roasted malts, coffee, light earthy, oatmeal, dry cocoa. Medium sweet and bitter. Over medium bodied. Very nice.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
deanso (8681) - the Hague, NETHERLANDS - AUG 26, 2016
75cl bottle shared at August THT. Thin creamy tan head. Clear black pour. Very good.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mariuspoenari (1426) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - AUG 26, 2016
Bottle shared at August THT. Pitch black with an espresso head. Notes of roasted malts, dark chocolate, cocoa, coffee. Medium body, low carbonation and a roasty bitter finish.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jesperhammer (4158) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - AUG 26, 2016
25-AUG-2016, draft @Copenhagen Beer & Whisky Festival. Black with a lasting, tan head. Roast, chocolate, coffee. Sweet roast. Full body. Easy drinking. Nice chocolate drink.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Borup (11352) - Albertslund, DENMARK - AUG 26, 2016
Sample from a bottle. Black with a beige head. Aroma and flavour of chocolate, bitterness, malt, nuts, bread and licorice

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Turtles (1897) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - AUG 24, 2016
Keg @ Bishops Arms, Hornsgatan. Pitch black, tanned head, some lacing. Licorice aroma, milk chocolate and roasted barley. Full bodied, medium carbonated, soft and silky. Licorice taste, bitter cocoa, chalky, roasted, ash and oats. Alcohol well hidden, mild warming finish. Very drinkable.


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