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RATINGS: 1063   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


luvpnkflyd's rating

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
luvpnkflyd (10) - Kokomo, Indiana, USA - FEB 11, 2009
My favorite! Very thick and creamy. You can deffinitely taste the chocolate. I wish I could get more of it!


4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
sjogro (2501) - 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 (4247) - 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 (3626) - 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 (8680) - 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 (1424) - 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 (4150) - 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 (11318) - 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.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
fletchfighters (1399) - AUSTRALIA - AUG 20, 2016
650 ML bottle Pitch black color, dark brown head that falls to a thick collar. Bits of spotty lacing with this. Nose is licorice, molasses, chocolate, roasted grain, some burnt tire. Dense nose. taste is rolled oats, licorice, lots of roasted grain, baking chocolate, bitter dark chocolate. Dense as heck. fairly smooth for all the malt. Chewy but not overly chewy. Lifted by the oats. Medium feel and light on carbonation. Nice deep beer

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
electrotype (642) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 19, 2016
Un stout assez rapeux et aux notes de bois. Il y a trace de noix, de chocolat noir non sucré et de houblons amères non fruités. C’est agréable à boire, l’alcool est bien intégré, mais c’est quand même assez intense pour un début d’après-midi d’été de congé! Pas un coup de coeur, mais une bière que je boierais à nouveau si l’occasion se présente.


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