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RATINGS: 1249   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.09   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 291   ABV: 9.7%
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Creamy and full-bodied, with a complex character from generous amounts of roasted, toasted, and caramel malts. For those who demand flavor, this is the perfect libation. Bronze Medal winner 2003 GABF, Gold Medal winner 2005 GABF.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
zathrus13 (1719) - Mount Laurel, New Jersey, USA - DEC 2, 2004
UPDATED: AUG 14, 2005 Pours dark brown/black, with a tan head. Aromas of coffee, chocolate, roasted malt, grain, and some whiskey. Taste matches the aroma, with coffee and chocolate leading the way. Body is medium to heavy. Really good...

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Gusler (2653) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - NOV 19, 2004
The beer after its disinterment from the 12-ounce brown bottle sets in the glass an atramentous color with a thick creamy chocolate brown head that is modest in size and after its dissolution the lace forms a glutinous sheet that melds with the glass. Nose is rich in sweet roasted grain aromas, fresh and pleasing to the senses, start is sweet and thick with malt, and the top is full in its feel to the palate. Finish is benignly acidic and the hops pleasantly spicy in their bite, desert bone dry aftertaste that lingers long on the palate, a fine representative to the style.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
hayden1215 (321) - Ohio, USA - NOV 16, 2004
Black in color with a small creamy head. Chocolate aroma with roasted malts. Flavor is sweet with chocolate, bitter. Finish is somewhat dry with a hoppy kick.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
mkobes (2141) - paramus, New Jersey, USA - NOV 14, 2004
12 oz bottle. Jet black in color with a tan head. Roasty aroma. Chocolatety. Roasty flavor. Very rich. Full bodied. Enjoyable.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
MaiBockAddict (1497) - Good Beer Bar Deprived, New Jersey, USA - NOV 14, 2004
12 oz bottle from an old trade with Tchrome. Thanks Tad! Almost jet black, with a tan head that makes a brief appearance. Roasty chocolate aroma. Big thick roasty flavor. Some bitterness on the tip of the tongue. This would define the "Motor Oil" style if there ever was such a thing.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Suttree (5190) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - NOV 14, 2004
As the French say, "yummy". Black, no head. Smells like coffee and whiskey. Spicy, crisp and peppery, with smoky ham and bacon flavors, too. Very full and rich. Savory, too. Even some hint of cheddar cheese, maybe. Strong note of coffee and dark chocolate, too. Thanks to Springslicker for this one!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
radiomgb (2263) - Peterborough, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 1, 2004
Deep black in colour with a tan coloured head. Aroma was of coffee, roasted malt, dark chocolate and some molasses. Flavour of coffee, bittersweet chocolate, espresso, roasted and burnt malt. Creamy mouthfeel, large body, medium carbonation. Finishes with a long chocolate/coffee bitterness. Very enjoyable.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
bu11zeye (11972) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - NOV 1, 2004
(Bottle) Pours a black body with a small light brown head. Aroma of chocolate, raosted malt, and nuts with a hint of smoke. Full bodied; bitter finish. Flavor of black licorice, roasted marshmellow, smoked, coffee, and rich malt. Excellent! Thanks Dogbrick!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
footbalm (1219) - Western Minneapolis Suburbs, Minnesota, USA - OCT 31, 2004
pours a dark cherry/mohagany with a layer of dark tan foam with a reddish brown sheen.Nose at first reminded me of a bowl of raisin oatmeal with molasses.First sip and the rush of different flavors is certainly amazing with dark fruit,raisin,molasses, fresh roasted coffee beans. Each detectable and not smothering the others out.Thick and damn tasty.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
obisbeer (565) - Barcelona, SPAIN - OCT 29, 2004
Thick dark brown with vicous syrup likeness and a small dark head. Coffee, chocolate, molasses and burnt toast nose. Nice sparkle in the mouth with heavey sweet lingering finish. Blackstrap molasses, chocolate, cocoa, coffee and a carbonation that balances the sweetness well. Finish is saved from being cloying by the bitter roasted malt.

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