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RATINGS: 142   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.84/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 97   EST. CALORIES: 312   ABV: 10.4%
"Since the dawn of time it has been mankind’s dream to blot out the sun." -C. Montgomery Burns 97 IBU 10.4%

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
nimbleprop (7560) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - APR 6, 2016
22oz bottle pours a murky brown with some spitty, beige head. Nose has some plastic, fragrant chocolate, pink peppercorns, brown sugar, marzipan. Flavor follows, marzipan, plastic, burnt chocolate, some smoke, pencil lead. Full bodied finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jstraw (1965) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 31, 2016
Black with creamy, cappuccino head, decent legs / Rich, roast, winey nose of toasted grain, straw, cocoa, citrus / Medium to full body, significant alcohol burn, lush, chewy, good balance, thin finish / Flavors of roast grain, caramel, bittersweet chocolate, orange / Has a number of positive elements, but ultimately doesn’t measure up to the high alcohol content.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
radagast83 (7388) - Alexandria, Virginia, USA - MAR 27, 2016
From a 22oz bottle at the DC tasting on March 25, 2016. Poured a dark brown color with a small tan head. Milk chocolate. Tasty roasted malts. Alcohol is there, but well masked.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
GenDV138 (6099) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - MAR 26, 2016
Bottle shared at the DC Tasting on 3/25/2016. Thanks Iphonephan! Dark brownish black with light tan head. Aromas of cocoa, dark chocolate, caramel, roast, light floral. Tastes of dark chocolate, roast, caramel, toffee. Medium-full body with a dry finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
solidfunk (7697) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - MAR 25, 2016
Cinnamon and roast with some dust. Black pour with good head and lacing. Bittersweet finish. Thick and creamy pour. Sharp astringent finish. Easy drinking but not a ton here. Bottle shared by iphonephan.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Iphonephan (6253) - McLean/Jackson Hole, Virginia, USA - MAR 25, 2016
From a 22 oz bottle at the Rate Beer tasting March 25, 2016. Pours a dark cola tan head. Aroam of toasted malt. Flavors of caramel. A far cry from dark lord.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Mears (73) - - FEB 12, 2016
Not what I expected. But it is a three Floyd's so o should have known it would that hoppy.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
mambossa (298) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - FEB 8, 2016
Bottle to oversized snifter. Black pour with dark wood softly glowing from edges. Nice head that reduces down to a nice frothy island. Nose is surprisingly doused with American hops. Delicate pine, grapefruit, and bubblegum engulfed in a roasty coffee, wood char, brown sugar, and striking cacao malt. Flavor is has the bitterness of an IPA with subtle grapefruit and citrus notes while gentle, silky, heavy roasted chocolate and cold brew coffee reign over your palate followed by a stiff burn. As it all warms, oh boy...the line between black IPA and imp stout becomes permeable. Drinkable body for an RIS, and finishes bitter but quick. A big beer with a drinkable body and American hops to boot. Quite interesting.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
arkurzynski (2268) - Combined Locks, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 4, 2016
Black pour. Pillowy orange tan head. Sweet pine and citrus with a little cocoa, roast malt, brown sugar and ash/tar. Flavor is sweet citrusy hops, mild pine, and fruit with trailing brown sugar, soft roast, and chocolate. Relatively sweet with some moderate backend grapefruit bitterness. Very creamy, almost nitro-like, despite the lower carbonation. Other than this, solid as ever.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
marcus (9221) - Sacramento, California, USA - FEB 1, 2016
At Ratebeer Best. Pours near black with a modest tan head and a treacle aroma. There is a rich chocolate and dark molasses flavor with a bourbon finish.

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