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RATINGS: 105   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.49   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 360   ABV: 12%
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This beer is the real McCoy. Barrel aged and crammed with coffee, none other will stand in itís way. Sought out for being delicious, it is notoriously difficult to track down. If you can find one, shoot to kill, because it is definitely wanted... dead or alive.


4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Leighton (14334) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 30, 2014
Bottle shared in London - big thanks to Jack. Pours thick black with a creamy brown head. The aroma is quite strong, with lots of charred wood up front, then secondary notes of dark chocolate and maple syrup. Big sweet flavor, oily, with bittersweet chocolate, baking cocoa, torched wood, earth, more maple syrup, figs, some coffee grounds. Full bodied, chewy, with moderate carbonation. Warm finish with loads of sticky chocolate sauce, well roasted malts, vanilla, char, maple, espresso, raisins, figs. Delicious. Robust yet still exceedingly drinkable. Exceptional.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Theydon_Bois (12865) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, ENGLAND - DEC 30, 2014
Beer 10K @ Bruceís pad, big thanks to bro Jackl for this want which was randomly selected from a choice of 7. Pitch black with a doity tan head. Nose is rich roast, big coffee grinds, spice, chocolee puddin, charred, raisens, woody bourbonics. Taste comprises big chocolate strokes, subtle bourbon, charr, dark fruits, black pepper, coffee grinds, vanilla. Full bodied, fine carbonation, sweet licks in the close. Solid impy, great balance, superbly drinkable, chocolate maltesers in a glass... boom!

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Dfonorow (1721) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 29, 2014
Bottle, thanks charule. Pour is deep black with a very small beige head. Aroma of coffee grounds, light licorice, roasted malt, oak, dark chocolate, and booze. Flavor is similar with the roast/coffee coming through the most and a slightly bitter finish. Good, but overhyped in my opinion.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
JohnGalt1 (830) - , Idaho, USA - DEC 25, 2014
12oz gold wax provided by Syndicate in a homerun tasting... Darrel is good peeps and should be given the utmost trader elbow room IMO. Pours impossibly thick.. dark brown/black viscous brew.. the the head is dark brown and dies back quick but the sugars hold on leaving nice lacing. Thick nose.. sweet and never over done... tons of character.. maple with big coffee and dark toast. Flavor is again just amazingly full.. from front to back the dark malt moves silky into the bourbon and dark cherry... soooo thick and full. Darrel deserves a nice slow.. golf clap for this one.. clap clap clap. Thanks my friend.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
boisebeerguy (102) - boise, Idaho, USA - DEC 13, 2014
Thank you Darrel (syndicate). Nice coffee and whiskey nose. The taste on it is great. Taste like coffee, maple, and whiskey. This one actually lived up to its hype.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Syndicate (114) - Idaho, USA - DEC 13, 2014
Thanks to Shane for this. 12oz bottle gold wax. Maybe the most legit beer Iíve ever had. Pours out a standard jet black, thin dark brown head that disappeared pretty quickly. Nose is sweet malt, some light spice. Flavor is amazing, maple syrup, dark chocolate, coffee is subdued but there. I canít put into words how good it is. Maybe top three beer if not number 1.

4.6
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
onanalancaster (20) - Ontario, CANADA - NOV 20, 2014
Pours jet black, opaque, thin brown head lingers for a minute, slight lacing. Flavor follows the nose - massive dose of espresso, lots of rich chocolate, nice roast character, bitterness helps balance the big malt profile but is not aggressive. Alcohol is pleasantly warming and generally well hidden, again some complexity and whiskey notes from the barrel. Fairly sweet brew but not cloying, moderately bitter, fairly sweet/rich finish

4.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
BiiruBierBeer (651) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - SEP 20, 2014
Coffee and mild bourbon smell. Super thick chewy body. Dark chocolate, brownie, and coffee taste with a bit of booze in the aftertaste.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Huhzubendah (3054) - Washington DC, USA - AUG 9, 2014
Served alongside Morniní Delight and Assassin. The beer is near black with a filmy beige head. All hype and bias aside, this aroma is silly good. Oak, roast, coffee, vanilla. World class from the first sip. The definition of grace and balance. Silky smooth on the palate. Absolutely amazing.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
RussianDragon (574) - - AUG 8, 2014
12 oz bottle shared by Huhzubendah, many thanks Matt! Pours a deep dark brown/near black with hues of ruby on the edge when not backlit. Aroma is rich and complex: roasted malts, cocoa, dark fruits, bittersweet chocolate syrup, and coffee notes. Flavor is massive and delicious - roast, malt, chocolate, mild anise, cocoa, coffee, syrupy sweetness, oak, vanilla, and perfection. Mouthfeel is thick and syrupy, similar to MF of Triple Bock. A world class outstanding beer.


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