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RATINGS: 532   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.74   EST. CALORIES: 354   ABV: 11.8%
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This velvety concoction excites your senses with bottomless roasted, earthy and vinous notes.


2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
GenDV138 (3245) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - JUL 3, 2015
4 oz pour on draft at Spacebar. Dark brownish black with light tan head. Aromas of booze, dark fruit, chocolate. Tastes of dark fruit, chocolate, booze, caramel, some red wine-like notes. Medium-full body with a dry finish. Syrupy mouthfeel. Too much dark fruit for my preference.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
mR_fr0g (5253) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - JUN 30, 2015
Bottle shared at the Cotteridge convention, 24/01/2015.Many thanks to RichTheVillain. Opaque black / caramel coloured pour with a halo of tan head. Aroma is hot alcohol, solventy, choc vanilla, earthy notes. Flavour is composed of semi-sweet, dark choc, nutty, soft smoooth roast. Better in the flavour. Palate is full bodied.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mambossa (65) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - JUN 29, 2015
From bottle to tulip, 5/18 bottle date. Jet black pour, small deep-tan head. Aroma of raisin, planty-earthiness, toasted malt, light chocolate. Flavor is full bodied with dark chocolate, fruit, and slight alcohol warmth on the way down. Alcohol hidden fairly well, definitely hits heavy.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Bulk_Carrier (2679) - Final Resting Place, Vermont, USA - JUN 28, 2015
Bottle dated born on: 05/08/2015; best by 05/08/2017 according to Weyerbacher. This was poured into a tulip. The appearance was a dark brown close to black color with light red hues close to the bottom of the beer. A slim concave off white head dissipated and left some light messy lacing. The smell started off with a light Belgian-esque spice (muted clove - seems slightly cooked). It then opens up with light chocolate tones and then an earthy sort of raisin. The taste has the same sort of "cooked clove" more or less running into the chocolate tones to be semi-sweet but remain slightly spicy. Light raisin becomes subtle. The aftertaste is only about the "cooked clove." On the palate, this one sat about a medium on the body with a decent sipping quality about it. Carbonation runs low to allow the ABV to take the lead on my tongue - its not too "boozy hot" but one can tell it is there. Overall, imperial stout - yes! With a Belgian twist - yes again. Would I have this again, most likely. And hopefully next time, maybe even give it a little more age.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bobaidan (529) - Southington, Connecticut, USA - JUN 24, 2015
Pours black with really no head. Aroma is raisin and alcohol. A bit thick, but not sticky sweet with little carbonation. Flavor is very nice, but boozy. Some dark roast, a bit of dried fruit and a bitter finish make for a fairly well balance, if a bit hot beer.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Bov (10377) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - JUN 19, 2015
from Mondial de la BiŤre 2013, Mulhouse - black beer with a moderate dark beige foam left; phenolic, very roasted notes of dark chocolate, licorice and soy sauce; thick and full-bodied, some sweetness and fairly bitter; notes of vanilla, cacao and chocolate in a long finish with warming alcohol notes

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Darwenus (634) - Virginia, USA - JUN 18, 2015
Most people have a co-worker, or a cousin, or a friend, who is a mountain of a man... some behemoth who towers over everyone else with imposing, sun-blocking presence, and is yet a real sweetheart. Very commonly, that guyís ironic nickname is "Tiny." Thatís whatís going on, here. This is a big, rich, damned strong stout, thatís as sweet, smooth, and rich as it is massive. Tiny pours jet black, thereís hardly any foam at all. The aroma is like liquor; fruit and sugar and molasses. Thatís what hits up front in the flavor, and as it warms, coffee and hearty, nutty bread notes show up. At almost 12% ABV, youíd expect the alcohol to be big in the flavor. It is. Thatís fine. A slow sipping stout is just right now and then, and this was just right tonight.

4.9
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
SteveOrz85 (100) - Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 18, 2015
Bottled date: 4/30/15. 12 oz bottle chilled and served in tulip. Small head is late to rise after fairly aggressive pour. Beer is super black in color with a thin dark tan head. Roasted malt aromas with serious smoke notes. Taste is lightly sweet with a slightly bitter finish. Complexity of notes including hay, chocolate, coffee, nuts toast, roasted malts, basement, leather and earthy leaves. But primarily smokiness. An absolutely full bodied beer with a sticky texture, soft carbonation and fairly smooth finish. One of the most complex and flavorful stouts I have personally tasted. Outstanding. Slow sipper. Would be perfect by the fire on a cold winter night (Though I am tasting on a mid-June night) Very enjoyable. Will try cellaring a few bottles. If you like strong stouts, this ones for you!

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Mep3222 (842) - East Greenbush, New York, USA - JUN 13, 2015
Roasty almost smoked aroma. The taste is dark toasty malt with Belgian nutty flavors. I think the smoked flavors come from the Belgian yeast and are not actually smokey. The finish is dry for the most part and finish with a slight boozy ness. Has slight vanilla bourbon flavors. This is a good stout, but generally weyerbacher stouts are very good, so as far a weyerbacher stouts go this is sub par, but still pretty good. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
katrinaez (537) - norristown, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 8, 2015
Heavy and rich. Thick and black. Truly fantastic with charcoal and tobacco. Sugar and cinnamon but a note of clove and heavy chocolate. Bottle


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