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RATINGS: 594   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.73/5   EST. CALORIES: 354   ABV: 11.8%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
This velvety concoction excites your senses with bottomless roasted, earthy and vinous notes.


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
unclemike (2895) - Ft. Riley, Kansas, USA - NOV 27, 2015
poured a translucent dark brown nearly black with a l;ingering ring of brown foam. Aromas of dark chocolate, licorice, carmel and dark fruit. Palate was medium bodied and smooth with a dry finish. Flavors of dark chocolate, carmel, dark fruit and licorice with a smooth dry lingering chocolatey fruity finish.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
ByTheirLimpin (277) - New York, USA - NOV 26, 2015
Yup. That’s an experience. Poured from the bottle high gloss black. Fat caramel orange head. The palate is a "choose your adventure". First go round was malty, bready yeast...and I’m sure there was a banana in there somewhere. Next trip was sweeter, syrupy with a cherry in the. And finally settled into a smooth melted chocolate goodness. Yum.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
mike_77 (5399) - Breda, NETHERLANDS - NOV 15, 2015
Black and oily. Quite a sweet aroma with some hints of banana. Bittersweet dark malts and some sweeter, fruity notes too.

3.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
gr_pa (386) - siemianowice, POLAND - NOV 14, 2015
Black, small tan. Aroma: lots of chocolate, coffee, soy sauce. Medium body, sweet. Again chocolate, caramel, some spices, alcohol.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ferris (12695) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 11, 2015
Bottle - Dark sweet Woody malts. Jet black brown with no head. Lots of burnt sugar, dark Woody notes. Tons of flavor, no booze and a long malty, smoky Woody finish.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
SHIG (4670) - Wasilla, Alaska, USA - NOV 7, 2015
Bottle thanks to hubsluvsbeer: Poured a black with brown head. Aroma is mild coffee and sweet to the nose. Taste was caramel malts, sweet, yet offset by coffee.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
JefVerstraete (2883) - Oosterzele, BELGIUM - NOV 2, 2015
Bottle from De Hopduvel. Dark brown/black colour, dark foam. Soft carbonation. Sweet nose of chocolate and liquorice. Notes of coffee and caramel. Very sweet and alcoholic. Light bitter aftertaste. Ok.

2.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
monk191 (1749) - Portland, Oregon, USA - NOV 1, 2015
Not a great beer. Pours a deep black with a brown head. Smells good, vanilla and coffee. Taste is not good, very sharp and boozy, not much else. Had on tap at the Lighthouse Beer and Wine Festival in Wilminton, NC.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
youdictategood (467) - Florida, USA - OCT 30, 2015
4 pack, to snifter. Pours nearly black with a very small, red-tinged khaki head. A little clumpy lacing. Aroma of coffee liqueur and candied fruit. Flavor is initially dominated by raisins, dates and booze. Calms down a little and the coffee, chocolate, and oatmeal come through. Really not getting any Belgian yeast. Finish is fairly scotch-like, with more alcohol burn and some oak notes. Slick mouthfeel. Absolutely no attempt has been made to hide the near-12% abv - I’m into it, but if you prefer the booze on your impy to be buried a little more, you may not like it as much.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Abio (1859) - Waasland, BELGIUM - OCT 26, 2015
Pretty good brew. Nice roastiness, good amount of biterness, and good looking in the glass.


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