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RATINGS: 565   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.73/5   EST. CALORIES: 354   ABV: 11.8%
This velvety concoction excites your senses with bottomless roasted, earthy and vinous notes.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 3/20
cheap (4753) - Beaver Valley, Beaver County, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 19, 2015
Tap @ Hollywood. Big & black. Mild sterile sweet volatile impy stout aroma. No co2, inductively mouth coating. Flavors are nothing but on style terrible impy stout. What else can be said? A big nasty Nellie of a brew that is high alky and burns a little on the way down. DUDE! Way over the top and down the sides. What a silly name for its big impact on the palate. DIZZY!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
radio_nowhere (1258) - Maryland, USA - JUL 11, 2015
Bottle into snifter glass, opaque deepest dark brown (okay itís black) color with thin dark tan head. Aroma notes of heavy roasted malt, anise, booze, cocoa, dark fruits and red wine. Taste adds mocha, berries, smoke, nuttiness, molasses and earthy spiciness. Heavy body, low carbonation, creamy, soft, rich with dark fruity, boozy and roasty finish. Itís boozy, fruity and roasty. Maybe some years will tame the wilder notes.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
moderrnlifeiswar (25) - Maryland, USA - JUL 10, 2015
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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
GenDV138 (4106) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
mR_fr0g (6501) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mambossa (174) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Bulk_Carrier (3014) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bobaidan (530) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Bov (10914) - 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

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Darwenus (690) - 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.

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