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RATINGS: 475   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.72   EST. CALORIES: 354   ABV: 11.8%
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This velvety concoction excites your senses with bottomless roasted, earthy and vinous notes.


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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DocLock (7860) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 3, 2010
Bottle from Capone’s. Pours absolutely raven black, almost shiny, with a HUGE 5-finger dark brown head. Nose is roasty dark malt, dark choc, vinous dark fruit, peat, nuts. Tastes of dark choc, malt, figgy fruit, some blackberry, and substantial hops. Some oaky notes as it warms, and gets a bit astringent late, but stays very rich and complex throughout. Very good.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Darkover (1517) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JUN 1, 2010
Dark black with a big rocky and fizzy brown head. Weak aroma of licorice and roasted malts. Sweet with lots of alcohol. Long warming finish.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ibrew2or3 (6889) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - JUN 1, 2010
Courtesy of thejon375. It pours deep darkness with weak brown head. The aroma is black licorice, some dark roasted malts and a layer of earthiness. The taste is bright and tingly with carbonation pushing up notes of sweet black licorice mixing with dark roasted to burnt malts. It ends dry with dark roasted malts and prickly carbonation.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Arayaga2 (1783) - portland, Oregon, USA - MAY 30, 2010
Opaque black with a brown crema head. Aroma is grapey with gentle roast and additional vinous notes.. Taste is the same and spicy with peppery roast notes, hops and carbonation. Alcohol is a bit hot into the finish, but it still goes down smooth and viscous. $8/750

4.8
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
leah2974 (445) - Georgia, USA - MAY 30, 2010
"Tiny" is a nice name for this giant. Not only was the bottle 1 PINT 9.4 OZ, but the ABV is 11.8%. It went down smooth and creamy, but I was definitely breathing alcohol fumes after each sip. Yum. Sweet, malty, and toasty.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
markwise (4467) - North of Tampa, Florida, USA - MAY 29, 2010
Thanks to thejon375 for sharing this one. Pours dark brown with a fizzy tan head. Nose is roast, malt, licorice, and earth. Flavor is about the same with a medium body and a sense of insecurity. It is somewhere between Old Heathen and Thirteen.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jvmiller (558) - Bel Air, Maryland, USA - MAY 28, 2010
Smell of figs, sweet dark fruits. Belgian candy mixed with a sweet roasted malted-ness. This is one sweet stout. Not in a chocolaty way, but it has a supreme dark fruit sweetness that embodies it flavor.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Travlr (11835) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - MAY 25, 2010
750 ml bottle. Clear dark brown, no head or lacing. Aroma of chocolate/cocoa. Taste is smooth cocoa with a smoke edge. Straightforward.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
DialSquare (2656) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - MAY 24, 2010
Big corked bottle from Market Square. Deep black pour with a huge foamy tan head - very sturdy. Aroma of sweet malts, coffee, chocolate, nuts and berries. Taste is a sweet mash of the same backed up with booze, earthy hops and spices. Definitely comes through with some wine-like vibes. Heat is definitely noticeable, but doesn’t detract. Texture is a fantastic silky medium to thick - knife and fork stuff. Overall, a lot going on - a bit muddled - but still very enjoyable sipper. Need to age one.

2.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
nimbleprop (4873) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - MAY 23, 2010
750ml bottle pours a watery, opaque black with zero head. Nose is sweet, brown sugar, nuts, dark toasted bread, light coffee. Flavor is sweet, very malty, coffee, lots of coffee, light black cherry, cola. Finish is very astringent and dry.


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