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RATINGS: 516   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.73   EST. CALORIES: 354   ABV: 11.8%
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This velvety concoction excites your senses with bottomless roasted, earthy and vinous notes.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BVery (7470) - Burnsville, Minnesota, USA - JUN 19, 2010
UPDATED: JAN 1, 2014 Black pour. No head. Aroma and taste of smoke and bitter chocolate. Very nice!

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
daknole (10100) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - JUN 18, 2010
From jtclockwork. Gem. Nearly black. Light brown pour. Roasted malt, ash, molasses, tobacco and rich yeasty esthers in the nose. Flavor is loaded with chocolate, coffee, ash, tobacco, molasses, yeast, prunes, raisins and more. Great example of the style. Thanks James!

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BOLTZ7555 (2935) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - JUN 18, 2010
Bottle acquired via trade with gothood...BOBBY ROCKS!!! Ebony pour created a thin but sticky khaki head. Aroma is toasted malt, ash, dark roasted coffee beans, and cocoa with a definite belgian influence. Flavor shows lots of chocolate, molasses, and caramel with alcohol present. A little hot...this one needs to sit for a bit.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
radagast83 (5380) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - JUN 12, 2010
Wow. 750ml bottle. I wasn’t sure if I wanted to crack into this one, but I went for it and I’m not disappointed. The beer pours a pitch black color with a thin, almost non-existent tan head. Aroma is roasted malts, coffee, Belgian yeast, coffee. Flavor is coffee, roasted malts, yeasty, and just plain rich. Alcohol warming was there initially, but I think as I consumed it I got used to it. Flavor is not overpowering in the alcohol realm.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
craftbeerdesign (2215) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JUN 12, 2010
sample from the bottle at SAVOR on 6/5/10. pitch black pour with a tan head. chocolate and Belgian yeast nose. dark fruits with sugar and yeast mingle through the smooth rounded body. more dark fruits and a touch of alcohol on the finish.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Gachupines (1031) - USA - JUN 11, 2010
Black with a thick tan head. Aroma is some dark chocolate and malt. Flavor is very sweet almost cloying. Dark chocolate first but finish is a bit tart. Sticky alcohol sweetness could be toned down a bit. Pretty good but flawed.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Tmoney99 (11611) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUN 10, 2010
Bottle. Poured black color with an average frothy brown head that lasted with excellent lacing. Moderate to heavy toasted chocolate, caramel, licorice, bubblegum and alcohol aroma. Heavy bittersweet roasted black coffee malt flavor with a heavy bittersweet and small alcohol bite finish of long duration. Full body with a smooth texture and flat carbonation. This is a standout beer.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jtclockwork (10305) - , New Jersey, USA - JUN 9, 2010
Pours jet black with small tan head. Nose is booze, chocolate and caramel. Taste is sweet caramel, some booze, bourbons, molasses and chocolate. Further down the bottle the taste morphs into black licorice and becomes less boozy.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jhumphries69 (1034) - Tyrone, Georgia, USA - JUN 6, 2010
Bottle from Leon’s Full Service. Molasses and maple aroma with some alcohol and then waves of espresso, varnish, and dark fruit. Pours black w/ non-existent head - spots of lace on the glass and legs from the alcohol. Flavor is chocolate and dried fruit with some alcohol and a warm, dry, roasty finish. Mouthfeel is almost astringent, very alcoholic, and medium in body with a crisp, sudsy carbonation. Overall - decadent and strong. But a little too hot and rough on the edges.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
shp555 (2024) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JUN 5, 2010
Pours an opaque jet black color with a dark brown head. Aroma is caramel, roast, brown sugar, chocolate, plum, and slightly floral. Flavor is caramel, plum, roast, chocolate, and a sweet alcoholic finishl.


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