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RATINGS: 509   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.73   EST. CALORIES: 354   ABV: 11.8%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
This velvety concoction excites your senses with bottomless roasted, earthy and vinous notes.


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jtclockwork (9686) - , 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.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
zathrus13 (1728) - Mount Laurel, New Jersey, USA - JUN 5, 2010
Bottle. Pours black, with a brown head. Aroma is roasted malt, dark fruit, chocolate, and alcohol. Flavor is roasted malt, alcohol, chocolate, coffee, dark fruit, and hops. Still hot, but still quite good. Some time on this, and I expect it’ll improve.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DocLock (8171) - 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 (1522) - 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 (7229) - 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 (1841) - 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 (453) - 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 (4564) - 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.


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