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RATINGS: 513   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.

mrmekon's rating

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
mrmekon (100) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JAN 8, 2011
Pitch black, huge brown head with excellent persistence. Aroma of roast malt, very chocolatey, and raspberry. Extremely smooth roast malt flavor, sweet up front and bitter in back, intense chocolate the whole way, and woody oak character on the finish. Not much linger. Very full body, but not sticky, and moderate carbonation. Fantastic.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
umich03jm (2402) - Flat Rock, Michigan, USA - MAR 23, 2015
Bottle. Black pour with a 1 finger foamy head that fades to a thick film and leaves good lacing. Aroma is interesting but all over the place. Roasted peanuts, bubblegum, roast, raisins, chocolate, and dark bread. Taste is just not for me. Such an odd combo. Bubblegum, red wine, dark bread, sweet raisins and lots of charred wood. Hate the vineous finish. Not my thing.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Leighton (12991) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 13, 2015
Bottle shared at the Cotteridge Convention 2015. Pours rich black-brown with a creamy beige head. Good and sweet with nice chocolate character, some Belgian candi sugar. Pretty big bodied with light to average carbonation. Perhaps faint oxidation coming forth in the finish, with notes of raisins, other dark fruits, hearty chocolate. Pretty nicely balanced overall. I like it.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
koleminer20 (843) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - MAR 4, 2015
750 mL bottle. The pour is a nice medium black with a couple fingers of darker khaki head and no lace left behind. The aroma is a little boozy up front. There is a good sharp chocolate and some darker fruits. There is a subtle red-wine like twinge on the back and a healthy dose of roasted malts. The flavor is just as sharp up front. Booze and chocolate dominate the front end. There is a good roasty malt and dark fruit that develop through the entirety of the flavor. The mouth feel is really thin. There is a light carbonation that lets the feel just fall off, making the flavors seem a little sharper perhaps. Aftertaste is really chocolatey and nice. Not bad, but it could be so much better ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
skmikeg (1113) - Cherry Hill, New Jersey, USA - MAR 1, 2015
Pours pitch black with a foamy two finger kakhi head which quikly fades to decent lacing. Aroma is of roasted malts, red wine, bakers coco, earthy hops, molasses, sour dark fruits, coffee, and sweet malts. Taste is roasted malts, red wine, sour dark fruits, chocolate, sweet malts, anise, coffee, earthy hops, and some light booze. Has a medium-full body with a semi creamy, oily, silky mouthfeel and a semi-moderately bitter, semi dry, slightly warming, long finish. Overall, a pretty interesting and tasty beer that has different then your typical imperial stout.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Sammy (9189) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 28, 2015
Benefitted from ageing. Aroma is chocolate aroma. Rich black look, though no head. Not thick mouthfeel but good drinkable.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Stuu666 (5340) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - FEB 28, 2015
Bottle at Ash’s. Pours black, nose is meaty, smoky, chocolate, taste is similar, bitter, dry, sweet cocoa.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
McNeillR (1567) - SCOTLAND - FEB 27, 2015
Dark brown with a ruby glint. Creamy rich vanilla roast nose. Initial taste was soft bitter roast, rich viscous peppery wine times. Rich throughout, this is surprisingly silky without being overly scathing.

Bottle, BOE? Cheers James AMV, Ash’s Office Tasting

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BenH (2819) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - FEB 27, 2015
Bottle. Black with tan head. Aroma of molasses, licorice, roasy, chocolate. Taste of ash, coal, chocolate, heavy roasted coffee, licorice. Full body, sweet and bitter. Solid

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
AshtonMcCobb (3393) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - FEB 27, 2015
Bottle thanks to allmyvinyl. Appearance - opaque black with a thin tan head. Nose - dark chocolate. Taste - really creamy chocolate, fudge toffee as you dig deeper. Palate - medium to full bodied with a creamy texture and a balanced dry finish. Overall - great stout.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
allmyvinyl (5157) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - FEB 27, 2015
Bottle at Ashton McCobb?s. Pours black with a thin tan head. Aromas of tar, smoke, blackcurrant, dark chocolate. Taste is fruit, dark chocolate, raisins. Sweet, rich finish. Toffee at the back.

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