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RATINGS: 506   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.19/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 375   ABV: 12.5%
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Matt VandenBerghe and Matt Bonney (Bottleworks and Brouwers in Seattle) personify the spirit and dedication that has helped craft beer become the vibrant industry it is today. This Beer was originally Brewed to celebrate the tenth anniversary of Bottleworks, and will be released every few years from the Brewery. Matt is made with two Munich malts, two Smoked malts and two types of Belgian candy sugar. It is aged in Kentucky Bourbon and Apple Eau de Vie barrels from Clear Creek distilling. Matt is deep and lush with notes of apple, chocolate and smoke.

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3.8
Marko (8200) - Prague, CZECH REPUBLIC - JUL 25, 2019
UPDATED: JUL 25, 2019 Tap at Fakin. Shared with Hrabren & Ogi. Pitch black body, almost no head. Malty, salty aroma, red pepper chips, slightly smoky perhaps, sweetish. Malty taste, red pepper chips, beutifully silky and smooth, quite pleasant if atypical. Well done!

4.2
hrabren (3463) - Zagreb, CROATIA - JUL 25, 2019
UPDATED: JUL 25, 2019 On tap at Fakin Craft Bar, Zagreb. HotD TT. Shared with Marko and Ogi. Oily dark brown to black, minimal head. Eteric fruity aroma with hints of dried fruits, ripe figs, alcohol soaked fruit, dark cherry in chocolate, roasty aromas, light alcohol, light spice, all coated in dark chocolate and cocoa. Some vanilla. Cherry liqueur emerges. Very thick, full and sticky. Sweet, dried fruit cake, mostly figs. Alcohol well hidden. Light spicy touch. Cocoa. Some glue. Soft, drinkable, silky. Moderate finish. Warming. Spicy warming feeling in throat. A rare experience.

3.5
weihenweizen (5485) - Charleston, West Virginia, USA - JUN 26, 2019
UPDATED: JUN 26, 2019 Refrigerated 12 oz. brown bottle from Douglas poured into a glass. Dark brown with small off white head. Aroma is leather, medium body, low carbonation, and no lacing. Taste is smoke, leather, apple brandy barrel, and some chocolate. Expected more.

3.9
jbruner (7194) - Davis, California, USA - JUN 12, 2019
UPDATED: JUN 12, 2019 Pours a murky brown from the bottle with thin ring of bubbly tan head that dissipates to leave little to no lace. Aroma of deep vanilla and dark fruit barrel characters with a touch of molasses and light smoke on the back end. Taste is molasses and vanilla up front, burnt caramel and dark fruits through the middle, with a boozy port wine type finish. Little to no carbonation on the tongue, leaving you wanting a bit more besides syrup, but solid.

4.2
Cybercat (8221) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - MAY 18, 2019
UPDATED: MAY 18, 2019 Pours opaque chocolate with a fair parchment head. Aroma features roast malt, earthy, caramel and woody hop tones. Flavor gives roast malt, fruity, caramel, woody and eartjy notes. Texture yields smooth, firm body with jazzy fizz and a roadty and slightly smoky finish. All hail Matt!

3.9
ineedbeer (2659) - Oakland, California, USA - MAY 15, 2019
UPDATED: MAY 15, 2019 Poured from a 2013 vintage, 12 oz bottle. Aroma is malt forward with some light alcohol spice. Some dark fruit, anise, tobacco, leather and molasses. Lots of dark caramel and toffee with lighter roast, treacle and chocolate. Pours a dark brown, but not quite black with some lighter brown hues on the edges. Very sparse, forced, thin, tan head that lingers as a faint film on the edges. No lacing and fairly long legs. Flavor is fairly sweet with quite a bit of malt. Lots of dark caramel, toffee, toasted bread and lighter roast and coffee notes. Quite a bit of fig and prune notes with lighter raisin and plum. Tobacco, leather, and a dusty note. Light alcohol spice. Mouthfeel is full bodied with low carbonation. Low astringency and medium low alcohol warmth. Overall, a decent beer and it gets better as it warms, but it is oxidized and age isn't doing it any favors at this point. It could be bottle variation as I have had other aged bottles that are better.

3.7
PMgep (303) - Lund, SWEDEN - JAN 8, 2019
UPDATED: JAN 8, 2019 Bottle at Dunder 2018. Dark brown colour, Clear note of alcohol in the aroma, sweet taste.

4.1
Andrew196 (2243) - Katy, Texas, USA - DEC 27, 2018
UPDATED: DEC 27, 2018 Pours murky mahogany, minimal head from this bottle. Nose is nice, caramel, apple, wood and molasses. Nice smooth feel...toffee, caramel, dark ripened figs, smoked wood, cherry. Very well done!

3.9
rouhlas (5056) - Thessaloniki, GREECE - NOV 26, 2018
330 ml bottle at home with big thanks to Matt!! Dark brown color with some copper notes and no head. Malty aroma, alcohol, apple brandy and bourbon, rip apple, smoked, tobacco, wood, dark dried fruits, caramel, vanilla, light chocolate. Sweet and light bitter taste, alcoholic and smoked like aroma. Medium oily body with flat carbonation.

3.8
stevoj (8535) - Boise, Idaho, USA - JUN 24, 2018
UPDATED: JUN 24, 2018 Bottle from Jeremy. Woody, malty aroma. Taste also leans on the malt, woody, earthy notes. Dry. Excellent.


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