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RATINGS: 953   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.79/5   SEASONAL: Series   IBU: 60   EST. CALORIES: 291   ABV: 9.7%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Barley, wheat, rye and oats provide the foundation for this big stout. Layers of complex flavors slowly emerge from the glass: espresso, roasted fig, creme brulee. Belgian yeast provides a plum-like fruitiness, noble German hops reveal spicy, herbal notes, while the rich, velvety mouthfeel mellows to a dry, smoky finish. Such a robust beer stands well by itself, but also makes a wonderful end-note to any rich, indulgent meal. Discover the secret of combining this roasty ale to sweets, by pairing with dark chocolate or caramel, or even by pouring it over ice cream.

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3.9
Mike_in_Kansas (23) - Olathe, Kansas, USA - FEB 19, 2013
Purchased 12 oz. bottle from Top Cellars Wine and Spirits in Olathe, KS with a "best by" date of 11/9/14 and served in an English pint glass. Pours black but clear, not murky; produces a very large frothy dark tan head. As carbonation dissipates, head turns much creamier and eventually rocky with a very long duration and good lacing. The nose is moderately malty with chocolate and a toasted smell. Also able to pick up light citrusy hops with just a tinge of a medicinal odor. Overall very pleasant. Initial roasted chocolatey flavor is moderate, slightly sweet but not too strong from a pour this dark. Finish starts sweet but ends up dry with a slight smokey taste. Body is fairly full with a nice creamy mouthfeel and smooth finish in the throat with just a slight bit of alcohol. Although the beer is very carbonated when first poured, the carbonation quickly leaves and it becomes fairly still and almost flat, similar to a draught stout. Overall a great beer.

3.9
VsXsV (4528) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - FEB 19, 2013
Bottle. Opaque black liquid with medium to big tan head. Aroma of dark fruit, licorice, pumpernickel, chocolate, light coffee and light pine. Taste is light sweet and light to medium bitter with notes of licorice, chocolate, coffee and bread. Medium to full bodied with medium carbonation. Quite nice.

3.4
cbfobes (2885) - Quad Cities, Illinois, USA - FEB 16, 2013
Poured from 12oz bottle, pours pitch black with a thick brown head an lacing in the glass, very nice looking, aroma is of slight chocolate and a little roast, was hoping for a little more on the nose, the flavor has a really sweet front end with a chocolate finish and the abv comes through a little as well, just ok

3.5
Imaena (2328) - Maputo, MOZAMBIQUE - FEB 14, 2013
Bottle at xmas in CO. This is a decent impy but I probably would not pick it up again.

3.6
Overml01 (227) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - FEB 10, 2013
Had this many times, but Eric brought to our tasting today and I realized I’ve never rated it before. Easily one of the best impy stouts to come into Fort Wayne within the last few years. A bit on the dry side with a nice hopped precense. I prefer mine soppy sweet, but style wise it’s spot on.

3.6
gyllenbock (9676) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - FEB 10, 2013
Bottle at Bishops Folkis, February 2013. Black with a small tan head. A lot of licorice in this one, also roasted malt, coffee, some hops and some light smoke. Rather soft mouthfeel.

3
SirLimpsalot (4421) - SWEDEN - FEB 9, 2013
@ Bishops: trevlig rökig doft. Smaken är len och snäll med trevliga brända och rökiga toner. Kanske en aning för lätt. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.8
esjaygee (3904) - Oak Creek, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 9, 2013
Dark brown with a medium brown crown that fades to a ring. Aroma of chocolate, roasted malt, molasses and peat. Taste of chocolate, roasted malt, lactose, oatmeal and dark fruit. Some alcohol notes with a mild astringency on the finish.

3.4
Nikiel (879) - Portland, Oregon, USA - FEB 6, 2013
Bottle from Belmont Station with Carla. Pours almost black with lots of dark tan foam. Smells strongly of dark unfermented malts. Tastes surprisingly hoppy and has a mild beaty characteristic like candi sugar. It’s a kind of strange meld of a belgian dubble and a stout, though not as sweet as I would have expected from either. Fascinating, but I don’t think I like it as much as either style on their own.

3.6
MattH (908) - California, USA - FEB 5, 2013
Bottle. $2.99 Redondo Beach Total Wine. Aroma of dark roasted malts and spicy hops. Flavor is dark over ripe plum, espresso, and rye. Flavor is on the sweeter side. Medium body and carbonation.


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