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RATINGS: 969   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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3.6
gyllenbock (10033) - 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 (4705) - 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 (3902) - 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 (921) - 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.

3.4
Phatdog1 (259) - Brentwood, New Hampshire, USA - FEB 3, 2013
12 oz bottle poured into a Boulevard snifter. Dark as night with a thick bubbly tan head. Smells of raisins, brown bread and booze. Wonderful sweet taste of dark fruit and black licorice, hops present but subtle. Slightly yeasty. Bitter dark chocolate finish. More carbonated than I would have expected. Nice tasty brew, a lot going on here. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.6
Natai (152) - Sacramento, California, USA - FEB 1, 2013
Pours black with a dark tan head and slight lacing. Starts with strong coffee and ends with dark chocolate, with the slightest hint of tart fig in between. A little light on the body and watery, but smooth. Better than I expected from a brewery known around KC for its wheat brew. Very drinkable

3.8
whicheck (82) - California, USA - FEB 1, 2013
Black color.. taste had a little bit of fruit hits with a nice dry roasted light chocolate finish.

3.8
joechristenson (149) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JAN 28, 2013
12 oz bottles at home. Looks like a big bad stout right out of the bottle -- dark as night with a creamy nutmeg head. Get more of the roasted deep red/purple fruits (fig and plum) from the nose, some floral hop character, and big notes of roasted coffee notes. Lots going on taste-wise and the brewers’ description nails it: definite espresso (felt in the palate, too), roasted figs/plums, some yeastiness, and surprisingly intense floral hops that provide some balance to the intensity of the malt side of things. Overall I like this beer, though I think the hops dominate the finish in a way that squashes the other flavors too quickly. Enjoyable while it lasts, but I’m not sure I’ll be back since there are so many others to try in this category.

4.3
BarleyandVine (56) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - JAN 27, 2013
A wonderful roasty treat with a balanced malty hoppy flavor and medium body. This beer was brewed with a Belgian yeast that really brings the flavors together. As it warmed in the glass, the flavors developed further.


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