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RATINGS: 963   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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jrob21 (3663) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - NOV 16, 2012
Pour leaves you with a pretty sexy tan and leaves a long lacing. Little bit of cherry flavor hiding need a deep rich intense chocolate malt flavor. Aroma has some burned coffee and wood aspects. Finish is a touch bitter and the texture is chalky and cocoa. Milk chocolate flavors run through the hole experience. Prett tasty.

3.8
ATM2754 (5) - Virginia, USA - NOV 11, 2012 does not count
12oz, Gorgeous color, dark pour with a flash of red, bold but delicate stout, currently in my top 5.

3.8
JohnnyJ (5545) - San Diego, California, USA - NOV 9, 2012
12oz bottle. Black, slightly reddish pour, with a dark tan head. Roasted malt, molasses, raisin, dried stone fruit, quite smoky, and light cocoa notes. I liked it, the smoke makes it a bit different. Reasonably priced as well.

3.8
bconch (408) - - NOV 8, 2012
Jet black pour with thin beige head. Nose of chocolate and dark fruits. Taste is more of the fruit notes with some sweetness in there. Nice carbonation and hop finish.

4
JDBaker11058 (2178) - Maryland, USA - NOV 6, 2012
Appearance: opaque, inky black, with a creamy chocolate milk head that lasts forever in a snifter. Aroma: bittersweet and milk chocolate vie for the forefront, over a rich bed of raisins, graham crackers, walnuts, and cracked pepper, with a hint of clove. Taste: bitter, almost lactic tang of dark chocolate, followed by a wave of chalk-dry cocoa powder, candi sugar, wild yeast bite, and plums. Finish: bitter, roasty and dry, with coffee, a hint of toasty graham cracker pie crust, dark chocolate, and booze. Notes: Interesting stout. Creamy and drinkable palate; you’d never know it was a 9.7% abv beer. Smells, looks, and feels rich, but the flavors don’t overpower after the initial blast. Increasingly better as it warms.

3.8
jonas (7552) - Garching b. München, GERMANY - NOV 5, 2012
Bottle. Nice coffee, roast and fine smoke aroma, a light mint note. Black, golden head. Dubbel spiciness and dryness, peppery, roasted coffee,allspice notes.relatively light body. Espresso retronasal. pleasant.

4.1
zathrus13 (1776) - Mount Laurel, New Jersey, USA - NOV 1, 2012
Bottle. Pours dark brown, with a large, brown head. Aroma is dark fruit, roasted malt, chocolate, and coffee. Flavor is roasted malt, dark fruit, coffee, chocolate, smoke, and alcohol. Creamy body...on the heavy side.

4.1
SpringsLicker (3617) - Tennessee, USA - OCT 31, 2012
I love dark beers that pour with a huge down cascading head that slowly forms an opaque black brew below. Tan head that hangs around a while. Sweet, smoky ashy aroma. Interesting flavor. Light anise come first, then a smoky roast malt, vanilla and caramel.. Sip slowly, let it warm.

3.7
elektrikjester (90) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - OCT 30, 2012
Pours a nearly opaque dark brown with an ever-so-thin dark tan head that quickly disappears. Nevertheless, a very appealing beer in the glass. Aroma of stone fruits with a very alcohol forward profile resembling cognac or brandy. Taste similarly follows suit with a strong alcohol profile, followed by an oaked, almost tobacco-like smoke flavor. Roasted malts emerge as the beer warms, but the alcohol and smoke remain in the forefront. Mouthfeel is thick, almost chewy, but with a prickly carbonation. A fine example of an imperial stout.

3.7
dresden (1581) - Saskatchewan, CANADA - OCT 30, 2012
Big fluffy brown head witha ton of sticky lacing. Aroma is smoke, dark fruits, cocoa. Good hit of booze, followed by a nice dark chocolate, fruits, tobacco. Pretty nice beer!


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