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RATINGS: 962   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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2.8
User218136 (2) - - SEP 20, 2012 does not count
Slight dark dried fruit nose dominated by smoke, long lasting head, dry dark fruits up front with a long smoked dry finish, dark brown body with a clean and surprisingly light mouth feel, slight coffee tones

4.1
berrya785 (441) - Kansas, USA - SEP 20, 2012
Four pack of 12 oz bottles. Pours an opaque black with a nice two finger tan head. Aroma is coffee and malty. Taste is caramel and coffee with some smokiness. Very smooth and easy drinking.

3.8
Kbdekk (2) - Denver, Colorado, USA - SEP 12, 2012 does not count
Dark, sweet, and a little bitter on the front. Roasty on the back..... Nose and mouth feel are a little thin.

3.3
jbatman (13) - Dallas, Texas, USA - SEP 11, 2012
(j) chocolate, smokey, espresso (j) thin palate (j) you can taste the alcohol, 9.6abv ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.2
jjgmd (2150) - Coral Springs, Florida, USA - SEP 6, 2012
Pours a dark mahogany deep brown, with a fabulous smokey wispy head. Nose is malty and chocolate with some alcohol. Taste is somewhat bitter, malty with the alcohol easily tasted. Carbonation is soft, finish is dry and short with bitterness and alcohol. Quaff Score 6 / 10

3.7
zgaier (1951) - Coral Springs, Florida, USA - SEP 6, 2012
Pours black with a brown head and sweet aroma of roasted malt and dark fruits. Taste is smokey and toasty, of roasted malt, chocolate, liquorice, and dark fruits with a slight bitter finish. Flavor is strong, can taste alcohol, with a heavy mouthful.

4.1
gramity (1638) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - SEP 4, 2012
A great stout with a really nice mix of coffee, smoke, and fruit flavors. Some surprising notes in the aroma and taste for a stout, but welcome complexity. Love how well-masked the alcohol is while still asserting itself.

3.8
JulienHuxley (5792) - Trois-Rivières, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 3, 2012
Bottle. Dark pour, whitish head. Aroma is fruity, lots of raisin, plum, dark chocolate, and alcohol. Taste is fruity as well. Some vanilla notes a lot of winey prune flavors and alcohol. Palate is silky, light cocoa powder finish. Nice

3.8
pintbypint (3584) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - SEP 1, 2012
From a 750ml brown bottle. Black pour, head is creamy, tan. Big nose, chocolate and roasted malts. Taste has big cocoa, roasty, dry. Some bitterness in the finish, light notes of alcohol. Body is full but smooth. Aftertaste has big roast and rich dark malts. Pleasant and very drinkability and smooth impy.

4.6
Bebum (964) - Massachusetts, USA - SEP 1, 2012
UPDATED: APR 25, 2015 Stout. 9.7% abv. Opaque, darkest brown, translucent, exuberant, tight knit, tall and persistent head, dotted foam remnants but no lacing. Faint and fresh nose, with hints of tar, creosote, rust, coffee and tobacco. Very full body, high carbonation and head create a foamy, velvety mouth feel. Balanced sour-bitter-sweetness, very alcoholic, fresh tasting, sharp, extra-bright mouthfeel, sweet-sour, coffee-tobacco finish. Intense flavor, lots of roast bitterness, reminding one of espresso, grassy, rusty, expresso, chocolate, tar, licorice,?clay, fully balanced by raisiny, prune, dried fig or Spanish fig cake, alcoholic sweetness, long on palate, silky texture. Reminds one of a Tia Maria liqueur, Guiness fruit cake or Christmas pudding. Delicious, dessert/liqueur course without being cloying due to the high acidity and bitterness in the balance and finish. Despite being so rich, one could drink it forever, or so it seems.


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