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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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4.1
AirForceHops (7144) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - DEC 29, 2011
12 oz. bottle from a 4-pack. Purchased at Kappy’s in Malden, MA. Beautiful presentation into a snifter. Full, thick beige head that lingered and left sheets of lacing down the side. Nose is dark fruit, roasted malt and chocolate. Nice full body. Flavors of chocolate, espresso, fig, plum and ash with a smooth lingering smoky finish. Chalky mouthfeel. Nice layers of flavors. I don’t pick-up any ABV. This snifter went down easy, went for another bottle right away. This is my kind of stout. It was worth every penny I spent.

3.2
kp (10882) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - DEC 25, 2011

Date: July 16, 2010
Mode: Bottle
Source: Tasting
Appearance: black, fine beige head, bits of lace
Aroma: big roasty aroma, touch of dark fruits
Flavor: rich roasted flavor, touch of black coffee bitterness, sweet fruityness come in to balance the big roast
Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 6/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 13/20
Rating: 3.2/5.0
Drinkability: 7/10
Score: **+ /4

4.4
thomaspwrs (11) - Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 24, 2011
I think I’ve found my new favorite stout. :) My overall impression was of a delightful, dry dark chocolate... nicely balanced between sweet and bitter. Texture was creamy with light carbonation. The substantial alcohol fit in perfectly without noticeable burn. Color was a rich deep black. I loved it.

4.2
bpr77 (264) - Kansas City, Missouri, USA - DEC 21, 2011
Pours black with a copper tint in direct light. Chocolatey tan head. Poured a large frothy head inch and half. Looks very good in a glass and the head holds for a long time . Aroma of roasted malt, smoke and faint hint of chocolate. Flavor is dark chocolate , mild coffee, something fruity is detectable. Medium bodied. Finishes clean a really good stout and 9.7 alcohol and the flavor masks it well

2.8
dumontn (530) - St. Joseph, Michigan, USA - DEC 14, 2011
Pours black with dark brown head and good retention. Aroma is anise, baker’s chocolate, Belgian yeast spice, bleu cheese, figs, plum, roast. Taste is aggressively roasted coffee, bubblegum banana buried deep within, tons of Belgian spice but comes across as waaay to roasty. Body is light, creamy, highly carbonated, complex roasted fruity bitter finish. Overall, not really my thing. This seemed a bit unbalanced.

4
Errl (2442) - Plano, Texas, USA - DEC 10, 2011
10oz Bottle poured into a Sniffer glass- Pour is a Dark black with a tan head, Aroma is Dark fruits and coffee with chocolate..Has a very Bold taste..Palate is lingering Raisin,espresso and roasted Malts. This is a damn good Stout, I would grab this again without hesitation

4.2
barbarino2000 (90) - Lemont, Illinois, USA - DEC 8, 2011
UPDATED: FEB 21, 2012 More enjoyable than i expected. A little light in the middle, but leaves you with the taste of tasty fig and espresso.

4.2
musinj6 (506) - Dedham, Massachusetts, USA - DEC 6, 2011
Pours an opaque black with brownish-red, creamy head. Moderate coffee and black licorice aroma with ever so slight smokiness. Creamy, lingering palate with light, soft carbonation. Boozy and slightly sweet up front with very long finish with mild but very apparent bitterness. Very good stout.

4.3
Marheb (5717) - San Diego, California, USA - DEC 3, 2011
UPDATED: JAN 9, 2012 Au nez c’est très prometteur avec des notes florales, chocolat, figues, prunes, espresso. Les stouts de type belge sont souvent complexe et très aromatique, la Dark truth en fait clairement parti. En bouche c’est follement onctueux avec l’éventail original de grains utilisés. Le reste a déjà été bien décrit par Blvd Brewing.

3.7
FROTHINGSLOSH (7697) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 2, 2011
UPDATED: APR 3, 2012 From the 12/2011 3R6P tasting. A nice beer but one that is really eclipsed by so many fine examples in this style. +++Sampled from a 12 oz brown bottle this beer poured a black color with a medium sized dark brown head that faded quickly and left a bit of lacing. The aroma was sweet chocolate syrup, roasty malts and smoke. The flavor was bitter, dry and very roasty with notes of coffee, vanilla, cocoa and floral hops. The finish was long, dry roasty and floral with cocoa and Dr Pepper lingering. Moderately full bodied and heavily carbonated. Nice.


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