RATINGS: 952   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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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
aleigator (912) - GERMANY - APR 3, 2014
Dark brown head, with completely black color. Malt, toffee, burned malts, chocolate, raisins, cream. Lots of ripe fruits in this, plum, raisins, pear, breadish malts, sweet toffee and a sharp espresso note, preventing the beer from being too sweet. Warm, coffeeish bitterness stays very long on the palate. Very smooth mouthfeel, more creamy than oily, great complexity. Fantastic balance, the beer goes from sweet to bitter to earthy, without letting one impression become too present. Even hints of smoke and alcohol, as the beer warms up, adding to the earthy, warm character.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Staffan47 (909) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - MAR 3, 2013
Notering från provningen: krämig. Bra, men inte så man ramlar av stolen direkt

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
ExpendableHero (899) - Florida, USA - AUG 31, 2015
Very dark, cola looking beer with a frothy, brown head. Aromas of dark chocolate and dark fruit. Tastes of dark/bitter chocolate, some plums, raisins, and hints of molasses. Bittersweet cacao finish. Some spices finish up the flavor profile. Chalky and dry mouth feel. Flavors open up as it warms a bit. Excellent balance of sweet and bitter in this one.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
tfontana (892) - Fremont, New Hampshire, USA - NOV 25, 2016
Bottle pour into shaker pint glass. Aroma is dark fruits, roasted malts, a little bit of chocolate, vanilla, alcohol. Appearance is opaque black with 2-finger width creamy head with excellent retention and nice sudsy lacing. Taste is dark fruit, roasted malts, chocolate, vanilla, late coffee. Palate is medium bodied with smooth, creamy texture, soft carbonation and balance of sweet and bitter finish. Overall, this is great all around. Sweet, to be sure, but with enough roasted bitterness to balance it out and the mouthfeel and look are fantastic.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
rader58 (891) - Leawood, Kansas, USA - MAR 4, 2010
Pours a dark black with large cola colored head. Aroma of coffee, chocolate, dried fruit and spices. Taste is bitter, sweet. Flavors of strong coffee, chocolate, smoke, earthy, and dried fruit. Nice spicy, chocolate, and slightly smokey finish.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
pilgrimoutlaw (888) - Wayne, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 14, 2013
Bottle pours opaque black with thick tan head. Roast, oatmeal, coffee, alcohol. Moderately bitter. Sticky sweetness. Full, creamy body with some liveliness. Aromas are good but too sweet for my tastes.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mauritsio (884) - FINLAND - OCT 22, 2014
Bottle from Alko lippulaiva. Black with brown xl head. Dark berries. Roasted with alcohol notes. Lasting bitterness. Some sweetness. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Bebum (883) - 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.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
robertjm (881) - Albany, California, USA - MAY 3, 2014
(12oz. bottle) - One finger tan head w/large bottles. Lots of bottles coating the inside of the glass. Dark brown, bordering on black, body. Mild aroma. Signature Belgian yeast character in the flavor. Traits of cocoa powder and raisins. Alcohol finish. Reminds me more of a Quad than an Imperial Stout. Still, mighty tasty.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
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. Its 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 dont think I like it as much as either style on their own.


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