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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4.6
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
jkbachman (181) - - DEC 31, 2012
Roasted coffee, chocolate, and dark pit fruit esters present. Moderate hop aroma, but balanced well with fruity Belgian type esters. Finishes very smooth. A very good beer. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ron (3812) - Rochester, New York, USA - MAR 25, 2017
Bottle I brought back from S.D. Pours a nice black. Coffee and chocolate in the aroma. Flavor is awesome, rich and smooth, like roasted espresso loaded with dark bitter chocolate and kinda sweet. The alcohol is well hidden among the massive flavors.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jb (3137) - Rochester, New York, USA - MAR 23, 2017
A very serviceable IS, bottle share from Ron, last we tried so I missed any complexity that may have been here. Drinkable, nothing off about this, licorice, smokiness and dark chocolate. Gritty / roasted / toasted, a bit of booziness. Seemed standard.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mariuspoenari (2090) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - MAR 11, 2017
Bottle shared at the March THT at Kwartje. Dark brown pour with a tan head. Notes of dried fruit, caramel, dank hops, light sourness and cocoa. Medium body and carbonation.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Svartvit (388) - NETHERLANDS - MAR 10, 2017
Bottle shared at the March THT. Pours a close to black with a beige head. Roasted malts, sweet licorice, tobacco. Strangely sharp bitter, medium sweet. Medium body, low carbonation.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
sjogro (3452) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - MAR 10, 2017
Sampled from bottle at THT March at Kwartje. Black with thin cream head. Sweet chocolate malts, metallic, seaweed, dark fruit. Medium sweet and medium bitter. Medium body and soft carbonation.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Maakun (4804) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - MAR 10, 2017
UPDATED: MAR 11, 2017 Bottle shared at THT. Almost black with good sized light brown head. Sea weed, licorice, light stale coffee, red berries, curry, light roasted malts, figs, fudge. Over medium sweet, light bitter and a hint of salt. Over medium bodied with quite some carbonation and alcoholic finish.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
italianjohn (3038) - Penndel, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 7, 2017
Black pour with a thin beige head and light sticky lacing ..... aroma of dark fruits (plums, figs), Belgian yeast roasted malts, chocolate and light licorice ..... taste is of dark fruits mostly (figs and plums) has a dried sweet fig flavor, roasted malts, touch of coffee, chocolate, definitely a dark Belgian yeast, has a lot of quad like qualities with light licorice and a lingering dry spicy lightly bitter bite (rye) on the backend .... mouthfeel is soft and silky with a bitter dry finish and some tartness .... nice change of pace imperial stout .... finish has lingering dark fruit flavor and chocolate

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ronritter (434) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - MAR 3, 2017
12 oz bottle pours black with minimal tan head aroma is chocalate and dark fruits taste is the same with a little booze on the finish

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
gopherfan99 (1594) - Minnesota, USA - FEB 21, 2017
Bottle; pours black with brown head that quickly dissipates ; aroma of coffee, dark fruits, and roasted malts with hints of chocolate; taste is light sweet with coffee, roasted malt, chocolate, and dark fruits; finish is dry with some roastiness and chocolate hints

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
mikeyo1 (777) - Linkping, SWEDEN - FEB 10, 2017
Bottle @ home, 2013 vintage. Pours an almost pitch black liquid with a medium mocha head, good retention and some lacing. Aroma is warming. sweet and perfectly vinous with figs, plums, sweet licorice, dark chocolate, caramel, nuts, vanilla. Smooth sweet texture, big body and dry finish. average refreshing carbonation. Flavors of chocolate, figs, raisins, vanilla, licorice, caramel, dark bread, nuts. Finish har lingering roasted malts, red fruits, vanilla, oats, wood,pear warming alcohol and bitter chocolate. yay!


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