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RATINGS: 949   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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jrob21 (3760) - 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.


3.7
SloaneRanger (51) - - SEP 10, 2017
Hyvin tumma lasissa jättäen ruskean vaahdon. Tuoksussa tummaa hedelmäisyyttä, ehkä viikunaa. Maku on täyteläinen, joskin alkoholikin puskee taustalta. Käytetty hieman hapotusta, joten ei mene tunkkaisuuden puolelle.

3.9
DiarmaidBHK (5357) - Lewisburg, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 4, 2017
Bottle from Boulevard Beer Hall. Pours black with a khaki head. Leaves a lot of lacing in the glass. Lots of coffee and chocolate notes on the nose and tongue. Hides its booze well. Fairly rich mouthfeel. Pretty good.

3.8
pictoman (1171) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 19, 2017
Poured from 12 fl oz bottle (22 Nov 2018). Black with tan head. Chocolate, roast malt, liquorice, light leather, mild alcohol burn. Good, though a little bit harsh finish, but quite memorable never-the-less.

4.2
commonmac (1285) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - AUG 11, 2017
12oz bottle consumed in a Belgian snifter glass during family reunion weekend at Jackpot Junction. Making up for a bad gambling night. Color is a deep, dark cola brown...basically black. Nose has a nice blend of dark fruit and caramel/molasses. Gives off a slight hint of chocolate as well. Taste is big and bold with a Belgian chocolate decadence coming through on the first sip. There is a slight dark fruit (raisin) element and an espresso bean nuttiness. Bitterness rounds out well towards the end. There are two dark truths to behold. 1) This beer is delicious. 2) Jackpot Junction crushed me tonight.

3.3
flatearthman (68) - Woodbury, Minnesota, USA - JUN 28, 2017
Very slight dank wood / fig nose; glass clinging lacey head; medium carbonation indicating not too much oatmeal malt; taste of fig & rye with a bit of bitterness that finishes with a roasted bitterness and returns that dank (smokey?) wood tastebud note.

4.2
commonshawn (1297) - Minnesota, USA - JUN 23, 2017
12oz bottle. Black with thick long lasting tan head . Alcohol and sugar nose. Caramel and chocolate taste elements. Well rounded. Good body to it. Tasty.

3.8
CraftyHare (101) - Adelaide, AUSTRALIA - JUN 23, 2017
330ml bottle pours black with medium tan head. Aromas of chocolate, caramel, prunes and vanilla. Tastes of dark cocoa, brown sugar, roasted malt, caramel malt, burn toast, coffee and dried fruit. The high alcohol and fruit characters give this beer a rich rum and raisin quality. Initial sweetness transitions to sour espresso bitterness at the finish. Excellent imperial stout.

4
dorain (459) - Berlin, GERMANY - JUN 3, 2017
Aus der Flasche auf der Berliner Biermeile 2013 getrunken. Wieder so eine schwarze Pracht. Tolle Röstnoten treffen auf süße Malznoten. Sehr harmonisch und je wärmer es wird umso besser werden die Aromen!

4.2
gr_pa (768) - siemianowice, POLAND - MAY 30, 2017
Black, tan head. Aroma: at the beginning malty with subtle chocolate, but after while dry fruits and belgian notes appears. Medium body, sweetness, and bitterness. Great balance, there is some malty base, belgian esters (plum) and chocolate. Bit noticeable alcohol. Something between ris and quadrupel.

3
koleminer20 (3798) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - MAY 29, 2017
From notes. 12 oz bottle shared with Doug at his house on May 16. The pour is a thin and watery looking dark brown/light black with almost a fizzy light tan head that disappears quickly without any lace. The aroma is thin and roasty. The bitterness is huge and carries a light dark chocolate throughout. It’s not complex, deep, robust, anything. There is chocolate, roasted malts, and alcohol. The flavor is much of the same. The bitter roastiness of this up front is just huge. There is a light chocolate and a resounding bitterness on the finish. The mouth feel is watery and slick with a sharper carbonation and a lingering bitter roast and chocolate alcohol. No thanks.


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