RATINGS: 951   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.79/5   SEASONAL: Series   IBU: 60   EST. CALORIES: 291   ABV: 9.7%
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 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Kpbutsko (23) - - NOV 12, 2013
This is a fantastic beer. You can smell the rich alcohol right from the dark brown sugar colored head. Looks beautifully dark bodied. Can't see a thing in it. Great lacing. Very rich chocolate taste with light bitterness & great roasted malty texture underneath. Fantastic palate, with perfectly blended high alcohol. Not too sweet, but just enough too keep ya comin back for more.. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jb (3136) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mariuspoenari (2084) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Svartvit (384) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
sjogro (3449) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Maakun (4778) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
italianjohn (3030) - 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

   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

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
gopherfan99 (1590) - 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

   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!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
craftbeersweden (640) - SWEDEN - FEB 7, 2017
I bought this bottle at Total Wine & More in February 2015 so the beer has been resting for more than two years in the bottle.

I didnt give this beer a high score when I tasted it at #Porterfestivalen in Gothenburg in November 2013.
Well se what aging in the bottle has done to this beer!

It pours black with a two finger, brown head tha sinks down to a thin, creamy, brown head. No lacing on the glass.

Nose: Soy sauce, plum, raisin, roasted malt, a hint of coffee and dried fruit.
Taste: Dark chocolat, plum, brown sugar, roasted malt, coffee, red fruits, some sour taste... I really cant get it... perhaps its the Belgian yeast?
Mouth: Full, complex body. Dry an bitter. Medium to high carbonation.

Im glad I saved a bottle to 2017. A few years (more than 24 months) in the bottle has made wonders to this beer!
It is deeper, more complex and with a great smooth character now. Im definitely going to raise the rating!

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