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RATINGS: 798   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.86/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
New recipe, new label, new year.

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4.2
the_beergery (119) - - MAY 8, 2017
12 oz bottle from back in the middle of 2015 - thankfully, stouts keep quite well! Pours a deep black shade with a minimal layer of tan froth. Aroma is strongly dominated by dark chocolate and roasted malt, with hardly any trace of hops. Taste follows the nose, rich draft chocolates and roasty malts, sweet to the taste with a absolutely divine chewiness and thickness in the mouthfeel. Carbonation is average which nicely balances out the thickness and smoothness of the mouthfeel with its buzziness.

4.7
dirzys (50) - - APR 8, 2017
Tap. Very dark black beer with tan head. Strong chocolate aroma, caramel, sweet. Taste of chocolate, coffee beans. Long lasting aftertaste. Very well balanced. Amazing!

4.7
MarkSachon (1054) - Pennsylvania, USA - APR 1, 2017
12 oz bottle from Liberty Beer in Pittsburgh. The name says it all - as dark and gloomy as implied. A bit sweet but who can complain about that?

4.1
MrBunn (2848) - The Wet Side of a Dry Town, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 30, 2017
Bottle with thanks to my mother-in-law. Pours like used motor oil with a tan head that dies back fairly quickly and aromas of chocolate, prune, cream and a little charcoal. Flavor is harsh at first... kind of a blast of ash and charcoal that doesn’t fade quite quickly enough for me. It hangs on and leaves a pucker rather than blossoming into the chocolate, vanilla and dark fruit promised in the nose. This is a bit of a shame since the pour and nose were so enticing. It’s not awful, but I expected to be completely blissed out after the first sip.

4.4
Mrnoluv (363) - long beach, California, USA - MAR 26, 2017
The smell is grape, blueberry, coffee, chocolate, very strange, the look dark as hell, the taste dark fruit, chocolate and coffee. Great beer, really good aged, aged my about a 1 and a half, really good!

4.2
MelvinKalksma (1725) - NETHERLANDS - MAR 21, 2017

Aroma:
Medium aroma of malts, caramel, dark fruit, liquorice, chocolate, molasses and roasted malts.

Appearance:
Opaque black beer with a slight/medium brown head.

Taste/Palate:
Starts medium/heavy sweet with malts, caramel, dark fruit, liquorice, chocolate and molasses; ends slightly bitter and dry with roasted malts.

Overall:
This beer is intense, complex and balanced. Great liquorice flavour and palate all throughout this beer. Perfect appearance to back this all up. The aroma could have been stronger however.

4
BigBeer45 (1565) - Michigan, USA - MAR 14, 2017
Bottle served in a glass, this beer poured very dark brown and black, and made a half finger dark tan cover that receded to a ring and sparse film of bubbles, it left some spots of lacing that ran off the sides of the glass, the nose had aromas of roasted malt, coffee and coffee bean, some roasted malt bitterness, roasted grain, a touch of burnt roasted malt notes, a little licorice and molasses, the flavors were intense roasted malt, almost smokey and some burnt notes, roasted grain, black coffee, a little dark chocolate (little to no sweetness, sort of similar to Bakers chocolate), there was very little sweetness in this drink, the roasted malt bitterness left some bitterness that lingered on the palate, the mouth feel was medium or a little thicker, it had a bit of a creamy feel on the lips and this beer had average carbonation, this drink had intense roasted malt notes on the nose and flavor, a nice drink.

3.2
mutz (1113) - NETHERLANDS - MAR 3, 2017
Zwart van kleur, beige bruine kraag die in het begin mooi vast is en een beetje plakt aan het glas en daarna inzakt tot een laagje op het bier. Ruikt naar koffie, pure choco, gebrande mout en in de verte wat bessigs. Smaak is gebrande mout, koffie en bessen. Helaas ook een scherpe, bittere onaangename bijsmaak en afdronk die het voor me bederft. Ik heb betere stouts gedronken.

3.2
beer_queue (147) - California, USA - FEB 13, 2017
Batch 6. Pours down brown, black in glass with a finger of medium brown head. Brown sugar & roasted malt aroma. Taste actually starts off kinda like a dark soda; roasted nuts and brown sugars. Medium malt middle. Ends with big coffee bitterness. Warms up with a red grape sweetness. Medium body with very crisp, high carbonation; really makes it feel like a soda!

4
tmzl (367) - SLOVENIA - FEB 6, 2017
Dry white raisins and other dry fruit esters, med sweetness, honey, chocolate coffee, very smooth, creamy, some umami. (2 year old bottle)


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