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RATINGS: 949   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.09/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 360   ABV: 12%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Few times in the history of craft beer it has happened that a highly praised beer rises beyond mortal stardom into a higher godly league. Usually the recipe to make such heavenly drops is thick fudge-like body, pitch black color, amazingly overwhelming aromas of chocolate, coffee, dark fruits and muscovado sugar, obviously only made in limited amounts and most crucial of all – it must taste rare!

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4.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Heathen (1500) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - JUN 28, 2013
THOUGHTS: Could smell this one the second the first hiss escaped from the bottle as I began to pry the cap off. Hid alcohol very well for the high ABV. It was noticeable but not at all harsh. Very intense but rather smooth. Even better tasting as it warmed. TECHNICAL: Bottle. Poured an opaque black with a small, light brown head that was almost reddish and nearly fully diminished. The aroma had heavy roasted malts, coffee, chocolate syrup and very dark chocolate; hints of banana; raisin; prune; cherry;port; hints of smoke and wood; light alcohol; and dark fruits. The initial flavor was moderate to heavily sweet, and slightly bitter and acidic; while the finish was heavily sweet, moderately bitter and ever so slightly sour. There was chocolate syrup, dark chocolate, dark fruit, hints of bacon, alcohol, prune, raisin, roasted malt, coffee, cherry dark fruit, and burnt malt. The full body was oily and sticky on the lips with soft yet rather tingly carbonation and a slightly alcoholic finish.


4.2
aardvark1 (130) - POLAND - SEP 20, 2017
Bardzo szybko opadająca, bardzo ciemna piana, barwa właściwie czarna. W nosie bardzo "ciepła", intensywna mieszanka - przede wszystkim kakao, dalej kawa, syrop klonowy, zero alkoholu. W smaku czuć potężne ciało, jest bardzo gęste. Dominuje słodkości, taka gorzka czekolada z cukierkami Kopiko i syropem klonowy. Alkohol w smaku jest właściwie niewyczuwalne, ale intensywnie rozgrzewa przełyk. Bardzo dobre

4.2
brunopbraga (8) - Fortaleza, BRAZIL - SEP 20, 2017 does not count
UPDATED: SEP 20, 2017 APARÊNCIA • 2 creme castanho claro de média formação e persistência e líquido negro e opaco. AROMA • 10 notas de café, chocolate amargo, leve torrefação e álcool bem sutil. SABOR • 17 complexo e intenso, com notas que seguem o aroma e amargor moderado, de final cremoso e adocicado. SENSAÇÃO • 5 corpo elevado de textura aveludada, carbonatação baixa e suave calor alcoólico. CONJUNTO • 8

3.8
bierkoning (13451) - La Tropica/Doarp, NETHERLANDS - SEP 19, 2017
Can, thanks MarcodL! Black. Roast and ash in the aroma. Full bodied. Malty sweet flavor, alcoholic, ash, roast, licorice, laurel and tar. Dry finish. Overwhelming.

4
Laharem (14) - POLAND - SEP 18, 2017
Smoliście czarne, ładna brązowa piana. W aromacie dominuje kawa i gorzka czekolada. Smak to przede wszystkim świetna gorzka czekolada wspierana nutami kawowymi. Piwo grzeje w przełyk, alkohol jest nieźle ukryty, aczkolwiek wyczuwalny.

4.1
fiery1 (1500) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 17, 2017
473ml can @ Kelly's Cabin. Thanks dabeerbuddha. Pours opaque black with a decent tan head. Nose is roasted malts and dark fruits. Flavour is moderately sweet, mildly roasted, some dark fruits. So smooth and loving its in a can, very good stuff.

4
danrowland (15) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 12, 2017
Canned condition. Pours jet black with 1 finger dark tan to brown head, glorious looking stuff. Aroma is as rich as it looks with roasted nuts and malt, paired with cocoa fragrance makes for a boozie brownie like nose. Taste is dark chocolate and coffee as expected, a little burnt toast which hampers with the flavour so slightly before the chocolatey aftertaste arrives. Finish brings a boozy warmth, maybe on the very edge of excess. Silky, mouthfeel with low carbonation keeps incentives high and yields a medium to full body. Pint can will undoubtedly lead you on a trip to the bin.

3.9
ShivanDragon (4302) - Leeuwarden, NETHERLANDS - SEP 8, 2017
Beertemple, zwart met bruine kraag, aroma wat beperkt snaken van geroosterd, gebrand, chocolade, zacht, romig, red botter, zoethout, drop, aardig

4.7
ijustlovebeer (3) - - SEP 8, 2017 does not count
UPDATED: SEP 8, 2017 Pours dark and rich with a hefty foam collar out of a can. the smell is rich with notes of dark chocolate and hops. the taste is rich and complex as well. sweet bitter chocolate tones with a sharp alcohol taste. the taste is full and round. smooth dark chocolate aftertaste with subtle notes of coffee. sweetness is balanced. not full stats due to too sharp an alcohol taste. a great beer.

3.2
kaserov (880) - Oviedo, SPAIN - SEP 8, 2017
Color negro con capa de espuma marrón de tres dedos de grosor (cremosa y de buena retención). Carbonatación mínima. Textura oleosa casi cremosa. Aroma a malta torrefacta, chocolate, bastante alcohol. Me cuesta definir qué hay en aroma puesto que el alcohol lo inunda todo. En boca sigue al aroma. Entrada dulce, con chocolate y malta torrefacta, reminiscencias de café y mucho alcohol al final del trago. El alcohol me recuerda de alguna manera al de un vodka, bastante remarcado y, valga la redundancia, alcohólico. Alcohol y malta torrefacta en postgusto. No logro entender su renombre.

3.7
ArtificialCyst (1229) - Szczecin, POLAND - SEP 6, 2017
Can from Chmiel - Świat Piwa. Aroma: Not too intensive, alcoholic, chocolate, soy sauce. Appearance: Pours black with nice head. Taste: Chocolate, booze, roast, soy sauce, medium bitterness, high body, though lowered by the alcoholic feeling. Palate: High body, low carbonation, semi-sweet finish.


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