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RATINGS: 2138   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.1/5   SEASONAL: Winter   IBU: 90   EST. CALORIES: 315   ABV: 10.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
A fine companion to end a meal or relax in front of the hearth with, this robust ale will cellar well for years. Brewed with ten varieties of malted barley this stout is extremely smooth, complex and rich in body. We recommend serving at cellar temperature. Sit back and enjoy its richness and complexity, youre about to drink the ultimate winter warmer.

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4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
BlueDevil0206 (122) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - JUL 4, 2005
UPDATED: JUL 5, 2005 Bottled. Pours a very dark mahogany, almost black but not quite. Almost opaque with a dark brown head. Aroma is of roasted malts, fruity esters, coffee and chocolate with sweet caramel and toffee notes. Hops ever so present in the aroma: spicy and earthy. Flavor is of roasty chocolate, burnt toast, cocoa with cherry and fig fruit esters looming. Molasses and caramel present to complement. Surprising the hop profile on this beer is extensive. Spicy, earthy and slightly citrusy with adequate bitterness to balance the beer out though I think this beer is a tad bit too hoppy for style. Finishes moderately dry with some lingering coffee bitterness and next to no alcohol despite the 12% ABV. Body is very full and and oily smooth with nice carbonation level. Just a notch behind breakfast stout in my opinion.


4.5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Myonlyvice (265) - DENMARK - APR 23, 2017
Just about pitch black with a deep brown head. Some lacing. Aroma: Chocolate, cream, oatmeal, roasted malt and caramel. Taste is sweetchocolate with a roasted espresso like bitterness.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mrjez (572) - Osaka, JAPAN - APR 23, 2017
Bottle. Black viscous pour with very dark chocolatey head, sticky lacing. Oatmeal and anise aroma, dark chocolate. Rich bitter flavour, charred malts, plum and prune. Thick smooth feel carried by constant tiny carb fizz. No discernible booze warmth, flavour falls away a bit in the back half. Rich and tasty, just lacks the wow of KBS or BS.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
swesson (413) - Highlands Ranch, Colorado, USA - APR 16, 2017
From m a bottle. Pours an inky chocolate brown and makes a brown head. Aroma is of chocolate, dark fruits, and yeasty goodness. Tastes of espresso, brown sugar, and cocoa. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
ilvesjoki (52) - Ulricehamn, SWEDEN - APR 13, 2017
Stored for some time, "best before date" was about a year ago. But what a Stout it has become! A wonderful aroma, look astonishing with its dark brown head. And the taste, so smooth and rich. Im glad that I have one more stored away (same batch).

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
stevoj (4697) - Boise, Idaho, USA - APR 9, 2017
Bottle from Boise Co-op. Silky black pour, minimal head, but skin lasts. Big, full roast grain aroma, coffee, cocoa. Taste adds more of the chocolate, and ramps up the bitterness. Smooth, yet has a nice bite. Velvety texture. Dark and roasty.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
crispaire (196) - - APR 9, 2017
Opaque, black as night. Warming aromas of the darkest malts and chocolate. Dark fruits. Total sipper. Silky smooth mouthfeel. Grade A! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
vanvenlo (1842) - Glen Iris, AUSTRALIA - APR 9, 2017
Carwyn Cellars ontap(9-Apr-17) Big choc coffee roast aroma. Black, solid brown head and sheet lacing. Big herbal choc coffee flavour. Bitter roast choc herbal finish and spirit choc coffee aftertaste.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Lunkie (1919) - Glen Iris, AUSTRALIA - APR 9, 2017
Malt chocolate spice aroma. Dark brown colour great head and lacing. Malt smooth chocolate caramel flavour. Smooth lingering palate. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
davidezdonz (449) - Hong Kong, HONG KONG - APR 3, 2017
A 355ml bottle, bottled on 30th November 2016. Poured into a snifter. It was black in colour with a nice one finger fluffy brown head that dissipated fairly quickly but left spotty lacing. Aromas were roasty, chocolate, cherry and a hint of coffee. Tastes of roasty malts, rich bittersweet chocolate and coffee with hints of dark fruit balanced with some bitterness. Finish has a lasting ashy charcoal-ness. Smooth, velvety and full bodied with low carbonation. Overall nice and smooth. A good Russian Imperial Stout.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Flanfl (788) - Lyon, FRANCE - APR 2, 2017
Black oily body, medium dark brown head. Aroma of roasted malt, coffee, liquorice, cocoa, dried plum, caramel, vanilla notes. Flavours of roasted malt, coffee, dried plum, caramel, alcohol fusel, wood, vanilla, some maderised like flavours. Medium bitter backbone. Long finish, coffee and roasted malt. Strong bitterness. Long dry roasted malt aftertaste. Full body, low carbo. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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