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RATINGS: 1477   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.96/5   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Definitely not your Dads Wimpy 30 weight. An enormous & luscious dark ale thats as opaque and dark as the most well used motor oils.

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3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
grant (842) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - OCT 15, 2007
Very dark brown, coffee brown head. Strong coffee/milk chocolate aroma, some savory, meaty, bacon notes in there as well. Sweet, strong malty flavor, tons of roast character. Syrupy and thick. Clean with little ester development, massive roasty, sharp bitterness. Juicily malty at first, drifting to drier, dustier components later on. Sharp carbonation and prominent ethanol finish it out. Not altogether pleasant. A roast bomb.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
SDbruboy (1864) - San Diego, California, USA - OCT 14, 2007
22 oz. bottle from BevMo LaJolla. Pours an ebony color, opaque and viscous like oil as the name implies, along with a small medium brown head. Rich aroma, burnt chocolate, dark roastiness, molasses, red apple, cardamom, and herby notes. Rich dark chocolate flavors, anise, more roastiness, molasses, prominent alcohol, bourbon, coffee and kaluha. Full body, smooth and velvety with creamy carbonation. Yummy!

2.5
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
mtoast (336) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 11, 2007
22oz Bottle. Pours just about black with big bubbly foam that dies quickly and leaves no lacing. Aroma is moonshine, little bit of malt and more moonshine. Flavor is real hot, bordering on obnoxious, some dark malts in there also but the heat steals the show. Mouthfeel is a very thin for 10%.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
mreusch (851) - Olathe, Kansas, USA - OCT 9, 2007
Bomber, with thanks to boboski! Pours a dark brown with a bubbly three finger tan head, great lacing. Aroma is bittersweet chocolate, molasses, fresh ground coffee, with light oak and some smokiness. Flavor supports the aroma nicely, with a lot coming through, and a bit of warmth. Palate is full and smooth, with a nice lingering smoky bitterness. This is one well rounded beer, and another hit from Port/LA.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
johnadam2002 (529) - Hainesport, New Jersey, USA - OCT 8, 2007
Poured a thick black with fluffy tan head. Aroma of coffee, chocolate, and some hops. Good coffee flavor to start with some chocolate and vanilla hints. Finished with some smoke texture.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Skyview (5706) - Papoose Jct, Minnesota, USA - OCT 7, 2007
From a single 12-oz bottle shared by brewfiend, pours an opaque dark brown brew with a thick off-white head that has good retention and lacing. Aroma of dark roasted coffee, chocolate a touch of alcohol and some vanilla. Taste is full bodied, thick, syrupy, with flavors of dark roasted malt, coffee and a touch of vanilla. Finish is slightly metalic from the high alcohol.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
SuzyGreenberg (1603) - Seattle, Washington, USA - OCT 6, 2007
UPDATED: DEC 15, 2007 22 oz. bottle - pours pure black with very bold aromas of smoky malts and alcohol; drinks strong and bitter and looking forward to letting my second bottle even out a little bit over the next few months 12/15/07 update - after a few months in the fridge....wow...same punch, new velvet touch

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Feinschmecker (202) - Seattle, Washington, USA - OCT 4, 2007
Bottle. Darkest black with a brown head. The aroma is of oak, dark roasted malt and a little smoky. The flavor is not too heavy but at the same time a little syrupy-like, which I like. I taste of chocolate and dark roasted malt. It is very complex. It is definitely reminiscent of a certain North Coast Brew, but I think this one is just a little better. I thought after tasting it, it is a imperial stout. I guess I do not care what they consider it, it is just too good. What a great beer!

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
scrizzz (2223) - Bothell, Washington, USA - OCT 2, 2007
UPDATED: DEC 6, 2011 Poured cold into the goblet, started with a sharp raw alcohol aroma, when warmed it became more chocolately and the wood character comes out. Jet black, heavy in the glass with a rich dark tan head. Some thick stubborn sludge in the bottom of the bottle. Charcoal, thick, burnt, sweet, smooth, gracious. Warming finish, thrilled to have this year round. 120611 A marked down bottle deserves a re-rate. Dark chocolate cookie nose, inky, little burnt sugar, some coffee. Well rounded nose. Still pours a dense mocha head like a champ. Heard this was no longer aged, or maybe not aged in bourbon barrels, or something. Either way this is a great beer. Toasty oak, dark chocolate, deeply warm, burst of coffee, toasty hazelnut, waves of dark mocha. Such an excellent year round value. Ashy tobacco.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Bov (12109) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - OCT 1, 2007
courtesy of Kris Butler and Laurent Mousson - clear very dark coloured; no foam remaining; roasted chcolate aroma with notes of fresh apples and vanilla; oily and sticky, full-bodied and with a solid bitterness; dry and long solid bitterness with more chocolate and some robust hoppy notes coming through; late warming alcohol kick - rich, complex and with lot of character


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