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RATINGS: 1126   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.89/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Everything but the kitchen sink…Great Western Premium Two Row, Wheat, Carvienne, Caramunich, 95-115, 135-165L Crystal Malts, Chocolate, Roasted and Black Barley and Pale Chocolate. We also add some Brown Sugar and some Dark Belgian Candi Sugar to boost the Original Gravity. The beer is hopped with East Kent Goldings, Mt. Hood, Liberty, and Challenger. It is unfiltered with an OG of 1.094 and 10.0% ABV. Proprietary Ale Yeast.

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4.2
MaartenRF10 (1949) - Wageningen, NETHERLANDS - DEC 21, 2016
Fles van Heroes of Taste . Vol. Vooral chocolade en wat geroosterde mouten.

3.6
ElCapitan22 (361) - Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 19, 2016
Pours jet black in color. Smells like bitter chocolate. Not a whole lot of taste beyond the chocolate/coffee. It does hold some nice lacing given the 10% alcohol.

3.6
Scouser (350) - Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 19, 2016
Pours almost black with a little beige lacing and no head. Slight aroma of burnt coffee and chocolate. Taste like it smells, its ok, nothing to write home about.

3.6
jrodooo5 (1637) - DOVER, Delaware, USA - DEC 11, 2016
Pours black w/ a big mocha head that leaves lacing. The aroma is dark malt & boozy. The taste is almost overwhelmingly bitter. It’s about as bold of an imperial as I’ve come across. Some black liqourice & toffee notes sort of mellow the super dark coffee flavor but not enough to make it pleasant on the palate. A tad over the top for my liking!

3.8
blipp (9124) - La Mesa, California, USA - DEC 10, 2016
Draft. Pours near black with a big tan head. Rich roasted and chocolate malts, mild dark fruity notes, a touch of bitterness, dark chocolates, and a rich roasty finish. Good stuff.

4.2
phfyysik (1249) - Tartu, ESTONIA - NOV 25, 2016
UPDATED: DEC 23, 2016 Pours black with high beige head. Aroma is roast, caramel, bread, raisin, alcohol, dust, gingerbread, toasted biscuit. Taste is roast, bread, gingerbread, chocolate, toasted black bread, cooked carlic, coffee, spices, some lemon peel, alcohol, cream, grain. Excellent beer with strong dark roasted taste.

3.9
Werckmeister (3111) - Vienna, AUSTRIA - NOV 2, 2016
0,66l bottle at a Halloween Party. black colour, medium big coffee colorized head. smells of coffee, licorice, some vanilla, spices, cocoa, nutty. decent smell. full body, medium carbonation, dock mouthfeel. tastes of coffee, cocoa, nutty, cinnamon, some vanilla, caramel, lightly sour, lactose. finishes lightly sweet with notes of cinnamon, toffee and some vanilla. quite lovely balance, some vanilla notes, but overall good stuff.

4.2
Quick3Beers (1200) - East Falmouth, Massachusetts, USA - SEP 3, 2016
Pours a nice black-brown from a bottle. Aroma of caramel and chocoalte, flavor is the same, although chocolate moves up. Tastes like melted ice cream with a bit of a boozy burn. Very sweet. Very good beer.

3.7
sjogro (3919) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - AUG 27, 2016
Sampled at THT August. Black with light tan head. Big sweet roasted malts. Toffee. Over medium sweet, light bitter. Medium bitter. Low carbonation.

3.8
jmgreenuk (9300) - Kuala Lumpur, MALAYSIA - AUG 26, 2016
Bottle at the August THT, Den Haag. Poured a clear dark brown with a frothy light tan head. The aroma is rich roasty malt alcohol, floral hop. The flavour is moderate alcohol liqourice bitter sweet with a big roasty sweet alcoholic vanilla chocolate palate. Full bodied with soft carbonation.


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