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RATINGS: 1117   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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Rasmus40 (21695) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - JUN 30, 2011
Almost black with a light brown head. Aroma is sweet, roasted malt and dark chocolate. Flavor is quite sweet and moderate bitter. Dry and roasted bitter finish with warming alcohol. 290611

3.7
fiulijn (21022) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 17, 2009
Black color; creamy beige head. The aroma is breadish, a bit creamy. Medium body, light sweetness, liquorice, rhubarb, a bit creamy. Correct bitterness. More roasted malt at the end. Good body, smooth.

3.5
Theydon_Bois (20452) - Hazlemere, the lower Xhitlerns, Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - NOV 30, 2014
Bottle split on the patio of the hotel, San Diego, thanks to GT2 for this one 14/11/14. Black with a big dirty tan head that retains well - a good looker! Nose is spice, bitter roast, chocolate, leather, liqourice, light charr. Taste comprises chocolate maltesers, hint of plastic, light spice, molasses, dark fruit rinds. Medium + body, fine carbonation, semi drying close with a light hop presence in the background. Ok impy.

3.9
saxo (19272) - Højbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - JAN 21, 2011
Bottle from Vinspecialisten, Randers 2008 version. Nice head with medium duration. Color is black. Aroma and taste are chocolate, coffee, roast malt and hops. Nice and oily palate.

3.9
rlgk (18852) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - SEP 18, 2011
Bottle. Black beer, brown head. Malty chocolate aroma, tar and cocoa, fruits, figs, some raisins. Malty chocolate flavor, figs, some grass, tar notes.

4.2
mcberko (18557) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 19, 2010
UPDATED: DEC 20, 2010 22 oz. bottle, pours black with tan head. Aroma of roasted malt, coffee, hint of licorice, and hint of molasses. Espresso flavours jump out, with roasted malt and molasses, and an alcoholic finish. Delicious.

4
chrisv10 (18215) - DENMARK - JAN 21, 2011
Bottle from 2008. Black with small dark brown head. Flavour is roasted malt, coffee, chocolate, bitter, notes of alcohol and plenty of hops.

4
TBone (18006) - Pori, FINLAND - JUL 23, 2009
Bottled (Konttori, vintage 2008). Opaque black, tiny beige head. Strong licorice-tobacco, sweetish malty aroma. Full-bodied. Lots of licorice, sweet toastyness, some chocolate. High drinkabilty, very good.

3.8
yngwie (17168) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - MAY 31, 2009
UPDATED: JUL 11, 2010 Bottle, 22oz, thx to tarjei. A next to black beer with a small, tan head. Vanilla, alcohol, coffee, some chocolate and roasted malts in the aroma. The flavor is rather sweet, with alcohol, vanilla, roasted malts and coffee-like bitterness. Full-bodied and warming. Long, roasted finish with a good bitterness. A quite intense beer, maybe a bit too much, but really lovely and tasteful. Rating: 8-4-8-4-17-4.1. 090508

Bottle, 22oz. It pours next to black, with a small, tan head on top. The aroma has mocha, licorice and some meaty scents, all well integrated and smooth. The flavor is lightly meaty, with roasted malts, mocha and a pleasant hoppy bitterness. Full-bodied and quite dry-ish. Bitter finish, both hop-bitter and roasted malts-bitter. Mocha too in the finish. A nice little Christmas beer this one. 100326

3.9
jtclockwork (17070) - , New Jersey, USA - JUL 1, 2010
Bottle thanks to DaSilky. Pours black with tan head. Nose is roasted malts and chocolate. Taste is very roasted malts, some chocolate, a light bourbon, brown sugars and a slightly dry finish.


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