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RATINGS: 1119   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.89/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Everything but the kitchen sinkGreat 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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3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Dedollewaitor (15774) - Odense, DENMARK - APR 29, 2009
22oz bottle at VV tasting, Odense. Pitch black with a creamy brown head and lacings. Nose is roasted coffee and milky chocolate. Taste is roasted malts and liquorice with some ashy notes. Smooth and full bodied. Vinous, oily and sticky palate. Rather simple - just damm tasty and drinkable.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jtclockwork (15596) - , 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.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Theis (15152) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - DEC 10, 2008
Bottle at Lbaren - thanks. Black - brown head. Licorice, burned, syrup, spicy, nice hoppy, cocoa, brown sugar, sharpness, high malty, chocolate. Very nice !!!!

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
FatPhil (15151) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - FEB 1, 2009
UPDATED: JAN 22, 2014 660ml bottle (Pikkulintu, Helsinki, American Weeks 2009) - shared with oh6gdx - thanks! (6:4:7:3:13=3.3)
Coffee aroma. Some slight sherbet. Coffee in the taste too. Quite creamy. Nice burnt and hoppy palate. However, retronasally Im getting battery acid, which aint so great. Pretty good sipper, covers the alcohol quite well.
Rerate: Bottle pour (Līgo Ziema 2014, Riga) (7:4:7:4:13=3.5)
Nice roast. Sticky finish. OK.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Benzai (14790) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - FEB 2, 2012
66 oz bottle @ home, bottle from trade with Jeffo1. Pitch black color, big thick creamy light brown head thats fully lasting. Smell malts, roasted malts, some coffee, hops, slightly alcohol. Taste roasted malts, coffee, hints of mocca, hops, bitter and a little bit of alcohol. Very nice balance, very nice beer! Good mouthfeel, medium to full body, medium carbonation.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bhensonb (14619) - Woodland, California, USA - DEC 4, 2008
2008 bomber from Marcus. Only the good stuff. Black color with no head. The aroma is complexly tarry. Vanilla. Wood. Anise? Chocolate. Scary. Medium plus body with chewy carbonation. Flavor is rather tarry. With chocolate and coffee and vanilla. If Santa doesnt come to your house, he is probably lying in ecstasy on a North Pole floor. Very satisfying and tasty.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
gunnfryd (14461) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JUL 20, 2010
Bottle. Brown amber colour with a beige head. Aroma is alcohol, hop, coffee, chocolate. Flavour is alcohol, hop, coffee, roasted malt, oily, chocolate. Full body. Very nice beer.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Ratman197 (14066) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - DEC 4, 2008
Bomber poured a nearly opaque black with lasting brown head. Aromas of coffee, licorice, bitter chocolate, light carmel ands light vanilla. Palate was medium to full bodied and smooth with a dry fin ish. Flavors of bitter chocolate, coffee, vanilla, light oak and a hint of licorice with a smooth dry lingering chocolate finish.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Tmoney99 (14013) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - FEB 10, 2007
Draft at Downtown Johnny Browns. Poured dark brown with a moderate creamy light brown head that mostly lasted with excellent lacing. Heavy toasted chocolate and coffee malt with a small alcohol aroma. Full body with a creamy texture. Heavy balanced toasted malt and spice flavor with a heavy bittersweet finish of long duration. This is a standout stout beer.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
DSG (13685) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - JAN 11, 2009
(10/30/08) Bottle drank at my hostel in San Francisco. Black-colored with a small brown head. Aroma is roasty, full of dark fruits, also some pralines and liquor notes. Sweet fruity flavor with roasted malt, chocolate, licorice hints, yeast notes and lots of alcohol. Nice thick body. A bit too much alcohol in the flavor and it also seems like the fruitiness clashes with the roastiness instead of complementing it.


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