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RATINGS: 497   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.53/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
A dark Belgian-style stout with notes of spice, coffee, chocolate & oak The 13th Hour Is The Witching Hour and a time when strange brews can occur With 13 ingredients, we combine the roasted chocolate and coffee notes of a stout with the complex spicy character of a Belgian-style ale aged in oak for a dark, robust, and bewitching brew.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
rangerred (989) - Johnson City, Tennessee, USA - JAN 25, 2013
Poured into a tulip out of a 750ml bottle. Pours an extremely dark brown, nearly pitch black, with a decent one finger dark tan head. Pretty good head retention and lacing taking the abv into consideration. The aroma threw me off a little bit. Instead of a chocolatey, roasty, stout aroma I get hit with some perfumy, funky, Belgian notes. Almost reminds me of a Flanders red or something. Quite floral with a little bit of dark fruit. Not bad but just a little odd. This carries over into the flavor. Lots of fig and cherries along with just the slightest bit of funk. About halfway through and towards the finish, a little bit of light chocolate tries to come through but it is very faint. There are also some banana and bubblegum yeasty esters. Mouthfeel is on the thin side but also quite sticky. Overall, I really was expecting more stout characteristics with this beer. This screams Flanders red or Oud Brun more than Belgian ale. It is all just a bit rough around the edges and a bit weak.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BiddleBrau (1178) - Fort Washington, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 25, 2013
Quite dark brown, not black but no light comes through.. Nice tan head. Very enticing cocoa aroma, rich and malty. Palate is comforting and flavors satisfying; cocoa, malty sweetness, toffee and a hint of roast. Finishes with just enough to keep me wanting more. Not the complexity one might expect from a Belgian but very nice. This is what I call a winter warmer. Nice job Sammy.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
AaronDaniel (35) - Connecticut, USA - JAN 21, 2013
One of my top beers. This is a dark brown/red beer with a fluffy beige head. Although, thick and rich, it is clean and easy drinking. I taste caramel, brown sugar, chocolate, vanilla, some coffee, and toast. This is a very complex, pleasant stout with a lingering satisfying finish. Its really pretty amazing.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 10/20
Beerenberger (1602) - Fischer, Texas, USA - JAN 20, 2013
An inviting aroma of dark fruit with notes of chocolate. An opaque dark brown pour with a mostly lasting foamy tan head. The taste is chiefly sweet with rich dark fruits the primary flavor. Also present are hints of chocolate, raisins, cherries - fruit cake. Medium mouthfeel with medium carbonation. Overall, I enjoyed the nice combination of flavors.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Chuckaduck (674) - Highland Heights, Kentucky, USA - JAN 18, 2013
Pours dark brown-red with a big, fluffy light brown head. Aroma is dark fruit, spice, vanilla, Belgian yeast, and some surprising chocolate and coffee notes. Taste is fruity, caramel, vanilla, chocolate, coffee, spice and of course, Belgian yeast. Nice carbonation lends itself to both a lot of the aromatics and also a nice medium bodied mouth feel. Complex and expertly balanced. I was initial reluctant to try this but I am sold, This is a pretty extraordinary beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
AdamGott (386) - Idaho Falls, Idaho, USA - JAN 13, 2013
near black pour with thick brown head - notes of molasses in the nose - flavors are of coffee, chocolate, molasses and spice - finishes with a mix of all of those spices.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
BenTheTwin (7) - Alabama, USA - JAN 12, 2013 does not count
Awesome Belgian spiciness. I don't get any of the coffee notes promised on the bottle and the mouthfeel is a bit thin for an imperial IMO, but an awesome beer overall!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
jcartamdg (3235) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 11, 2013
Pours jet black with a thin mocha head, appears thin. Aroma of funky yeast, tart fruit and malt. Taste is funky yeast, wine, oak and bananas and chocolate. Very thin and a bit overcarbonated. Not great. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Evolutionary (481) - Ohio, USA - JAN 7, 2013
UPDATED: JAN 8, 2013 Bottle from giant eagle near Ty. Cork is good start. Mild sharp champagne like nose. Robust roasted coffee notes in the middle at the start. They linger as well. Notes of dark raisin and spice mixed in. Good smooth solid finish, leaving your mouth happy. First barrel room beer Ive had and ill be back. The 9% creeps up on you too. ---Rated via my mouth

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
garmonbozia (429) - Hattiesburg, Mississippi, USA - JAN 6, 2013
Bottle from local store. Nice dark color. Oak, molasses and chocolate. Mouthfeel was a bit thin to me along with carbonation. It was bad, just different than other imply stouts. Alcohol was hidden. Bitter aftertaste

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