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RATINGS: 498   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.53/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
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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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3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
radio_nowhere (1453) - Maryland, USA - JAN 21, 2016
Cool shaped caged-corked bomber into snifter glass; opaque deep dark brown (black) color with tan head. Aroma notes of yeasty fruitiness, cherry, chocolate, vanilla, lightly vinous, roast and caramel. Taste adds coffee, molasses, chocolate nougat, dark fruits (prune heavy), some raisins, light oak and faint Belgian spices. Heavy-medium body, moderate carbonation, sticky, tad dry with lingering fruity roast finish. Interesting dark Belgian stout, need to know theres a fruity-sour element going into it.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
wrlangin (217) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - JAN 12, 2016
I really enjoyed this beer. Good combination of fruit and chocolate. Well balanced. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
wombat23 (1076) - Texas, USA - JAN 7, 2016
Shared 25.4 oz. bottle. Pours dark brown with a beige, airy cola-like head. Aroma of chocolate, yeast, booze, dark fruit, and a bit of sourness. Tastes of Belgian yeast, mild chocolate, oak, a bit of booze, and a bit of dark fruit; no single flavor dominates. Finish is slightly tart. A complex beer, but unfortunately, the whole is considerably less than the sum of its individual components.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
darbeer75 (754) - Round Rock, Texas, USA - JAN 6, 2016
Aroma: malty, coffee notes; Appearance: black with tan head; large bubbles dissipate fairly quickly; Taste: unexpectedly sour for a stout and not in a pleasant way, although it does mellow after sitting for awhile; some Belgian yeasty undertones; Palate: medium body with a bitter/sour finish; Overall: very disappointing; would not buy again.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mansquito (5849) - Nueva York, New York, USA - JAN 1, 2016
Somewhere in NOVA probably a total wine: pours dark brown with a light beige head. Aroma is chocolate, vanilla, tree, and roast and yeast. Taste is pretty sweet and creamy. Not particulary roasty or bitter. Alcohol is well covered though it can certainly be felt. Kind of fruity actually like a BSA. Gets you a bit crunk.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Radek Kliber (7247) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - DEC 31, 2015
Bottle 750 ml
Aroma: deep vinous with noticeable barrel tartness to it. Whiff of heat on top. Plum, molasses and dark caramel.
Look: poured as dark brown with initial large foamy tanned cap. Receded quickly into light fizzy fizz.
Body and Palate: heavy with average carbonation. Mid plus finish. Thad thin on walls.
Taste: front id straight prune spread, barrel walls with tannin notes behind. Mellow sipping darkness with short burst of vodka.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Theydon_Bois (18189) - Hazlemere, the lower Xhitlerns, Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - DEC 30, 2015
Bottle thanks to James, 30/12/15. Black with a decent tan covering. Nose is dark fruits, toffee, light menthol, spice, jammy berry fruit, light chocolate. Taste comprises rich dark fruits, spice, dates, toffee, yeast esters, nana, light chocolate. Full bodied, prickly carbonation but aids the drinkability, light warming booze in the close. Ok ... more a Belgian strong for me, an adequate one at that. Low end for an impy.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BeerViking (4447) - Brentford, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 3, 2015
750ml bottle, pours black with a tan crema. Tart treacley nose with hints of old wine. Roasty and lambic-tart, with undertones of candy sugar and coffee, light oaky notes and a burnt bitterness. As if you crossed a stout with a black lambic.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Headbanger (3945) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - DEC 2, 2015
750ml bottle 12/2/15 (Sams Club-Box of 3)-38 in Snifter-Pours black with a tan head. Aroma is sweet and fruity. Taste of chocolate, coffee, alcohol, oak, and spices. This full bodied brew is a bit light for a stout as I wonder if it should have been a different style.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
EithCubes (5712) - New Jersey, USA - NOV 26, 2015
25.4oz bottle, corked and caged. Nose sweet and syrupy. heavy oak, spicy, molasses, maple syrup. Pours dark brown with ruby-brown highlights, but pitch in the glass with a large and fizzy-foamy tan head. Taste lightly tart (!), sweet, medium bitterness, strong wood, cherry gaining, red berry as well; very very light chocolate and coffee, spice and vanillin. Molasses, very classy maltiness with medium depth, very faint but still-fresh citrus. Esters still strong here, plum gains as well, even getting some tropical fruits to blend so nicely with the wood. Roast is subdued. Overall character begs if its been Bretted and back-sweetened or just infected; touch leathery, and with spicy/scratchy cherry character, reminds more of a Flanders Red than a stout (a really pleasant surprise for my personal taste). Medium body, crisp and invigorating, alcohol well-integrated, dry finish with occasional hint of metal, overall a pleasure to drink. Nice surprise for the holiday! [2015.11.26: 3.7]


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