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RATINGS: 2419   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.58/5   IBU: 36   EST. CALORIES: 168   ABV: 5.6%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
A delicious, dark-colored, medium-bodied ale made with roasted malted barley. It has a creamy head and a very rich, yet smooth, malty flavor.
Bittering Hops: Nugget
Beginning Gravity: 14.5 Plato
Finishing Hops: Willamette
Ending Gravity: 3.5 Plato
Malts: Two-row Barley Malt, Caramel Malt, Chocolate Malt, Black Malt, Dextrin Malt

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3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
hammenlind (737) - Sundbyberg, SWEDEN - OCT 6, 2005
Pours brown/reddish with a thick tan head. Sweet, roasted slight metallic and malty nose. Caramelly, chocolatey flavour. Thick mouthfeel.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
mephisto (1286) - TAIWAN - OCT 6, 2005
a nice interpretation of this favorite style. black w/ beige head, coffee aroma. creamy, malty and chocolatey. well balanced.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ebarnes (261) - Beech Grove, Indiana, USA - OCT 4, 2005
Bottle. Pours black as night. Has a nice chocolate/coffee taste but can be a bit bitter if its too cold.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
JazzyJonas (11) - USA - SEP 30, 2005
Very smooth and drinkable for being pitch black. I cant even see sunlight through it. Smells very fresh and sweet. Has a taste like dark semi-sweet chocolate or latte. A little bit of bite, but could stand up to more generous dry-hopping easily. Doesnt really sting you with flavor like other SN beer does. Nice rich, luxurious mouthfeel like melted ice cream. Lovely Autumn beer.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
TheBeerOrg (2145) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - SEP 29, 2005
UPDATED: OCT 20, 2009 Pours black with a mostly receding tan head. Notes of nuts, caramel, biscuit malt, woody hops and coffee. Medium to full bodied with lively carbonation.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
yngwie (16768) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - SEP 25, 2005
UPDATED: JAN 5, 2007 Bottle. Dark, dark brown with tan head. Aroma is roasted and coffee. Roasted elements dominates the flavour, with coffee and cocoa a little more in the background. Finishes with a not too bitter aftertaste, and of course the roastiness that follows you from the first sniff. Thx to KLF. (050923)

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Sigmund (7073) - Tau, NORWAY - SEP 22, 2005
12 fl. oz. bottle, bought at Vinens Verden, Odense, Denmark. Very dark reddish brown colour, nearly black. Greyish brown foamy head. Very nice roasty aroma, notes of chocolate, liquorice, leather and oak. Roasty flavour with notes of strong coffee and dark bitter chocolate. Long bitter aftertaste from the roastiness and hops. Not bad at all.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ryan (3186) - Beltsville, Maryland, USA - SEP 21, 2005
Pours black with mostly lasting tan head. Aroma is caramel malt and yeast. Flavor is caramel and coffee. Texture is smooth and creamy.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ratman197 (14092) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - SEP 18, 2005
Bottle poured clear black with a lasting small brown head Aromas of Roasted malt, cocoa, and a bit of coffee. Palate was a little light bodied for the style but was very smooth. Flavors of cocoa ,a bit of smokiness, and cola.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
stubby (334) - Santee, California, USA - SEP 18, 2005
Delicious porter that can act as an autumn session beer. Slight coffee flavor of roasted barley, with plenty of hops to tame down the maltiness. Well-balanced porter. A standard.


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