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RATINGS: 1120   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.87/5   SEASONAL: Series   EST. CALORIES: 276   ABV: 9.2%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Who knew a worldwide hop shortage in 2008 would give rise to such a memorable, delicious beer? When it came time to craft a commemorative offering for our 12th anniversary, we decided to trade in the bitterness of hops for the bitterness of unsweetened chocolate, and paired that with flaked oats. Featuring a thick, rich, roasty mouthfeel and chocolate-heavy flavors and aromas, this onyx-colored, malt-forward beauty became an instant classic that shares space on our liquid trophy case alongside our hop-focused fan favorites. Rebrewed for our 20th Anniversary Encore Series.

Hops: Summit, Willamette, Galena & Ahtanum

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3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jw0406 (1230) - atlanta, Georgia, USA - JUN 8, 2016
22 oz bottle pours a black color with a small tan head. Aromas of roasted malt, chocolate, light coffee. Full bodied, a great beer. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ippopotamo36 (2294) - Rome, ITALY - JUN 8, 2016
On tap at Bir&Fud in Rome-Italy. Super Black pour, brownish tick head. Nose: zabaione, cream, nuts. Mouth: nutty, roasted, more nuts and super dry. Bravo! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Mortlach (2302) - Rome, ITALY - JUN 8, 2016
On tap @Bir&Fud (Rome). Pours black with a medium beige head. Aroma of bitter chocolate, nuts, mocha, licorice, hops. Flavour of roasted malts, mocha, medium sweet leading to a good bitter end. Full body, low carbonation. Wow!

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
dfearnley (2010) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - JUN 7, 2016
Bottle to pint glass Consummation: Dark chocolate, malts, oatmeal, soy, motor oil, and clove Adjunct: Primarily chocolate oatmeal aroma; dark brown/black with a 3 cm frothy light brown head with little retention, but nice lacing; full bodied and a little boozy

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Patersoi (165) - AUSTRALIA - JUN 4, 2016
Pours oily black with a dark dense honeycomb head that never goes away. The bitter choc is quite confronting and never relinquishes its grip on the flavour despite the best efforts of the sweet oatmeal . Tha alcohol is masked well and the finish brings a warm glow with a sweet finish the final throes.

---Rated via Beer Buddy for Android

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Voodoo (633) - Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 2, 2016
Pours an almost black with a fair tan head......aroma of dark chocolate, coffee, sweet maltiness.....taste is dark chocolate, booze, toffee, quick sweetness, ends with a coffee grounds type bitterness. Nice mouthfeel, well built.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Vestergaard (2080) - Aarhus C, DENMARK - MAY 29, 2016
On tap at Fermentoren Aarhus. Pours a pitch black with a lovely, thick, tan head. Aroma has dark chocolate, roasted malts, oatmeal, light tobacco, light coffee, caramel, oats, some hops. Taste is somewhere in between sweet and dry. Very roasty malts, hoppy bitterness, but also some oatmeal-chewy sweetness. Smooth body and an average low carbonation.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
crossovert (12274) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 28, 2016
Draft. Dark brown pour, its nice stuff, dark cocoa and some roasted malt notes, good.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ansalon (3494) - Stockholm, SWEDEN, SWEDEN - MAY 26, 2016
Pours black with a medium foamy tan head. Aromas of chocolate, roasted malt, roasted nuts, brown sugar, vanilla, lactose,. Taste is roasted and somewhat bitter with slight berry notes. Mouthfeel is dry yet smooth with moderate carbonation.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
llkc (1940) - rhus, DENMARK - MAY 26, 2016
duft: chokolade ristet malt lidt soja salt hed ristet kaffe ristet brd smag ristet malt chokolade kaffe


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