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RATINGS: 1130   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.87/5   SEASONAL: Series   EST. CALORIES: 276   ABV: 9.2%
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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SirLimpsalot (4244) - SWEDEN - MAR 15, 2017
@Stordirren 17-3-15: Mycket choklad och lite mjölk i doft och smak. Även lite toner av aska i eftersmaken. Trevlig utan att briljera.

NordicV (2347) - Malmö, Sweden, SWEDEN - MAR 15, 2017
Nästan svart öl med ett gräddigt mörkbeige skum. Doften är rostat kaffe, malt och kakao. I smaken så dominerar kakaotonerna och det är en kraftig bitterhet från denna och rostningen. Lite för mycket för min smak.

plaugher (478) - Nova Scotia, CANADA - MAR 10, 2017
Jet black bomber pour, slight beige head with much retention. Cocoa, coffee, dark chocolate, a bit of vanilla. Rich, flavourful, slight burnt coffee notes, very viscous, but not too boozy. What a monster.

adasko (2233) - Poznan, POLAND - MAR 5, 2017
Bottle at Fermentownia, Poznań. Great beer. Awesome mouth feel, lots of coffee, chocolate notes. Great joy to taste it.

Samuel214 (1147) - Örebro, SWEDEN - MAR 4, 2017
Flaska från SB. Provning med ölsällskapet. Svart med högt brunt skum. Doft av choklad, kaffe, torkad frukt. Mellanstor kropp, len och fyllig. Välrostade och brända toner i smaken med kaffe, mycket mörk choklad och lite charktoner. Lite mer old school, kärv IS, inte åt det söta hållet. Helt ok!

Emelie (112) - Örebro, SWEDEN - FEB 27, 2017
Svart, mörkbrunt skum. Doft: Choklad, syrligt, kaffe, torkade fikon, bränt socker, malt, alkohol. Smak: Kaffe, beska, choklad i eftersmaken, lite rök, muscovado.

craftbeersweden (676) - SWEDEN - FEB 24, 2017
Solid black beer with a thin, brown, head that leaves almost no lacing on the glass. Glassware: Orrefors

Nose: Dark chocolate, cardboard, nuts, fudge, cocoa powder, licorice, cold brew coffee, a sour/bitter nose, a hint of vanilla, whipped cream and red berries.
Taste: Dark chocolate, coffee grounds, roasted malt, honey, vanilla, brownies, grain and some smoke.
Mouth: Full body. Light carbonation. Smooth and complex.

GenDV138 (7285) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - FEB 23, 2017
22 oz bottle shared for Allagash’s Drink It Now Day. Thanks radagast83! Dark brown color. Aromas of dark chocolate, caramel. Tastes of dark chocolate, caramel, cocoa. Medium body with a dry finish.

OminouSC2 (673) - Mora, SWEDEN - FEB 19, 2017
Pitch black color, medium sized brown head. Aromas of chocolate, oats, roasted malt, cacao and chocolate milk. Taste of chocolate, roasted malt, slight hop and a light bitter and alcoholic finish. Good, but a bit boring.

FunkyF (1197) - Örebro, SWEDEN - FEB 17, 2017
Flaska från SB. Svart med ljusbrunt skum. Doft av choklad och kaffe. Mörkt lite beska choklad och kaffe i smaken.

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