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Serve in Snifter

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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 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BeerRenter76 (904) - Texas, USA - SEP 13, 2016
This poured a deep black body with a thin dark tan head that left very little lace. Aroma was really nice chocolate was the most prevelant with hints of alcohol, oatmeal and espresso, as it warmed fruit notes came through. Flavor of bitter chocolate throughout but the oatmeal makes a brief apperance and a alcohol finish. Overall a pretty good brew, the bitterness was a little over the top. Originally rated on 10/24/08.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Desverger (10571) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - SEP 13, 2016
[email protected], Copenhagen - pours black with a tan head. Roasted and sweet malty aroma and taste, with high chocolate prominence, some coffee, caramel, oaty, vanilla, light vanilla caress into the close. Lovely.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ciocanelu (2054) - Timisoara, ROMANIA - SEP 12, 2016
Black color with brown head. Aroma has some sweet malt and chocolate. Taste is bittersweet with chocolate and cacao and roasted malt finish. Medium body and carbonation. Quite good overall, a solid chocolate stout.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
fillepolo (844) - SWEDEN - SEP 10, 2016
Tap @ taphouse copenhagen. Pours a dark colour beer with a flat head. Roasted malts with oat, chocolate and coffee. Dry finish.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Lilja (3100) - Malm, SWEDEN - SEP 4, 2016
Fat p CBC-2016. Smak och doft av choklad, kaffe, vanilj, karamell, rostad malt med toner av lakrits och aska. Krv, fin kropp och stma. Bra!

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mateuszk (2668) - Poznań, POLAND - AUG 31, 2016
Draught. Pitch black with thick beige head. Dark chocolate, oatmeal, coffee, oats in aroma. In taste medium sweet, roasty, lots of dark chocolate and coffee. Full body, oily palate, finish is dry and bitter.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
onceblind (8934) - Denver, Colorado, USA - AUG 28, 2016
Inky black pour with a thin tan sticky head. Lovely roast and bitter cocoa aromas with a kiss of booze and earthy tones. Mellow and boozy flavor thats got some roast and bittersweet dark chocolate, a kiss of coffee, and dark black malts. Boozy roasty bittersweet chocolate finish.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
sjogro (3576) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - AUG 26, 2016
Sampled at THT August. Bottle thanks to mariuspunari. Sweet roasted choco malts. Bitter black chcocolate. Molasses. Little alcoholic. Over medium sweet, light bitter. Over medium body, soft carbonation.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Vaiz (4460) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - AUG 26, 2016
Bottle at THT tasting. Black pour, thick tan head. Aroma of roasted malts, chocolate, licorice and coffee. Flavor is quite bitter, roasted, spicy, smooth and with a decent body. Nice balance.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Maakun (4953) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - AUG 26, 2016
Bottle at THT. Almost black with thick light brown head. Looks good! Indeed quite some chocolate, roasted malts, coffee, light earthy, oatmeal, dry cocoa. Medium sweet and bitter. Over medium bodied. Very nice.


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