overall
74
13
style
RATINGS: 13   MEAN: 3.51/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.26/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 228   ABV: 7.6%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Brewed to win over the Russian Czar, this strong style has a lot of malty character, considered by some to be "over the top," just like the comedy of its Chapel Hill namesake. Original gravity 1074. Alcohol by volume 7.6%.

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3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
kp (10883) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - FEB 24, 2008
Date: 02/02/2008
Mode: Draft, Nitro
Source: Brewpub

Appearance: black, thick creamy tan head, waves of lace,
Aroma: dark chocolate aroma with lots of dry roasted character,
Flavor: sweet chocolate flavor, touch of roasted for balance, nice fruity character rises out of the sweetness, touch of butterscotch in the sweetness but it goes ok with the chocolate,

Aroma: 7/10; Appearance: 8/10; Flavor: 7/10; Palate: 7/10; Overall: 14/20
Rating: 3.6/5.0
Drinkability: 7/10
Score: **4

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
biznizness (1128) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - FEB 23, 2008
On tap at the brewpub. Pretty good one here. Roasty, rich and chocolately. Black as heck with a light browinsh head that hung around. Thumbs up.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
ChainGangGuy (4826) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - FEB 9, 2008
Appearance: Onyx black body with a full, lush, creamy beige head. Smell: Black malts and roasted barley with notes of unsweetened chocolate and aniseed. Taste: Sweet flavors of dark chocolate and dark caramel with a touch of anise and roastiness. Light, earthy bitterness. A bit of earth, a bit of roast, and more dark chocolate for the finish. Mouthfeel: Medium-full body. Mild carbonation. Smooth, silky mouthfeel. Drinkability: Its delish! Like melted chocolate ice cream.


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