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RATINGS: 599   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.73/5   EST. CALORIES: 354   ABV: 11.8%
This velvety concoction excites your senses with bottomless roasted, earthy and vinous notes.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mariuspoenari (1821) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - DEC 29, 2015
Pours a very dark brown brew, with a thin espresso-like head that disappears quite quickly. Smells of dark cherries, almonds, cocoa, dark chocolate, roasted malts, vanilla and alcohol. Tastes like dark chocolate, milk chocolate, cherry brandy, coffee and vanilla. The alcohol is a bit overwhelming after the drink gets too warm, but before that happens, it is quite alright. Smooth mouthfeel, hot and bitter aftertaste.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DandyWolfFloyd (1169) - Jim Thorpe, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 25, 2015
Aroma - dark chocolate, roast, and abundant alcohol. Appearance - bistre dark body, with a fallow brown head very minimal. The head rings out with just a bit of foam film in the center. Taste - rich dark chocolate, cherry, roasted malt, anise, and tobacco. There is a booming amount of alcohol as well. Palate - full body, sticky and slick feel, average carbonation, and rich dark chocolate and alcohol finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
UrbanCaveman (193) - Ohio, USA - DEC 17, 2015
12 oz bottle, poured into a snifter at ~40 degrees F. Appearance: Pours your usual stout impenetrable black, though it does contain a good amount of tiny, dark brown bubbles which lines the sides and bottom of the glass. It briefly forms a thin, somewhat fizzy head of the same dark brown bubbles, which dies away swiftly and leaves almost no trace. Smell: Dark chocolate, caramel, and plums well out of the glass, heavy with sweetness and more than a hint of spice. Taste: Black licorice, heavy on the anise, opens the flavor profile, and hangs around for the entire process. Sweetness surges about beneath it, roiling with caramel notes, which mingle with plummy and cherry tones. Bittersweet dark chocolate rounds out the flavor experience, which finishes with a bit of heat and astringency (this effect oddly diminishes as the beer warms - that, or my mouth simply grew accustomed to it), and leaves a lingering aftertaste of anise. Mouthfeel: Thick, smooth, and creamy, this is definitely a stout. The carbonation is quite lively. Overall: Aside from the heat and astringency in the finish, this is an enjoyable beer. Its a little heavy on the black licorice flavors, but still presents a good depth and layering of flavors. Id have this one again.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Maarten1993 (1008) - Nijmegen, NETHERLANDS - DEC 14, 2015
Drank with Masum at my place 14-12-2015. Good beer. Taste is a bit peculiar. Lots of alcohol in the taste. Roasted, bitter finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
malrubius (2650) - Springfield, Vermont, USA - DEC 8, 2015
12 Ounce bottle from not sure. Black with tiny ring and some lace. Woody boozy coffee chocolate aroma with just a touch of glue. Dark roasted chocolate covered figs and plums and coffee maple syrup sweetness with woody bitterness that lingers with chocolate. Full body oily/velvety. A little fruity for my taste but still very good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
unclemike (2949) - Ft. Riley, Kansas, USA - NOV 27, 2015
poured a translucent dark brown nearly black with a l;ingering ring of brown foam. Aromas of dark chocolate, licorice, carmel and dark fruit. Palate was medium bodied and smooth with a dry finish. Flavors of dark chocolate, carmel, dark fruit and licorice with a smooth dry lingering chocolatey fruity finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
ByTheirLimpin (290) - New York, USA - NOV 26, 2015
Yup. Thats an experience. Poured from the bottle high gloss black. Fat caramel orange head. The palate is a "choose your adventure". First go round was malty, bready yeast...and Im sure there was a banana in there somewhere. Next trip was sweeter, syrupy with a cherry in the. And finally settled into a smooth melted chocolate goodness. Yum.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
mike_77 (5664) - Breda, NETHERLANDS - NOV 15, 2015
Black and oily. Quite a sweet aroma with some hints of banana. Bittersweet dark malts and some sweeter, fruity notes too.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
gr_pa (438) - siemianowice, POLAND - NOV 14, 2015
Black, small tan. Aroma: lots of chocolate, coffee, soy sauce. Medium body, sweet. Again chocolate, caramel, some spices, alcohol.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ferris (13168) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 11, 2015
Bottle - Dark sweet Woody malts. Jet black brown with no head. Lots of burnt sugar, dark Woody notes. Tons of flavor, no booze and a long malty, smoky Woody finish.

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