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RATINGS: 620   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.73/5   EST. CALORIES: 354   ABV: 11.8%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
This velvety concoction excites your senses with bottomless roasted, earthy and vinous notes.

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2.7
SinH4 (6265) - Garching b. M�nchen, GERMANY - NOV 23, 2016
Bottle. Brown color with tan head. Aroma is boozy, molasses, spicy yeasts. Taste is boozy, some raisins and prunes, again a bit spicy yeasts. Medium carbonation. Not my kind of beer.

4.2
puboflyons (3498) - Allenstown, New Hampshire, USA - OCT 29, 2016
From the 12 fl. oz. bottle that was bottled on 06/29/16 with an expiration date of 06/29/18. It pours black as night with a modest tan head that fades. The aroma is quite bold with dark roast, black licorice, and some alcohol. Medium to full body. The alcohol burn takes over the taste which begins with a slight sweet dark roast character. Then there is an eruption of bitterness mingling with alcohol at the end.

3.7
johnnnniee (4408) - Bedford, New Hampshire, USA - OCT 9, 2016
Bottle from Bert’s Inky thick black with a stingy tan head. Roasty earthy with hints of caramel on the nose. Flavor follows the aroma but adds a bit of wet cardboard like oxidation. Decent beer.

4
Clarkdvm (531) - Florida, USA - SEP 4, 2016
Draft at ale & witch, st pete. Beautiful black pour. Lovely flavor. No complaints

3.6
joeneugs (6372) - Livermore, California, USA - AUG 12, 2016
Bottle. It pours black with a small brown head. The aroma has cherries, plum, dark bruit. Pretty fruity with light toast and spice. The flavor is ashy with some tobacco, black cherries and raisin bread. A little syrupy and alcoholic. Very rich and fruity which keeps the high alcohol from being too solvent-like. Low acidity and no acrid black malt character. Overall, pretty good.

3.9
nearbeer (5606) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - AUG 7, 2016
12 oz. bottled 03/16/16. Deep ebony body has a thin film of lasting bubbles, Nose is clove, soy, overripe apple, fig, red wine and a touch of tobacco. Flavors of dark bread, clove, semi-sweet chocolate, soy, sherry, vanilla, date, and apple. Long finish has some molasses and cream. Medium-heavy body has medium carbonation and a dessert slant, but never cloying. The 11.8% shows a bit more than I would like, but not overbearing.

3.8
ryecatcher (1467) - Bridgeport, Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 30, 2016
Bottle. Opaque stouty brownish-black pour, thick espresso colored foamy head, ridiculous retention. Nose is fruity, hint of Belgiany funk, roast, milk chocolate, coffee, raisins, brown sugar, plums. Mouth is full bodied, relatively sweet, oily, touch of smoke, dried fruit, tobacco, chocolate, balanced by an underlying bitterness. Definitely would be better on a cold winter evening but tastes pretty good in late July -- humidity and all.

4.5
thebeertourist (5188) - Oslo, NORWAY - JUL 29, 2016
Bottle from Cask, Pimlico. Pours completely black with a smallish light brown and creamy head. Vinous and fruity aroma, notes of marcipane and nuts. Good roasted caramel flavours with earthy notes. Seriously good.

4.5
nutjes (1243) - Zwevegem, BELGIUM - JUL 25, 2016
UPDATED: DEC 22, 2016 33cl-fles bij Billie?s Bier Kafétaria te Antwerpen U: zwart met kleine donkerbruine schuimkraag G: pure chocolade, koffie en geroosterde mout S: Geroosterde mout, chocolade en wat drop. Koffie- en moutbitter in de afdronk. Lekker.

3.6
Palme (4823) - Bergen, NORWAY - JUL 5, 2016
0.75l corked bottle brought home from Cask Pub & Kitchen. Oh, this is about as dark as they come. Like pouring fresh black oil in the glass and it has a big but quickly fizzing away dark chocolate colored head. It has a really nice woody vinous dark roasted aroma. Yeah, it definitely has some dark roasted tones this. Slightly salty as well. Nice. Lots of flavor! Been storing this in the cellar for close up to two years now, and I’m glad I did. It feels really round in the taste. It somehow doesn’t have the mouthfeel that I expect a beer of this caliber to have and it’s a tad higher on the bubbles than I prefer in my imp stouts. The flavors however are all delicious and really integrated. Dark chocolate, lots of roasted malts. Some woody bourbon tones. Slightly salty and licorice in the aftertaste. There’s also a fair amount of alcohol, the stingy warming kind in the finish and aftertaste. Yeah, nice. 25.07.2014


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