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Purchased at: OakTree BuyRite, South Plainfield, NJ (Thanks, Jason and Matt)
Size: 12 fl oz
IBU: no frikkin idea
Estimated Calories:300 C
RateBeer Rating: 99
Aural: easy opening, little carbonation, dark, pretty pour
Aroma 10 out of 10
Malt Aroma: rye, pumpernickel, sugar, cinnamon toast, peanut, chocolate, coffee
Hops Aroma: moldy mud, marigold, tea, tar
Other Aroma: alcohol burn
Notes: A rich and deeply layered scent – if the taste is anything like the scent, I’m in for a ride.
Appearance 5 out of 5
Head Retention: wispy
Notes: A bold, deep black, sans light, plus wispy tan head. Beautiful.
Flavor 10 out of 10
Balance: amazingly balanced
Malt Flavor: wheat, barley, pumpernickel, chocolate syrup, whole wheat toast, peanuts, toffee, dark chocolate, espresso roast, dark coffee
Hops Flavor: dry dirt, cilantro, peppers, tar resin, lemon
Notes: The taste is unequaled in stouts. It has an acidic burn of alcohol, deep, dark rich chocolate, amber waves of grain, plums, apricots, ginger, soy, spinach. It’s amazing.
Palate 5 out of 5
Sensation: drying warming
Notes: Bitter depth of finish is one of the key reasons to find this beer again. It is murky with depth and history of flavors.
General Impression: 20 out of 20
Personal Taste: loved
Notes: Perhaps outshines even Mikkeller’s Beer Geek Breakfast.
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