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Airdale Dark & Stormy

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RATINGS: 31   MEAN: 3.49/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.36   SEASONAL: Winter   IBU: 50   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
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Airdale Dark & Stormy, is a specialty beer made in the Imperial Stout style. Dark & Stormy packs a 10% ABV punch, but don’t let that scare you! This beer starts with a pleasant aroma of coffee and cocoa. A gourmet flavor of bittersweet chocolate surrounds the tastebuds and melds with the full-bodied beer to make this sensation last and last. Not too dry, not too sweet, Dark & Stormy blends the two into a wonderful semi-sweet taste. The high alcohol imparts a comfortable warming feel, but is perfectly balanced with the flavors and aromas. A nice coffee bitterness lingers on the finish, enticing you to take another sip.
ABV varies between 9.5% and 10%.


dnstone's rating

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
dnstone (2127) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - OCT 9, 2011
Cocoa aroma. Black in color with tan head. Cocoa-chocolatey, not my favorite chocolate tones.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
AmEricanbrew (5616) - Same Trailer, Different Park, Louisiana, USA - JUN 29, 2012
Black color with lingering tan sheen. Milk chocolate, deep roast, dark fruit aromas. medium body. Semi sweet chocolate, dark fruit, dark roast malt flavors. Nicely bitter finish--good

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BMan1113VR (7820) - Los Angeles, California, USA - DEC 20, 2011
On tap. Pours with a black body and a tan head that lasts for a bit. Aromas of roast, vanilla, light esters, coffee and dusty cocoa nibs. Flavors are sweet, chocolate, licorice and a lot of dark fruit. Creamy and a bit warming. Medium bubbles, full bodied. Lingering dark fruit esters. Good.

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
chris2431 (241) - Oregon, USA - DEC 11, 2011
UPDATED: DEC 13, 2011 tap, chocolate, coffee, roasty, black, tan foam, light sweetness, medium bitterness, average carbonation,

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Gription79 (2228) - Bountiful, Utah, USA - OCT 30, 2011
12 oz bottle
A: chocolate, burnt sugar, spicy, raisin/plum
T: chocolate, raisin/plum, caramel, roasted grains
This is a big beer with a lot of malty notes. A bit on the sweet side, but not bad.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
SDalkoholic (2124) - Linda Vista, California, USA - SEP 5, 2011
On tap at the Canyon Club: Such a surprise to find this beer on tap at such a random tiny bar especially since it’s in San Diego. Anyways, poured a dark black liquid and was topped with a thin half inch of foamed head. It was too hard for me to pick up on the aroma since this place has a kitchen and people smoke cigarettes in the door way so I will have to guess with a 7. The flavor is dominated with dark roasted malts that give off a syrupy taste in conjunction with a warm presence of alcohol. I only drank 2 pints of this before I began waving the white flag. Good stuff and this definitely needs to go into bottle production.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
SamGamgee (2452) - down the whirlpool, California, USA - AUG 15, 2011
Draught at Brewfest Encinitas. Very dark brown with almost no head. Sweet fruity chocolate aroma. Sweet and fruity flavor with light hops and not a lot of darker malt flavor. Full bodied and lower in carbonation. Just a little bland and sweet on the whole with out a lot going on. Not my kind of stout.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Dixonian (1562) - Plano, Texas, USA - AUG 3, 2011
On tap @ Goat Hill Tavern. Black brew with a decent amount of tan head. Lots of roasted malt aroma with some chocolate and coffee. Flavor is sweeter than I would have liked with more dark chocolate and roasted malt.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
nbutler11 (1267) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - JAN 19, 2011
Tap at Ritual Tavern, San Diego. Rich and chocolatey with hi carbonation, sort of like an Italian chocolate soda. Better fit for pairing with dessert than drinking alone.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Travlr (9999) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - JAN 17, 2011
Tap at Ritual Tavern, San Diego. Rich and chocolatey with hi carbonation, sort of like an Italian chocolate soda.


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