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RATINGS: 469   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.33   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
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OG 1070, 39 IBU, 7.0% ABV Malts: Pale Ale, Munich, Simpson Chocolate, Weyerman Chocolate, Crisp Chocolate, Flaked Barley. Hops: English Progress, Liberty, Summit


3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
superspak (2215) - Michigan, USA - DEC 13, 2013
12 ounce bottle into tulip glass, bottled on 10/26/2013. Pours fairly pitch black color with a 1 finger dense khaki head with good retention, that reduces to a thin cap that lingers. Light spotty soapy lacing clings on the glass. Aromas of chocolate, cocoa, roasted malt, toast, biscuit, molasses, raisin, light coffee, light anise, light cream, herbal, and roasted earthiness. Ok aromas with solid balance and complexity of dark/roasted malt and cocoa/molasses notes; with decent strength. Taste of chocolate, cocoa, roasted malt, toast, biscuit, molasses, raisin, light coffee, light cream, light anise, herbal, and toasted earthiness. Lingering notes of chocolate, cocoa, molasses, roasted malt, toast, biscuit, raisin, light anise, herbal, and toasted earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Good balance and complexity of bready/roasted malt and cocoa/molasses flavors; with good robustness and no cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and body; with a moderately creamy and smooth mouthfeel that is good. Alcohol is well hidden with only a slight warming present after the finish. Overall this is a solid stout. Solid robustness and complexity of dark/bready malt and cocoa/molasses flavors; and very smooth to drink. A fairly enjoyable offering.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
wlajwl (3568) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - DEC 12, 2013
Aroma is dry dark malts, light chocolate and a hint of funk/fruit. The flavor is dry malts, chocolate, dark fruit and a slightly funky and acidic finish.

2.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
darb85 (38) - Canton, Michigan, USA - DEC 8, 2013
UPDATED: DEC 14, 2013 Weird. Just weird. Something is off with it and i just can?t place it. Couldn?t finish it.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
chucklemation (322) - Pontiac, Michigan, USA - NOV 22, 2013
Dark brown stout. Has a taste that’s a mix of some coffee and some chocolate with a light bitter finish. It’s a little too rich on the molasses.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
kaser (2121) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 17, 2013
Black pour from bottle. Lacy head. Carbonation taste. Rich. Nutty backbone. Like a strong White Russian. Good

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
rumproasts (2596) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - NOV 2, 2013
bottle. very deep brown with small head. lots of chocolate and roasted malt. a bit on the boozy side.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
tectactoe (1190) - Michigan, USA - OCT 21, 2013
Bottle: super dark brown pour, black as it sits in the glass; creamy tan head that slowly settles to a thin collar. Aroma is creamy cocoa notes, sweet molasses, a touch of vanilla, & I even get a mild chile spice, though there are no chilies in this beer. Taste is kind of thin, but full of some sweet condensed milk, bittersweet chocolates, a hint of coffee & roast, and again, some back-end spice that reminds me of very faint chilies. Good beer, though it can wear the palate quickly.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
conway (1131) - - SEP 27, 2013
Bottle. Black with a light tan head. Aroma is chocolate and a little lactic acid. Taste is dark chocolate, roasted malt and some hop bitterness. Palate is slightly on the thin side with moderate carbonation. A little less sweet than I was expecting given the description.

2.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
rondphoto (1551) - Lakeside Park, Kentucky, USA - SEP 22, 2013
Opaque black with a short-lived brown head, tiny dots of lace. Taste is a mess - roasted malt, bitter chocolate, dark dried fruit, hop bitters, each fighting for prominence. Only 7% abv, but seems higher. I expected a brew resembling a milk stout, but this is a sticky conglomeration that doesn’t work on any level.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
chinchill (1389) - South Carolina, USA - SEP 14, 2013
Poured from a 12oz. bottle, dated 20 Dec. 2012, into a snifter. Deep, dark brown coming out of the bottle, but black in the glass. A decent sized head forms but is mostly gone before the first sip. Nice coating on the glass with each tip. S: Too weak and subtle for style, and a bit metaliic. Hints of milk chocolate, roasted malts, hops and a touch of dark fruit. Taste: Hop level of an Ameican stout but the roasted malt component is too weak. Alcohol too obvious; These form a messy conglomerate with the cocoa. Even the after-taste doesn’t gel. Feel: Smooth and near creamy; full body, medium-low carbonation, slightly sticky finish. O: Disappointing. ABV seems much higher, say 10%, it lacks balance, and roasted malts lack prominence,


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