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RATINGS: 477   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


4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
williamherbert (1273) - Syracuse, New York, USA - JUL 28, 2009
Out of a 22 oz bottle...Pours a big, thick light brown head that is so creamy it looks like pudding. So dark brown that it is practically black. The smell is bitter chocolate oils. The alcohol is apparent in the aroma. Mocha bitterness and some sweetness. Some Kahlua-like oily chocolate, but without any hint of licorice. Bready and nutty. Bitter burnt mocha malt. Really dark. Leaves a really nice, nutty hazelnut aftertaste. Combination of burnt and nutty flavors. Chocolate and breakfast blend coffee. Wonderfully dry and bitter. The feel is dry but oily and slick. Thick and tremendous. It’s a heavy and really outstanding chocolate stout. Sweet, dry, bitter, nutty and everything in between. Excellent.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
slipy120 (81) - Michigan, USA - DEC 4, 2009
Very good beer. Bought from Siciliano’s Market in Standale. Poured dark with no head. The aroma was quite strong but not as strong as other stouts. Lots of chocolate overtones. Very tasty with an excellent finish. Top notch Arcadia.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BDR (2534) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - FEB 14, 2007
UPDATED: FEB 26, 2007 A nice cocoa aroma on this jet black beer. The body is the same but with a roasted characteristic to it. A big gulp revealed the molasses in one of the best stouts I’ve tried in a while.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
NJBeerman013 (1043) - Hamilton Twp., New Jersey, USA - AUG 11, 2007
Draft. This stout is intense. Pours a deep midnight black. The sweet maltiness is huge. There is no denying that this is a chocolate stout. It’s so insane, I don’t know how to best sum it up in words. I think this beer deserves further research. {insert evil laughter}

4.3
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Sonicdescent (384) - Donora, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 15, 2009
Really fantastic drink. More beer like than Choklat and heavier than Young’s DCS. Somewhere in a happy medium between the two in chocolate profile. Very tasty, aroma is tops. Really enjoyed this beer.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
rampmaster (642) - Alden, New York, USA - JUN 19, 2010
Presentation: It was poured from a brown 1pt 6oz bottle into a pint glass. There is no freshness date and the label lists the abv at 7%. Appearance: It has a very dark brown colored body with a lighter brown colored head on top. The head is thick and very slowly fades to thin cap which hangs on till the end and make for some slick lace on the glass. Smell: The aroma has loads of roasted dark malts that fills the nose with notes of dark chocolate and just hint of the hops. Taste/Palate: It has big roasted dark malt sweetness with notes of dark chocolate, creamy milk chocolate, dark caramel and molasses. Hop flavor comes out in the finish and adds some modest bitterness for balance. Its palate quite firm and has a smooth creamy texture with lively carbonation. Notes: This beer has a nice mingling of favor notes, firm palate and a very drinkable 7%abv. What is not to like?

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BigBen2120 (688) - Derry, New Hampshire, USA - AUG 17, 2009
12oz bottle from The Lighthouse in Manchester, Maine. Pours an opaque black body with a thin film of tan head. Smells nutty, somewhat chocolatey, maybe some banana? Tastes like chocolate for sure, sweet, some caramel malt, somewhat nutty, some vineous/raisin qualities. Chocolate dominates though. Super-smooth medium to full in body with ample carbonation. No alcohol apparent anywhere. A super-tasty, well-crafted American stout, one I have difficulty finding much wrong with. Very good. Definitely one I’ll be snagging again should I see it again.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bowlnman1990 (84) - Lansing, Michigan, USA - JUN 17, 2011
Bottle at home. Aroma: lots of chocolate, malty. Appearance: almost black, deep tan head. Taste: very chocolaty, slightly bitter, hint of molasses. Palate: thick, long chocolate finish. Overall: absolutely delicious, one of the more enjoyable stouts that I have tasted.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
jeeves500 (4) - - JUL 5, 2011 does not count
This is a limited seasonal exccelance. Thank you. if you see it get it taste apperance the molasses notes are great

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
fiercepanda (514) - Missouri, USA - AUG 26, 2011
A black beer with a very small tan head that quickly dissipates. The aroma is deliciously heavy on the chocolate with notes of raisin and molasses. The flavor has a good amount of alcohol, but the chocolate and roasted malt flavors outweigh it easily. A delicious beer that could stand alone as a dessert.


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