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RATINGS: 1026   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.6   EST. CALORIES: 189   ABV: 6.3%
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This big, roasty stout takes flavor to the extreme. We arenít afraid to use plenty of rich roasted barley and a mountain of hops to give this full-bodied stout that little extra something youíve been looking for in a beer.


4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
gerbewa (200) - - JAN 24, 2014
Has a six pack from Holmes. This is a good stout. Nice coffee and toasted malt aroma with similar taste. Good balance of malt and flavor. Just a good solid stout

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ModeEngage (143) - Lowell, Massachusetts, USA - JAN 31, 2014
http://imgur.com/CZuE1iN - Bottles. Pours opaque black with thin tan head. Smells of chocolate and roasted malt. Drinks smoothly with mild to moderate lingering hop bitterness. Medium bodied. Tastes of coffee, oak, and chocolate. Creamy mouthfeel.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
boozedude (1620) - Des Moines, Iowa, USA - FEB 15, 2014
bottle into glass... Pours black with brown head. Aromas of coffee, chocolate, some roasted malts...has a sweet chocolate fnish.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
hawthorne00 (2259) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - FEB 28, 2014
Bottle. Black with a cm of tan head. Aroma of roasted barley, chicory, chocolate. Silky texture, moderate carbonation. Quite rich mocha, heavy roasted barley, a bit weedy, firm bitterness that really shines through at the end. Solid.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
WVHouseofBeer (741) - Kissimmee, Florida, USA - FEB 18, 2014
Iím not drinking the best version of this brew but it is tasty nonetheless. Opaque body, non-existent head, but a good coffee and roasted malt flavor, albeit lightly carbonated. It was a year old but if I had it fresh I can imagine it being a good example of the style.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ThisWangsChung (747) - Leonardtown, Maryland, USA - MAR 1, 2014
12 oz bottle into a pint glass. A: Pours a very dark ruby color. The head is about one finger high, with a mocha shade. Retention is just acceptable, but thereís nice lacing left behind. S: Smells like a milk stout. That is, itís heavy in both lactose and chocolate notes, with some undertones of vanilla and coffee. There isnít as much roasted backing as Iíd like. All in all, this smells like it will be rock-solid. T: Okay, I didnít notice all these hops on the nose. While it opens with a touch of lactose sweetness, the finish is surprisingly hoppy. Not bitter, just clean and dry-feeling with a hint of pine flavor. Itís really simple, but pretty good otherwise. M: It starts off clean and dry like I said, with a sweet linger in the middle of the palate accumulating slightly. As such, itís not quite as drinkable as it could be. Both body and carbonation are about medium, maybe slightly erring to medium-high. O: Nice one here. Iíd love to try it a bit fresher so the hops will be more defined. Right now, however, itís solid but unexceptional. Iím on the fence about buying this one again.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 16/20
jahshuwuh (304) - USA - FEB 28, 2014
Fairly dark color with a small amount of khaki head that marbles on surface. Smells of chocolate, tobacco, roasted coffee, cocoa. Thin mouthfeel with a strong earthy tobacco flavors along with roasted coffee in the middle and ends with some chocolate cocoa sweetness. Lot of burned roasted flavors throughout as well. Cigarette ash like flavors come to mind and are a bit much. Wish it was thicker in the mouth, and the roasted ash flavors are a little too strong otherwise not a bad stout. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BOSSbrewer (1319) - Arkansas, USA - FEB 15, 2014
Pours opaque black with two fingers of tan head. Lots of roast and chocolate. Rich and creamy. Medium bodied. Very nice beer.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
levcool (18) - - JAN 25, 2014
Powerful roasted barley but very creamy and smooth. Excellent finish. Great for a cold day.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
superspak (2212) - Michigan, USA - FEB 14, 2014
12 ounce bottle into pint glass, bottled on 12/22/2012. Pours nearly pitch black color with a 1-2 finger dense tan head with good retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Light spotty soapy lacing clings down the glass. Aromas of dark chocolate, cocoa, roasted malt, coffee, toast, biscuit, light toffee, light nuttiness, herbal, and roasted earthiness. Very nice aromas with good balance and complexity of dark/roasted malt notes; with good strength. Taste of big dark chocolate, cocoa, roasted malt, coffee, toast, biscuit, light toffee, light char, herbal, and roasted earthiness. Moderate roasted bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of dark chocolate, cocoa, roast, coffee, toast, biscuit, light char, and roasted earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Damn nice balance, complexity, and robustness of dark/roasted malt flavors; with a good roast/sweetness balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and body; with a fairly creamy, smooth, and moderately dry/chalky mouthfeel that is good. Alcohol is very well hidden with minimal warming present after the finish. Overall this is a very nice stout. All around good balance and complexity of very roasty, dark, and bready malt flavors; and very smooth to drink. A very enjoyable offering.


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