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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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
arkurzynski (1611) - Combined Locks, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 4, 2014
Black with tan head. Dry roast coffee with mild nuttiness and a surprising presence of piney hops. Flavor is powdery roast malt and mild black olive, fading further into a dry roast/fairly hoppy finish. Hopped above average across the board, but not a "hoppy stout."

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Bebum (358) - - MAY 4, 2014
Brown, foamy, persistent head. Attractive and complex nose. Medium body, simple and moderate in flavor intensity, good length, Sharp, bitter,ample but not excessive lactose-like sweetness. Roast flavor, not very malty or chocolaty, ash more than coffee flavor. Easy drinking but a bit too lean. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Mark_Eck (844) - - APR 24, 2014
Pours black. Aroma is roasted malts and chocolate. Taste is dark chocolate, coffee, and finishes with a mild bitterness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Habanero (2808) - Tranbjerg, DENMARK - APR 21, 2014
Pours deep brown with a small, lacing, tan head. Aroma of roasted malt, chocolate and licorice, Sweet flavor that ends up more dry and with bitter notes. Medium bodied, oily text. and soft carb. Very nice indeed.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
eRock_2013 (286) - South Carolina, USA - APR 20, 2014
Sampled both bottled and on draft, a nice super-roasty stout. Emphasis on roasted coffee and malty flavors. Aroma is not as strong as the flavor, which is hoppy, roasty, smokey, and all-around distinctive. Appearance is off-black, standard for the style. Finishes with a sweet cocoa and coffee flavor. Medium-bodied. I'm still undecided on how much I enjoy the stout style. Definitely full flavored as advertised.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
coachd (173) - Missouri, USA - APR 19, 2014
I was pleasantly surprised. Usually, I find Stouts with a relatively low ABV to be weak tasting and watery. This one was big, bold, hoppy, slightly bitter and malty. Lots of flavor, good palate, this one is changing my opinion that all good stouts are above 9% ABV. I should have known Avery would not let me down.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ansermadide (1526) - Kyle, Texas, USA - APR 16, 2014
Iím pleasantly surprised by this stout. Itís hard to be surprised, or impressed, by what seems to be a run-of-the-mill stout nowadays. Thereís nothing really special about it, and itís more or less a traditional American stout. What makes this shine so brightly is its overall perfectly balanced nature and how pleasant it is to drink. Itís jet-black in color with a light-medium brown colored head. The only sign of carbonation is thanks to the bubbles that appear unexpectedly at the surface of the beer, much like youíd imagine from a gurgling tar pit. Although it does settle down after a short while, the aroma still continues to offer some great signs of life, with a heavy, but sweetly, roasted malt nose that reminds me a little of charred wood or a dirty old barbecue pit. With as much roast as is in this, itís really not bitter on the nose at all, and the flavor is just as pleasant. Inhaling this as you drink really enhances the flavor. There is a nice, cozy sweetness that compliments the ale, but it doesnít dominate the flavor at all. The roasted characteristics are full and almost complex. Itís not just some plain old roast-forward stout. Itís well-planned, deep, and supple. The full body almost reminds me of what youíd expect from an oatmeal stout, and I almost begin to expect the same of the flavor, but a unique, distinctive spiciness begins to emanate from the beer that must be a result of the brewerís self-proclaimed heavy use of hops. Whatever the recipe, itís great. Something about the finish reminds me of crab or crawfish seasoning - and iíf Iím just completely off my palate with that then at least take those words as a suggestion to try the beer with bottom-crawling seafood. Regardless of the edible accompaniment, itís a great stout, full, awesomely flavored, and well balanced. Its roast character is simple, but complex, and yields no roast bitterness. The beer is thick, solid, and supple. I highly recommend this.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ALLOVATE (2487) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - MAR 25, 2014
At cellar temp. and into a snifter. All in it is an opaque, brown tinged black with a fine bead and topped off by a compact, tannish crown. Thickly, robust nose dominated by fresh baked, chocolate biscuit, tar and leather and rich molasses with just a little burnt lumber and roasted coffee bean. Quite bold, bitter, malty and thick on the palate. Much drier than expected with a heavily roasted malt back-drop. Big coffee and mocha notes with a woody, burnt malt bitterness and extra long finish. A touch of molasses roughness late. Smooth, silky, almost chalky mouthfeel. Well rounded, whoo! A charming beer. So much flavour and aroma, nicely balanced and very well made. Havenít had a stout this good in a long time. Quaffable stuff!! (12fl.Oz, no date stamp, Cellarbrations Carlisle)

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
jbruner (2560) - Athens, Georgia, USA - MAR 15, 2014
Pours a translucent brownish black from the bottle with dissipating tan head. Aroma of chocolate and slight roast, hint of wet paper. Taste follows, slightly bitter dark chocolate notes on the tail end. Smooth and easy to drink for a stout, not bad but nothing special.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
maekchu (2356) - Hirakata, JAPAN - MAR 15, 2014
Bottle from Village Wine and Spirits. Serious choco roasty malt, some coffee maybe. Black, rocky tan head. Medium chocolate, roast malt, light hopping. Thin-medium body. Tasty, but a bit thin and one dimensional.

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