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RATINGS: 1085   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.6/5   EST. CALORIES: 189   ABV: 6.3%
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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jimhilt (2490) - Bow, New Hampshire, USA - SEP 11, 2004
Pours with a one-finger brown head that fades slowly and leaves a good lace. Totally black color. Medium carbonation and heavy bodied. Nose is roasted coffer/chocolate. Starts with a chocolate/coffee flavor and finishes with a nice malt/hop balance. Itís an Irish dry stout but it is not as dry as a Guinness. $1.65 for a 12 oz bottle; found at Vintage Cellar, Blacksburg, VA

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
beerslayer (753) - New Jersey, USA - SEP 10, 2004
This is a ok Dry Stout. roasted malt, bitter, and coffee bean flavors. Finishes dry chewy, and bitter sweet.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
goldtwins (4320) - Nesconset, New York, USA - SEP 8, 2004
Head was sparce. Poured very dark and appeared to be clear. Body was thin, light, and weak. Flavor was bitter with light malt and a matching aroma.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jzzbassman (1525) - Arlington, Texas, USA - SEP 7, 2004
I really thought this could have had more roasted flavor. There was an unpleasant licorice/ alcohol flavor at the end that brought this down a little. A little thin bodied, but not too bad.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
skaughty (652) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - SEP 3, 2004
Definitely in the dry stout category. Lacks the creaminess of its Irish cousin. Big is not a word Iíd use to describe it. The flavor was a little thin, but was suprisingly complex (bitter, roasted, woody).

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
turbo (1271) - Arizona, USA - SEP 1, 2004
bottle poured black baby!! with a nice thick chocolte head!. Great roasty chocolate head with awsome lacing! Deep Roasted malt flavor with a nice bitter woody palate. This was great ! no doubt about it/

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
00cobraR (1103) - Greensboro, North Carolina, USA - AUG 31, 2004
WOW. When this brew warmed up a bit, it was wonderful. Pours opaque with a nice tan head. The flavor had a super coffee flavor with a nice bitter finish. Again this is a wonderful brew.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ross (2128) - weddington, North Carolina, USA - AUG 31, 2004
a damn fine stout, pours out very dark. taste is bitter and coffee like at first (when it was too cold) but it turned into a more mellow very smooth and rich stout as it warmed up. a damn fine beer, and these guys just make nothing but good beers anyway. i want to see a top 50 avery damnit.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
aracauna (3318) - Georgia, USA - JUL 27, 2004
Nice black body with mahogany around the edges. The head is dense and sticky and the a nice milky tan color. Good staying power and lacing. BEAUTIFUL aroma. Very strong coffee malt rises up above everything. Just gorgeous smell. The flavor falls flat after that aroma. Itís nice a roasty, but a lot thinner than I was expecting. I was expecting a rich, full-flavored stout, but what I get is pretty typical of a better-than-Guinness dry stout flavor.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
worldleadr (56) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - JUL 19, 2004
The aroma is good overall, but has a hint of burntness, or something otherwise unappetizing. SIt tastes slightly burnt, too, in its bitter sharpness. The aftertaste fades steadily, but resurges a few times. Good, hearty stuff.

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