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RATINGS: 1044   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.6   EST. CALORIES: 189   ABV: 6.3%
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This big, roasty stout takes flavor to the extreme. We aren’t afraid to use plenty of rich roasted barley and a mountain of hops to give this full-bodied stout that little extra something you’ve been looking for in a beer.


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4.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Malty_MacHops (640) - Eastanollee, Georgia, USA - DEC 21, 2012
I really enjoyed this stout. Great with a smoked turkey sandwich on pumpernickel. Roast and coffee aromas dominate with touches of chocolate in the back. Deep black with a tan head, slightly syrupy. Roast espresso and chocolate bitter with a touch of hop bite and just enough residual malt sweetness. Medium full bodied with a bitter dry finish.


3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Jabic (427) - Brigantine, New Jersey, USA - SEP 15, 2014
Ar: Roast, slight coffee, caramel - molasses. Ap: Black and opaque - small tan head with low retention, leaves a thin ring of foam and a spotty pattern on top. T: Roasted malt and caramel - clean alcohol warmth - coffee and brown sugar - coffee, toffee - some vanilla and oak notes - bitterness is medium and clean. P: Medium body with high carbonation - finish is dry. O: Nice stout - a good mix of dark malt and roasted caramel flavors with the right amount of backing sweetness and bitterness.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
kdm1984 (663) - Missouri, USA - SEP 13, 2014
Smell of pitch black coffee, chocolate, and vanilla. Good-sized head, nice retention, great lacing. Pitch black color. Tastes dark and rich, very minimal sugar, nice bitterness, char-roast. Medium bodied; doesn’t over-power, but better to slowly savor than session. Nice follow-up to sesame kale in olive oil, before a smoked ham, lettuce, and tomato toasted sandwich.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
vtafro (3424) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - AUG 8, 2014
(Backlog) Draft at avery event at blind tiger. Dark brown pour with tan head. Roasted and light cocoa flavors. Bland aromas, roasted and malt tones.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
RobertDale (3455) - Lansing, Kansas, USA - AUG 6, 2014
On tap at the brewery. Comes almost black with a decent tan head. Aroma of malt, chocolate, and coffee. Taste is roasted malt, dark chocolate, coffee, and some hops. Very nice.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
S_Side_Smitty (457) - Lakeland, Florida, USA - JUL 14, 2014
Pours black with a small tan head. Aroma is chocolate, dried dark fruits and molasses. Taste is heavy roasted malts, leather and tobacco up front - somewhat different than the aroma. There’s a hoppy bitterness that really kicks in for the mid and the long finish. This one covers everything and is one of the better stouts I’ve had. It’s almost like a stout blended with a black IPA.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
drpimento (2224) - La Crosse, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 11, 2014
I did open and pour this little on the warm side. Appearance is quite nice with a very long-lasting head and lots of fine lace. Aroma is Malt & toasted barley. This is kind of an odd one as the flavor is fairly bland for this stout and with a little medicinal character. Body is good. Like to try this one again a little colder. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Lemke10 (784) - Waukesha, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 24, 2014
This pours a dark brown/black color with a decent, foamy head. The aroma is filled with cocoa, coffee, and toasted malts. The flavor is well-balanced and smooth. It’s a stout that isn’t too heavy or too light. Smooth malts and cocoa are very evident. This finishes a with a bit of chalky, malt after taste.

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Darkmagus82 (1234) - - JUN 20, 2014
Trasfer from BA review from 6-19-12 - Served on tap in a 10 oz chalice glass Appearance – Pours a black color with thin brown head. The head faded fast leaving almost no lacing. Smell – The smell is a wonderful mix of dark chocolate, coffee and roasted malt. Mixed with these aromas are lighter aromas of some hops as well as a light toasted nut aroma. Taste – The taste begins with some of the chocolate detected in the nose. This is mixed with a roasted malt flavor. Together these two, with a light sweet flavor create the initial taste of roasty milk chocolate. As the taste advances however, the sweetness and some of the chocolate flavor begin to fade as tastes of espresso come to the tongue. The bitterness increases at the expense of the chocolate flavor as the taste moves to the end eventually finishing, when combined with a light nutty and more earthy hop flavor, to leave a roasted bitter flavor on the tongue. Mouthfeel – The beer is just a little bit above average thickness with the carbonation level being just below average. The lower carbonation is very fitting as it is a beer that is made to coat the tongue. The body however could use a slight boost in chewiness to really accentuate the roasted flavors. Overall – This is a pretty good stout. It has a very nice flavor profile as well as a very nice aroma. Only thing holding it back is the lack of an lacing (which really can be pardoned) as well as the somewhat too thin of a body. Overall though it is quite nice.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
kerenmk (2371) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - JUN 17, 2014
Bottle sample at a tasting at the Beer & Beyond shop. Thanks Tom L. Black with bubbly tan head. Cow dung that quickly changes to roasty aroma, then evolves to sunflower seeds saltiness and grain. Salty, grainy, rich taste. Smooth, very roasty finish and medium-bodied.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
stoutchap (416) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 15, 2014
A nice solid stout. Dark cola pour with a bit of a rocky off white brownish head. Nice roasted coffee notes in the nose and on the tongue. Full roasted malt flavor profile with a bit of hops lingering at the end. Quite nice.


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