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Traditionally brewed using a blend of roasted barley, pale and caramel malts, Bare Knuckle Stout is balanced with robust hopping to provide a rich and flavorful stout, with a smooth and creamy head.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Leighton (10969) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 27, 2009
To sum this one up, Iíd call it something like Guinness Lite. Bare Knuckle has very similar attributes that make it akin to Guinness, such as a huge, frothy head, rich, dark color, burnt grain aroma and a taste of chocolate and coffee. The only difference is that I find all the attributes of Guinness simply more robust than this stout. Itís good and a little "easier" than Guinness.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 5/20
Travlr (11835) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - JUL 17, 2009
Not much of a stout. Very plain jane. Can see through it if you focus and concentrate, how can that be good? Not much aroma. Not much complexity. Sorry, pass.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Immy (1955) - Virginia Beach, USA - JUN 24, 2009
On tap at the Yard House, Waikiki - nitro pour. Murky dark brown, beige head. Almost no nose - a bit of chocolate. Interesting flavors - mostly milk chocolaty, bready, but finishes with a dry wood smoke. Empty finish. Coulda been better...

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
lumpsowers (287) - Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA - MAY 18, 2009
Black chocolate pour, big nitrous head, and lace, yum. Chocolatey beery aroma. Chocolatey woody smokiness, with a slightly dry winy finish. The lack of carb doesnít hurt this at all, amazing dry stout, chewy, sweet, and slightly bready. This is made by Anheuser-Busch? Well done?

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
jcr (2208) - Jasper, Indiana, USA - MAY 12, 2009
Draft. On nitro. Black body with creamy nitro-driven head. Aroma of burnt grain and husks. The slightest hint of chocolate. Not much else. The flavor is lightly sweet and finishes lighty acidic and lightly bitter. Thin body with a watery texture and lively nitroination in a soft nitro sort of way. A Guinness knock-off. There are some hops in the beer. Otherwise, bland.

   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 5/20
tokyogoat (1503) - San Diego, California, USA - MAY 7, 2009
I think they named this beer "Bare Knuckle" because youíll want to fist the dumb skank bartender that suggested you this beer. I had never heard of this before. And was dumb enough to pay for a pint. It was watery, flatter than your average nitro, and completely flavorless. It tastes like someone was walking their dog in the rain, got him, shaved their dog, and then rang out itís coat into a kettle. Iíve never had a beer so void of flavor. I hope I never see this beer on tap anywhere again or I might just try and punch a cervix.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
Avengedpoet (326) - Mesa, Arizona, USA - MAY 7, 2009
On tap at the Baerís Den. Pours like a Guinness - they even take the time to nitrogenate it. In spite of these efforts, it falls quite short. Aroma is completely absent except for a very faint Pilsener malt quality (what the hell? I think). Taste is of Pils malt and roast...much more like a screwed up Schwarzbier than a dry stout. Anheuser Busch must only take the time to buy one type of malt. Pils + Black malt only does not make a dry stout. Pretty bad, at least American Ale took a half swing at the style.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
sjolles85 (104) - Tampa, Florida, USA - MAR 26, 2009
It really tries to be decent, but fall way short.. looks promising on the pour but that about it. Overall weak in ever area.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
BeerFanDan17 (997) - Brunswick, Maine, USA - MAR 19, 2009
Stout? Really? You really canít macrobrew a stout and expect it to be good. Somewhat creamy, but overall lacking in every area.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
thejon375 (410) - Tampa, Florida, USA - MAR 4, 2009
Probably one of the worst stouts i have ever put in my mouth. Weak in flavor, almost like a watery body. Very unimpressive for a stout. Hey AB let the micros make the stouts and porters you stick to you mass produced lagers.

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