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RATINGS: 2150   WEIGHTED AVG: 4   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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This is a full-bodied stout with plenty of roast flavor as well as hints of molasses and chocolate. Ridiculous amounts of black and caramel malts make this stout smooth, creamy, and utterly opaque.


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
WillRunForBeer (1085) - Massachusetts, USA - MAR 18, 2015
12oz bottle, dated 05/06/13. Pours just about black with a beige head. Aroma is raisin, molasses, soy, licorice. Flavor is dark chocolate, raisin, molasses. Licorice bitterness in the finish. So much flavor at 6%. A great stout.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jmohno (1183) - Iowa, USA - MAR 13, 2015
Black, head, lace. Rich coffee chocolate roast aroma.Dark fruit. Same in taste, smooth rich, balanced. Poundable for a stout. Flawless great stout. In the middle of a (light) sweet /robust stout. Very nice.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 16/20
Thisis12ptfont (931) - Los Angeles, CA, California, USA - MAR 12, 2015
Light aromas dark malts, slight roast, slight coffee, toffee, coffee bean oils and chocolate. Appears black with a thin foam rim. Taste brings dark roast, dry earth, chocolate cocoa and coffee oils. Overall, for a stout, not too bad. Decent body.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
high_on_hops (727) - Burlingame, California, USA - MAR 9, 2015
Pours a solid black with a short brown head. The aroma is rich, with dark malt, toast, coffee, and dark chocolate. The flavor is rich malt and chocolate up front with a slight coffee middle and bitter, toasty finish over a heavy body. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jc1762 (133) - Tokyo, JAPAN - MAR 3, 2015
Poured from a bottle showing big black and opaque with a long lasting finger of fluffy coffee colored foam. The nose shows a lot of chocolate with notes of sweet licorice here and there. The palate is mostly dry but with a very perceivable lactose/licorice sweetness that takes out a lot of the bitterness also. The licorice doesn’t seem to appear until at the very end and even so, very subtly. Dark licorice also appears throughout the background. Lacks the weight of most stouts and drinks closer to a porter but an extremely easy to drink stout. Great for spring or fall drinking.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
culchiem (2788) - Berlin, GERMANY - MAR 3, 2015
Bottle from JSA. Black with a thin tan head. Aroma is coffee malt. Bitter roasted malt tempered by sweet golden syrup. Tangy dry roast finish. Easy drinking

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Niall73 (2102) - Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 2, 2015
Bottle at home while visiting Jacksonville. Pours dark brown/black. Lovely coffee choc aroma with light grass. Medium body, light carbonation. Dry bitter coffee and choc, a hint of milk choc sweetness, woody dryness... I like the dry bitterness. Tasty enough. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
bigfudge10 (1) - - FEB 19, 2015 does not count
Smooth and creamy with a load of deep flavors including chocolate, coffee, and a beautiful roasted malt backbone

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
hopwine (470) - brooklynzzzzz, New York, USA - FEB 14, 2015
Earthy, strong roast, dark chocolate, ash, nutty. Extremely dry and light bodied for abv.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
berkshirejohn (4897) - Bracknell, Berkshire, ENGLAND - JAN 27, 2015
12oz bottle from Wegmans, West Seneca, NY. An inky black pour with a tawny gleam, and an almost non-existent tan head; rich earthy aroma with traces of coffee grounds and licorice; a milky texture with a soft and bitter taste with lots of burnt malts and molasses; and a dry, satisfying finish with some lingering biscuit. A very moreish stout.


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