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RATINGS: 2051   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.01   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.


3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Motobashi (62) - Windsor, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 24, 2014
Dark black pour with a thin, dark tan head that receded quickly. Strong chocolate notes with a hint of licorice. Slightly oily texture. Light bitterness in the middle and somewhat stronger at the finish. Overall, very enjoyable.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ajnepple (1672) - Clear Creek, Colorado, USA - MAR 23, 2014
12 oz bottle from Hy-Vee Muscatine. Black appearance with a brown head. Aroma of roasted malts, bitter chocolate, coffee and ash tray. Similar flavor, roasty, malty, bittersweet, cocoa, espresso notes. Pretty full body, good overall, but too much ash for me. FUCK.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
hockeybeerguy (909) - Juneau, Alaska, USA - MAR 22, 2014
Reviewed from notes. Rcvd in trade. The appearance was a dark black body with a light brown one finger head that concaves to a lumpy film and leaving some thick foamy lacing clinging to the sides of the glass. The smell had a dry roasty coffee, slight licorice, perhaps a bit of bourbon and chocolate. The taste was slightly sweet and somewhat bitter - balanced very well between the previously mentioned flavors, dry sweet aftertaste and finish. The palate was about a medium, sessionable, adequately carbonated. Overall, I would say very good for the style and am really liking the licorice that comes out.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
mrmartin (655) - New York, New York, USA - MAR 20, 2014
Black pour with no head. Almost no nose. Thin/watery body. Fruity notes with cocoa. molasses Semidry finish

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
trapped (603) - TURKEY - MAR 18, 2014
Drought. Inky black with chocolate colored creamy head, coffee aroma, coffee-alcohol taste. Medium carbonation, longish bitter finish with strong alcohol aftetaste. It is in fact strange with not such a high alcohol content to taste so much alcohol. I liked the brew but it really did not meet my expectations.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
maekchu (1762) - Hirakata, JAPAN - MAR 15, 2014
Bottle from Village Wine and Spirits. Deep dark chocolate, licorice, mocha aromas. Black, creamy tan head, with great lacing. Chocolate, tar, tobacco juice, deep hopping (a bit rough on the tongue in mid and finish). Smooth and so creamy (any oats in this?). A great little stout, one that punches well above its weight.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Cantabrian (762) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - MAR 14, 2014
Does the label change? The guy on my bottle is a different one from this picture. This is one of those perfect beers. Looks like a good quart of freshly-brewed coffee. Aromas of chocolates and plums. Flavours are chocolate, roasted malts, figs (the green ones, in brine). Very creamy, velvety on the palate. Terribly subtle and well-balanced. I could drink more of this.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mstrcrwly (172) - New York, USA - MAR 9, 2014
12 oz bottle poured into snifter..Opaque pour with thin tan head..aroma of caramel, licorice, roasted malts..taste matches aroma, but not as sweet as I thought, with the licorice..and little more carbonated than I expected..but very good overall..would definitely buy again.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
stoutnick (385) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - MAR 9, 2014
Black with light tan foam. Nice aroma - malt and molasses. Taste is the same but surprising light. Sweet finish which lingers. Very mild roast. As it warms sweetness gains a nice richness. Good beer but continues to demonstrate my limited love for straight up stouts and porters.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
Hopswagger (188) - South Carolina, USA - MAR 7, 2014
P: Pitch black abyss that shows no signs of light. Capped with a bubbly dark chocolate milk froth. Thick sticky lacing. S: Chocolate syrup, biscotti, praline, brown sugar, prunes, melted chocolate ice cream, cinnamon and roasted dark grains. T/M: Bitter dark chocolate, with hints of black licorice swimming around. Ground spices, tree bark, earthiness that reminds me of moss, cracked black pepper, spicy sting of what seems like chilies hits the tongue toward the end of the swallow. Finishes with an effervescent tingle and lasting medicinal notes. Alcohol is very subtle and is heard to seek out. O: A smooth easy drinking stout that has sweetness and lots of earthy bitter notes to round out the taste. I was worried at first because I’m not a fan of licorice forward beers but it works well with this beer and compliments nicely. A great stout to stock up on. Serving type: bottle


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