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RATINGS: 2361   WEIGHTED AVG: 4/5   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
joeec5 (204) - bayonne, New Jersey, USA - APR 15, 2005
burnt aroma. pours pretty thick black. flavor is robust, creamy but not too thick.,good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
goldtwins (4320) - Nesconset, New York, USA - APR 14, 2005
Poured very very dark brown with a large tan head and nice lacing. A good amount of floaties as well. Roasted aroma of coffee and dark and milk chocolates. Flavor also consisted of coffee and bittersweet chocolate with some caramel. Light bitter finish. Medium body.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
biz82 (1327) - austin, Texas, USA - APR 14, 2005
UPDATED: APR 18, 2005 Almost black with a thin brown head. Aroma of chocolate, dark caramel, some leather, coffee. Big bodied and smooth with a slightly chalky and bitter finish. Burnt flavors with coffee, toffee and a bit of mint. Some smokeyness comes out as it warms. A sweet stout though? Nice

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jimmack (1223) - Nutley, New Jersey, USA - APR 11, 2005
12oz. bottle. Near black in color with a small tan head. Very faint roasted malt aroma. Flavor was much more intense than the aroma would lead you to believe. Lots of dark roasted malts, coffee and hops. Finish is nicely dry and bitter. Excellent.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
SuIIy (1983) - Burlington, Vermont, USA - APR 9, 2005
Pours dark with dark brown head. Smells of dark, rich chocolate, hints of coffee. Taste is superb. Great mix of chocolate and coffee with morsels of caramel.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
can8ianben (1489) - State College, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 7, 2005
Very dark beer. No light comes through this one when it gets held up. It has a deep tan head which leaves fairly quickly. Little aroma detected other than some light malt scent. The taste however is incredibly roasted. It is almost charred in character. There is a subtle sweetness but mostly what I taste is a deep dark malt. Friends noted that it reminded them of a dark coffee. Very drinkable, heavy but smooth. A great example of a good stout.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
brentfeesh (1208) - Mansfield, Ohio, USA - APR 2, 2005
Pours an opaque black/brown with red hints. The head was thin but chunky with an off brown color. The aroma had plenty of toasted and burn malts, some ash and sharp hints, as well as some root aromas. The body was very interesting in that it was creamy and fluffy as well as being lite and a bit watery, very odd combination. The flavors were big on toasted malt, and smores came to mind a few times (gram cracker, charcoal, and coco hints). Not a bad brew but nowhere near their expedition stout.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
StewardofGondor (1934) - Washington Heights - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 30, 2005
Great thick pour. Smells are wafting at me from a foot away. Aroma is heavy laden with molasses and oats. Also smells of burnt rubber with some cinnamon. This rating is somewhat of a tale of two temperatures. The first 4 oz. or so, I had the beer at about 35 degrees. It wasnít anything special at that temp, so I let it warm to about 50 degrees, and the difference was night and dayÖ Hence, I continueÖ Great, full body. Caramel coffee edge, semi-sweet chocolate and toffee. Hints at black licorice. Thereís a discernable dry bitterness left on the back 1/3 of the tongue. Itís slippery but dense, and prolongingly diffuses, making its presence known by peeling slowly off the palate. Solid stout. Not the second coming of Christ, but itís good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
MaiBockAddict (1497) - Good Beer Bar Deprived, New Jersey, USA - MAR 29, 2005
12 oz Bottle. Dark as night with a thick, creamy, tan head. Roasty coffee/dark chocolate aroma with a hint of hops and maybe a hint of butterscotch. Flavor is big and roasty with plenty of hop bitterness. The bitterness from the roast and hops lingers in hte mouth. Very thick and chewy. Very smooth as well. One of the better stouts out there, although to me it is more of an export stout than a sweet stout.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Yuhasz (23) - USA - MAR 25, 2005
A good stout, but too strong for me. Excellent aroma, smells like coffee and chocolate

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