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RATINGS: 2278   WEIGHTED AVG: 4/5   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
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
humlelala (1233) - DENMARK - APR 15, 2016
(35 cl bottle from Mikkeller Bottleshop; Pkd on 27/01/16) Poured at fridge temperature into a Maisel & Friends footed tulip reveals a pitch black body with a two finger toffee head. Good retention and beautiful lace. Aroma is roasted malt with notes of toffee and coffee. Very smooth and pleasant. Oily texture, medium body, soft carbonation and a roasted, lingering finish. Flavour is well balanced with the roasted notes taking a dominant role and them being able to play the part without being too ascerbic or too bland. Drinkable, tasty, well-composed and well-balanced but in my view somewhat par for the course in this day and age - akin to a Samuel Smith Imperial Stout.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
JBPortland (1440) - Portland, Maine, USA - MAR 3, 2016
12oz bottle pours black brown with a finger of offwhite head. Nose and taste have nutty bitter chocolate, fruity coffee bean, hints of licorice and cream, dark crust, dark grain, light spice, medium mouthfeel, medium bitterness and mostly dry.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
mfhennig (271) - McHenry County, Illinois, USA - FEB 28, 2016
Pours black, beige head. Heavily roasted malt aroma. Flavor of chocolate and coffee. Really terrific low abv stout. Right up there with some of the imperials, but sessionable. Thanks Lorene!

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
eaglebones (95) - Michigan, USA - FEB 27, 2016
Bottle. Pours black with thin tan head. Aroma is roasted malt, dark chocolate, and hints of vanilla. Moderate carbonation. Strong dark chocolate and coffee flavors. Undertones of licorice. Nice overall.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
MrTipple (2871) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 23, 2016
Aroma: molasses, marmalade, dark fruits, liquorice. Appearance: black, small, creamy, beige head. Taste: light bitter. Palate: dark, toasted malts, dark fruits, ripe plums, alcohol, sweet, fresh fruit. Overall: nice Stout, great palate. Bottle from Rattle ’n’ Hum, Manhattan.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ryanscourt (1241) - Latrobe, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 21, 2016
HAving a little flight at home with sierra nevada stout and balast point american stout. All pretty good but a little bit diffrent. This one has a lot of roasty malt character with a great smooth creamy mouthfeel. Very good.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
HuskerTan (1427) - Kearney, Nebraska, USA - FEB 19, 2016
Bottle. A- Subtle licorice, subtle coffee, subtle cocoa, roasty. A- Black color, black liquid, brown head. T- Roasty, dry, black licorice, subtle coffee, bakers cocoa. P- Full body, average texture, average carbonation, roasty finish. O- This is one of those stouts that is just good plain and simple. No crazy flavors, not in your face, just a simple and tasty stout. While I do often prefer those crazy flavors and big stouts, I enjoyed this one a lot.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
rouhlas (2119) - GREECE - FEB 14, 2016
355 ml bottle at home. Black color with beige head. Roasted malty aroma, chocolate, licorice, coffee, caramel. Sweet and biter taste like aroma. Medium to full oily silky body with soft carbonation.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Douberd (4321) - Arnhem, NETHERLANDS - FEB 12, 2016
(Bells Kalamazoo Stout) Bottle 355 ml at home, served into a big snifter, ABV 6% Black coloured body, two full fingers of thick, brown head on top, with great retention. Aroma of milky chocolate, olive pit, light cocoa, more chocolate as it warms up. Taste of dark and milky chocolate, roasted malts, coffee, coal on the finish. Medium body, soft carbonation. Very good, quality beer, lots of flavour and not bad of a body for that ABV.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Foxbush (1706) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - FEB 12, 2016
12 oz Bottle from Growlers to Go The stout poured an inky black with a small tan head and some modest lacing. I think is was too cold. The aroma of roasted malts, chocolate, prunes and licorice are detected. Nice beginning. The medium body stout has a soft carbonation. The flavors are most enjoyable. More licorice, bitter chocolate and dried fruits. The stout finishes with some sweetness of chocolate with the coarseness of burnt malts.


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