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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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Fredis23 (515) - Hickory Hills, Illinois, USA - NOV 27, 2014
Pitch Black Color, Huge Mocha Head. Long lasting Leaving Lots of Lacing. Roasted Barley and Chocolate Aroma. Roasted Barly, Chocolate Sweet, Coffee Bitter. Nicely Balanced. Not Too Sweet, Lasting Bitter Aftertaste. Nice. Recommended.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Alpha10 (394) - Ontario, CANADA - NOV 24, 2014
2014/11/24 - Pours a jet black colour with a frothy, tan head that slowly reduces. Aroma is toasted coffee, dark chocolate, lactose, smokey notes and a touch of vanilla. Taste is similar to nose; bitter cocoa, milk chocolate, caramel, mild vanilla, smokey notes and roasted coffee. Mouthfeel is medium and slick with smooth carbonation and a bitter/sweet finish. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
b79turner (239) - Birmingham, Alabama, USA - NOV 22, 2014
12oz bottle poured into a tulip glass. Black color with a small white head. Nose is smoky, roasted chocolates. Taste is similar, thin mouthfeel but still creamy and satisfying. This is a very well done stout, I can see why it’s so highly rated.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Fritz123 (1260) - Boca Raton, Florida, USA - NOV 18, 2014
Bottle from Chris in a trade. Thanks! Poured a black oil with a thick mocha head in my tulip at home. Head lasted and some nice lacing. The aroma was dark chocolate, cocoa nibs, vanilla, caramel, roasted malts, nuts. The taste is similar with the dark chocolate and caramel...then the vanilla, lactose, and roasted goodness on the backend. The texture is velvet and full bodied. Some oil. Very smooth and delicious.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Bricks (684) - Delaware, USA - NOV 15, 2014
Faint roasted smell... above average stout appearance. Roasted malt, faint chocolate on taste. Seems like a milk stout. Slightly bitter on aftertaste. Overrated

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
berntholer (1207) - Antwerp, BELGIUM - NOV 15, 2014
dense beige head leaves lacing and foamhead. coffee colour. aroma of leather, milk chocolate. taste caramel, leather, milk chocolate aftertaste moderate bitter from the roasted malts. quite dense mouthfeel, medium carbonation. very tasty given the low abv. bottle 12 fl oz / bd sep-2013

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Hareball (8) - - NOV 14, 2014 does not count
Quite tasty roasty. Don't get a ton of licorice, but a nice chocolate flavor from the malt. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Maxbier (573) - Maryland, USA - NOV 2, 2014
Opaque dark brown/black with thin brown head. Mil roasty cocoa aroma. Flavors of molasses, licorice, effervescent, raised malt. Not ultra complex, loads of flavor. Light licorice molasses finish. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
phikus (96) - syracuse, New York, USA - OCT 28, 2014
I passed on this for awhile because of brewers licorice. This imparts a very subtle flavor to the beer that does not equate with licorice. This is a well balanced stout with mostly chocolate and coffee nuances as with many other stouts. While I like roastiness in a stout this one seems to rely less on this quality but still is in stout territory as opposed to a porter.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
reetron (18) - Manitoba, CANADA - OCT 27, 2014
Fantastic beer. Thick, black, could use a tad more licorice if it is claimed as licorice beer.

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