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RATINGS: 2227   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.

BillHick420's rating

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 19/20
BillHick420 (450) - California, USA - OCT 6, 2012
Pours black with a tanned head. Nose of chocolate. Smooth, with chocolate and coffee and some caramel malts. Very balanced and enjoyable.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BRW (1673) - Barcelona, SPAIN - NOV 28, 2015
Bottle. Black colour with brown head. Chocolate, malt and roasted aroma. Sweet, chocolate, malt, caramel, vanilla, roasted taste. Medium to full body.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
tightslice (601) - Redwood City, California, USA - NOV 22, 2015
Bottle from K&L in Redwood City, CA. Aroma is roasted malts, burnt caramel, some dark chocolate, vanilla and maybe some cherries in there. Taste is more coffee and dark chocolate with a great balance of tang, smooth and bitter. A rock steady stout.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
tnkw01 (1540) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - NOV 21, 2015
Bottle. Very dark brown almost black. Medium head with a tan color. Aroma is toasted grains, burnt toast and coffee. Taste is strong coffee with hints of chocolate and caramel.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
andrewje41 (1763) - Kenmore, Washington, USA - NOV 19, 2015
12 oz bottle poured and split at a tasting. Thanks Tcon for sharing this one. From notes. Pours a muddy dark brown color with a thin patchy head. Thick body, but flavor on the moderate side, with coffee, caramel, and a hint of vanilla. Dry coffee finish. Very tasty for sure. Fun to try this. I’ve missed out on it for years.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Daesposi (12) - Wheaton, Illinois, USA - NOV 11, 2015
A basic stout.. Good but since rating and tasting all these different beers I have found better. So good as a staple. Not as a favorite. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
jksipa (616) - Newmarket, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 10, 2015
Pitch black pour with a one finger khaki head recedes slowly and clings to the glass. Nose is coffee, chocolate, licorice, molasses, hint of vanilla, floral hops, smoke and some dark fruit. Flavour is medium bitter coffee and chocolate with some earthy hops and some sweet molasses for balance and a smokiness that dds some interest. Full creamy body with soft carbonation. Thoroughly enjoyable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
dlovell2 (1373) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - NOV 5, 2015
Pours black with a mocha colored head. Aroma is roasted smokey malt with chocolate and licorice. Flavor is dark chocolate with roasted malt and smokiness. Finishes with a light licorice flavor and dark roasted malt.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
tderoeck (6904) - Gent, BELGIUM - NOV 5, 2015
28/IX/15 - 33cl bottle from De Hopduvel (Gent) @ the turd (di)mansion (home) - BB: n/a, bottled: XI/21/13 (2015-1435)

Clear dark brown beer, big creamy irregular beige head, pretty stable, adhesive, leaving a nice lacing in the glass. Aroma: dusty, sweet, dried fruits, coffee, malts, toast. MF: soft carbon, medium body. Taste: bit sourish, coffee, dark chocolate, bit malty, cocoa powder, pretty bitter. Aftertaste: very roasted, charcoal, bitter hops, some dried fruits, bit grassy, dark fruits. Nice one!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ARH (979) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 4, 2015
On tap, poured into a nonic glass. The aroma is a defined licorice and coffee blend with roasted grain and a light berry note. The beer is dark, nearly opaque, brown black hue with a tan, dense foam head that leaves a messy lace and has good retention. The taste is a smokey, medium sweet and medium light bitter. The creamy and smooth beer has a foamy carbonation and a medium full body with smokey notes of a fruit forward coffee with caramel notes, and a light licorice. The finish is smooth molasses with a stronger smokey and roasted grain / bread crust character, and chocolate notes leaving an aftertaste of strong espresso beans.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Idiosynkrasie (5335) - Bielefeld, GERMANY - NOV 2, 2015
355ml bottle. Darkest brwon, quasi black colour with average to huge, thick, creamy, almost fully lasting, moderately lacing, beige to tan head. Roasty, dark malty aroma, notes of dark chocolate, hints of liquorice, molasses, a touch of burnt caramel. Taste is moderately sweet dark malty, slightly roasty, notes of dark chocolate, caramel, molasses, some liquorice; smooth and soft, creamy palate. Rich and intense, thereby very drinkable, superbly balanced - could easily become an addictive drug if better available over here.

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