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RATINGS: 203   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.6   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 162   ABV: 5.4%
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A dry stout with chocolate notes and hints of oak. A cross culture of three different yeasts during fermentation delivers a delightfully different body with a soft finish


3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
shrubber85 (7973) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - MAR 28, 2013
Draft. Roasted barley malt aroma. Brown-black with moderate head. Light toasted barley malt flavor. Solid.

3.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
fattybladdy (620) - Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA - MAR 24, 2013
On draft @ the brewpub. Listed on the big board at 4%. Pours an opaque dark brown with a frothy off-white head. Not too much of a scent, slight roasted coffee. Good amount of taste for the low alcohol content, coffee and chocolate, very dry. A very drinkable session stout.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
solidfunk (4493) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - JAN 18, 2013
Good stout. Aroma of nut, coffee and roast malt. Good lacing and head. Bitter aftertaste. Medium carbonation, medium palate and good consistency. Tap at brewpub.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
b3shine (5856) - Indiana, USA - DEC 21, 2012
Draft to taster at Bell’s. Looks good; black with foamy beige head that dissipates into lacing fairly quickly. Smells soapy and malty with a hint of smoke; an odd combo. Tastes better than it smells with some roastiness. Average on the palate with a dry finish. Alright, but not really my style.

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
ekoerper (590) - Iowa, USA - NOV 10, 2012
Light chocolate and roast notes in the aroma. Black pour, average retention and lacing. Flavor is mellow roast malts, chocolate, very drinkable. Low-medium body, medium carbonation.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Marheb (2307) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 25, 2012
UPDATED: FEB 26, 2012 À la pompe au pub: Classique irish stout avec une dose magnifié de torréfaction et un fini bien sec. Très belle créature.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
kevinsenn (1146) - Waterloo, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 21, 2012
On tap at Bell’s Eccentric Cafe. An all-round good stout. Roasty, black, and dry in the finish. Another good one, Bell’s.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
deyholla (7020) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - FEB 18, 2012
UPDATED: FEB 21, 2012 On tap at the brewpub. Pours blac with a dark brown head that dissipates very quickly and nearly completely. Aroma has a nice dark roasted malt note with a hint of roast and bitter chocolate. Flavor has some light chocolate upfront with backing dark grains and roasted malts with a dry finish.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
TheAlum (5950) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - FEB 15, 2012
Sampler pour on tap at the brewpub (Kalamazoo, MI). Pours a rich blackish darker pour, brownish glowing edges show healthy glow. A smallish frothy offwhite head dies to a ring, laces small. Aromas are gentle toast, roast, and cocoa. Some smoothed out sweetness, dry soda bread nose, touches of toast and roast grow. Not very sweet. Initial is typical Irish, a touch of thickness up front offering cocoa, roast, dry toast, and soda bread like dryness. Clean and fairly drinkable, with a touch of thickness as it’s giddy up. Middle shows touches of smokey roast, grains, and oatmeal. Some gentle smoked barley, touches of coffee, cocoa, roast. Really quite pleasant with a touch of body. Finish is cocoa, lingering smoke, roast, dryness. The smokey element really wins me over here. Quite nice.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
574deadzone (1094) - North Central, Indiana, USA - NOV 9, 2011
On tap at Bells. Lighter bodied with a pronounced roastiness. Not much sweetness. Thin but not watery. Bell’s knows what they’re doing with stouts, that’s for sure. A nice easy drinker and a good food pairing type of brew.


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