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RATINGS: 44   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.5   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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Brewed to a smooth, chocolatey, semi-roasted ale that bridges the islands of porter and stout. And if you aren’t a fan of bridges, there’s always the canoe.


4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
MrChopin (3474) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - DEC 10, 2014
[ Can ][ 2oz ][ Tasting ][ ][ Champagne Flute ][ 12.07.14 ]
jet black, thin cream head, spotty large bubbled ring. Toasty nose, light oak and coconut, light olive. Richer flavor, anise hints early with chocolate, thick and creamy with tons of balance through rich, full end. Tons of foreign stout qualities, ultra dry.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
nimbleprop (5186) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - DEC 7, 2014
12oz can pours a murky, deep brown with some creamy, off white head. Nose is solid, nutty, mild bread, toast, mild chocolate, a little roast. Flavor is strong, malt, bread, yeasty, mild soap, crackery, brown sugar. Dry finish. Solid.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
solidfunk (4474) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - DEC 6, 2014
Pretty nice beer. Toasty and musky. Pours black with good head and lacing. Medium bitter finish. Some dark chocolate. Can.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Iphonephan (3629) - McLean, Virginia, USA - DEC 6, 2014
From a bottle at the DC Ratebeer event Dec. 6, 2014. Pours a clear cola brown with an ecru head. Aroma of toasted nuts. Flavors of leather and light licorice notes. Bitter roast finish.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
hopscotch (9490) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - NOV 21, 2014
Can... Pours clear and brown with flashes of copper and a small, creamy, beige head. Decent retention. The aroma is simply chocolaty and nutty. Medium-bodied with tingly carbonation. The flavor is fairly sweet, presenting a malty mingling of chocolate crème and toffee. Also, there is a very nice, deep roastiness here. Finishes toasty and bittersweet. Can courtesy of Bvery!

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
asheft (2549) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 7, 2014
On tap. Potent sweet coffee aroma with faint dark chocolate. Hazy brown-black under a persistent, beige blanket. Sweet coffee and toasty toffee flavour with a decent amount of bitterness to balance the sweet black and dark crystal malt character. Notes of licorice and hazelnuts. Medium body, moderate to medium carbonation, smooth, though slightly chalky.

3.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Braudog (5894) - Traveling the USA, Missouri, USA - SEP 2, 2014
Draft at the brewery. Yes, it’s black, with a thin tan top. It gives a java aroma. This drinks with a strong coffee flavor, but borders on the watery side. Nice bitter wake-me-up. (#5674, 8/29/2014)

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bluemooner (639) - East Bethel, Minnesota, USA - AUG 30, 2014
Pours black with a small tan head and some lacing. Aroma is roasted malt and chocolate. Flavor is chocolate, coffee, caramel, vanilla, and roasted malt with some bready notes. Medium body with little carbonation. Good, solid stout here.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
AWISLguy (1418) - Wisconsin, USA - AUG 28, 2014
Cam from Four Firkins. Pours black with a brown head leaving a lot of spots of lace. Aroma has dark chocolate, molasses, caramel and some roast. Taste is of sweet caramel, molasses, heavy roast and some bakers chocolate. Medium to full bodied with a touch of alcohol. Finishes more bitter than sweet on that bitter-sweet scale. A solid nice entre! 14.3

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Stine (1627) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - AUG 21, 2014
Rich charcoal black. Meat, smoke and French press bring the intoxicating, nostalgic campfire roast; the first aroma of my craft beer adventure. Gamey and dense, and fragrant with the warm nuttiness of the freshest light roast grounds.

Lightly oxidized coffee flavor with aluminum and iron, offset by graham sweetness and cocoa powder. Distantly vegetal and astringent with notes of green bell pepper, especially while cold. Warmth facilitates oily nut skin flavors and tannic pit fruit depth.

Medium palate, texturally loose but not thin, finishing with soft tannin and red wine acidity. Left behind is a long trail of sticky caramel and toffee. Fresh coffee grounds prevalent throughout, especially if not consumed cold.


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