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RATINGS: 39   MEAN: 3.59/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.47   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.


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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jcwattsrugger (11104) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - AUG 27, 2013
@RBSG Minni-12oz can-tight lt brown-black. A-roasty/some cocoa-dk malt/oats. T-roasty/some cocoa-dk malt/oats, 2nd earthy/pine hops. Almost chewy.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ratman197 (9951) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - MAY 27, 2014
Can poured a clear dark reddish brown with a lingering ring of tan foam. Aromas of smoke, roasted malt, coffee and light bakers cocoa. Palate was light bodied and crisp. Flavors of roastiness, smoke and light bakers cocoa with a crisp lingering roasty finish.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
BVery (6559) - Burnsville, Minnesota, USA - JUL 13, 2013
Tap at the brewpub. Very dark brown pour with a small tan head. Lots of roasty malts and some chocolate. Smooth and delicious!

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
arminjewell (6293) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JAN 21, 2014
Pour on tap at Town Hall tap, dark brownish black pour with off white lacing head, aroma brought notes of dark cocoa, roast, some caramel, grass, pine, hints of orange peel. Taste its a mix of dark chocolate, orange, pine into some spice, slight roast, coffee, finishing bitter, dry. Pretty nice.

3.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Braudog (5832) - Glenville, Pennsylvania, 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)

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
badgerben (4479) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - DEC 20, 2013
Can. Black color with a medium head. Aroma of chalk amd light pine. Dry chocolate flavor. Moderate roasted barley. Fairly bitter, but more malt astringcy than hop.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
theisti (3257) - Leawood, Kansas, USA - JUN 18, 2014
12 oz can purchased at France 44 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The pour is a slightly hazed brown copper black with a well formed 1 inch head. Nice retention on the head. The aroma is char roast along with a bit of vanilla. The taste is a pleasant blend of the char roast and soft sweet malt. Nut and pine come out as the beer warms. Simple, clean and nice. The palate is medium to light bodied with active soft carbonation and a char dry mineral finish. Tasty, glad I grabbed a six pack.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
auerbrau (3177) - Peace Dale, Rhode Island, USA - JUN 5, 2013
On tap at the Lake Avenue Cafe - Duluth, MN. Hoppy and warm aroma, with a bit of lime zest. For a stout, this is an okay Black IPA. Seems hoppy and light on the roasted barley. The sweetness level is a little high and the hops get pretty grassy. In the middle of the pack.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
asheft (2544) - 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.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
jmagnus87 (2438) - Rockford, Illinois, USA - SEP 26, 2013
Can at RBSG. From notes. Chocolate and coffee but a thinner than expected texture. Regardless, I really like this one.


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