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RATINGS: 48   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.53   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.


3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
hopscotch (9895) - 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!

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
solidfunk (4782) - 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.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
nimbleprop (5417) - 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 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Prufrockstar (1319) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JAN 2, 2015
Can at home, after a quick day trip to Portland that broke my HOTD streak and left Luke stranded while I unsuccessfully tried to escape from the clutches of OMSI and old friends of friends. That has absolutely no bearing on this beer, and is completely irrelevant, except that this is the first beer I opened after a trip to Portland where the only beer I had was an ESB with lunch. Expectations are unrealistically high for whatever beer fills the void. Anyway, speaking of voids, this black ale pours dark, opaque, near black, with lovely foamy tan head. Aroma of bittersweet chocolate, grains, nescafe, biscuit and caramel. Taste: pleasant roast and milk chocolate; cola; moderately sweet with a light roast, minimally bitter finish. Light body, average carbonation, texture is slick and a bit thin. Overall: this is a very pleasant, satisfying simple sweet stout.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
bnielsen13 (255) - Richfield, Minnesota, USA - JUL 29, 2013
Pours dark brown with a tan head. Aroma is coffee, malt, toffee,chocolate, roast. Flavor is coffee, chocolate, dark malts. Good beer.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
djroehler (290) - Minnesota, USA - DEC 15, 2013
Can. Pour is black, and deep red at the edges, with a mocha head. Aroma is coffee, roasted malt, chocolate, slight spice. Taste is coffee and chocolate, sweet roasted malt, slight spiciness.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Homer321 (2437) - Rock Ridge, Florida, USA - APR 24, 2014
can thanks to CLevar. Aroma of dark, rich chocolate and coffee. Behind that there is some cocoa powder and biscuit, bready character. Pours pitch black into a snifter with a light brown head that laces well. Taste is initially a little roasty, almost burnt, and dark bitter coffee. Flavor leans a lot more toward a stout than the nose would indicate. Fairly drying finish. overall a very nice stout.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ratman197 (10538) - 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.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
theisti (3377) - 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.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Stine (1642) - 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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