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RATINGS: 58   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.59/5   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.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
arminjewell (9142) - East Lansing, Michigan, 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.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
redbeard3 (107) - - FEB 1, 2014
Poured from a can into english pint glass. Medium tan head. Aroma is chocolate, coffee and hints of pine and grass. I really like this beer even though it is a bit thinner than most stouts.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
Nsanders (884) - St Paul, Minnesota, USA - MAY 23, 2014
Tap at Happy Gnome. Reddish black with no head or lacing. Smoked malts, coffee, black tea, and dried leaves. Taste is mostly dry with a smokiness that lingers. Watery feel with light carbonation.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
hopscotch (10426) - 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 (6479) - 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 (6648) - 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 (1696) - 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.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
DW78715816 (119) - Kansas, USA - AUG 25, 2015
Enjoyed on the deck of a fish house overlooking the harbor at Grand Marais. Dark and malty with nice hop bitterness. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
piscator34 (2198) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - DEC 6, 2015
Can. Jet black in colour with moderate carbonation. Aromas are of chocolate syrup, roasted barley, and a bit of coffee. An interesting contrast of heavy ash-like roast and a thicker than expected body. Chocolate and heavy roast elements persist, along with a subtle hint of red grape. Aggressively roasted, but still balanced.

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.


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