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Big Al Dark Roast

Big Al Dark Roast
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Formerly brewed at Big Al Brewing
Style: Foreign Stout
Seattle, Washington USA


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RATINGS: 7   MEAN: 3.57/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.19/5   SEASONAL: Special   ABV: -
A specialty stout fermented with belgian yeast creating an interesting blend of dark roasted malts, espresso, fruit and spice flavors. This is the dark beer light beer drinkers are afraid of!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
SuzyGreenberg (1603) - Seattle, Washington, USA - OCT 15, 2009
draft @ brewery - jet black with thin tan head; roasty, super smooth and some tropical fruit; chocolate, yeasty spice and very sweet on the nose; very nice brew

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
BillKismet (3780) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAR 31, 2009
Pitch black with suitable brown, creamed, lather top. Deep, dirty coffee grain roastiness, indicative of a foreign export style stout. Flavor is only mildly roasty and fairly hopped, with some citrusy notes present. Bitter hop and roast finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Bradrcr (806) - Renton, Washington, USA - MAR 29, 2009
3/28/09 on tap at the brewery. Aroma is creamy roast with no hop character. Appearance is very dark brown with a well maintained tan head. Flavor is heavy toast forward, slightly sour, with a moderate buttering. Mouthfeel is full bodied, creamy, with an acrid malt texture. Overall, a touch harsh, but great for rich malt fans.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
AmEricanbrew (6656) - Same Trailer, Different Park, Louisiana, USA - FEB 26, 2009
Draft. Black with a tan head. Good blackened malt and coffee aromas. Smooth, rich body. Good coffee and sweet mocha flavors with some dry blackened malts. A good session stout.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BuckeyeBoy (5640) - Boise, Idaho, USA - JAN 5, 2009
On Nitro Tap At Big Al Brewery West Seattle Pours out a dark brown topped with a small tan head. A tasty aroma of roast malt and coffee. Tast was of sweet pit fruit and coffee. The dark roast malts make this one.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
riversideAK (6078) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - DEC 18, 2008
Roast, coffee, some tart dark fruits and burnt malts. Black as night pour. Roasted malts initially. Some tartness, dark fruits. Long roasted malt finish. Medium carbonation.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
after4ever (7481) - Brier, Washington, USA - NOV 17, 2008
Draft at the WABL 3rd anniversary party. Jet black. Dense creamy tan head that falls quickly away. Humongous coffee nose. Nice medium creamy body. Chocolate and coffee mid-palate. Long coffee finish.

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