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RATINGS: 102   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.48   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
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Our Winter Ale that is made with locally roasted organic fair trade beans. It has a noticable smell and taste of fine coffee that is brewed using a special process. For this brew we have teamed up with Larry’s Beans, Raleigh’s coffee experts!


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
thebsmitty (137) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - MAY 28, 2014
Bottle. Pours kinda thick black with medium head that hooks. Smell is huge coffee, vanilla, cocoa. Taste follows with big coffee notes, vanilla, dark chocolate. Mouthfeel is kinda thick. Tasty.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
carolinewils81 (9) - - MAR 14, 2014 does not count
Really liked the coffee flavor, not overpowering. Smooth and dark. Definitely has chocolate flavors.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BeerandBlues2 (9858) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - MAR 7, 2014
Bottle at home. Pours opaque black with a large, frothy light tan head, medium retention with light lacing. Aroma is coffee, chocolate malt, prunes and dates, light vanilla notes, earthy and herbal hops. Flavor is dark malt dominant, vanilla, dark fruits, light hops and medium hop/malt bitterness with a dry finish. Medium body and carbonation.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Scopey (7094) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 4, 2014
Bottle at Bruce’s Birthday batch @Craft Islington. Thanks to C-Dogg! It pours deep ruby-brown with a medium beige head. The nose is earthy, musty, coffee, dark chocolate and barnyard. The taste is coffee, toasty, earth, mild acidity, chocolate and light tang with a dry, roasty finish. Medium body and average carbonation. Fairly one-dimensional. OK, but I was hoping for more depth.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
madmitch76 (15342) - , Essex, ENGLAND - FEB 18, 2014
7th February 2014
Craft Islington. Brucie Boys Birthday Bash. Cheers to Mr Bois for this one. Almost opaque dark brown beer, good tan head. Palate is light and airy. Mellow dark malt, light tang and lactose. Touch of dark chocolate. Semi.dry finish. A bit dull but okay.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Theydon_Bois (9149) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - FEB 14, 2014
Bottle I brought along to Bruce’s Birthday Bash @ CBC N1, big thanks initially to Toby Kernel for passing this ’spare’ to me at the brewery, 07/02/14. Mid black with a good sized tan head. Nose is light roast, earthy, touch of cocoa powder, dark fruit pangs. Taste comprises dark toffee fudge, cocoa powder, faint coffee, dark fruit lick. Medium bodied, fine carbonation, drying close. Ok drinkable offering but lacks any depth for the ABV, also not much coming off in the way of coffee, perhaps a little old ?

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
maneliquor (3156) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - FEB 13, 2014
UPDATED: FEB 14, 2014 Bottle shared at Bruce’s birthday gig at CBC Islington. Cheers to Colin. Pours very dark brown with a creamy beige head. Nose is toasty biscuit, very milky chocolate and a touch of liquorice. Taste is nice and creamy milk chocolate, vanilla bean, sweet milk, touch soy-like - almost nutty sweetness. A very creamy drop. Solid, inoffensive stuff

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
zizzybalubba (1450) - Elizabeth City, North Carolina, USA - JAN 15, 2014
12 oz. bottle from Total Wine-Triangle, Raleigh, NC. Pours very dark brown with a frothy khaki head. Wonderful aroma of rich coffee and dark chocolate with hints of light smoke. The flavor provides a lot of coffee and roasted malt flavor. Rather light bodied for a beer of this heft and substance. Above average in terms of coffee stouts.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DoublEE (783) - South Euclid, Ohio, USA - AUG 19, 2013
Roast and dark chocolate, up front, with developing layers of caramel, vanilla and black bread; just before the swallow there is a hint of graininess that continues to develop, along with the coffee tones, in the aftertaste

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BOLTZ7555 (2823) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - MAR 2, 2013
Crazy the variation in ratings. Nothing about his was offensive, off, or unintended. Rich, creamy, dreamy (yes, I went there). All Starbucks, Ghirardelli, Godiva, and split-vanilla bean. Really impressed and surprised. Didn’t expect much from the bottle but got a really solid brew! Cheers!


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