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RATINGS: 527   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.45   IBU: 20   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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A richly textured and roasty stout with a boost of bitter and charismatic flavor from the addition of fine dutch cocoa in the mash.
Current advertising is 5% ABV


3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
arn8897 (11) - Trenton, Ohio, USA - OCT 21, 2014
Pours a deep rich dark brown. Nice dark tan head with long lasting retention. Smells of chocolate and a hint of coffee and wheat. However thin on the palate and tastes a little weak suprisingly.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
slowrunner77 (5944) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 18, 2014
"i would not call it "richly textures" or "charismatic", as Bison claims. This beer was a bit of a thin-bodied disappointment, as I’m usually crazy about the style. Underwhelming all around for a choc. stout, it isn’t one I’ll buy again."

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Panzuriel (1316) - Westerville, Ohio, USA - OCT 11, 2014
In a bottle at ale house 1890 in Lancaster, Ohio, served in a frosty pint glass. This beer is a rich brown black opaque liquid with a ring of small milk chocolate brown bubbles. Nose is a dry dark chocolate nose. taste is dark chocolate bitters with a nice roasted malt base. Body is silky and luxurious. a very nice stout.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
jrob21 (2599) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - OCT 9, 2014
Single from total wine. Relatively muted flavors and a bit watery. Some roasty malt and rich chocolate flavors. Aroma is a touch of roasty malt. Finish is a little bittersweet. Ok but absolutely better beers out there.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Salmoniform (829) - Sweet Home, Oregon, USA - SEP 10, 2014
Poured from bottle to glass. Dark hue with brown creamy head that lingered. Aroma is chocolate, roast, coffee, caramel, toffee. Mouthfeel is nice with a medium body and crisp carbonation. Taste is sweet with a nice astringent bitterness following and a clean finish. Overall this was a nice brew.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Travlr (12278) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - SEP 5, 2014
Draft at Sedona. Clear reddish maroon color, small tan head. Aroma of chocolate covered cherries. Taste is light coffee, berries, cherries.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
pottygok (479) - Ohio, USA - AUG 28, 2014
Aroma: Roast coffee and chocolate with hints of yeast at the edges. Appearance: Black with a rich tan head. Taste: Light sweetness balanced by a light sourness. Palate: Full body, creamy texture, soft carbonation, long finish. Overall: A bit too sour for my taste. A bit disappointing. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 12/20
Davhgbrew (943) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JUL 23, 2014
Draft wob. This is the kind of "chocolate" stout I prefer. As opposed to youngs, this one is bitter. Body is full and creamy texture. Aroma is of dark chocolate and roasted barley. Middle is of bitter roasted coffee and cocoa nibs. Carbonation is spritzy and refreshing. Finish is cocoa bitter and lingering slightly sweet chocolate. Overall dry, bitter, chocolatety medium bodied stout.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
floydslip (181) - Washington DC, USA - APR 30, 2014
Opaque deep dark brown beer with a tinny beige head that barely forms before disappearing. Nose of bitter cocoa, coffee, and burnt sugar. Flavor is more of the same with unsweetened chocolate, espresso, and dark roasted grain, but the flavor is surprisingly subtle with little finish. A bit of bitterness lingers, but not much more. Decent, but not great.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
maley1 (784) - calgary, Alberta, CANADA - APR 20, 2014
Black pour with small tan head. Aroma of roasted malts, chocolate, coffee and cocoa. Taste of chocolate, roasted malts, coffee, touch of lactose, cocoa and faint milk sugar. Nice and chocolaty stout with nice carbonation, nicely balanced. Excellent stout!


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