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RATINGS: 532   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.44   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.
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   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 2/20
redlem (1306) - Ohio, USA - OCT 22, 2013
Its either the bottle or the beer but this was unpleasant. Upon opening there was a loud “psssst”, to which I immediately put the bottle in the sink, no gusher so I took a sip, my mouth filled up with gas causing me to spit out the beer and again expecting the rest of the bottle to gusher, it did not. Pouring in a glass gave me something I don’t think I have ever seen, 100% head with maybe a 2 oz pour. The persistent over-carbonation makes this acidic and prickly to the taste, not the smooth and creamy characteristics I want in a stout. Nasty and undrinkable.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Elwood (3336) - Leesburg, Virginia, USA - OCT 21, 2013
Serving: Draft. It pours a dark brown color with a small head. The nose has light notes of earthy chocolate and cocoa powder. The flavor has an earthy bitterness with watery roasted malt, thin chocolate, and a light nuttiness. Not the best combination. Thin on the palate with a weak finish. Pass on this one.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jbruner (2489) - Athens, Georgia, USA - OCT 20, 2013
Pours a translucent brownish black with bubbly ring of brown head that dissipates. Aroma of chocolate and soy, taste follows, like a dry stout with extra chocolate flavor. Meh.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
MikeDolbow (2) - Feasterville, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 16, 2013 does not count
Poured from a bottle into a chilled craft beer glass tapered at top. Created a head at least 2 inches, stayed halfway through. Cocoa aroma with a bittersweet chocolate taste. Good beer to pair with light, salty snacks. Nice occasional beer. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
oldcrankee (50) - Florida, USA - OCT 15, 2013
Pours dark black with no head. Aroma is raisins, coffee, and chocolate. Tastes like weak coffee with a bitter unsweetened chocolate after thought dancing on the back of the tongue.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Luvystypotables (790) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - SEP 29, 2013
Mild aroma of powdered cocoa, tastes like bitter chocolate with a bitter chalky finish. Color of black coffee, with almost no head.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
mike5326 (1020) - virginia beach, Virginia, USA - SEP 29, 2013
Poured from a bottle. Dark brown color, no head. Tangy malt smell. Watery burnt malt flavor with a roasted bitter finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
fluffy (1782) - St Petersburg, Florida, USA - SEP 6, 2013
a fairly decent chocolate stout, but ends with a somewhat acerbic hop bite. great chocolate flavor, dark malts, but its a bit bitter on the back end. nothing special.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jhp40219 (319) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - AUG 19, 2013
Pours black with a small tan head and a bit of lacing that mostly slides back down into the beer. Aroma of milk chocolate, dark roast coffee, hazelnut, and a hint of vanilla. Very roasty. Taste is bittersweet chocolate, dark roast coffee, toffee, hazelnut, and black liquorice. Hop bitterness actually comes through pretty well. Full bodied, but the texture is a little thin with medium carbonation and a long finish of roasted malts. This is far more drinkable than it should be. Very flavorful, but not completely overwhelming.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
JDBaker11058 (1359) - Maryland, USA - AUG 13, 2013
Appearance: near black, with two fingers of silky, creamy dark brown head and decent lacing. Aroma: milk and dark chocolate, granite dust, chalk, cream, hint of peanut shell and café mocha. Taste: more coffee in the taste than the aroma, with decent bittersweet dark chocolate to balance. Finish: smooth, slightly mineral, dry, and a bit bitter. Notes: Better than average chocolate stout, and WAY better as it warmed up. First sip I was all like "eww" but by the end I was all like "not bad, brah".

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