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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.
Current advertising is 5% ABV


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Cornfield (5544) - Oak Forest, Illinois, USA - JUN 9, 2005
UPDATED: JUL 22, 2005 The only real flaw that I see with this brew is that it was flat - thick, but flat. Near black with a light brown halo, itís got a roasted malt aroma with weak coffee and less chocolate than I was expecting. It was rich and creamy (but flat, remember?) and continued with the roasted malt and coffee in the flavor. The chocolate was somewhat subdued and reminded me of one of those powdered chocolate mixes. Still, overall an enjoyable brew.

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4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Bockyhorsey (2610) - Mesa, Arizona, USA - JUN 8, 2005
Aroma was of chocolate. Black body with good tan head and lacing. Flavor was of luke warm coffee with hints of chocolate. Rich enough to make it smooth on the palate. Enjoyable beer.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
turbo (1271) - Arizona, USA - JUN 7, 2005
Bottle poured black with a nice thick head. Rich chocolate and roasty malt aroma. Warmed up fast as I was drinking this outside in over 100 degree heat. Flavor is nice roast malts and chocolate. I wish it had a bit more alcohol. Finish was sweet. Wish I had more.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
lamas (1372) - Washington DC, USA - MAY 16, 2005
Bottle. Pours a near black with ruby highlights and a thick dark-khaki head that leaves some glistening lace. Plenty of cocoa and chocolate in the aroma along with some molasses, toast and coffee. Thin to medium-bodied. Roasty malts and coffee dominate the flavoring and lead to a bitter finish. Pretty dry. Hints of warming alcohol, cola and cocoa throughout.

3.2
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
AleDrinker (1089) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - MAY 5, 2005
Pours pitch black with dark brown head which disappears instantaneously. Wonderfully rich aroma: lots and lots of chocolate and burnt toast. This beers got a good start so far. Flavor: they went a bit too far. Tastes likes Iím sucking on a piece of charcoal. Powerful flavor but a bit offending. Lots of acid in there too. Smooth full body, minimal carbonation. Decent brew. Best thing Iíve tried from Bison for sure.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
StewardofGondor (1934) - Washington Heights - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - APR 16, 2005
Color is a midnight brown; medium-thickness in viscosity. Swampy, solid 1/4" tan head. Aroma is of coffee and cocoa. Iím ready for my midnight snack. Flavor is very rich, predominantly of coffee, toffee and caramel and chocolate malts. Body is smooth and dry. Heavy cocoa complexion and carbonation up front, then they unite with the other elements and recede. Finish is like a bitter mocha espresso, which eventually evolves into something not unlike Doveís dark chocolate candy bars. This is the first stout Iíve had in a while that didnít have a molasses emphasis. Very good. Thanks to tpkenned for this birthday treat!

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
doostinjcap (43) - Newport, Oregon, USA - APR 15, 2005
This one was my first ale from Bison brewery and I was most definatly impressed! Very smooth, with an astounding chocolate taste! Iím amazed to say that this organic treat has passed up even my beloved, rogue chocolate stout! Congradulations of this masterpiece!

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
frylock (1135) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - APR 8, 2005
Nearly black in color with a thin tan head. Aroma is of rich chocolate and roasted barley. Very light malt sweetness initially, followed by a big roasted barley flavor, moderate notes of cocoa, lots of coffee flavor going on. Finish is quite roasty and bitter. Not a bad stout, but could use more balance in my opinion.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
hershiser2 (1232) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - APR 8, 2005
Bottled. Black in appearance with a small head. Smells of sweet chocolate malts, some roastiness, some fruitiness. Smooth taste: sweet chocolates- not dark, rich, and heavy. Tasty.

3.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bombshelter (349) - San Francisco, California, USA - APR 4, 2005
bottle from brickskeller. deep dark brown. lacing over a slowly receding dark tan head. flavor is smooth, with pronounced cocoa flavor and roasted malts.


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