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RATINGS: 533   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


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
motelpogo (7054) - Plzen, CZECH REPUBLIC - AUG 19, 2004
thick and black out of the bottle. complex chocolate and burnt hay aroma. chocolate syrup taste with light stewed plum. pleasant finish - not too sticky

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Reid (1948) - Salem, Oregon, USA - AUG 17, 2004
OK bought ina 22 oz bomber ,different label from what is shown here..and its says "organic". LOvelly black beer with a semi-large brown head..that persists. Aroma is nice mostly of burnt malts with dark chocoalte in the back.Some "milkiness". Very full flavour stout, dark esspresso,burnt embers,unsweet chocolate..also some sweetness right at the start..nice stuff. Very nice and smooth on the palate. Very very drinkable for one so complex..really enjoying this.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Suttree (5266) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - AUG 14, 2004
Black, sturdy brown head. Mildly chocolate aroma. Nice, full mouthfeel. Rich, full chocolate flava with a persistant woodsy, spicy hop bite. Surprisingly drinkable for how full bodied it is.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
mjg74 (2492) - La Mesa, California, USA - AUG 8, 2004
Pours a very dark color. Has a really nice roasted coffee, sweet smell to it. Flavor is very similar to the smell, but is a little more on the roasted side. Very drinkable stout.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
GreatStelle (363) - Chico, California, USA - JUL 28, 2004
This stuff is pretty good. A nice stout with a good coffee flavor and sweet chocolate finish

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Enniskillen (2029) - Salinas, California, USA - JUL 3, 2004
Cocoa, Espresso, Vanilla. Thin, but that really isnít a real bad thing in this brew. Coffee, and Bittersweet Chocolate is very well presented. Head is thin, tan, and dissapated quickly. Pours black.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JonR888710 (999) - Cochabamba, BOLIVIA - JUN 25, 2004
Pitch black, thin looking (for a stout) body with a minimal cookie-dough colored, light brown head. Smells of sweet cocoa and chocolate malts, as well as a little coffee and cherry sourness. Big chocolate chip cookie taste mixed with a very bitter hop kick. The hops are bold and tasty but border on the edge of "not so good" with metallic flavors showing slightly. That is my only knock on the beer and this is still an exceptional stout.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
YourDarkLord (1800) - Urbana, Illinois, USA - JUN 17, 2004
I just love stouts. This poured almost black with a chocolatey head. The nose was rich chocolate, roasted coffee. Screw Starbucks and the morning mocha java. Iíll take this. Good creamy mouthfeel. Taste was of roasted coffee with bitter chocolate added. Maybe Dutch cocoa. Very good.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
scraff (2121) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - JUN 13, 2004
Deep black, tan creamy lasting head. Nose is dark bitter-sweet cocoa, some earth, coffee and cream, with minor notes of citric hops. Flavor basically mirrors aromas, but you get a small kick of citric hops for balance. Light to medium bodied, soft carbonation, dry bitter-sweet finish. Nice session stout to kick back with.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
BBB63 (6155) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - JUN 12, 2004
Bottle: Opaque with frothy tan head which faded and some lace. The aroma has notes of burnt dark malts, sweet malts, lactic twang, coffee, and piney hops. The taste is bittersweet with a noticeable hop presence. Mocha and smoky undertones. The finish is bitter and dry, metallic. Not bad but a bit strangely balanced, does have the malt tones to make it work. Thanks for the bottles Dave and Joe.


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