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RATINGS: 540   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.56   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
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Brewed with an abundance of black and chocolate malts then aged on oak to add an earthy character. Obovoid is a rich, smooth stout with a creamy, off-white head. Limited release available October-December.


3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
argo0 (11181) - Washington DC, USA - FEB 12, 2008
(22oz bottle) Very dark brown topped by persistent and slightly rocky tan head that leaves nice lacing. Aroma is moderately sweet, coffee/roast, fudge/milk chocolate, confectionery sugar. Taste is roast/coffee, some nut/salty, cocoa/chocolate, earthy, light wood. Some earthiness, but most of the bitterness is from the coffee maltiness. Smooth medium body, no sign of alcohol.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jcwattsrugger (11004) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - NOV 29, 2009
22 oz bottle- pours a light brown head and black color. Aroma isroasty, dark malt-chocolate/molasses, earthy hops. Taste is ashy, roasty, oat/dark malt-coffee/chocolate/molasses, wood, earthy/pine hops. Occasional. Thanks stevo for sharing.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
kp (10886) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - DEC 17, 2007
Date: 12/15/2007
Mode: Bottle
Source: Tasting, Cellar Party

dark brown, fine tan head, drippy lace, dark chocolate and roasted aroma, rich chocolate favor, very dry, lots of roasted keeps the dryness, good hop character melds with the roasted,

Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 6/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 11/20
Rating: 3/5.0
Drinkability: 6/10
Score: *4

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Christian (10781) - Odense, DENMARK - MAY 1, 2010
Black with a lasting tan head. Aroma of licorice, roasted malt and charcoal with a touch of dried fruits. Dry and roasted flavour with ink and licorice and weaker fruit and biscuit notes. Very weak oak notes with a burned finish.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Pinball (10610) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - SEP 13, 2009
clear dark brown, small white head. nice strong roasted, licorice, wood, faint flowery hoppy aroma. flavor is hard roasted grains, licorice, hops, chocolate, dry. very roasted flavor dominates.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
bhensonb (10359) - Woodland, California, USA - MAR 29, 2008
Bottle. Aroma of dark toasted malt, could be some coffee, chocolate and oak. It’s a strong aroma. Near opaque brown/black color with a decent tan head. Near full bodied with creamy carbonation. It has an oak bite to go with dark toasted malt, and a touch of coffee. Finishes dry, slightly astringent and a little woody and bitter. Leaves the mouth a bit stunned. It’s pretty good.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
KimJohansen (10349) - Frederiksberg C, DENMARK - SEP 13, 2009
Clear dark burgundy with a medium beige head. Sweet aroma with roasted malt, chocolate and coffee notes. Flavour was sweet with roasted malt, chocolate, vanilla and oak notes. Finished sweet with warming alcohol.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Tmoney99 (10097) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - DEC 13, 2007
Bottle from Party Town. Poured black color with an average frothy brown head that was mostly lasting with good lacing. Solid roasted coffee and chocolate malt aroma. Medium to full body with a smooth dry texture. Medium roasted bittersweet flavor with a medium bittersweet finish of moderate duration. My expectations where met.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
Travlr (9999) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - OCT 31, 2010
Tap at Victoria’s in Maryland. Black, pours like a Guinness, but tastes much better. Typical nitro head. Mouthfeel like Guinness also. Smoky edge, not over the top. Decent.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Koelschtrinker (9998) - Köln (Cologne), GERMANY - MAR 31, 2012
Herber, sehr weicher Malzbeginn mit kräftiger Röstigkeit. Auch im Mittelteil beeindrucken die wechen Malznoten, die einen feinen aber nicht zu übersehenden Hoppfenton beinhalten. Später wird das Bier fast etwas wässrig. Insgesamt ein rundes, sehr sehr weiches Bier. 12/11/12/11/8/12


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