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RATINGS: 545   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.


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
hopscotch (10076) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - JAN 7, 2008
Bottle… Pitch black with a mid-sized, creamy, khaki head. The nose is of milk chocolate with hints of cola and vanilla. Full-bodied and creamy with restrained carbonation. Medium sweet, moderately burnt and bitter; the flavor offers up chocolate and charcoal with a whisper of vanilla. Chocolaty, bittersweet finish. This beer surprised me by not falling flat on its face while following up bottles of Southern Tier Imperial Choklat and Bells Bourbon Barrel Double Cream/Expedition Stout. Underrated, I think. Bottle courtesy of mgumby10. Thanks Mike!

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
adnielsen (10037) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - FEB 28, 2012
Bottle @ home. 2011 vintage. Dark brown appearance with a light brown head. Rich oaty, roasty dark malty, slightly woody, a touch grainy aroma. Sweet dark chocolate malty, rich caramel, tasty oaky, rich oaty flavor. Nice brew.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Dogbrick (9357) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - MAR 8, 2014
Sample at Rattle N Hum. Darkest brown color with a medium tan head that diminishes gradually. Small patches of lacing. Aroma of chocolate, oak and malt. Medium body with flavors of milk chocolate, oak and earthy malt. The finish is sweet with an oak and chocolate aftertaste. Above average overall.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
JoeMcPhee (8962) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 7, 2008
Tap at HDG. Black colour with a thick tan head. Fairly hoppy aroma. Resiny hops and roasty dark chocolate. Flavour is also quite hoppy. Thinnish body but with lots of roasted malt bitterness and plenty of dry-hopped character. Very herbal bitterness. An unusual beer, but it works pretty well.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
arminjewell (8582) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - DEC 23, 2009
Pours thick black with tan head, smells of chocolate and coffee. Taste is roasted chocolate and coffee with a nice oak aged flavor, but is a bit bland and watery at the finish. Decent beer.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
3fourths (8554) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - JAN 30, 2008
22oz bottle shared by jasonp. Dark brown with red light at the bottom and sides of the glass. Hugely roast-heavy nose, with an astringent, roast-filled, charred wood and dusty, dry malt flavor. Even has some charred milk and dry, coarse butter and wood flavors, and it finishing not much different. A difficult beer to like.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DocLock (8500) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 3, 2007
Bottle from Capone’s. Turbid dark brown pour with 2-fingers of khaki head. Aroma of roasty dark malt, chocoff, hops, molasses, some funky notes, and some mild assy latexy aroma. Tastes dark malty, with dark choc, coffee, brown sugar, almonds, and blackstrap molasses. Fairly dense palate that stays malty and dark oatmealy chocolatey throughout.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
MartinT (8492) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - APR 20, 2008
My Bottom Line:
Roasted bitterness and chocolate sweetness merge into coffee bean notes in this slender and drinkable Stout.

Further Personal Perceptions:
-A veil of foam tops the brown-sleeved black.
-The barrel presence is subtle, which is appreciated.
-The finishing bitterness is quite roasty, but also hoppy and peppery.
-I did not find it plump enough for my tastes in the style.

Bottle.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DrSilverworm (8353) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JAN 4, 2014
22oz shared by beerpig317. Very dark brown color. Thin off white head. Good dots of lace. Bigger body. Smooth soft lighter carbonation. More dry texture. Nice milk, Chocolate, creaminess.. Light oak. Moderate bitter taste, minimal sweet. Good oat character. As a whole an OK oak aged stout, little rough right now, not very well rounded. Light metallic

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BVery (7891) - Plymouth, Minnesota, USA - OCT 30, 2010
Tap. Very dark brown pour with a tan head. Aroma of dark chocolate and wood. Thinner palate. Taste is a little bit subtle - mild coffee and chocolate. Good, but not spectacular.


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