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RATINGS: 923   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.78/5   SEASONAL: Series   IBU: 60   EST. CALORIES: 291   ABV: 9.7%
Barley, wheat, rye and oats provide the foundation for this big stout. Layers of complex flavors slowly emerge from the glass: espresso, roasted fig, creme brulee. Belgian yeast provides a plum-like fruitiness, noble German hops reveal spicy, herbal notes, while the rich, velvety mouthfeel mellows to a dry, smoky finish. Such a robust beer stands well by itself, but also makes a wonderful end-note to any rich, indulgent meal. Discover the secret of combining this roasty ale to sweets, by pairing with dark chocolate or caramel, or even by pouring it over ice cream.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
oRos (1545) - sacramento, California, USA - OCT 25, 2012
12oz bottle. Color is black with tan head. Aroma is sweet and some coffee. Taste is molasses and roasted malt middle tongue is coffee with a Smokey finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
dfhhead25 (251) - Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 15, 2012
Aroma- molasses, rum-soaked raisins, oak, slight roasted notes Appearance- pitch black with an off-white head Taste- booze hits upfront followed by some oak, astringency, roasted notes, dark chocolate, and some more alcohol Palate- heavy but not quite on par with the flavors Overall- A hot mess mostly. Some redeeming qualities but not near enough to uplift this brew.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
maxwelldeux (4348) - Snohomish, Washington, USA - OCT 14, 2012
Bottle. Pours a very dark brown with a moderate tan head to it. Little smell, though I get some slight roasted notes to it. Dark roasted and malty notes to the taste. Not bad, but not my favorite in the style.

   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
sjohnny (511) - - OCT 11, 2012
No aroma whatsoever. Strange. Solid black with a thick tan head. Lots of lacing. Starts off with coffee and a little molasses. Slightly bitter. Not bad.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
TURDFERGUSON (4045) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - OCT 9, 2012
Bottle shared with Lalo and Kyle. Pours black with light carbonation, small tan head. Nose is light roast, light medicinal quality, cocoa. Flavor is more medicinal, thin palate, ending boozy.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
wilnatp (663) - Minnesota, USA - OCT 8, 2012
Stanley’s Beer Fest 10/6, BOTTLE. Aroma of chocolate, bread, dark fruits, herbs,spices and smoke/roast. Taste is sweet and full. Mouthfeel is smooth.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
maekchu (3458) - Hirakata, JAPAN - OCT 8, 2012
Bottle. Strong sweet chocolate aroma. Black. Sharp chocolate initial; tart dark fruit comes out in mid palate; finish has strong sweetness again. Medium body. Good stuff

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
KyotoLefty (9295) - Kyoto, JAPAN - OCT 8, 2012
Bottled. Nose and flavors of cocoa, coffee, cola, berries. Somewhat phenolic, but well balanced and good, fruity, with rich roasty malts.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
SHIG (4670) - Wasilla, Alaska, USA - OCT 7, 2012
Bottle: Poured a deep thick black color with a two finger huge light brown head. Aroma is dark fruit and light hops. Taste is roasted malts with hints of chocolate and hops.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ApisAles (1575) - Greenbelt, Maryland, USA - SEP 25, 2012
Dark brown pour with a tan head. Aroma is roasted malt, dark fruit, chocolate, coffee, soy sauce. Flavor has kind if an umami savoriness to it. I've had other beers that get soy sauce notes like this and I'd really like to know what causes it. Oxidation? Ok stout.

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