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RATINGS: 227   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.38   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
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A deep, dark stout with lots of rich and hearty roasted barley flavor, and even some notes of dried fruit if you've got a discerning enough palate...


3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
nick76 (4170) - Tampa, Florida, USA - MAY 26, 2012
The aroma is very toasted with coffee, chocolate, and acidic fruit. The appearance is black with a tan head. The taste is like the aroma. The palate is smooth. Overall this is a pretty good stout.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Palidor19 (2919) - Brandon, Florida, USA - MAY 26, 2012
The aroma is dark and really worth the time of dark cocoa and coffee. palate is not as thick as you would expect. the taste is super strong with chocolate and espresso. very strong all the way. a winner among stouts.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
annunz123 (846) - Taunton, Massachusetts, USA - MAY 13, 2012
Had this on a Cisco booze cruise in Plymouth. Coffee, chocolate, and some dark fruit in the aroma. Sweet taste with some roast and coffee bitterness for balance. Really good--I will try this again.

2.7
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
thunderhops (224) - Vermont, USA - MAY 11, 2012
aroma of burnt malts and chocolate slight alcohol earthy, pours dark with tan head, taste strong of bitter bakers chocolate, light citrus, apricot ,almost burnt flavors. palate medium body slightly sticky. finish is bitter and dry

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
BT (123) - Westchester, Illinois, USA - MAR 1, 2012
On tap at My Place in Newtown, Ct. Served a little too cold. Poured dark and thick, big bubble thick dark cream foamy head, light nose hints of roasted, almost burnt barley, bitter salty taste, harsher than I expected. Finish leaves the mouth a little dry. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
boFNjackson (4099) - Portland, Oregon, USA - FEB 23, 2012
Bottle... Poured black with a frothy, khaki head. Lots of brown floaties in there. Thin, moderate bodied. Roasty, coffee, with some floral hops. Very green, mild sweetness for balance and a hint of bitterness.

1.7
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 6/20
Ernest (6143) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - FEB 22, 2012
Bottle. Head is initially average sized, frothy, brown, mostly lasting. Body is black (non-opaque, flashlight tested). Aroma is moderately malty (chocolate, roasted grain), lightly hoppy (grapefruit, flowers), with notes of cardboard and vanilla. Flavor is moderately sweet, moderately to heavily acidic, lightly to moderately bitter. Finish is lightly sweet, moderately to heavily acidic, moderately to heavily bitter, unclean. Medium body, watery texture, lively carbonation, moderately alcoholic.Bottle. Head is initially average sized, frothy, brown, mostly lasting. Body is black (non-opaque, flashlight tested). Aroma is moderately malty (chocolate, roasted grain), lightly hoppy (grapefruit, flowers), with notes of cardboard and vanilla. Flavor is moderately sweet, moderately to heavily acidic, lightly to moderately bitter. Finish is lightly sweet, moderately to heavily acidic, moderately to heavily bitter, unclean. Medium body, watery texture, lively carbonation, moderately alcoholic, moderately to heavily astringent. Truly awful. Extremely sour in the mouth, but there are no other obvious signs of infection (gushing, odor, etc.). Overly bitter, dirty aftertaste, highly astringent, you name it, the mouth experience is absolutely repulsive. And I’m not exaggerating, this is kinda shocking since while Cisco is not a good brewer, they usually aren’t THIS bad. The nose is quite oxidized despite this being a rather new appearance in local stores. But of course age alone would not create the repellent sourness and astringency, so this is apparently just a bad recipe or poor execution. It looks very nice, but that’s it. Scary. And wow, is the condescending comment in the commercial description ironic or what? My not-so-discerning palate (nose) couldn’t find the dried fruit due to all the wet cardboard, I suppose.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
puboflyons (2048) - Allenstown, New Hampshire, USA - FEB 6, 2012
From the 22 fl. oz. bottle with no expiration or bottling date shown. The pour is deep, dark, and black with an incredible mocha, fluffy head that lingers for the long haul. This is loaded with aroma as the dark malts filter up first and the earthy, piney hops burrow their way through the middle. A little plum or prune in there as well. The body is medium. The taste is lot hoppier than other dry stouts with a dry satisfying finish.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
pete4999 (992) - Buffalo, New York, USA - JAN 22, 2012
22 oz bottle. Really cool label, I like it. Pours dark black/brown with decent tan head. Pretty good....has a very sweet flavor throughout. Very easy to drink too. Nothing crazy here.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
JonZ (6) - New Hampshire, USA - DEC 18, 2011 does not count
Bought from local food co-op. Poured dark brown, not quite black, but very dark. Had a slightly chocolaty, yet surprisingly hoppy nose. Very typical extra, or imperial stout characteristics. Taste: has definite bitter, yet dark chocolate flavor, with dark fruits, and finally a long lasting hop bite that lasts for quite some time. Overall a nice brew, with a rather low ABV for the style.


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