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RATINGS: 234   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.4/5   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
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...

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   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Bulk_Carrier (3013) - Final Resting Place, Vermont, USA - JAN 20, 2013
It pours pitch black and leaves the same color body. With a nice foamy one inch mocha colored head, it gently dies to concave lumpiness. Spotty spiderweb lacing is left. The smell is smoky and roasty with the coffee up front, some really light vanilla enters in as the beer warms. The taste is light and gives quite a bit of hops and burnt bread, some coffee, pine and hops enter gently in. The palate is light and bitter, close to watery. There is a good dry finish and a bitter and dry aftertaste. It is fairly drinkable. Overall, not bad, but not memorable, might get it again depending upon what else was offered.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Theydon_Bois (14288) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, ENGLAND - SEP 20, 2015
Cask at GBBF ’15, day 1, 11/08/15. Light black with a decent tan covering. Nose carries smokey vibes, chocolate, toffee, roast malt. Taste comprises rich malt, dark fruits, peppery spice, chocolate, toffee. Medium bodied, soft carbonation, semi drying close. Decent stout.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
rlgk (15303) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - AUG 22, 2015
At Great British Beer Festival 2015, Day 1. Black beer with a decent beige head. Hoppy roasted aroma, licorice, chocolate, cocoa notes. Hoppy coffee flaor, roasted, dark chocolate, tar, some dark fruits. Complex and well balanced.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
The_Osprey (4179) - Richmond, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 21, 2015
Cask at GBBF. Black, bubbly tan head. Aroma is liquorice, hoppy blackcurrant. Body is medium, rounded, low carbonation. Taste is dry, soft malts, wood, earth, chocolate, salty finish. Very quaffable yet with lots to keep it interesting.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Scopey (10000) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 21, 2015
Cask at GBBF 2015. It pours near black with a small beige head. The nose is rich roast, oily, liquorice, dark fruit and mild berry sweetness. The taste is bitter, hard roast, salted liquorice, umami, toasted sesame seed, light acidity and peppery spice. Medium body and fine carbonation. Plenty of umami character going on. Punchy and enjoyable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Leighton (15281) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 17, 2015
Cask at GBBF 2015, day 1 - London. Pours clear, deep brown with a frothy tan head. The nose holds roasted malts, cocoa and coffee. Medium sweet flavor with notes of oily coffee, burnt wood, bitter earth. Medium bodied with fine carbonation and oily texture. Lightly drying in the finish with burnt wood and baking cocoa. Nice beer overall.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Alengrin (3670) - BELGIUM - AUG 13, 2015
At GBBF. American stout with thin, loose, beige head and near black colour. Pleasant aroma of coffee grounds, caramel, toffee, bayleaf, dried fruit, pipe tobacco. Smooth, dry taste, dried prunes, bit ashy, powdery mouthfeel, strong coffeeish roasted bitterness in the finish with a light caramel sweetishness, long piney, peppery and citrussy hop bitter finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mR_fr0g (6489) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - AUG 11, 2015
Cask gravity at GBBF 2015 day 1. Opaque black coloured pour with a lasting mid tan head. Aroma is robust earthy wood, charred wood, little vanilla sweetness. Flavour is medium sweet, woody, char, dirt, little dark berry in the finish. Robust. Palate is good condition, medium sweet. Good.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BLADT (680) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - JUN 7, 2014
Draft pour @ Cisco. Almost black in glass. Lush chocolate milkshake head. Amazing aroma. Resin and floral hops (which are surprisingly present for style). Some faint citrus. Nice roasted malts behind. Not sure this wonderful perfume is due to freshness of the keg I sampled, some weird tap line issue or a flaw with my senses. And I don’t care. Complex, but never outlandish, I could smell this all day. Taste was a mild comedown. Chalky. Some chocolate. Berries. Mild bitter finish. Well executed

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Angelmonster (159) - Colorado, USA - SEP 24, 2013
Pours a black body with mahogany hightlights when held to light. Head is 2 fingers and khaki colored. Lacing and head retention are pretty good. Smell is big on roasted malt, sweet chocolate, and fresh baked brownies. There is abit of oxidation there, no hops, and for 8% surprisingly not much alcohol. First taste is chalky semi sweet bakers chocolate. Roasted biscuit malts come and go throughout. Oxidation/soy sauce is in the after taste. Hops dont really come through. Beer drinks more like a 6%er, wouldnt have guessed it was 8, Mouthfeel is on the lighter side of medium bodied. Head adds some texture. Carbonation levels are good. Finish is slightly chalky/dry. Overall this beer was good but nothing extraordinary. It drinks easily, its been in my closet for at least a year so that may be the cause. I would drink this beer again but seeing as its from Massachusetts I wouldnt go out of my way to procure it, glad to receive it in a trade though.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
EithCubes (5304) - New Jersey, USA - SEP 13, 2013
Ah, excellent, I was just thinking about Moby Dick/Nantucket last night. Perfect time for this bomber. Nose is very, very sweet, has the chocolate cloy of an unbound imperial stout, some mild tang and roast barley/black patent, but very rich chocolate and some mild ripe fruit. Pours deep brown-black with a foamy light brown head. Light/watery body with plenty of roast and ash, in best semi-Irish style, does dry out to match the rising bitterness but the beginning is still sweet. Heavy chocolate and faint coffee with hard-bop roast, and the fruit is backed off. Smooth but with a little tang, rich enough to want to slow down, but uncompromising and worthy of at least some earned measure of respect.

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