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RATINGS: 15   MEAN: 3.81/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.5   IBU: 50   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
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Black’s Dusk: a hearty stout brewed with brown sugar and oats, aged in red wine barrels for 5-8 months. With its robust, silky quality, a hint of red wine and toasted oak it seems to parallel a dusk occean swell. This beer is to be sipped and savored with friends just as you would savor the last moments of daylight at the beach.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
dukeredhair (242) - California, USA - SEP 23, 2012
On tap better weather fest: App: s black with thick tan head. Aroma of malts and roast with a sweet brown sugar marshmallow back end. Taste is aroma but not as sweet with a bit of barrel oak coming through. Palate is thick and chewy. great winter beer. quite nice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
greenhorn1 (801) - Mission Viejo, California, USA - JUN 7, 2014
Bottle. Fermented cherries, very tart. Definitely can taste the red wine. Notes of chocolate, cherries dark malt. I wouldn’t really call this a stout, but still good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bhensonb (10688) - Woodland, California, USA - MAY 3, 2014
Bottle from Bine & Vine. Pours very dark brown/black with a transient tan head. Aroma is fermented red berry. With a hint of dark malt. Full bodied, or nearly. First blush cod liver oil came to mind. Weird what the mind can do. Flavor is red berry, clearly lacking sugar - i.e. -fermented, smooth dark malt, wood. It’s moving a bit towards port with dark treacle. Hadn’t realized it was so good and decently rated. It’s worth sharing. Finishes with earthy/woody - almost cherry - chocolate notes. Non, Je ne regrette rien.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Tmoney99 (10396) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - NOV 25, 2012
Bottle shared by alexsdad06. Poured a dark brown color with a large frothy brown head that lasted with excellent lacing. Moderate to heavy dark chocolate, wood and tannic alcohol aroma. Medium to heavy complex sweet toasted malt flavor with a medium to heavy sweet and small alcohol bite finish of moderate to long duration. Medium to full body with a smooth texture and flat carbonation. This is a solid beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
alexsdad06 (5234) - Ohio, USA - NOV 13, 2012
750 ml bottle via trade (sorry the name rubbed off). Pours dark brown to black in color with a medium sized creamy beige head. The aroma had wood, roasted malts, dark fruits and red wine with mild sweetness. The flavor had a nice blending of red wine vinous notes, wood, and roasted malts. Hints of chocolate. medium bodied and pretty tasty. I like what the barrel did for this.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
bu11zeye (11925) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - NOV 12, 2012
(750ml bottle) Pours an opaque black body with a small brown head. Aroma of chocolate covered cherries, vinous, roasted malt, and dark fruit. Flavor of chocolate, roasted malt, vinous, light ash, and cherries.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
b3shine (5121) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - NOV 11, 2012
750 ml bottle to snifter (thanks alexsdad06). Looks good; black with beige lacing. Smells good; malt and wood. Tastes like it smells with nice red wine notes. Good on the palate too. Nice!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
anders37 (16225) - Malmö, SWEDEN - AUG 9, 2012
Bottle. Pours a black color with a small tan head. Has a fruiy roasted malty red wine aroma with hints of chocolate. Sweetish roasted malty oaky red wine and dark fruit flavor with hints of caramel. Has a roastred malty fruity oaky winy finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
daknole (8851) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - AUG 7, 2012
Dark dark brown color, light brown head. Poured at Blue Palms during RBSG. Aroma starts out with some roasted malt and dark cherry and then carries over to some nice red wine notes. Flavor has big presence of a nice bold red wine, cherries, roasted malt and some chocolate.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
illidurit (2104) - Petaluma, California, USA - JUL 31, 2012
Bottle shared at Blue Palms during RBSG 2012. Pours darkest brown with a thin tan ring of head. Sweet coffee aroma, iced coffee, sugar. Flavor is heavy on the wine and barrel, with vinous acidic grapes and wood. Tastes like more of a brown ale, maybe because the wine has thinned out the body and added some astringency. Aftertaste of generic coffee with minor wine notes. A little too modest in body and flavor.

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