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RATINGS: 22   MEAN: 3.81/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.58   IBU: 50   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
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Blackís 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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
alexsdad06 (5359) - 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 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
madmitch76 (14711) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JUL 29, 2014
28th July 2014
Opaque black beer, good tan head,. Palate is fairly light, crisp and semi dry. Mild dark malts, just a bare whisper of roast. Light and bitterish wood. Good rich red wine tang and red berry fruits. Touch of vanilla. Light dry finish. Pretty light and tasty and easy drinking for an IS.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
olio (6113) - Tampere, FINLAND - JUL 26, 2014
50 cl bottle. Date of minimum durability: 06.06.2015.
Pours pitch black color with a huge beige head. The aroma on this one is not what I was expecting, lots of dark berries, blackcurrant and faint raspberry, then come the intense cherry-infused wooden notes and red wine, typical chocolaty notes and dark malts are there too. Already without taking one sip Iíve been enchanted by this brew.
Frankly, at this point Iím almost too afraid to taste it in fear of ruining the experience.. ..but luckily this tastes very nice too. The dark berry tone is strongly present on the flavor also, slightly chocolaty malts with faint wooden notes and hints of red wine. Oat is only present on the aftertaste. Tasty, yes, but the body could be a lot sturdier, slightly more oily and with faint coffee and more chocolate this would be close to perfect.
I really do like the berry nuances here, not too overwhelming but still they are the dominant part of the flavor. Nice balance, like drinking berry granola. All in all, a must try and an interesting take on the style.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Stuu666 (2008) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUL 26, 2014
Bottle at Craigís. Pours black, nose is red wine, chocolate, taste is dry, winey, sour, chocolate roast.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Scopey (6659) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 25, 2014
Bottle at CGarvie. It pours deep brown with a light tan head. The nose is rich, roast, earth, rocky road, brown sugar and candy. The taste is rich, roasty, toast, earth, mild acidity, jammy, plum, tang, blackcurrant, Granny Smith apple and sherbet. Medium+ body and moderate carbonation. A bit tangy.... So-so,

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
cgarvieuk (14175) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUL 25, 2014
Bottle at home... Soft dark chocolate roast nose... Dark roast.. Dry chocolate dry roast malts... Soft chocolate.. Rich malts.. Dark bitter malt

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Habanero (2543) - Tranbjerg, DENMARK - JUL 22, 2014
Bottled. Pours Deep brown with an average, lacing off-white head head. Aroma ofslightly roasted malt, red wine notes, chocolate and wood. Sweet flavor that ends up slightly more dry with alcohol too. Full to medium bodied, oily texture and soft carb. An excellent Impy.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bluejacket74 (1297) - Reynoldsburg, Ohio, USA - JUL 18, 2014
500 ml bottle, this batch says 8.5% ABV on the label. Served in a Great Lakes Brewing chalice, the beer pours dark brown/black with an inch tan head. Head retention and lacing are both good. Aroma is nice, the brew smells like red wine, dark fruit (tart and sweet cherries), roasted malt, chocolate, and wood. I think the taste is pretty much just like the aroma. Itís full of vinous flavors, along with some roasted malt, chocolate and wood. But the red wine and dark fruit flavors are what this brew is all about! Mouthfeel/body is medium/full, itís creamy and coating with a good amount of carbonation. I liked this, itís worth a try if youíve never had it before. $13.99 a bottle.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
greenhorn1 (807) - 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 wouldnít really call this a stout, but still good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bhensonb (10904) - 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. Itís moving a bit towards port with dark treacle. Hadnít realized it was so good and decently rated. Itís 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 (10545) - 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.

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