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RATINGS: 37   MEAN: 3.76/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.62   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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3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
alexsdad06 (7106) - 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.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
JaBier (5616) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - FEB 21, 2015
Bottle sample at the tasting at Blacklick Wine & Spirits on 2/5/15. Darkest brown pour with a thick light brown head. Aroma of red wine, tart grape and roast. Tart grape flavor with light chocolate notes before a roasty finish. More wine than beer, but not bad.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
wedgie9 (2507) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - FEB 12, 2015
Tasted on 2/11/15 from a capped bottle, thanks to Alex for sharing. Pours completely opaque, nearly black with a thin tan head that leaves thin, wispy lace. The nose is really a really interesting blend of funky vinous oak with traditional roasted dark chocolate and coffee malt, with just a touch of vanilla richness. The flavor is all red wine up front, moving to tons of funk, with the vanilla, molasses, and bitter dark chocolate on the back. The body is full with light carbonation and a long, very funky vinous and bitter roasted finish.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
fonefan (39393) - VestJylland, DENMARK - JAN 28, 2015

Bottle 22fl.oz. @ [ (pre-Christmas tasting ) by chriso - London ].

[ As Cismontane Black Dusk ].
ABV: 8.5%. Clear dark black brown color with a small to average, frothy - creamy, good lacing, mostly lasting, off-white to light beige head. Aroma is moderate to heavy malty, roasted, burnt, chocolate, sweet wood - berry, wood. Flavour is moderate to heavy sweet and bitter with a long duration, soy sauce, sweet wood - berry, roasted, prunes. Body is medium, texture is oily to watery, carbonation is soft to flat. [20141207]

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
arminjewell (8674) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - JAN 27, 2015
Pour out of 500 mL bottle, thick black pour with dark tan head, aroma brought notes of dark fruit, molasses, some red fruit and wine notes into a bit of cocoa powder, roast, some slight spice. Taste is a mix of big dark fruit, toffee, molasses into a bit of red wine, oak, some slight vanilla into a hint of astringent berry, slight earthy tones, finishing slightly tart, slightly roasted.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Theydon_Bois (12901) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, ENGLAND - JAN 11, 2015
Bottle split at LKS ’Beers of London’ Tasting, high up, 10/12/14. Black with moderately appointed tan spotting and edgeing. Nose is rich malt tones, dark chocolate, spice, biscuit, red berry fruits. Taste comprises rich dark fruit lickss, toffee, chcolate, spice, red berry linger. Full bodied, fine carbonation, light hop bitterings in the close. Decent BA impy - good balance, easy to drink.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
marcus (7674) - Sacramento, California, USA - DEC 20, 2014
Bottle from Capitol Beer & Tap Room. Pours near black with a thick tan head and a chocolate and roasted malt aroma. There is a full-bodied dark molasses and chocolate flavor with a dry slightly sour wine finish.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
teorn88 (3634) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 7, 2014
Bottle shared at Chriso’s Christmas tasting. ThanksLeighton for this one I believe. It pours a clean brown color with ruby edges and a small creamy tan head. Slightly sour fruity juicy light roasted light brownies. Not sure of infected, certainly drinkable and reasonably pleasant

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Leighton (14394) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 7, 2014
Bottle shared at chriso’s pre-Christmas tasting. Label says 8.5%. Pours clear, black-brown with a frothy tan head. The aroma holds tangy dark malts, dark berries, mild cocoa. Light to medium sweet flavor with gooey, ripe and tangy berries, dark fruits, suggestions of something a little buggy and funky, a bit of chocolate, burnt wood, earth. Full bodied with fine carbonation. Lightly warming and chewy on the finish, a little tannic, with notes of cocoa, roast, charred wood and earth, dried and leathery dark fruits. Pretty good.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mR_fr0g (5833) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - DEC 7, 2014
Bottle shared at chriso’s winter tasting 8/12/2014. thick dark opaque back coloured pour with a fleeting light tan head. Aroma is coco nibs, soft choc, light berry, little brett funk on the nose as well. Flavour is composed of nutty chocolate, coco nibs, funky brett funk, pineapple, musty. Palate is medium full bodied, soft carbonation, spicy, tart edge. Linger coco and tart berry. A bit odd but it kinda works.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Brandman (2460) - Helsinki, FINLAND - OCT 12, 2014
Black body, light brown head. Aroma has red wine, berries, roasted fruits, dark chocolate and bit sorbus. Flavour has sorbus too. Very interesting flavours but it feels like the imperial stout is not just good enough. There is potential to be much better beer than it is. Bit watery winey palate. Strange.


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