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Dancing Camel Midnight Stout

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Brewed by Dancing Camel
Style: Stout
Tel Aviv, Israel

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RATINGS: 61   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.2   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Black as coal with a creamy tan head, thick as the afternoon haze over Tel Aviv. Signature stout roastiness, soft like velvet with a little something extra (no, not date honey).


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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
drfabulous (4912) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - JUN 11, 2015
12 ounce bottle. Dark pour. Some cocoa cola and cherry. Lacking overall stout traits regarding chocolate or coffee. A bit light in body.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Benzai (10494) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - JUN 3, 2015
Bottle [from Euro Swap 2015-2 thanks to tomer] @ home. Opaque dark brown color, full sized light brown colored head that lasts for quite a while and leaves fair lacing. Aroma is malts, a little earthy and a little sweet. Taste malts, light to moderately bitter, a hint of earth and slightly ash. Decent body and carbonation.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
77ships (5500) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - MAR 18, 2015
330 ml. bottle split with Beerlover_Ben. Obtained in the big Israeli trade. Blackish, little but solid mocha head. Nose is glue, earthly liquorish, light sweet coca-cola, lightly metallic. Taste is glue, sweetish plastic, liquorish, herbal, thin, plastic, berries, light bitterness,… Rather thin. Not very impressive but drinkable for sure.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
rayaron (779) - Kfar Saba, ISRAEL - FEB 17, 2015
Draught at Benny’s Cask Ale Pub, Kfar Saba. Dark black with medium creamy beige head. Light aroma of roasted malt, notes of coffee and dark chocolate. Sweetish flavor of roasted malt, notes of coffee and dark chocolate, moderate bitterness, faint ash notes. Light carbonation, creamy texture, medium to full-bodied. The cask version is very nice and easy to drink.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 17/20
Shain (132) - ISRAEL - SEP 13, 2014
UPDATED: FEB 6, 2015 9/13/2014 On tap, tasted 100ml during Beers 2014 festival beer tasting. Pours very dark brown to black. Soft carbonation. Thin gentle body. Tastes slightly sweet. Flavors of espresso, rich dark chocolate. Very interesting. Nice. AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20 6/2/2015 Bottle, 330ml. Pours black with a medium tall, short lasting foamy dark brownish head. Aroma is unique and pleasant: Strong dark malt, slight coffee, corn, roasted notes and somewhat fruity, slightly yeasty. Body is quite light and slightly watery, carbonation is quite soft. Tastes is mostly sweet with very little roasted grain bitterness. Taste of dark roasted malt, very obvious, yet subtle smokey notes - whiskey like. Some coffee, slight chocolate, some light fruity hop flavors. Flavors of corn, vanilla, bread, yeast, somewhat like a wheat beer. AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 17/20

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
vipinvelp (2883) - Velp, NETHERLANDS - JUN 12, 2014
Pure black, no foam. Coffee aroma and strong coffee taste. Little bitter coffee aftertaste. (Tel-Aviv 201406) ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

2.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
beerandbeyond (708) - ISRAEL - FEB 25, 2014
330ml bottle poured into a pint glass. Hazy dark brown with a small dark tanned head. Nose is full with dark chocolate and coffee, with pleasant roast and some milky notes. Roasted malts flavors, with chocolate, cream and low bitterness. Not very dry, lacks some hoppiness, round and too malty. OK.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
teddybeer (2804) - Madrid, SPAIN - FEB 14, 2014
[Thanks to tomer]. Bottle. Vary dark brown with a light tan head, quickly diminishing. Aroma is slightly sweet with coffee notes. Flavor is light roasty, black chocolate and light coffee. Light body with roasty and mild sweet final.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
bierkoning (11206) - La Tropica, NETHERLANDS - NOV 7, 2013
Bottle. Black. Roast in the malty creamy aroma. Malty sweet creamy flavor with apple syrup and licorice. Onedimensional, but tasty.

1.2
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 3/20
HoopsandHops (32) - ISRAEL - NOV 3, 2013
Bottle in Jerusalem. Exp date: 3/2014. Pours jet black with two-finger creamy head that sticks around a minute or two before dissipating. Yeast sediment at base of bottle, carbonation visible only when tilting the glass. Aroma dominated by Tuborg-like unpleasantness, with faint undercurrents of roasted malt, coffee and dark chocolate. Like all Dancing Camel beers, I find something about the taste disagreeable -- borderline skunky. The first half of the swig is rather nondescript, transitioning into bitter flavors of roasted malt, coffee, and dark chocolate. The skunkiness creeps in with the rest in the second half. No alcohol presence. Even as the beer warms, there’s little change. Mouthfeel is upper range of medium. For a stout, this fails to deliver and tastes like a cheap gimmick.


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