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RATINGS: 901   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.76/5   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
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Number Fore - Brewed with all malted barley and peat malt (smoked malt). This beer is full bodied with chocolate, roasted barley flavors, and a smokey almost BBQ finish.


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
beerbill (3599) - Laurel, New York, USA - OCT 4, 2008
12 oz. bottle thanks to a trade with yem25. Pours a dense black with a thin, sudsy dark brown head that completely vaporized after the first sip and left no lace at all. Pleasant aroma of roasted malt and chocolate with just a trace of smoke. I honestly don’t think I would have picked up the smoke in the aroma had I not read it on the label. The flavor is mostly roasted malt with a bit of chocolate and again very mild smoke. The smoke becomes more evident in the aftertaste and lingers briefly beyond the swallow. Full bodied. A decent stout, but its restrained flavors are a little disappointing.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Swolf3 (262) - Elkton, Maryland, USA - OCT 3, 2008
Bottle shared with GMCC2181, Thanks. Black pour with nice head. Aroma was nice, mild smoke, roasted malts, and chocolate. Taste is similar with a nice smooth finish. A well balanced smoked brew by Dark Horse.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
GMCC2181 (1582) - Newark, Delaware, USA - OCT 2, 2008
Bottle from stfun, thanks josh. Dark in color decent head. Aroma was smokey.... and roasted malts. Taste was the same. Smoke, chocolate and roasted malt and blended together very nicely. Texture that was oily smooth and easy to drink. I enjoyed this one. Thanks josh!

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
esjaygee (3903) - Oak Creek, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 28, 2008
Brown to black with a large brown slowly fading head. Aroma of roasted malt, chocolate, coffee, sweet malt and mild smoke. Taste of malt, both roasted and sweet, coffee and mild smoke. For it being considered a smoked it’s not that smoky, which is why I probably like it more than I thought I would. It’s smooth, rich and sweet with mild lactic qualities you’d find in a sweet stout and finishes up mildly bitter. Good stuff.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
noncaloric (684) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 27, 2008
Summary: Excellent chocolate-bodied stout, more ashy than smoked. Aroma: Dark fruits and chocolate, full bodied, stokes the anticipation. Appearance: Black, deep brown only at the edges, a few bubbles of head. Flavor: Strong mocha backbone; caramel, vanilla, and bourbon sparkle through at the front, some roast malt in the middle, turning ashy in the finish. Palate: Thick and smooth, with a dusty finish.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jameswolfe (160) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - SEP 14, 2008
Excellent stout. Pours like oil and smells or raosty caramel. Very heavy mouthfeel and does taste very smokey. Try it with ribs.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Sparky (2244) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - SEP 12, 2008
Bottle courtesy of StFun. Pitch black pour with 2 finger tan head and oily lacing. Nose is smoky bacon, toasted malts and roasted coffee beans. Taste is charred barley, ash, coffee grounds and cocoa with a light smoky bitter finish. Alcohol is present on the backend. Medium, creamy mouth feel. A very good smoked stout. Thanks Josh!

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Beerman6686 (6037) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 11, 2008
Poured a black baclk color with a dark tan head. One of the darkest heads ive ever seen actually. Aroma was very smokey with hints of coffe and chocolate. Flavor was also lots of smoke, almost to the caliber of East End Smokestack but with more wellroundedness with the nice bitter coffee flavor. This is great Stuff.

4
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mmmbeer (1375) - Austin, Texas, USA - SEP 5, 2008
12 oz. bottle (from Bulldog Liquor- Big Rapids, MI) served in my longing stein- poured blacker than a bad night in Austin once you peel away the horrifyingly false facade, yet another one finger dark tan had formed and tried to steal my car. Aroma of a darkened malt, perkulated coffee that has been sitting warmed continuously for over 24 hours, and... (insert melodramatic gasp here) SMOKE. Hits the mouth with a high-medium body, malt seems just a little too thin when compared to the other 3 that I have tried, bits of dark molasses notes in the middle are overpowered by SMOKE and cream, finish keeps going on forever like a brainwashed Obama supporter that just won’t learn to shut the hell up. Definition of irony for today- "The Blues" by GN’R came onto my player while I drank this. While in Texas. Yeah... sometimes you can never go home when you want to...

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
TheGuy (653) - Illinois, USA - SEP 1, 2008
UPDATED: JUL 7, 2009 poured black and thick,with brown head lots of lacing aromas of coffee and smoke taste is of smoke coffee roasted malts and chocolate. a great american stout from a truely great american brewer of stouts


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