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RATINGS: 680   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.76   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
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Number one in a series of five stouts produced for the fall and winter seasons. This beer is full bodied with hints of chocolate, roasted barley, coffee flavors and a nice creamy head.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
EvanFriend (307) - Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 12, 2014
Flavors are mostly burnt and coffee, slightly sweet but bitter as well, wonderful creamy mouthfeel.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
obguthr (3833) - Staunton, Virginia, USA - JAN 27, 2014
Coffee, smoke, and dark toast on the nose. Black, thin beige head. Full body. Coffee with blueberry accents, alkaline and neither sweet nor dry. Finishes with an aspirin-like bitterness that is rather off-putting. Intriguing.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Doghair (257) - Illinois, USA - JAN 24, 2014
Nice dark roasted malt and chocolate aroma. Flavor is dark roasted malt and some bitter chocolate. Flavor is big but not overwhelming. Easy to drink. Great beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
devman171 (967) - Annapolis, Maryland, USA - JAN 22, 2014
Bottle, aroma is nice light bitter roast, taste is bitter sweet chocolate with a thick sweetish finish

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
beerbaaron (1245) - Arizona, USA - JAN 19, 2014
Pours near black. Medium, creamy brown head. Aroma is roasty, bittersweet chocolate, licorice, bit of coffee, some caramel, vanilla and oats. Flavor follows with Lighter full body, little slick, creamy, fairly soft. Bittersweet. Very nice balance. Super smooth and very drinkable. Finish has a great roasty character. Bitterness is low, and it works well.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MarinEvelyn (552) - Wisconsin, USA - JAN 19, 2014
surprisingly fruity, sweet aroma. Chocolate, a little bourbon, licorice, vanilla. Taste is very smooth, chocolate, roasty, oats, vanilla, coffee. Very smooth and well balanced, fairly light.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
scotchzombie (327) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - JAN 17, 2014
From 12 oz bottle. Pours very dark brown just about black with an awesome rich tan head that is sense and foamy with large bubbles lacing the glass. Aroma is wood, coffee, nuts. Taste is sweet roasted grains, chocolate, coffee and brown sugar. Fair amount of bitter aftertaste. Semi-thick and dry on the palate. A bit thin when all is said and done, but a solid oatmeal stout. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ColovianTrader (281) - - JAN 10, 2014
Lots of semisweet and dark chocolate. Roasted coffee and espresso. Heavy cream, toast, licorice and hints of sugar as well. Creamy feel.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
tdmuel (251) - South Carolina, USA - JAN 7, 2014
Pour is pitch black with a small brown head. Lots of oatmeal on the nose, milk chocolate, dark fruits, vanilla, and dark coffee. Very dry taste, good oatmeal notes, dates, caramel, mocha, dark bitter coffee, and a slight amount of spice. Nice stout, feels like it’s missing something to me though. More coffee or chocolate maybe?

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Westchesterco (946) - mclean, Virginia, USA - JAN 6, 2014
Poured from a bottle it is a dark brown Colorado withoutva head. The aroma is coffee and the taste is mocha with a strong roasted coffee flavor that resonates on the palate

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