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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 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
beerbaaron (1152) - 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 (535) - 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 (318) - 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 (251) - - 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 (845) - 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

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Iphonephan (3059) - McLean, Virginia, USA - JAN 6, 2014
From a 12 oz bottle at home. Pours black with a tan head. Sweet malty nose. Flavors of chocolate, licorice and espresso. Medium bodied, moderate carbonation, bitter roast finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
drowland (5981) - Valdosta, Georgia, USA - JAN 4, 2014
12/24/13. 12oz bottle thanks to polomagnifico! Black pour with a nice tan head. Toasty aroma with chocolate, toasted bread, some maltiness. Dry, bitter flavor, plenty of chocolate, dark chocolate, coffee, and lingering ash. Tasty.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
crossovert (7005) - Illinois, USA - DEC 28, 2013
Bottle. Thick, dense black pour with a brilliant brown/tan head. Tons of sediment in the bottle which I swirled in. Smell is caramel, chocolate, dark malts, and slight peat. The flavor is almost identical with a creeping fruitiness, slick mouthfeel, and bitter aftertaste.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
rondphoto (1824) - Lakeside Park, Kentucky, USA - DEC 25, 2013
@Weilands Market/Columbus Opaque brown-black with a short-lived tan head , thin isolated strips of lace. Taste is bitter roasted malt with black coffee. No need for hop bitters in this brew, but it would be nice to have the taste grow, develop new flavors, change, or something besides sending the opening malt straight through. Decent, but not one of the better choices frrom Dark Horse.

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