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RATINGS: 720   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.


3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
doubelknv3 (1022) - Illinois, USA - DEC 6, 2014
Chocolate, espresso roast, and woody aroma notes. Black with tan head that quickly dissipated...minimal lacing. Medium bodied, syrupy, roasted malt dominates profile. Tongue tingler / dryness start to finish, and medium bitter finish. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Jethro6191 (478) - Indiana, USA - NOV 28, 2014
On tap at Trion Tavern. Pours dark brown with a thin tan head. Mellow roasted malt, coffee, and vanilla. Sweet and malty with roast, coffe with cream, vanilla, and toffee. Full bodied with a silky, creamy mouthfeel. Moderate carbonation. Very good stout.

3.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
salvaticas (498) - - NOV 15, 2014
On tap at Dark Horse Brewing. Slightly fresh on the nose. Pours a pitch black. Very very smooth, but with strong flavor. Slightly flat but very good flavor ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
rumproasts (3553) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - NOV 15, 2014
tap. Black with small head. Very smooth stout with quite a bit of chocolate and light sweetness. Excellent.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
raoul_duke (105) - - NOV 11, 2014
UPDATED: NOV 17, 2014 From a bottle. Very dark with a minor caramel colored head which dissipates quickly. Malt and oatmeal on the nose. Very malty flavor with some alcohol flavor present. Palate is fine, not as thick as I expected. Extremely drinkable and dangerous at this abv coupled with flavor.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
gopherfan99 (729) - CROATIA - NOV 9, 2014
Tap; pours nearly black with a mocha colored head; aroma of roasted coffee, roast malt, and hints of chocolate and oats; taste is slightly bittersweet with coffee and chocolate with malt and oats; finish is dry bitter; good stout

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
HeadyDE (545) - Delaware, USA - NOV 1, 2014
bottle pour from stout variety pack..fairly black as night pour with a slight tan head that does remain thru out..nose is quite good with all kinds of roasted notes, bit of nut presence along with a trace of bourbon/booze/vanilla..mouthfeel is also quite good..very smooth and not offensive with pretty much a mirror of the nose along with a slight toasted marshmallow presence..overall a very enjoyable stout..looking forward to the other varieties in the case...one..too..tres and fore...

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
alliance100 (887) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - OCT 15, 2014
Draft at Derby Station - pours black with tan head . Mild cocoa and coffee aromas . Taste is faint roast with lots of bittersweet cocoa . Excellent stout . ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Dfonorow (1676) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 7, 2014
Pour is deep brown with a small tan head. Aroma of dairy creamer, oat flakes, light chocolate, and roast. Flavor is heavier on the roast with a dry finish. Strange aftertaste of chalky medicinal pills.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
sitzds (318) - - SEP 22, 2014
12oz bottle poured into stout chalice. Black and opaque with a two finger tan head that leaves a little lacing. Aroma is molasses, cocoa, coffee, and roasted malt. Taste is bittersweet chocolate, coffee, malt, and chicory bitterness. Medium body, thin texture, lively carbonation for a stout, and an astringent finish.


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