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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 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Mangino (1027) - Mississippi, USA - MAR 26, 2006
Thanks to the DS crew for sharing this. Pours a dark brown, small dark tan head. Small dots of lace. Aroma is creamy and sweet, easy to smell and alluring, light coffee, chocolate, nips caramel candy (the coffee kind) Flavor is sweet chocolate oats, smooth easy to drink with an oily mouthfeel, and bitter finish. Tasty Stuff.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
hopdog (9008) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 11, 2006
12oz bottle acquired in trade. Poured a dark black with an averaged sized brown head. Aromas of lactose, roasted malts, dark fruits, vanilla, caramel, and some nuts. Tastes of roast, dark fruits, chocolate, vanilla, and some nuts. Alcohol content well hidden (just a slight alcohol warming on the end). Medium bitter finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
ElBorracho (472) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 9, 2006
Bottle. Another monster stout from these guys. Pours black with a brown head that fades quickly into a film. Burnt chocolate and heavy roasts dominate the nose along with hints of dark fruit. Charcoal, heavy roasts, slight alcohol all intermingle throughout the taste. Finishes with a good lingering bitterness. Now I am going to have to start driving 3 hours to stock up.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Cornfield (5482) - Oak Forest, Illinois, USA - FEB 24, 2006
This is a dangerous brew, smooth and easy to drink. A black body under any light with a slender brown head. An aroma of roasted malt, chocolate, dark brown sugar, and dried fruits demands a large swig, but roll it in the mouth and enjoy the creamy feel before doing so. Added to the the mix in the taste are vanilla, bitter nuts, white peppers, and alcohol. A very satisfying drink.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
RAYBOY01 (2012) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 21, 2006
Oily ebony pour with a deep tan head. Very silky mouthfeel, that insinuates itself around the palate nicely. Chocolate/vanilla/molasses/brown sugar/and dates all rolling around in no particular order. Nice hop bite in the lingering peppery alcoholic finish. Excellent.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
fordest (2008) - Santee/San Diego, California, USA - FEB 14, 2006
Bottle thanks to Silphium. Very dark pour with a decent head. Large particals floating around in there. Sweet aromas with chocolate and coffee. Remained sweet on the tounge without too much bittering on the finish. Pretty good indeed. Thanks for another good one Brad!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
DavidP (1747) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 7, 2006
Bottle. Dark brown body under a thin tan head. Viscous body that leaves a thin brown sheen. Rasin/plum tartness over dark chocolate, coffee roast and tree sap aroma. Lots of bright fruit (green apple) over milk chocolate and coffee bean in the flavor. Acidic roast and green apple in the finish. Id like this more if it had a sweeter lactose thing.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
JCapriotti (1379) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 7, 2006
Nice dark pour... somewhat of a creamy dark tan head, but it goes away fast in the snifter. Nice staining on the glass. Smooth and creamy leathery roasted oatmeal malt aroma. Mmm... very nice creamy coffee and chocolate combination with some woody vanilla. Good stuff... Im curious about what went into this beer... obviously some roasted malt and oatmeal... any coffee or chocolate? Id like to think it is "natural", but who knows... either way it is very nice and delicious... certainly up there with the Breakfast Stout.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MIBRomeo (2561) - Wisconsin, USA - FEB 7, 2006
Dark black pour w/ a thick brown nice looking head and some ok lacing. Aroma is burn malts, semisweet chocolate, more roasted malts hints of a coffee and touches of vanilla. Palate is thick and rich nicely creamy. Flavor is mellow and lightly chocolaty not overly sweet some very light dry hop in the finish hints of coccoa and vanilla. A pretty dang good stout.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
NYHarvey (2153) - New York, New York, USA - FEB 2, 2006
UPDATED: FEB 5, 2006 Aroma is burnt and toasty malts with hints of chocolate. Pours deep black with a diminishing dark brown/mocha head. Fore is sweet cocoa/chocolate/coffee with hints of vanilla and a nice smoothness from the oatmeal. Hints of dark fruits and a kick of hops in the finish. Very tasty brew.

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