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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.


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3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
tekhna (118) - California, USA - DEC 25, 2009
Wow, if ever there was a beer that gained from being let warm up. At first this seemed harsh and boozy, which of course doesnít make too much sense. Decent aroma, on the roasty chocolate side, as it warms the mouthfeel and flavor improve. Pretty decent. How does it compare to Kalamazoo or something like that? Well, Iím not totally sure-Iím not sure why this is in the sweet stout section.


3.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
salvaticas (451) - - 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 (3204) - 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 (29) - - 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 (559) - 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 (515) - 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 (775) - 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 (1529) - 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.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ed5388 (2197) - Forked River, New Jersey, USA - SEP 14, 2014
12oz bottle from The Beer Shoppe (Ardmore PA). Shared with Bob F. after work. Pours black with a small foamy dark tan head. Aroma and taste mimic each other with burnt malts, dark chocolate, vanilla cream, and light caramel notes. Liked this one a lot! Solid stout!

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
zach8270 (3516) - Henrietta, New York, USA - AUG 15, 2014
(bottle - 12 oz) Dark brown pour with a tan head. Light roast in the nose with a hint of cream and coffee. Roasted coffee in the flavor with a very mild chocolate undertone but a creamy and bitter roasted coffee finish. Smooth drinking.


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