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Brewed by DESTIHL
Style: Stout
Bloomington, Illinois USA

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RATINGS: 37   MEAN: 3.51/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.4   IBU: 64   EST. CALORIES: 201   ABV: 6.7%
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An American Stout with medium malt sweetness, chocolate and roasted malt flavor and aroma, dry-roasted bitterness in the finish, full-body and assertive citrus hop bitterness, aroma and flavor. World Beer Championship Award: Silver Medal 2011


1FastSTi's rating

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
1FastSTi (3341) - Glendale, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 29, 2012
Tap at Sugar Maple. The beer pours to a pitch black body with pretty much no head. The aroma is super charred malt. Pretty much black patent meets burnt coffee, but in a really good way. I’d say this is more of a dry stout... The flavor was tons of charred black malts with some light creosote and burnt coffee. I thought it worked pretty well, and I’d drink more of this. Medium body with that dry roasty feel. Alcohol was no where to be found.


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
AWISLguy (1423) - Wisconsin, USA - NOV 29, 2014
Growler from Ray’s in Tosa. Pours cola colored with a bit of a foamy brownish head. The lacing left after the second pour. Aroma has bakers chocolate, espresso, caramel and some simple sugar. Taste is of rich soft chocolate tones, with espresso and a solid caramel malt base. Maybe some belgian-y yeast spiciness, down through the glass. Medium to full bodied and fairly dry without much alcohol presence. Finishes bitter and sweet, with solid parts of both. Interesting flavor 14.4

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DocLock (8054) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 6, 2014
Draft from Whole Foods Plymouth. Blackish pour with tan head. Nose was dark malt, cacao, milky oats. Tasted smooth, dark malty, with lactic and backup hop flavors.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
arminjewell (6433) - Lansing, Michigan, USA - SEP 29, 2014
Pour on tap at the brewery, dark reddish brown pour with tan head, aroma brought notes of roast, anise, some dark sugars into some red fruits, hints of coffee. Taste is a mix of dark sugars, slight dark fruit, hints of roast, some spice, anise, finishing sweet, slightly dry. Eh something odd about this.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jayzz (398) - Illinois, USA - AUG 16, 2014
a good and drinkable stout. Interesting flavors with any astringency or harshness. This is an approachable beer for a newbie but complex and interesting for a beer nerd

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
MadIndian (2434) - Levittown, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 9, 2014
On draft at Isaac Newtons. Nice aromatic notes of coffee and roast. Flavor was dry, very coffee, Earthy and roast. Body was a little thin. Overall not bad.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Nero55 (772) - Wisconsin, USA - JUL 13, 2014
Draft. Dark brown with thin tan head. Aroma of roasted malt, coffee, and dark chocolate. Medium body, roasted malt, coffee, and dark chocolate with slight burnt notes and a dry finish.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
brokensail (11554) - Orange County, California, USA - JUN 22, 2014
On tap @ Destihl. Full black pour with a small off-white head. Aroma is mostly roasted malt and coffee. Slight cookie dough, licorice, and ash. A bit of earth and molasses. The flavor is only lightly sweet with some molasses, dark toffee, and cookie dough. Burnt sugar and lots of roasted malt. A heavy dose of coffee grounds and cocoa powder.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
deyholla (6993) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JUN 19, 2014
Sampled from the tap at the brewery. Pours a clear near black with a grayish brown head that dissipates to the edges. Aroma has a good amount of roasted malts with some chalky dark grains and a hint of toffee. Flavor has chalky dark grains and roasted malts with a bit of chocolate.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
hayduke (3468) - Eureka, California, USA - JUN 12, 2014
Sampled at the brewpub. . Came in the tasting glass very black with a beige head. Nose of chocolate roasted malts, and some floral hop;s. Medium body and smooth mouth feel. Flavor is chocolate malts and earthy and floral hops. The finish is roasted malts and some citrus appears in the dry finish.. Nice stout. .

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
andyhwcinc (1515) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 9, 2014
Enjoyed on tap at Destihl in Normal, IL on the way to Springfield for a ridiculous 5k. Appearance is pitch black, moderate consistency, tan head. Aroma of chocolate and light lactose. Taste is decent, mostly roasted chocolate. Decent stuff.


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