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RATINGS: 59   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.48   EST. CALORIES: 156   ABV: 5.2%
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Conjuring forgotten lost arts, our Brewmaster has infused flaked oats and malted barley to create this mystical, inky-black elixir that transforms one’s soul and spirit. Alchemy’s silky smoothness will imbue the drinker with great vigor and delight as it flows through the veins. So what are you waiting for, give in and try a little bit of our sorcery.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Thorpe429 (5012) - , Illinois, USA - APR 13, 2011
Reviewed from notes. Pours black with a deep tan head. Pretty good retention and a bit of lace. The nose is roasted malt, coffee, and chocolate. Taste also brings some roasted malt and mild coffee and chocolate. Good roast all around. A bit dry with really nice drinkability. A solid offering and a good introduction to the brewery. Serving type: on-tap Reviewed on: 11-10-2010

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
TommyTilt (67) - Maryland, USA - FEB 13, 2011
On tap at Bel Air. Poured black with red highlights in the right light. Tan head, aroma of oatmeal malt, chocolate and coffee. Got a really nice roasted oat flavor. Medium bodied. Nice beer when in season.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
zebracakes (1339) - Washington DC, USA - SEP 18, 2010
Part of a 9 piece sampler at DuClaw Bowie, MD. Black ruby brown, tan head. Aroma is roasted, metallic, and smoke. Flavor is smoky, meaty, pineapple. Good beer.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
msante79 (2210) - Mount Prospect, Illinois, USA - AUG 3, 2010
On tap at Duclaw Bowie. Pours dark brown with tan head. Aromas of roasted malts, light chocolate and coffee. Flavors of roasted malt, light chocolate, a little coffee, and some dark fruit notes. Drinkable stout.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
hellbilly (3249) - scottsdale über alles, Arizona, USA - AUG 1, 2010
on tap at arundel mills 6/13/10. red tinted porter black with a lasting tan head and fairly large bubbles. it smells dusty... oats, coffee, roast and grassy hops. similar flavor... scalded cream, roast, rubber, toasty nuts and some peppery spice on the finish. the medium body feels a little watery and thin but highly quaffable. 7/3/7/3/13/3.4

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
scottw86 (1107) - Maryland, USA - JUL 28, 2010
Black with a light tan head. Not too much oatmeal in the aroma, mostly chocolate malts. Taste is mainly of coffee with some oatmeal. Not as much vanilla as I’d expect. Finish is suprisingly sweet. This is different than most oatmeal stouts but it is well balanced and smooth.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
hypn0toad (267) - Maryland, USA - JUL 28, 2010
I had oatmeal for breakfast (I ran out of my kashi cereal. I don’t usually eat kashi but I figured I would try it. It was quite tasty I might buy it again.) so this beer had strong potential. Let me tell you, it did not disappoint. The oatmeal flavoring tasted like delicious coffee. The brown color was soothing. The finish was palpable.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
strongpieman (1502) - Mount Airy, Maryland, USA - JUL 17, 2010
Draft at Arundel Mills... Good dark, solid appearance, very smooth, and not heavy. Don’t know how this would translate in a bottle, but, on tap, recommended.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Travlr (11983) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - MAY 10, 2010
On sampler tray at BWI. Nearly black, beige head. Aroma of coffee, bitter cocoa,subtle black pepper. Taste is very malty, with lots of chocolate and coffee. Decent.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
dchmela (2641) - Orlando, Florida, USA - MAR 30, 2010
Tap at BWI brewpub. Black pour. Big chocolate and oatmeal aroma with roasted grain. Nice velvet body, chocolate and oatmeal blending well. Good stuff.


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