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RATINGS: 153   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.7   EST. CALORIES: 186   ABV: 6.2%
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Raised in an almost cruel state of total darkness, our Black Strap Stout delights in being the complete opposite of a light beer. This one has full-flavor, full-depth, full-life, and of course full-carb. See it brought squinting into the light for the very first time in your glass. The humane thing to do is finish the pint before the protective head burns off.


3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
conway (1585) - - NOV 28, 2014
On cask. Dark cola with a thin frothy tan head. Lots of roast, char, chocolate and dark fruit. Nice rich mouthfeel. Great balance. Excellent.

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
dwm1034 (660) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 16, 2014
DRAis FT at Proper Pizza in P’burgh....pours black with thin head. Initial taste dark roasted malt, coffee, bittersweet chocolate, and black strap molasses....moves quickly to bring out more sweet chocolate and less bitterness....then it gets really good...this is an excellent stout.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
orangesol (903) - Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 1, 2014
Served on-tap at Al’s of Hampden into a nonic pint.

A - Pours jet black with a small half finger tall khaki colored head, dissipating down to almost nothing at all, leaving light lacing down the glass.

S - Smells of dark roasted malt, coffee, bittersweet chocolate, and black strap molasses. Not as sweet as I was expecting for a molasses stout, mostly just dark roast. Nothing really mind blowing here.

T - Starts off with some mild burnt molasses sweetness quickly giving way to a mix of dark roasted malt, coffee, and light chocolate sweetness. I really wish this one wasn’t so thin and watery, it really brings it down. The finish is lots of dark roast, lingering for some time. I enjoyed it but I have had much better.

M - Heavy body and flavor with moderate carbonation. This one has a pretty thin, almost watery, feel with tons of dark roast lingering in the finish for some time.

O - I enjoyed this one but it really didn’t blow me away. The flavors, while tasting perfectly fine, left me wanting a bit more and the overall thin feel didn’t help matters much.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Darkmagus82 (1786) - - MAY 25, 2014
Transfer from BA review on 3-31-12 - Served in 10 oz chalice glass Appearance – Served a black beer with a nice one finger brown head. The head faded relatively fast giving way to a very light amount of lacing. Smell – The aromas were of a bitter sweet chocolate with some roasted coffee and nut. Taste – While the chocolate was heavy in the nose, it was not as heavily present in the taste. The taste was largely dominated by the roasted malt and coffee flavors giving a somewhat bitter-sweet taste to the brew. Mouthfeel – A slightly above average thickness in body and a more mild level of carbonation lend to on very easy drinking smooth stout which complements the flavors and style quite well. Overall - It is a easy to drink stout with a very nice taste, smell, and feel.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Enwiebe (151) - - MAR 30, 2014
4/30/14. Draft at Beer Market. Poured pitch black with minimal head. Thinner style stout but nice molasses and other minerally notes. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
j12601 (6743) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - FEB 27, 2014
On tap at Zeno’s. Pours a deep brown to black with a small dark tan head. Sweet roast, big dark bitter cocoa, bakers chocolate. Big chewy roast, almost a hint of smoke, then the dark molasses flavors come through. Long bitter dark chocolate finish. Nice stuff with some great alkaline bitterness.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
fugitive (1384) - Athens, GREECE - FEB 25, 2014
Bottle. Color dark black brown with medium head. Aroma malt, roasted, chocolate. Taste sweet, bitter, chocolate, roasted, smoke.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
abcfan (737) - New Jersey, USA - OCT 26, 2013
Good brew, pours black with a tan head. Aroma is chocolate / molasses. Silky smooth in the mouth. Finishes burnt chocolate / coffee, with a hint of molasses sweetness.

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
MarkSachon (621) - Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 10, 2013
12 oz tap at Industry Public House in Lawrenceville, Pittsburgh. Comes through as a heavyweight with minimal foaming and a heavy gravity. Tastes of tar and nicotine, like a favorite cigar. Truly one of the best in its class.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
nike (967) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 23, 2013
draft, this may be my new favorite stout. Black pour, with brown head. Complexity in this brew, balanced, nice "bite" that a stout should have. Some smoky, bitter flavors as well. Full bodied. Highly recommend.


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