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RATINGS: 551   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.7   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
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It's nice to be able to finally brew some beer without restrictions on it. we came from Colorado where we could brew or try anything. We've been waiting 7 years to make a stout and we harnessed all that frustration into this batch of beer.

We didn't get caught up in the parameters of a specific style we just brewed a big fat hoppy beautiful beer. The timing of the law change couldn't have been better for us, because it has taken until this summer for us to get set up in our new brewery. We finally have some capacity to experiment with some new style. This could lead into a seasonal offering from us in the future. For now we're just glad we can satisfy the demands of the folks who have been on us since day 1 to make a stout.

Malt: 70/80 crystal malt, chocolate malt, black malt, roasted malt

Hops: Centennial, Willamette and cascade - on the dry hop!


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4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
horto008 (169) - Alabama, USA - JAN 26, 2013
Outstanding. Apple and fruit initially, coffee, leather, smoke, and lots of it later. Laces the glass, thick enough for a normal "stout" designation (versus imperial, etc) but missing a little bit of the silkiness that would make this in my top 10 (possibly blame the bottle). Wax on the bottle was a pain in the ass, but it’s forgiven because of the beer. Flavors linger for minutes and the alcohol wasn’t present. Glad I found this.


3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Theydon_Bois (11491) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, ENGLAND - APR 19, 2015
Bottle at the Cads 10th Anniversary bash, picked up at some package store in Georgia, 29/03/15. Light black with a decent tan covering. Nose is light roast, chocolate, smoke, toffee, not a dominant nose. Taste comprises chcocolate, roast malt, toffee fudge, spice, charr, coffee notes, dark fruit rinds, trace of liquorice. Medium + body, fine carbonation, lightly warming alcohol in the close. Ok impy.

3.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jb (2407) - Rochester, New York, USA - APR 17, 2015
Tried this on two consecutive nights. Rich nose. A little booze with cola and coffee. Booze and tootsie roll taste. Meh.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
airrick2003 (628) - Louisiana, USA - APR 17, 2015
Appearance: pours with a large nice head, the head is tan but is a tan shade that has hues of gold in it, the beer is black and opaque Aroma: chocolate, coffee, creamy, some hops poke through, Taste: chocolate, not as much coffee, bitterness on the finish Palate: soft carbonation, heavy mouthfeel, leaves mouth wet, bitter aftertaste Overall: this stout tastes more chocolate that coffee to me but isn't overly sweet, hides the alcohol very well, very subtle nose and flavors, lacks complexity, not bad ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jgb9348 (4972) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - APR 11, 2015
Dark brown coloured body with a rich, three centimetre tall rich brown head. Aroma of hops, alcohol, molasses, brown sugar, coffee and a good amount of roasted malt - but the hops are strong in the nose. Full-bodied; Strong hoppy flavour with a large roasted malt presence, some vanilla, oak, molasses and a bit more hops on the finish - strong won both fronts. Aftertaste of course shows a ton of sugar and roasted malt with a big bitterness from chocolate and coffee, but even more bitter notes stem from the large hop presence, which is very nice! Overall, a very nice Imperial Stout with a big hop character but still a nice robust chocolate and vanilla flavour. I sampled this twelve ounce bottle purchased from Total Wine in Chantilly, Virginia on 31-January-2015 for US$2,79 sampled at home in Washington on 11-April-2015.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Christpuncher (1701) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 11, 2015
Tastes like black licorice and chocolate with a smokey ham flavor. Pours black with a tan head. Smells smokey comes in a wax top bomber. Had at home. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
kaser (3662) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 11, 2015
Black with tan head. Bottle pour at christpunchers pad. Malty and Cocoa aroma. Fruity dark happiness. A little ham flavor.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
rdixon77 (1375) - Georgia, USA - APR 8, 2015
Old rating. Ugh…that name. Big dark pour. Chocolate, roast, char, piney. Decent smooth mouthfeel. Good stuff overall.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MrBunn (2528) - The Wet Side of a Dry Town, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 6, 2015
Bottle. Pours a deep brown with sweet brown sugar and chocolate aromas. A bit of burn on the palate, some fruit and chocolate in the taste and a little bit of a smooth and silky mouthfeel. Not bad.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
obguthr (4367) - Staunton, Virginia, USA - APR 6, 2015
Milk chocolate aroma with very subtle pine and smoke notes underneath. Black, medium firm beige head. Chocolate and pine. Charred oak and tree bark finish. Medium body, creamy, alcohol not apparent. Great balance, decent complexity, actually quaffable for 9%. Damn tasty and so smooth.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
teorn88 (3551) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 4, 2015
22oz bottle shared at The Cad’s 10yr anniversary celebration at CBC Clerkenwell, London. Many thanks to Colin for the bast named beer of the event. It pours a dark brown color with a small brown head. Aroma is sweet and chocolatey, with notes of roasted malts, dried leaves, pine needles, marh mallows. Taste is also medium sweet and decently biter roasty and hoppy, with a minorly boozy finish. Medium to full bodied with good carbonation. Overall, nice enough to make me happy


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