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RATINGS: 1503   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.9/5   IBU: 45   EST. CALORIES: 264   ABV: 8.8%
Golden naked oats mashed with dark crystal and robust roasted malts create a luscious black brew with a satin smooth finish. Layering UK Target hops in the boil adds a pleasant, earthy complexity while higher fermentation temperatures enhance the overall flavor with fruity esters. An old-world style, done the Green Flash way. Big, bold, flavorful and complex Double Stout.

eczematic's rating

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
eczematic (1323) - Adelaide, - MAY 10, 2012
my kind of stout - like coopers stout ramped up a few notches. fruity and tarry and bitter and thick, with a nice subtle leafy hop background, without the citric alcohol/cohumulone kick in the finish most US stouts go in for. the fruitiness is provided by the yeast not the hops - plums and pears rather than grapefruit and pine. it all hangs together and blends seamlessly in the mouth. lovely stuff, not trying too hard and not that complex but doing the basic stouty flavours really honestly and really really fantastically well. just lacking a really amazing 3D aroma. things are looking good this winter with this and black bear stout readily available round here.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
GlasgowTAD (837) - Glasgow/Aberdeen, SCOTLAND - NOV 21, 2015
Pours opaque black with a modest brown head. Aroma is cocoa and slight roast. Taste is roast malts, slight coffee, slight dates, some peat.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TattooJack (358) - Illinois, USA - NOV 17, 2015
Poured from 2 bottles from a variety pack, looks jet black with a small tan collar. Taste was mellow, not as sweet as I was expecting (+), strong and gritty, did I mention strong.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Tessic (983) - Brantford, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 14, 2015
This stout poured a deep black colour with a very brown, creamy head. Scents include smoke, coffee and wieners. First swig was quite strong with really roasted flavours and tastes of coffee, and a little cocoa. Finish is really burnt with a lingering flavour of Melloids cough drops.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Hanoi (667) - Greater Manchester, ENGLAND - OCT 29, 2015
Bottle. Nose is cola, blackcurrent, lots of cherry, orange undercut by some earthy coco notes. Taste is dark chocolate, vanilla, berry, hints of coffee, chocolate ice cream, banana, slight smoke in the aftertaste, caramel. Silky mouthfeel. This is a very nice beer, that has a lovely depth.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
altonbrownd (4590) - Chevy Chase, Maryland, USA - OCT 24, 2015
8/6/2010 8:00:32 AM Bottle from Bierkoning. Dark brown almost black body with coco top head. Nose of chocolate shake. Nice full-bodied taste of chocolate, licorice, coffee, malts, raisins and caramel. Really creamy and yummy. Slurpable. Bitter in the finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
jamestulloch (2462) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - OCT 24, 2015
Bottle from Bottle Baron. Black body with a thick beige head. Excellent lacing. Aroma of coffee, blackcurrant and chocolate ice-cream. Flavour of berries, dark chocolate and vanilla. Medium body with a creamy texture. Light fizz. Very smooth and outrageously drinkable for 8.8% ABV.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Dorkenstein (213) - - OCT 24, 2015
Lots of roasted malts in the aroma, some smoke too. Taste is roasted malts, coffee and dark chocolate. Bitterness is noticed in the finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
charule (1811) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 23, 2015
Bottle at Johnny Hideaways. Poured almost black with tan head. Aroma sweet malty roast. Light carb med bod. Taste sweet bitter dark choc roast.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ebone1988 (611) - Taylor, Michigan, USA - OCT 15, 2015
Aroma is roasted malt, smoke, coffee, chocolate. Appearance is black, light brown head. Taste is roasted malt, smoke, dark chocolate, coffee. Mouthfeel is thick, good carbonation, boozy finish. Overall, its good but misses the mark.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
pras (546) - Maryland, USA - OCT 7, 2015
Poured pitch black with an aroma of chocolate. Taste was mostly chocolate. Mouth feel was silky smooth. Alcohol was well hidden. Very enjoyable.

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