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RATINGS: 167   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.47   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 168   ABV: 5.6%
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This stout can range from dry stouts to foreign stouts, creamy or bitter. Flavors EPIC explores within this stout are roast chocolate, toffee, mocha, coffee, brunt marshmallow and roasted nuts or combinations there-of. All these flavors are derived from specialty malts or other grains and hops, no specialty natural or other flavorings are added in our Elevated Series, look for natural ingredient like real coffee and chocolate in our Exponential Series. Release number one of the 825 STATE STOUT is an easy drinking Oatmeal Stout.


2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
mcberko (6692) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 10, 2012
On nitro tap at Apex, pours red tinged dark brown / black with a small beige head. Aroma of roasted malt, nitrous oxide and bitter chocolate. Flavour of bitter chocolate malt, dry toasted bread and a metallic, bitter malt finish. Not terribly stimulating, with the stale metallic notes being quite annoying. Decent.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
smith4498 (3038) - Miami, Florida, USA - APR 9, 2012
Bottle from a trade with Gription79. Release #12, 5.8 ABV. Pours dark brown color with tan head. Aroma of roasted malts. Roasted malt flavor with some bittersweet chocolate and a slightly ashy finish. Medium body with moderate carbonation. Thanks Dallas.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Braudog (5832) - Glenville, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 8, 2012
Bottle, Release #16. Pours a brownish black with an airy head. The aroma is nice and laden with java. This is an easy drink ... Mildly laced with cocoa and coffee, but light bodied and drinkable. Finessed. (#4560, 4/8/2012)

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bhensonb (11234) - Woodland, California, USA - APR 6, 2012
Bomber from Brewforia. Release #11. 5.4%. Pours very dark brown with a creamy light tan head. Aromas of burnt malt and mild chocolate. Med body. Flavor is smooth burnt malt, almost milky chocoate, and some earthy hop. Itís quit dry, and a bit astringent. Leaves a burning/tingling sensation on the tip of my tongue in the finish. Damn if it doesnít suggest a touch of chili. Too bad these various releases are all crammed together.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
michael-pollack (4960) - King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 1, 2012
22oz. Bottle (at 5.6%ABV per the Bottle).: Aroma of malt, roasting, coffee, grains, and some hops. Poured very dark brown in color with a small to medium-sized, creamy, dense, tan head that diminished but lasted throughout. Very hazy. Sparkling. Flavor is lightly sweet and light to medium bitter. Tastes of malt, roasting, light coffee, cream, slight chocolate, and a hint of marshmallow. Medium body. Dry texture. Average carbonation. Malt, roast, light chocolate, cream finish is dry.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
maley1 (784) - calgary, Alberta, CANADA - MAR 1, 2012
Dark brown pour with medium sized tan head. Aroma of chocolate and coffee. Taste of roasted malts, chocolate and a bit of caramel. Nice and crisp carbonation and a creamy mouthfeel. Very good beer.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Tmoney99 (10798) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - FEB 27, 2012
Tap sample - Nitro. Poured a black color with a large fizzy brown head that mostly lasted with excellent lacing. Moderate dark coffee and sweet malt aroma. Medium dark chocolate flavor with a medium sweet coffee finish of moderate duration. Full body with a smooth texture and flat carbonation. This is a good beer.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DrSilverworm (6571) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - FEB 8, 2012
On tap at Jackie-Os, $5 for a pint. Dark brown near-black color, really nice off-white persisting smooth and creamy head. Light, crisp carbonation, creamy body. Nice, sweet and spicy taste, nice and dry texture.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Lowe1983 (1351) - Dayton, Ohio, USA - FEB 6, 2012
Release #11 Pours a black color with a tan head. Aroma is sweet with some chocolate, slight coffee, and some roasted malts. Flavor isnít as big as I was hoping. Strong of the chocolate, coffee, and roasted malts up front. Slightly watery on the finish but still some bitterness.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
LilBeerDoctor (3504) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 24, 2012
Bottle, release #11. Pours black with a thin tan head. Aroma of sweet lactose and roasted malt. Flavor of roasted malt with plenty of sweetness. Itís ok, but not particularly flavorful and the palate is thin. A simple sweet stout, drinkable but nothing special. 7/4/7/3/14 [3.5/5]


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