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RATINGS: 161   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.48   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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Tmoney99 (10676) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DrSilverworm (6416) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Lowe1983 (1349) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
LilBeerDoctor (3465) - 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]

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ben4321 (3920) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - JAN 20, 2012
Location: 22 oz bottle from Buy Rite, 1/20/12

Aroma: The nose is roasted malts, light chocolate and caramel, bread, dough, and coffee
Appearance: The pour is a dark brown-black color with a small beige head and streaky lace
Flavor: The taste is fairly subdued, mostly roasted malty flavors similar to the nose, lightly sweet
Palate: The body is light-medium, with a fairly short duration, average carbonation, and a slightly dry finish
Overall Impression: I thought this was a decent stout, but not a particularly exciting one.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BrewDad (4996) - Olympia, Washington, USA - JAN 19, 2012
Dark brown in color, clear and tan head. Dark malt and chocolate, coffee aroma and flavors. Rich thick flavors and nice roast grains. This is a great coffee stout.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
JMerritt (1803) - Macomb, Illinois, USA - JAN 13, 2012
Release #7. Dark ruby/plum with a small, bright white head. Bittersweet cocoa nose with light coffee roast. Moderately sweet flavor with mild smokey notes, light toffee and a definite roasted nut finish. Dry, nutty and toasted barley finish is long lasting. Moderately high carbonation with a slightly thin palate. A rather light stout that is quite sessionable. Thanks to my friend Caryn for the bottle.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
matthewjk (909) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JAN 9, 2012
poured from 22 ounce bomber ( Release #11) - Pretty damn good stout from Epic, but this has been my experience with the majority of their beers: quality! So this stout changes from year to year? This yearís is pretty sweet, but does have some burnt notes in there as well. Slick feel. Very good bargain craft bomber.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Rosebud butternuts (2396) - Denton, Texas, USA - JAN 4, 2012
bottle thanks to someone. poured dark brown with a beige head. aroma and flavor were coffee and chocolate with a light and fizzy body.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
kp (10886) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - DEC 25, 2011

Date: September 17, 2011
Mode: Bottle
Source: Brusin Ales, Asheville NC
Appearance: black, wispy beige head, streaks of drippy lace
Aroma: dry roasted aroma, touch of sweetness
Flavor: roasted malt flavor, caramel sweetness, dark chocolate
Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 6/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 11/20
Rating: 3/5.0
Drinkability: 7/10
Score: ** /4

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