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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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
crajun (960) - , Texas, USA - DEC 11, 2011
22 oz; a little disappointing aroma of roasted malts and stuff. dark pour with minimal head. palate was very thin for style. Flavor was ok, nothing special - slight carbonation, chocolate some roast. not impressed with this one

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jtclockwork (8440) - , New Jersey, USA - NOV 18, 2011
Bottle. Pours black with off white head. Lots of foam. Nose/taste of cocoa, oatmeal, burnt biscuit, chocolate malt, coffee and vanilla. Fizzy carbonation. Medium body.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Ernest (6221) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - NOV 17, 2011
Bottle. Head is initially average sized, frothy, light brown, mostly lasting. Body is dark brown. Aroma is moderately malty (cocoa powder, cereal, roasted grain), lightly hoppy (herbs). Flavor is moderately sweet, lightly bitter. Finish is lightly to moderately sweet, lightly to moderately bitter. Light to medium body, watery/velvety texture, lively carbonation. Clumsy malt character in this one...odors of icky Hershey’s cocoa and Rice/Corn Chex abound. Some hop brightness helps, but man that malt needs some re-tooling. Underattenuated, soggy/limp, and thin in the mouth. Not much enticing in this one, unfortunately. Kinda like extract homebrew.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Drake (8563) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - NOV 11, 2011
Served on draft at Capital Ale House Innsbrook. Pours a dark brown color with no head. Aroma of roasted malts, smoke and a sweet malt finish. The taste is roasted malts, a milky note, smoke, coffee, sweet malts and faint hops. Medium bodied, smooth and very drinkable.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
dmac (4013) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - NOV 11, 2011
22 oz bomber from EZ. Poured a slightly watery pitch black body underneath a large frothy light beige head. Aroma is loaded with chocolate, milk, cake, ashes. Flavor is the same as the aroma. The body starts off slightly watery for an intial second then fades into a medium/full body with bubbly carbonationand a quick fading aftertaste.Very solid.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
dcschiller (2207) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - NOV 9, 2011
(22oz bottle from Total Wine Scottsdale. Release #10, abv 5.4%). Pours a dark cola color with thin khaki head. Aroma is oatmeal, nuts, chocolate. Really nice! Taste is sweet with some nice roastiness to balance the beer out. Medium bodied with a creamy texture. Bitter, but smooth finish. A bit dry because of the roast. Another nice beer from Epic!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
craftbeerdesign (2176) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - NOV 5, 2011
bomber thanks to Ratman197. pours a nice black with a small tan head. nice aromas of coffee, roasted malts, vanilla and light chocolate. medium body with layers of coffee, chocolate, dark fruits, vanilla and oatmeal. sweet roasted finish with chocolate.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
cbkschubert (2900) - BFE, Arizona, USA - OCT 31, 2011
22 oz. bottle from Total Wine - Pours a clear brown color with a one and a half finger thick light tan head. Light lacing. Aroma is roasted malt, coffee, and herbal hops. Flavor is lightly sweetened roasted malt, light chocolate, and coffee. Finish has a lingering roasted malt finish. Medium body. A good beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
alexanderj (3318) - Branson, Missouri, USA - OCT 30, 2011
Bottle, poured a dark brown black with a smallish dark khaki head color. Aroma of caramel, roasted malt, earth, with a touch of oats and sweetness. Flavor had more oats, with a nice touch of sweetness and roast. Some light hints of cocoa. Flavor had a lot of nice subtle notes to it.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BOLTZ7555 (2799) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - OCT 23, 2011
Dark mahogany pour with a creamy eggshell head. Nose is weak but shows hints of cocoa, caramel, and toasted oats. Flavor is mild with chocolate, roasted coffee, and burnt caramel finding their way. Thin for the style but enjoyed it and it’s easy drinking.

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