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RATINGS: 176   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.45   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.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jackl (5380) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - SEP 19, 2013
Keg @ Sedona. The pour’s brown with a small head. The. Nose is of brown toast, whole nut Cadbury bar. Chocolate syrup. The taste is toasted but earthy sweetness. Cocoa. Moderately bitter. A hint of lactose. Actually pretty smooth and well rounded. Nice.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
UncleKorm (1006) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - AUG 23, 2013
Release #36 bomber bottle poured a deep dark brown hue w/ a large creamy tan head. Moderate sweet aromas of chocolate and lightly roasted coffee. Initial flavor is moderate sweet w/ a light bitter finish of short duration. Tastes are coffee, milk chocolate, and marshmallow. Medium bodied, watery texture, and soft carbonation.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
BMan1113VR (7896) - Los Angeles, California, USA - AUG 11, 2013
Bottle. Batch 4. Pours with a near black hued body and a small tan off-white head. Aromas are of cocoa, dark fruits, fudge, baked bread, iodine and licorice, light ash, a bit intense. Flavors are of dark fruits, light pine like hops, roast, resin, iodine, pine, astringency, some herbalness. Not exactly what I look to drink. Lively carbonation, light acidity, more than light astringency, thin, medium cocoa. Not pleasant. Full carbonation. Not my favorite epic beer.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
GothGargoyle (1568) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 20, 2013
Dark brown with a small off white head. Aroma is malted grain, wet nuts, chocolate. Slightly sticky mouthfeel, roasty sweet on the palate. Taste is chocolate, roast grains, brown sugar, chestnuts.

3.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
superspak (3146) - Michigan, USA - JUL 11, 2013
22 ounce bottle into signature pint glass; release #17, bottled 3/16/2012. Pours crystal clear very dark reddish brown color with a 2 finger dense and fluffy khaki head with great retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lasts. Spotty soapy lacing clings down the glass, with a lot of streaming carbonation. Very highly carbonated, definitely infected. Aromas of cherry, raisin, pear, caramel, roasted malt, toast, light chocolate, and yeast earthiness. Poor aromas with hardly any roasted presence; over the top fruitiness from the infection. Taste of dark chocolate, cocoa, roasted malt, coffee, light char, pear, caramel, toast, toffee, light nuttiness. and roasted earthiness. Lingering notes of dark chocolate, cocoa, roasted malt, coffee, light char, toast, caramel, toffee, light nuttiness, and roasted earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Despite the infection; there is some nice balance of roasted and dark malt flavors; with no cloying flavors after the finish. Very high carbonation and medium bodied; with a creamy, crisp, and moderately prickly mouthfeel that isn’t too bad. Alcohol is very well hidden with minimal warming noticed after the finish. Overall this is a solid stout even though it was infected. Some good balance of roasted and dark malt flavors; and quite smooth to drink. I will have to score a different batch sometime and give it another shot.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
radagast83 (5377) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - JUL 6, 2013
Nitro at Fire Works in Arlington. Poured a dark brown color with a light creamy tan color. Aroma was light bitter chocolate, some bitter malts. Flavor was bitter chocolate notes, bitter malts, light coffee notes. Pretty smooth, drinkable.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
kaser (3674) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 29, 2013
Had this beer poured from draft at Taphouse Grill in Seattle. Creamy and guiness taste. It is good but nothing unusual about it

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
EithCubes (5188) - New Jersey, USA - JUN 26, 2013
Bomber. Nose beautiful cracked and crushed coffee beans with ash and mellow roast, wood. Deep brown pour with a sodypopinski light brown head. Smooth, watery light body is very sweet with some ash and mellow roast, wood more toward the end, but the coffee and potential nuts aren’t here as much. Very deep background fruit. I like this, it’s really easy-drinking and approachable, but I prefer my stouts bone-dry and a little more complex. Also with perceptible hops.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jivy26 (32) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - JUN 19, 2013
Stout slightly opaque brown color, suttle tastes of oatmeal but I think the draft here was lacking some carbonation so didn’t do this thing justice.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
GT2 (9170) - San Diego County, California, USA - JUN 8, 2013
Tap at Library Ale house thanks to dedicatedtofun. Inky pour with no head. Lemon and mint chocolate nose. Some salt and soy. Moderate plastic. Taste is thinner, some semisweet chocolate, lemon. But quite watery.


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