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RATINGS: 180   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.47   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 168   ABV: 5.6%
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 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
kermis (7120) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - OCT 11, 2013
Draft sample at Epic Brewing taproom, Denver. Pours dark brown with a medium tan head. Aroma of coffee, roast, milk chocolate, lactose and a little nuttiness. Flavour is over moderate sweet and light bitter. Medium bodied with soft carbonation.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
sasmall (2) - Virginia, USA - OCT 9, 2013 does not count
I drank this from a bottle. Nice nice color, weak head, although with a little more aggressive pour cascaded nicely. Goes down easy, light flavor for a stout, not bitter, not sweet, chocolate yes, marshmallow? I wish. Bet it would be good on tap. Worth a drink. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Steve_0 (3424) - Denver, Colorado, USA - OCT 4, 2013
On tap at the Denver location. Pour is deep brown, almost black, with a light red tint and frothy tan head; great lacing. Roasty, chocolatey, sweet vanilla, graham crackers, caramelly, earthy, toasted aroma. Taste is cocoa, vanilla, almost woody, coffee, earthy hops, and grassy with a roasted bitter finish. Medium body with soft carbonation. Pretty good beer and very reminiscent of a foreign stout.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
SudsMcDuff (6923) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - SEP 26, 2013
Had a bottle at a tasting a few months back .. . Pours a deep chocolate .. . M,ild head,lacing .. . Mild coffee grounds, light coco and drive sweet tar .. . Pretty nice little beer .. . . Directed by Mario Van Peebles

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jackl (5812) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, 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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
UncleKorm (1084) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
BMan1113VR (7904) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
GothGargoyle (1700) - 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.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
superspak (3492) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
radagast83 (5811) - 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.

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