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RATINGS: 186   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.47/5   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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Darkover (1535) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - FEB 28, 2013
Dark brown with a tan head. Roasted malt aroma and flavor. medium sweetness, medium body, thick feel, average carbonation, dry finish. Nothing really stands out about this, but its a perfect stout, very drinkable and good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
AdamGott (386) - Idaho Falls, Idaho, USA - FEB 10, 2013
I am just getting over a cold so I am not getting much in my nose - some roasted malt, molasses, and coffee - dark brown/almost black pour - rich flavors of roasted malt with some raisin and brown sugar.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
CaptainCougar (7133) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - FEB 7, 2013
Release #23, 22oz bottle: Pours a barely transparent dark mahogany with a pillowy froth of khaki head. Has a lightly sweet dark malty nose with some milk chocolate and mild roast. Starts with pretty good fullness and lightly toasted caramel malty sweetness with a touch of molasses and chocolate with some bittering hops showing up near the finish. Pretty true to style and certainly drinkable.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
tricyclist (1125) - Florida, USA - JAN 15, 2013
From notes - Dark, deep brown pour with one finger head. Smells of roasted malts, light smoke, rich, sweet malt and light caramel notes. Flavor is light smoke, roasty, light bitter chocolate, and dark coffee. Medium body, but pretty smooth.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
SDalkoholic (2339) - Linda Vista, California, USA - JAN 12, 2013
Bottle from South Bay Liquor: Poured A dark brown liquid topped with thick lather of shaving cream like foam. Aroma is rich with roasted down dark malts that stimulates my nose and intrigues my interest as to how it tastes. The drink is thick and creamy like half and half or buttermilk and almost taste somewhat lactic or milky too while a notice of dark malts hide in the distant background. There is little sweetness as well which makes for a lacking sweet stout and a disappointment in the end.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Nuffield (4065) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - DEC 31, 2012
Huh, interesting--a sweet/oatmeal stout. I didnít sense that when I drank it. Rather that getting that, I sensed much more of the burnt, roasted, and tobacco (cigarette ashes) from it, leading to a somewhat bitter finish and a feeling that this wasnít especially satisfying as a mocha/chocolate experience. Fine, but needs more balance. Bottle.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Cybercat (5122) - Georgia, USA - DEC 26, 2012
Rich, smoky aroma has a strong chocolate note and tones of coffee and molasses. It pours a deep, warm sable with a respectable tan head. Mouth-filling flavor has firm notes of roast malt, coffee, sweet chocolate and molasses with licorice and nutty hints. Smooth texture has good firmness and fizz, and leaves an earthy finish with traces of mocha. Look for this one!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
sfontain (851) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - DEC 22, 2012
22 oz bottle, Whole Foods Columbus. Dark garnet-brown; lovely tan, frothy head dissipates into an atom-thin covering but rejuvenated with swirling. The primary note in the aroma is coffee; there is some roast but itís light and complementary; light toffee. Flavor is a little deeper, with notable chocolate and coffee; lightly tart up front; bitterness in the finish is sharp but very light and I suppose appropriate for a sub-6% stout. Palate is low on the carbonation but creamy without feeling "thick"--interesting; light sticky. This beer feels a little "small" following all the monstrous imperial stouts and tripels and multiple IPAís available in in the winter in the last few years. That said, for what itís trying to be, this is very good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
magsinva (1105) - Virginia, USA - DEC 18, 2012
Tap from brixx in Raleigh- forgot to review last night - aroma is more coffee then chocolate. Taste is sweet. Palate was thin for a sweet stout. Good, but average.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DiarmaidBHK (4189) - Lewisburg, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 17, 2012
Draft at Brixx Chapel Hill. Pours coca cola brown with an thin khaki head which leaves a lot of foam. Toffee notes on the nose. A bit of slickness on the tongue plus toffee as well. Finishes clean. Solid but not spectacular.

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